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... I was able to weave across the road up the steep grades (which are 8-10% most of the way with some sections at 12-14%). I did ok without stopping until the tree line at about mile 14 (8 miles into my climb). At that point, the wind picked up considerably and I was quickly forced to walk in sections simply because I didn't feel like I could control the bike.
With no guardrails, drop offs of thousands of feet, and a fear of heights, the last 5 ...
... was perfect for sightseeing. We took a drive up to Pikes Peak, elevation 14 110 feet. The ranger told us there would be a couple of slippery bits but nothing to worry about. So up we went. Hmmm nothing to worry about - he forgot to tell us that there were numerous hairpin bends and pretty well no barriers the whole way up. It was the scariest drive ever. All five of us were petrified the whole way up. Of course when ...
... at his sale. He was really busy most of the day. He really enjoys going to Estate Sales and Auctions to buy second hand stuff and then resells it out of his building. He is going to Marion on Wednesday to an Estate Sale on the Boulevard which is the posh part of town. Then I finished the blog. Larry saw on his iPad that Erin had checked in at the Seattle Airport so she got home safely. Back to work tomorrow for her. This being retired is really cool.
... the same sleepiness, so hopefully we can overcome that for our 5:30 AM start tomorrow to continue our sightseeing. So far we've seen the Garden of the Gods, and tomorrow we will be exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park (with Seven Falls), the famous Stanley Hotel, and something in/at Denver.
- Tent Rock National Monument and Great Sand Dunes National Park must be on everyone's bucket list
- New Mexico must be full of very competent skiers because the slopes in Taos are crazy steep
- There ...
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