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A Classic Colorado Ride

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I am obviously passionate about Alteryx, being one of its creators, but I am equally passionate about cycling in general, and Colorado in particular.  Now that I have subscribers from all over the world on this blog, I think its time to show off this amazing state of Colorado.

I was fortunate to have time to ride the Copper Triangle course today.  It is one of the classic Colorado bike rides.  Enjoy the ride and Colorado in pictures.

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Starting out from the Copper ski resort heading up towards Fremont pass. It was 33 degrees, so it was a good thing I had a 1,600′ foot climb in front of me.

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Incredible views the whole way!

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Still frozen over about 11,000 ft in June!

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The Climax Mine. On the one hand I can’t believe that anyone would rip open a beautiful mountain like this. On the other hand, I have cars made of chrome/molly steel. It had to come from somewhere.

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Right next to it is still super pretty though…

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And 1 (of 3) passes down for the day.

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A long descent down to Leadville.

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The one flat(ish) part of the ride. Of course it had a headwind. And you are still near 10,000 feet high!

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2 (of 3) passes down. Of course the 3rd pass is far and away the biggest.

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The character of every side of every pass is different. On the way down from Tennessee Pass.

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The town of Red Cliff – just off the main road. This marks another “small” climb that doesn’t count as 1 of the 3 passes.

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Minturn Colorado. Getting close to the low point (in elevation) of the day.

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The snow melt is running full steam this time of year.

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The low point of the ride. Both literally of figuratively. All of a sudden you are back in the land of people and traffic.

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Vail!

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The GoPro mountain games were going on, so Vail was super busy. Can you believe they had competitive fly fishing! I guess you can make a competitive sport out of anything,

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Still right next to I70, but you’d never know it. The bike paths in Colorado are truly amazing, Tax dollars well spent.

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Vail Pass in the books. No more climbing, just a beautiful descent down the bike path back to Copper.

 

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6 thoughts on “A Classic Colorado Ride

  1. Wow…that looks so amazing!

  2. I’m seriously jealous. That is all I have to say about that.

  3. Absolutely breathtaking. I have family in the Dillon/Denver area, this makes me want to visit them sooner rather than later.