Ride the Rockies rider Q&A | PostIndependent.com

Ride the Rockies rider Q&A

With the 22nd annual Ride the Rockies bicycle tour rolling through Garfield County, including overnight stops in Rifle and Glenwood, we decided to feature a few local riders in a short Q&A. Look for more rider Q&A’s throughout the week.The 422-mile tour started in Frisco on June 17 and ends back in Frisco on June 23. Day 1, Frisco to Steamboat Springs

You know what, it was really great. We had a wonderful day. I’m tired, but the weather was so perfect with the gorgeous blue sky. It was one of those warm Colorado days. We’re tired, but not too bad.

I’d say the weather and the scenery. You know how beautiful it is coming from Frisco to Steamboat up Rabbit Ears Pass. Everything was green, the sky was blue. The views of snow-covered mountains were amazing.

I just started road biking the year before last and it seemed like the thing to do. We live right in the middle of the Rockies and thought it was something we should do. I hope I can get up tomorrow and get on the bike again. I’d never done a century ride before.

I’d rather ride up a hill than into the wind. We rode up a lot of hills today. Fortunately, the wind didn’t last too long.

I have a Bianchi Alfana model road bike. It’s just great. I’d been riding mountain bikes for a number of years and getting on a road bike after a mountain bike is great. It’s so light and fast compared to a mountain bike. It’s comfortable. It’s nice. I just like it.If there were a fire and you could grab only one thing, would it be your wedding photo or your bike?That’s not fair. I have to say my wedding photo, right? I can get another bike. You can always get something better.

Today I tried for the first time Honey Spring. I really liked it, the gel. I liked the honey ginseng.

We really trained a lot. They have a training guide on the Internet and we followed it pretty well. We tried to get as many miles in as we could. We tried to do hill climbing. I think it really paid off. We trained a lot. The training was maybe harder than the ride itself.

I’m getting ready to have fresh trout here in Steamboat Springs.

I hope he’s innocent, bless his heart.

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