Colorado 2010 – Day 51

Breckenridge: The non-shoppers go shopping

Friday June 25, 2010

Today is a rest day. We drive down and pick up Jen and go explore the Dillon markets. I get some Cranberry Walnut bread and am in heaven – it reminds me a little of the Ukrainian nutroll we had when I was growing up. We also go down to the Pearl Izumi and Columbia stores at the outlet mall in Silverthorne. I get a great fluoro windbreaker for less than half price at Pearl Izumi and Jen gets heaps of stuff. We all do well at the Columbia store, as well. After lunch we go for a bit of a walk on the bike path and then take Jen back to the campground. Her brother, Zach, and his friend, Becca, are joining the ride today, after driving from California to Fort Collins and then getting a ride up to Frisco. Mom and I check out Frisco and have a beer at the microbrewery and then retreat to Wendy’s for a light dinner that is actually affordable. At some point today, I’ve started to pick up a cough – am I getting sick or is it just my allergies?

Jen calls later in the evening. Her brother and friend don’t want to do an early start, so she’s going to ride with them and meet us in Hot Sulphur Springs. We arrange a time in the morning for Mom to pick up all their gear. I’m still keen on the early start. There’s forecast headwinds and thunderstorms for the afternoon, so I want to be off the road by 1 or 2. At this point in the ride, I don’t have any desire to ride in more headwinds or thunderstorms if I can avoid them.

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