The ride on June 23rd was a wonderful excursion down the Roaring Fork River valley from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. It began at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs on a slightly overcast and cool morning—a perfect day for cycling! Once we got ourselves settled, we toured 23.19 miles down the valley through Carbondale and El Jebel.
As with the previous mountain rides, the scenery was spectacular! The Roaring Fork River valley is deep into the Rocky Mountains, so the vistas and wildlife are abundant. Riding through here truly makes the Team feel exhilarated. The beauty took our minds away and before we knew it, our morning ride ended in Basalt at the high school. Go Longhorns!
After lunch, we were going to ride past Snowmass and Buttermilk resorts and on into "The Hollywood of the High Country"—Aspen. But Steve and Bryan decided a bigger challenge would be more fun. Maybe an unscheduled ride over Independence Pass?
So the Team went on a scouting mission...but what we are up to, you'll just have to wait and see. Tune in tomorrow!