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Orange Crush

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07/08/2013 11:32 PM
Got into Estes just before sunset; beautiful drive through the canyon. Boulder where I picked up rental bike (Roubaix) - shades of Santa Cruz. Looks like a nice drag. Will need to check it out better Saturday. My roomie for next couple of days Tomorrow's Fare: Trail Ridge Rd. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2564746
Inferno7

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07/08/2013 11:42 PM
Looks good OC, enjoy.
huckleberry

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07/09/2013 08:54 AM
Have fun, OC!
cycling chick

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07/09/2013 09:18 AM
Enjoy!
Keith Richards

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07/09/2013 09:56 AM
A rental bike? But what about the fit? You need to go for a fitting by a qualified tech before you hurt yourself man!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jmdirt

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07/09/2013 10:12 AM
Have a blast!
longslowdistance

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07/09/2013 10:15 AM
Nice. Have fun and post more pics, please!
Orange Crush

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07/09/2013 03:22 PM
Keith - I just told the guy 29.5" bracket to seat and we're good :-) Trail ridge ride done - 30 km climbing is pure awesomeness. Started off feeling pretty poorly. Not having ridden a bike since June 21 and gaining 10lbs from good Italian food and wine definitely showed. Once the real climbing started things got better; just find your rythm and go. Tricky winds in the Alpine. Dry air is tough to deal with for a wet coaster like myself but the altitude seemed OK. First experience with SRAM, mix of red and force. Not bad. But I very much dislike the gatorskins (25 mm) for descending. Some pics tonight but first into town for some grub. Mt Evans tomorrow? Any why is it that all my paragraphs disappear and this becomes a big jumble?
ChinookPass

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07/09/2013 04:14 PM
I always felt that above, say 8000ft, the wind usually feels like there's nothing to it. You can ride a lot faster in a headwind at altitude than at sea level. Gusts along the passes are another story, esp at speed when descending.

Sounds like you have little to no acclimatization. Good to hear you made it up Trail Ridge with no altitude problems.
BikeCzar

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07/09/2013 05:28 PM
Welcome.

That last couple thousand feet of elevation might hit you a little harder. Always does me.
Orange Crush

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07/09/2013 07:15 PM
No kidding BC. 11,000-12,000 ft is typically where it hits me hiking but no experience riding this high. Chinook, the winds were stiff enough to get a little better grip on the handlebars - but not too tight. Couple times were there was definite risk of getting blown off or into the road.









longslowdistance

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07/09/2013 07:48 PM
Great ride! Keep those pics coming.
Inferno7

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07/10/2013 08:10 AM
Nice OC.
Entheo

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07/10/2013 10:53 AM
pretty sure when we were there we descended 7 to lily lake and then fish creek road back up. near the end of the climb was a nasty little pitch that had to be 15-20%. the other ride we did was up thru the park and back down the backside to town. nice place -- watch for the herds of caribou coming into town in the wee hours of the morning.
vtguy

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07/10/2013 11:12 AM
Nice images! Thanks for posting them. Sounds like a great time.
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