I got up to the mountains in Colorado late yesterday afternoon. It is truly amazing how quickly I can get here. It is close to 650 miles up to Beaver Creek from Topeka, but it seems to go so quickly.
I can’t believe I forget how scenic that Colorado is. Everytime I come here I am constantly looking everywhere. There are signs on the Interstate saying about the bike race and the road closures. Also, on I-70, it says to expect delays of 2-4 hours driving out of the mountains on Sunday afternoon. That is insane.
I had a place in Boulder a long time ago and there were never backups on the interstate. But, there are more people traveling now for sure.
The place I stayed last night in Beaver Creek was off the charts beautiful. It is enlightening seeing how “the other half” lives. But in this case it would be now the other 1/70,000,000 live.
I’m in Glenwood Springs, heading to Aspen to ride and then meet up with some people for dinner again. I had a crazy bad headache all night last night. I assume it is because of the altitude. So, needless to say, I didn’t sleep great. One good part of that was it took my mind off my stomach aliment.
I’ll post more later. Seems like the day is getting away already.