Sometimes, you have to make things work.
waking up at 3:30am to get them all accomplished is sometimes necessary and worth it.
My original plan was to get up early and ride Three Sisters and go celebrate the forth later with family and friends. Then I sent out a text to a few friends that was a joke but wasn't at the same time.
"Jones Pass super early?"
"Ummmm....yes"....was the reply from Lubes and later Slow
Lubes decided we should meet at 4:15am in Golden since I needed to be home around noon and we had a shuttle to set up and we can't ride Jones with hitting Pavilion Point down in Silver Plume.
by 6am we were sitting at 12,300 ft and the views east were looking like this
The snow cornice was the smallest we had ever had to climb....maybe 12-15 ft tall...My 1st attempts resulted in a small slide of maybe a foot or two due to ice at the top edge. That slide was enough to make me and slow nervous so we headed north just a bit and found a friendlier climb up and over
after that, it was game on!
One thing about reaching an altitude of 13,215 is there is some hike a bike. I keep an attitude of hike a biking is good for the soul. It teaches a person to calm themselves and settle into the beauty that surrounds them.
it also leads to more of this
oh, and I guess a little more hike a bike
and before you know it, your on the top of the world...yes, those crazer fockers, Lubes and Slow were on Singlespeeds while I kept true to duel suspension and gears
and when your on top of the world, its all downhill from here...with a climb or two being the joke and the reality
Such an awesome ride!
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