Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I'm in the Thick of it Now

Day 31 - 7/4/17 - Kremmling, CO to Breckenridge, CO - 55 Miles

Average Speed - Think low...real low

Lodging - The Fireside Inn Hostel Room - $39

I started the day at 7500 ft. elevation.  I ended the day at 9600 ft.  Tomorrow morning I still have another 11.5 miles and 2000 ft. to climb to summit Hoosier Pass.  I am surrounded by snow covered mountains.

This was a hard day.  It was steady climbing all day.  I was glad to pull up to the hostel this afternoon and tuck that bike away in the garage.

I rode out of Kremmling this morning and could immediately see the mountains in the distance that I was bound for.  I made it to Silverthorne shortly before lunch and was excited to jump on a bike path that went from there all the way to Breckenridge.  That excitement was crushed when not even a mile into it I was faced with this...
Dats what you call switchbacks!!!  I started climbing to the top of Dillon Dam.  The view from the top made the climb worth it.
I followed this bike path as it wound around Dillon Reservoir and onward to Breckenridge...

Breckenridge is a pretty cool town and it was bustling with activity this 4th of July...
I met a west bound cyclist, Charley, and we went to Breckenridge Brewery for a couple beers and a burger.

I'll leave you with one final pic.
Sunset Over Breckenridge

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