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... rain had all but stopped. Change of plan: we're pushing on. Would we live to regret it? Well, yes and no. The climb remained at an easy gradient for the whole way, and we were sheltered from the wind by the alley of aspens we were climbing through. Apart from the last mile or so, the surface was also pretty good: muddy and slippery in places, but nothing like the drive chain jamming cement of yesterday. What did happen though was the snow storm. It started out as hail ...
... to pack and repack because we used the ranch kitchen. Instead, we spent a few hours drinking freshly brewed coffee and talking to Eric who runs the place. As we finally packed up our bikes to go and opened the ranch doors, we saw before us a herd of hundreds of Buffalo who had come down from the hills to gather by the river. It was such an amazing sight to witness their huge size and familiar profile just a couple of hundred metres away. By the time we left, clouds were brewing, ...
We got up and headed for CO as early as we could muster in the cold, and it was cold! Foggy, very heavy mist, which probably would've been freezing rain if were 4-5 deg. colder. Snow flurries were in the area and we found out later it was a severe cold snap that came through just as we did, setting record low temperatures for this time of year. We found a café to eat some breakfast and get hot coffee in ...
... because I'm going off route to save time. I wanted to go up to Manitou Springs because my dad lived there when he was a kid. I grew up hearing stories about it. Salida is a really cool town. It's small, but it has a big historic downtown area. Despite the large tourist crowds, it's been really fun. There are so many bicyclists and nobody locks their bikes. Nobody! It's quite fascinating. As I was waiting on the crew at a grocery store, a ...
... through the small rock valley which seemed to endlessly carry on through the trees, flowing further down the steep slope. We carried on further up the mountain, spotting wildlife and looking in awe at the scenery. Every time we turned a corner or reached the top of a hill, the view topped the last and I personally did not know how much more I could take. The altitude was already taking by breath away, I did not need anything else adding to this. We did not notice how high we ...