2nd Row at Red Rocks and Elephant Rock Ride
This past weekend, I did a lot of traveling by 2 wheels. The weather was beautiful and - thanks to Bruce - we had 2nd row seats to the Big Head Todd concert at Red Rocks. We did our annual ride, leaving my house around 4 and arriving 30 minutes before the show began. Upon arrival, Bruce's odometer showed 21 miles.
The seats were awesome - 2nd row, just left of center. They were so close, it felt like a private show. In fact, I got a head-nod from Jeremy (keyboardist) because he could see my face in the crowd.
The show ended around midnight and we hopped on our bikes for the ride home. This time, it only took 1:40 (it took 3 hours for the trip out) and I was in bed by 2.
Sunday morning, I woke up at 7, looked up the Elephant Rock start times and hit snooze for an hour. The last start for the 25-mile off road ride was 9:30 and I left the starting gate at 9:28. I had a very enjoyable ride (temp was 65°F) and finished in 2.5 hours.
As you can imagine, I was pretty tired after 67 miles in 18 hours. I can't imagine what it'd be like to do 100 miles in a single day. Century riders are either impressive or crazy, I'm not sure which.
But most importantly, do you both have lights on your bike or helmet so you can see at night? I thought that one time when you did this one of you crashed because you couldn't see on the trail.
Congrats on some awesome riding.
By the way, Bike To Work Day is June 24th this year.
Posted by Greg Ostravich on June 09, 2009 at 09:37 AM MDT #
@Greg - I definitely have lights on my bike (but not on my helmet). Bruce and I learned that was important the hard way.
Thanks for the reminder about Bike To Work Day. I've added it to my Calendar.
Posted by Matt Raible on June 09, 2009 at 11:43 AM MDT #