Ride the Rockies Day 5. Alamosa to Salida, 84 miles, 1631Elevation gain, on a never ending road.
The day started with our usual start at Milagros coffee shop to plan the attack for the day. It was basically a very flat ride through ET country. At one point we thought we heard a UFO.
The Naked girls have become very popular this week. Today’s writing on the road was “Naked Team show us what you’ve got. Wink! Wink!”
The train stepped into high gear at the second rest stop. It was day 5, we were all missing our companions so we found the next best thing on the road, a giant rooster…..(see photo below)
Sam was so excited at this rest stop that she had to show these country folks how we dance in the city. (see photo below)
The ride was pretty uneventful. As we were chugging down the road we spotted a fire on the mountain side. Not sure if they got it under control or not but we hope so.
Tomorrows route has been changed. Our 67 mile day is not happening. We are now riding 94 miles with a 4,455 foot elevation gain into Canon City. We will be riding up Hardscrabble Pass. They had to reroute us because of the fire in Canon City. We are not sure how this riding into smoke is going to go.