I went for a nice out and back 20 mile cycle in Goodland, Kansas this morning. A tailwind going out and a headwind coming back. The ABB ride to Pierre, SD came to mind when returning. I have not ridden into as stiff a headwind since that day in South Dakota last year. In any event, it was a nice opening to a great day.
The Cog Railway, approaching the summit of Pikes Peak
After showering and breakfast, we entered Colorado, drove to Colorado Springs, and took the cog railway to the summit of Pikes Peak at 14,110 feet. It was 53 degrees at the summit. A nice change from the weather we've had recently down south.
Summit of Pikes Peak
The day ended with an outdoor jacuzzi with views of Pikes Peak.
Well, we made it to Colorado. Tomorrow, we drive to Beth's house in Boulder for the pre ride meeting. Then, on Friday we cycle 59 miles to Estes Park to get the ride started.