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    Ring the Peak - 2013 (xpost)

    I've been wanting to do this race since it's inception, but events have conspired against me. Managed to make it this year. Having done very little biking recently, but a lot of running/hiking, I wondered how it would go.

    Well, it was d@mn hard. Massive amounts of hike-a-bike, relentless sun, and a seemingly endless descent. Also, the Pikes Peak area has some serious beauty and isolation.

    We met some great folks out on the trails. Special shout out to the Colorado Springs Mountain Bike Club for the great aid stations.

    Here are some pics...

    Amazing scenery along Gold Camp Rd

    The elevation profile
    RTP 2013

    Resupply near the Pikes Peak Toll Rd. We got a late start, this was probably closed for most people

    After Catamount

    Near Horsethief Park

    Also near Horsethief Park

    Finally getting some fun downhill after the massive ride up 376 and the heinous hike-a-bike

    Is this descent ever going to end?

    My bike ready to roll. I like to get as much weight off my back and on the bike

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    Looks like a great ride. Thanks for posting.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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