That would be the Bonfire Coffee Shop in Carbondale. Fueled up and ready to go.
If you are in the Paonia area–Ollie’s Ice Cream Shop is the place!!!
A perfect day to watch our riders beat the heat and the skeeters. (really wasn’t that bad).
Spectacular views at every turn and good turnouts for the SAG Wagons. FUN FUN FUN
I would do it again (easy for me to say while basking in the air conditioned van and sipping a margarita).
Yep, Mr. Mark throw me for a loop when he said “Going to Ride this now. Is that OK with you?” What choice does a SAGer have? Since this ride was not on the agenda for that afternoon (scheduled for the next day) I had to scraped together a bottle of H20 for this craziness. Bike ready and the launch–he was off. Then, jump forward and wait to see him pedaling up the hill. Was he in need of anything (hopefully not water). I was prepared to melt snow with the cigarette light if need be. It was cold at the top of Wolf Creek pass and that Officer was certainly curious about this brightly dressed cyclist. Black Ice was a concern on the descent not to mention the giant rocks that had fallen into the road (a true obstacle course). Mark made it down the hill lickety split and into Pagosa Springs.
All in All the Raging Raspberry Ale and Pesto Chicken Pizza (at the Pagosa Springs Brewery) was worth the energy Stella Sag exerted during the ascent and descent. Whew!
Did Mark a.k.a. Bulldog mention the wind???
Ripple Creek Pass is out there but it is a part of Colorado you must experience. It was a fabulous day to support a Quest Conqueror.
Extend the Quest Challenge and shout out rides.
Snow is a comin’. Now is a great time to plan your NEXT CO adventure.