I started the ride at 6:45am and it was cold last night. I think the temperature was around 40 degrees when I started but it dropped to 36 by the time I got to copper. It was a pretty ride.
The first 7 miles was on the road then we switched to bike path all the way to copper.
Then we started the climb up to climax pass at elevation 11335 feet above sea level. I have done this climb two years ago and it was a lot easier then since it was on the 4 day instead of the 1st day. We then had a long downhill into Leadville which was slowed because of a 14 mph headwind.
The temps started to warm up and I was glad I got in before 2 pm to set the tent up and take a shower.