Ride the Rockies Day 4 Gunnison to Crested Butte

IMG_3915Ride the Rockies Day 4 Gunnison to Crested Butte was a beautiful ride, but one I did not enjoy much. I was tired from the hard rides the day before, and the strong head wind did not make this for a pleasant drive. Also the traffic was no stop and as semi’s would pass the wind was so strong it would push the bike.

Don’t get me wrong I love cycling, even in situation like today. It just wasn’t one of those magical rides. It was a short ride though only 27 miles.  Because it was such a short trip once I arrived in Crested Butte, I went for a little run. We are not staying directly in town, but it’s still beautiful here.

I am really quite taken with Crested Butte, this is a mountain town I could live in. And I have yet to see much of it.

My bike was functioning well today. I got it fixed last night. The cable did snap in the shifter. It took the mechanic about two hours to get the thing fixed. But it only cost me $12. Not too bad at all! It was actually shifting much better today. I wasn’t excited it took so long though, I was hungry and wanted to go to the entertainment site to eat. Then I had to wait on the bus forever.

So tonight was fun. I went into Crested Butte and they had a block party. Not that there was much to it. I ended up going into this pizza place and had one of the best pies of my life. It was call the Hamptons. It has procuttio, arugula and promotion with a lemon pepper crust. It was so good.


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 fourth Ironman.

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