Today’s Ride started out surprisingly chilly. It was 52 degrees with a fast slight downhill for the first 33 miles which caused my fingers to go numb. Once we started climbing everyone was warm. It was a pretty ride running thru Byers Canyon.
We also had a 13 mile dirt section going up Ute Pass. On the dirt I kept my max speed to under 25 mph.
Once we made the top of the pass it started to get windy and it looked like it might rain. The last aid station was moved up 10 miles to keep it out of the smoke area from the wild fires.
The last 37 miles where uphill with the last 17 miles on trails which were pretty. Today’s ride was 88 miles with 5,200 miles of climb. It felt good to finish the ride before 2pm.