What does Paris’ Champs-Elysees and Denver’s Colfax Avenue have in common? -Nothing, nothing at all. But you wouldn’t know any different this Saturday herding amongst the masses on the finish line of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Some people even perched up in trees like monkeys, fighting for views over the rest of the jungle which crowded the Capital’s streets below. Just shy of every ten minutes, we would all roar for some of the best cyclists in the world as they counted down their last laps. -Literally. The best in the world. Do any of these names ring a bell? Evans, Schleck times 2, Basso, Hincapie, Danielson, and this year’s winner, Levi Leipheimer. Stack that field any more, and… -Jenga!
Check it out for yourself:
2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Don’t be left behind.
Saturday | August 13th | Deer Creek Canyon Road | Pre Ride:
Saturday | August 13th | Deer Creek Canyon Road | Post Ride:
I have never seen Deer Creek Canyon Road SO busy. Then again, I typically don’t park here. -And the reason for that is illustrated in the first photo. But, I had Saturday off from KompetitiveEdge, so I decided to bust out a century south of Denver, starting near Chatfield State Park, and heading towards Colorado Springs. Normally I ride in the mountains on longer rides, but for some reason I wanted to adventure out in the Castle Rock area. I would guess everybody who parked near me were heading up Deer Creek for their ride. Not me. I’ve been up that road a fair number of times, and it continues to be one of my favorite climbs, but not today. I planed my route via MapMyRide, but I’ve never been on these roads before. It was awesome. Perry Park Road (105) from Sedalia to Palmer Lake, check it out. I saw a handful of other riders out, but I basically had the route to myself. This was exactly what I need right now.
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