Thursday, July 24, 2008

Frisco via Swan Mtn Rd to Loveland Pass

Just did Frisco - Swan Mtn Rd - Keystone - Loveland Pass. Base elevation is at about 8800ft, Loveland Pass 12000ft -- a 9mi steady 6..7% climb at high altitude -- I clocked in about 53mi / 4300ft climbing / 3h20.

A nice ride from the Bike shop in Frisco with the same bike Py had on Sunday. A gentle climb via Swan Mtn road with a great overlook of Lake Dillon. Shooting down to road and gentle up again on a great bike path to Keystone. Then a road sign said 9mi to Loveland Pass, beeing at about 9000ft. Just keeping the pace down and HR at about 165..170.... the only disturbing issue, heave big truck traffic he did not liked so much. Especially the ride down, he got stuck behind a bunch of trucks :-( And had to slow down. However, the first 1/2 of the decent was great.
Back via Swan Rd to Frisco, this time taking one more great bike path to Frisco he missed on the way out.

Great ride and good free afternoon :-)

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