Planning the bike shorts loop: Salida to Salida
Tuesday August 20, 2013
I need some new bike shorts. I also have some time left before I need to be back here in Salida. There is a Pearl Izumi outlet store in Silverthorne which had some good deals when I stopped by there in 2010. So why not just ‘duck down to the shops’ to get some bike shorts, with four days of riding to get there and back?
I spend part of today figuring out a route and accommodation options. I may try to make a bit of a loop by heading down to I-70 over Fremont Pass, then return to Leadville via Vail and Tennessee Passes.
I’ll spend a few days in Silverthorne to check out the area properly. I’ve never spent any significant time in this area, and it’s cheaper to visit during summer than during ski season. One of my old CSU friends is going to try to come down for the weekend, too. Sounds fun, let’s go!