Bike Trip Day 6 – 7/25/11 – Copper Mountain, CO to Leadville, CO

Start:  Copper Mountain, CO

Finish: Leadville, CO

Weather:  70 degrees, cloudy

Bike Time: 3.5 hours

Miles:  33

Distance to date: 264

Today was a half day on the Courage Classic; an eight mile ride up Fremont Pass, then a glide into Leadville and a scenic tour around the back side of town, along the edge of Turquoise Lake.

At 10,200 feet, Leadville has a growing season of only 32 days, but fortunately for us we hit the right time.  The wild flowers are everywhere, fields of blue and red, white and purple.  The high altitude makes the colors very intense.

Tim, Sherwin, Kaycie, Paul (or Shorty) and John at Fremont Pass

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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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