Inspired by the pending Firecracker 50, I came up with this ride in Horsetooth: see if I could maximize the total vertical feet climbed with bottom (almost) to top climbs.
Took the day off work and mostly managed to dodge the rain/hail/lightening.
First climb: feeling humid, but cool:
Flowers every which way:
After two climbs and about 3 hours I stopped by the van for a pb&j:
The final two climbs hurt a little more, so the camera stayed away.
Awesome ride in a painful sort of way.
5 hours in the saddle, 32 miles and 7,800 vertical feet climbed. Whew.