Today we have a 39 mile 2,500 feet of climb rest day which is nice. Tomorrow on paper will be our most difficult day with 84 miles and 7,800 feet of climb with 3 passes at 10,640′, 10,910′ and 11,018 feet.
This morning we drove into town and had breakfast. When we were returning at 7:30 it was 41 degrees at the river and 46 degrees at the high school at a higher elevation. When I started riding at 8am it was 48 degrees. I elected to wear just my light weight wind jacket which worked out great. I would guess I left near the middle of the pack again.
We pasted a pretty mountain lake on the way down from rest area 2. While passing this lake I got up to 41mph on the downhill. The bike started shaking violently. I thought I might go down. It took me what seamed like a minute but was probably 15 seconds for me to get the bike down to below 35mph when it stopped shaking. The bike also shook last year on the RtR ride when I went above 45mph but was able to get it to stop shaking after a few seconds. I will need to find the cause.