The Eve of Ride the Rockies 2014

It’s the eve of Ride the Rockies 2014, my bags are packed and I think I’m ready to hit the road! With only 471 miles over six days in front of me I’m really not sure what lies ahead. This has been a long and exciting journey, part of myself is terrified and the other part is excited.

2014-05-26 13.47.41 HDR-1The first time I heard about Ride the Rockies I wasn’t even a cyclist.  I probably hadn’t been on a bike in years, but it had such appeal to me that I knew I wanted to do it one day.  It wasn’t a goal I had set, it’s not the reason I got into cycling, I just knew it was something I wanted, now had to do. To be honest I don’t ever think I thought about how difficult it might actually be.

This year I’ve already ridden 3228 miles, over 272 workouts.  The numbers say I should be ready, but am I? I guess we’ll find out.

The route this year is exciting to me.  These are places that I frequent in the Colorado Mountains.  I’m excited to see them from a new perspective.  I also know how far they are in a car.
Here is a summary of what’s ahead for the week:

Day 1: Boulder to Winter Park, 89 Miles, 9,911’ Elevation Gain. Day 2: Winter Park to Steamboat Springs, 95 Miles, 4,213’ Elevation Gain. Day 3: Steamboat Springs Loop “Twenty Mile Rd.”, 54 Miles, 3,831’ Elevation Gain. Day 4: Steamboat Springs to Avon, 82 Miles, 5,139’ Elevation Gain. Day 5: Avon to Breckenridge, 74 Miles, 5,580’ Elevation Gain. Day 6: Breckenridge to Golden, 77 Miles, 4,821’ Elevation Gain

Ride the Rockies

Follow along here at Cyclizing and I’ll be posting daily during Ride the Rockies with updates and pictures.



About

Growing up in Colorado you can't help but love the outdoors. Something magical happens with 300 days of sunshine and the Rocky Mountains in your back yard. My athletic endeavors started on the bike, I would get out and ride whenever I could. In 2011 I moved to Oxford, England for work. I missed the sunshine and mountains, but discovered my passion for running. When I moved back to Colorado I started combining cycling and running, so it was only natural that I started competing in triathlons. I took second place at my first sprint, and caught the bug. Today I'm training for my first Ironman.


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