View Full Version : My mountain rides

05-21-2007, 01:13 PM
Ok, so I don't know if "epic" is the word I would use here, but I've spent the last two weekends riding in the mountains and I wanted to share pictures from my new tiny-fits-in-your-jersey-pocket, but cheap-and-not-high-quality camera. My friends' faces and other identifying details have been smudged for privacy. The first ride DH and I did before my friends' wedding rehearsal. It was a 25 mile ride with 2400 ft. of climbing, the most climbing I've ever done in one day, with a min. elevation of 8139 ft. and a max of 9139 ft. I was pretty slow, it was my first time riding at altitude, but it was beautiful and so worth it:


This past weekend was a half century event up in Buena Vista, we started at 7,900 ft., climbed up to about 9,200 ft. with a few ups and downs, then we turned around and flew back. This ride was awesome, I felt great, and it helped having my friends' wheels to suck on :D (yes, I pulled some too!) :


This was no Triple Bypass, Bicycle tour of Colorado, or Ride the Rockies, I don't think I'm up for those yet, but I'm aiming to do the century route of this event next year. You ladies who do BTC and RTR are my heroes!

05-21-2007, 01:33 PM
WOW! How beautiful. I can't imagine riding somewhere that beautiful.

I love how the faces are blurred out... I feel like I was viewing pictures from a police blotter or something! HA!

Great job on riding with all that climbing!

Tri Girl
05-21-2007, 06:03 PM
Wow- those pictures are simply amazing!!! I LOVE all the beauty around you in the mtns. Breathtaking!!!! How do you manage not to crash- all that beauty around would make me spend more time looking around than at the road. :p

The blurred faces- creepy. Looks like their skin is melting off their skull. I understand why you did it- but it's really weird looking.

Thanks for posting your pics and the details of your ride. I, too, climb elevation frequently. My usual rides have me going anywhere from 30-250 feet elevation- hee hee :rolleyes: We don't have much climbing around here- I'd really die up there for sure!!!

05-24-2007, 08:10 AM
Anika, wonderful pictures. I could just smell the fresh air. Way to go on those climbs.:cool:

05-24-2007, 08:16 AM
Wow - those pictures are SO beautiful!! I have GOT to go to CO one of these days to ride. Great job on the climbs! :)