Cinnamon PassSaturday, July 26, 2014
tl;dr: I pushed up to Cinnamon Pass and the thin air of 12000 feet, and then drifted down to Lake City. Scenic.
Good thing I bought that sleeping bag. But it still want enough to keep me warm at 11000 feet.
For the first two miles I didn't even try to peddle. I just pushed my bicycle slowly up the mountain toward Cinnamon Pass. Near the end I was taking a break every dozen yards or so. But after that it was all down, and that was its own kind of workout. I had to adjust my brakes several times.
Oh look, another scenic discovery!
I met a pile of jeeps and four-wheelers today. I mean, a lot. It was obvious that most were rentals. I came across a few critters who are very used to people, even people on bicycles it seems.
It took me all morning to get down to Lake City. I ate an expensive (and slow) lunch, then made my way south along he Gunnison River.