Day 3 of our Naked ladies at RTR. Durango-Pagosa Springs 86 miles 3,635 elevation gain.
At 7:00 we met up at Durango Coffee. We were going to leave at 7:15 but it takes awhile to round up the troops. We had 9 people riding in the Naked train today.
Right out of Durango we had a 15 mile climb. Rumor has it from Roger (Melissa’s uncle) who runs Stadium Ambulance that people were saying we were passing riders on the climb like they were standing still. After the downhill we ran into some problems on the flat. Everyone wanted to jump on the Naked train. We wouldn’t let them rotate with us because the pace line was getting way to long and unsafe.
At mile 70 and 3 hours and 30 minutes later we all wanted to be done. At that point Kris from 303 Cycling was even done with us and the pace we were doing through the morning. He was trying so hard to ditch us but Sam and I wouldn’t let him. Mama says “no man left behind”. We were happy to slow down the pace and just hang with Kris.
We didn’t have time to take any “Fashion Don’t” pictures today. We’ll try to do better tomorrow.
Tomorrow is another long day. We ride up Wolf Creek Pass then head into Alamosa. It’s 92 miles and 4,678 elevation gain.