Distance 115.3 mi Number of Steps 8668 – 4.2 Miles – Daniel Time of Filing 11:04 PM Accommodations Alpine Inn
Get to the race on time, X
Take good photos of the bike race and riders. ✓
Make some jokes ✓
Catch up with Lachlan Morton and his dog. ✓- (We met his dog Toad.)
WIFI Details Undependable. What we are dealing with here are speed pulses. Turtle to Rabbit and back. Yo-Yo style. As you can imagine this is frustrating. Now, I’m no tech guy, but if you were to ask me to identify the range of our WiFi speeds, I would say that we were oscillating between Windows 98 dial-up and 2015 modern, expected American. Unfortunately, we spent most of our time in ‘98.
Weather In the morning the weather was perfectly fine. We walked around in shorts and t-shirts, watched groups of racers warm up, and then we got in our car and drove to the top of the first climb that the race folks referred to as Rabbit Ears. Once we got there it was also really pleasant. Afterwards we spent most of the day in the car until we arrived at Arapahoe Basin where the race was going to finish. This joint is at 10,789’ and even though the sun was out it was cold; I had goose flesh despite sporting my MFS Artist Series Mike Perry vest. But then when we got to Frisco the temperature in our hotel room was perfect.
Quote of the Day
“You always park ass to mouth.” -Arapahoe Basin Parking Staff
“Colorado has more dickhead fans than anywhere else.” -Anonymous
“Going up on a Tuesday.” – Keith Lightfoot
“You can always take one home and decide later.” -KVH, after DWP wondered aloud if he wanted a clown photo.