Courage Classic Day 1

About to fall asleep (at 9:30…very rare), and wanted to share about our first day at the Courage Classic.

All told, I feel good. Tired, but good. I’m pleased with the ride, especially because I hadn’t done any climbing on a bike since the Iron Horse, and I haven’t been on my bike in the past two weeks. So, to finish and still feel like I had more in the tank at the end is a win.

We rode 58 miles, from Leadville to Copper Mountain, over Vail Pass and Tennessee Pass.

Here’s a collection of photos to tell the story of today’s ride.

At Tennessee Pass.

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My bike tag. I was a top fundraiser last year, #23. It also so happens that my favorite number is 23. I like it.

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Mother and son, on the way up Battle Mountain.

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On our way up Battle Mountain.

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My dad, who came from Phoenix (aka sealevel) to do the ride.

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Lunch.

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The lunch scene.

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Dad about dies on the way up Vail Pass. That guy is a trooper.

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My glove tan line. Notice the mesh.

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About to soak our legs in the river. Nature’s ice bath. It felt amazing.

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Uncle Brady and Avery. Best buds. On our way to happy hour.

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More to come tomorrow. Time for sleep!

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