Denver Dan sent me these images from the Tour of Colorado, from which he just returned. Below is his commentary:
The 2011 Bicycle Tour of Colorado was amazing. We rode 450 miles in seven days. That includes a day off from riding. On the second day of the tour we rode up Trail Ridge Rd. through Rocky mountain National Park. We started the day in Estes Park and rode by the Stanley Hotel. It was a 25 mile climb to the summit of Trail Ridge Rd. The elevation at the summit is 12,183'. The temperature at the summit was 34 degrees. On our way to the summit we rode through rain, sleet and the snow. Due to whiteout conditions we were not allowed to descend the mountain. Cyclist were transported off the mountain by bus to the town of Granby.
After that experience the weather improved. The first pcture is at the summit of trail Ridge Rd. The second picture shows the friendly nature of the tour. We were riding from Steamboat Springs to Glenwood Springs. The temperature at the finish was in the upper 80's.
I don't know about you but one look at radar early this morning was enough to keep me in. Geez, green, yellow and red blobs were sweeping through the area out of the north until noon. Something about starting a ride in the rain deters me but some did ride. Around 40 showed up for the Rocky Ride out of Circleville and some rode the longer routes. I've got something in store for me tomorrow that should make up for what I did not do today, unless I chicken out which is entirely possible.