The Cyclizing Podcast Episode 002! In this episode Jessica and Jared talk about their recent cycling adventures and what they learned along the way. Jared discuss how to be prepared for weather and Jessica talks about how perception can get skewed on the saddle.
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Also a few weekends ago Jessica and Jared took a ride up to the top Loveland Pass. They talk about some of the things they learned as they climbed towards this historic pass on the Continental Divide.
It is located on the Continental Divide in the Front Range west of Denver on U.S. Highway 6. The twisty road is considered to be especially treacherous during the winter months. A steep, steady 6.7% grade, along with numerous hairpin turns on either side, make it difficult to snowplow the road regularly.
Loveland is the highest mountain pass in the world that regularly stays open during a snowy winter season. When the Eisenhower Tunnel opened in March 1973, it allowed motorists on Interstate 70 to avoid crossing the pass directly. Trucks that cannot pass through the tunnel (those carrying hazardous materials and those over 13 ft 11 in (4.24 m) in height) must still take US 6 across Loveland Pass, 800 vertical feet (244 m) above the tunnel. The same is true for bicyclists, pedestrians, and those drivers who wish to stop along the road to admire the scenery.