Sunday, July 5, 2009


Looking at a range of "14's" from Mt. Evans

The primary goal of our trip to Colorado was to participate in the Bicycle Tour of Colorado (BTC) taking place in late June. Joining me on this 3 week odyssey were Herb Lee, Frank Gerace, Peter Saucerman, Dennis Engblom, Bob Tribe and Bob Anderson. Wonderful traveling companions who shared both the joy and the pain.

This road trip included more highlights and high points than completing the BTC which was a major accomplishment in its own right. This year's BTC was the longest, hardest tour of its' 15 year tradition.

Other highlights included a heady road bike ride up Mt. Evans on the highest paved road in North America and hikes in the Colorado National Monument and Great Basin National Park.

This blog includes 9 entries organized as follows:

1. Long Drive to Colorado on Hwy 50
2. Fruita
3. Cycling Colorado National Monument
4. Hiking Colorado National Monument
5. The BTC
6. Idaho Springs
7. Mt. Evans - The Mt. Everest for Cyclists
8. Great Basin National Park
9. Long Way Home

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