08 August 2007

Cycling Mt. Evans, photos to psych your soul and temper your ego

Hi Fred,

Great to hear from you, the 25th sounds fine, pray for good weather! May I suggest that we ride it from Bergen Park, up over Squaw Pass, then a partial descent to Echo Lake (the halfway point on Mt. Evans). This route is a bit longer (four miles) and a bit harder, but has some varied terrain to break up the tempo a touch. The Squaw Pass road (CO Hwy. 103) dumps you out at the toll booth for the Mt. Evans Highway (CO Hwy 5), This is a local's approach to Evans and avoids a lot of traffic. Check out Mt. Evans at http://www.googleearth.com/ and type "Bergen Park, CO" in the search box. If you don't have Google Earth it's well worth the down load, if you already have it make sure you have the latest version, it's way better. The images of Evans on Google Earth are with snow on the summit but you can still see the whole road. Another cool resource is http://www.bicyclerace.com/ where you'll find the official site for the Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb. It's really cool with course info, photos, and history of the race.

02 July 2007

Road Biking Colorado is a comprehensive route planning resource.

Hello there, glad to see you've found my site. Maybe you're here looking for my cycling guide, or maybe you already own a copy and have come to see what I've got going on, perhaps you've stumbled upon me while surfing. If road cycling interests you read further and let me know what you think. I started this blog in hopes of providing a way to communicate with my readers and other fellow cyclists. My book, "Road Biking Colorado-The Statewide Guide" has been out for a few years now and has enjoyed rave reviews, I would love to hear your thoughts. Another objective I have for this blog is to provide updated information regarding any subject matter relevant to my guidebook and Colorado road cycling in general. For example; there are a few roads in the state that were not paved when I was documenting for my book, that have since been paved, and some major construction projects that have been finished or started as well. So feel free to make a comment, ask a question, tell a story about your cycling vacation, an event or group outing. Below you'll also find an ever growing list of cycling related links for your enjoyment. I'd love to hear from you, I'll be adding some route updates soon. In the meantime post a comment or visit http://www.roadbikingcolorado.com/ (mid-Summer 2007) to read more about my book and see some beautiful shots of Colorado cycling country.