This morning I’m heading out of Steamboat Springs and driving over to Silverthorne to meet up with Bill Stolte, a teammate, who is doing a ride, The Copper Triangle. I have no idea about the ride other than $10 goes to the Davis Phinney Foundation, which is great. Bill is riding from Silverthorne at 6 am, to get to Copper Mountain by 7 am. I’m going to drive from Steamboat to Silverthorne, then ride backwards on the course, towards Vail, until I run into Bill. Bill is thinking he’ll have about 100 miles total when he’s done. I would love to be doing the whole ride, but I’ll be happy getting in a couple hours.
Yesterday I rode a couple hours with Kent and Katie, later in the afternoon. I felt pretty good, approaching great. I sort of lost my Garmin, so I don’t know exactly where we rode or the exact mileage, but it was good and it is nice feeling better. I took ibuprofen before I left and that might be the difference. I kind of hope not because my stomach and ibuprofen don’t usually get along that great. It didn’t seem to bother me much yesterday, which is great too.
Kent and Katie are riding Leadville next weekend. Kent is going to try to add to his 600 miles for the year. He was riding pretty good yesterday, considering. Katie is always strong and rides great. She likes to climb, which is convenient since she lives in the mountains.
Anyway, it has been great staying with them. Katie’s mom has made me lunch everyday this week and I’ve gotten to meet a bunch of new, interesting people, which is always enjoyable. I need to spend more time in Steamboat Springs. It is much different that much of the rest of Colorado, at least where I hang out mostly. I really enjoy it.
I’m still trying to figure out the dental thing. I’m going to do a bunch of research later this afternoon and then make a decision. The cost of a permanent fix for this is astronomical. I thinking about going to Mexico to have the work done. I saw that dental care in Romania is super cheap, but that is a long way. I checked out Canada, but it seems their dental costs are as crazy as ours. I don’t have much of an agenda the next little while, so why now try to save a ton of money. It might be a good adventure, you never know.