Ignorance is bliss: Yampa to Glenwood Springs
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 87 miles (141 km) – Total so far: 3,381 miles (5,442 km)
“Two? Are you sure you want two”?, says the cook behind the counter in the 24-hour diner.
“Yes, please. I’m hungry,” I reply.
The cook shrugs his shoulders and reaches down to get the pancake batter out of the fridge. The manager walks in from the darkness outside. He asks me if it is my bike outside. Upon learning that it is, he asks a portion of the standard six questions. He remarks that the USA Pro Challenge has come through here, and is coming again this year, and it certainly is pretty neat to see all those riders clumped in a group and riding so fast. He prefers mountain biking, though. He fills me in on all the good rides around the area. He also confirms that the Colorado River Road would be a problem on a bike if it is very wet. His suggestion is to ride down a little bit. “If it’s tacky at the top, it’ll be shitty at the bottom.” Read more →