Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Colo Divide Days 11-13

 Salida to La Garita 

A pass per day on this section. First up was Marshall Pass outside of Salida. This one was a long slog that turned rainy and cold at the top and stayed that way until our stop for the night in Sargents.  
Vic was on her rebuilt Surly Crosscheck with Salsa Woodchipper handlebars and sweet orange grip tape to match her sweet orange pedals. 

It was also my birthday so Mom and Dad showed up with Thai food and cake and gave me a great head massager for a present. Dad still can't figure out if it's a joke or not. 

The next day turned out to be nice and sunny and took us through Doyleville and over Cochetopa Pass. 

Colleen and Max rejoined me for the Carnero Pass day, which so far, is my favorite. It started out as a dry, rocky, and rugged landscape that eventually turned into Aspens and Poderosas towards the top, then gave way to a volcanic rock landscape on the La Garita side. 

More pics and less chat, just how I like it. 
Next up is La Garita to New Mexico. 

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