day 15 – day ride to Idaho Springs

Total Kilometres: 177 (110 Miles)
High/Low Temp: 12 celcius (Central City) and 19 celcius (Denver, CO)
Total Riding Time: 10:00am MST – 3:00pm MST

we didn’t have a lot of luck with the weather today. kim and i left his place at around 10:30 this morning to do a 200 mile loop through the mountains. well, we got as far as 50 miles and then got pissed on from great heights. i had my all-weather gear on, but kim has none so we would have been wet and cold.

so, we popped back down the interstate 70 a ways and went for pizza for lunch at beau joes in oregon springs.

then ripped back on the interstate to red rocks. man what a cool concert venue. i remember watching U2’s Under a Blood Red Sky from Red Rocks in the early eighties. what an amazing show, so it was cool to go check out the venue. had i been here a week ago i could have seen a 2 1/2 hour show by the beastie boys.

Kim's Loft in Denver - Way cool!

Kim’s Loft in Denver – Way cool!

Kim sneaking over the beer vending booths - darn they are closed.

Kim sneaking over the beer vending booths – darn they are closed.

What an awesome venue for concerts. There are tons of athletes running stairs and doing training in the facility

What an awesome venue for concerts. There are tons of athletes running stairs and doing training in the facility

In the top left background you can see Denver off in the distance

In the top left background you can see Denver off in the distance

back to kim’s abode and a restful night. tomorrow i begin the trek back home to calgary. next stop, somewhere in Wyoming – hopefully.