Bike Trip Day 5 – 7/24/11 – Copper Mountain, CO

Start:  Copper Mountain, CO

Finish: Copper Mountain, CO

Weather:  Sunny, 80 degrees

Bike Time: 9 hours

Miles:  85

Distance to date: 231

I was solo today.  For various reasons everyone opted for the 35 mile ‘Family Ride’ but I shot for the century, which turned out to be only 85 miles.  A full day of biking from Copper though Frisco, Silverthorne, out to Ute Pass, Dillon, Keystone, Breckinridge, and back through Frisco to Copper.  I felt great, the bike felt great.

Riding in and around these towns makes one realize how ‘new’ everything is in Colorado.  These towns were crossroads
that had trading posts or rail junctions or ranches until well into the 1960’s and 70’s. The conjunction of the interstate highway, skiing as pleasure sport and American affluence these places bigger boom towns in the 1990’s and 2000’s than they ever were during the rounds of gold, iron, and copper fever that created their economic base in earlier times.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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