Thursday, June 3, 2021

6-2-2021- Ride to Pikes Peak International Raceway, via Old Pueblo Road, putting in a "50" mile day!!

 More Training Rides for my Tour de Cure-Rocky Mountains in August! Decided it was time to put on some "heavy" miles in a single day so we headed out to Pikes Peak International Raceway via Old Pueblo Road from our apt. on the end of the Historic Old North End of Colorado Springs. According to Google Maps it would be a 26 mile ride "one way" so a total of "52" miles for the day. Warm, sunny but you could see the clouds were building over Pikes Peak. we made our way to Old Pueblo Rd. using urban trails and back roads, it was NICE to get away from the TRAFFIC on Hwy. 85/87 once we got on OPR, which loosely follows I-25 S. Stopped for lunch then meandered our way to PPIR! LOL, the ride there seemed easy but the ride back home seemed a lot harder, it's hell getting OLD! It took us 5.5 hours with lunch and rest/get water stops but we now know we can do it!! Here's a video and some photos of our ride.

Barn Swallows flying under the bridge on Old Pueblo Rd, Fountain Creek below

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