Day 4: Relax Lance!

Highway 9 was a rude/busy wakening but we did meet fellow cyclist Richard, from Maryland who joined us for a nice breakfast at Sunshine Cafe. Richard is younger and fitter than us but he was impressed with our peleton of old men.

We stopped at the REI in Silverthorne to buy some bear spray and a replacement stove for Brent and other sundries. We enjoyed the nice bike path from Silverthorne to Breckenridge alongside Dillon Resevoir except for the intense roadie who passed us going the opposite way. Another cyclist yelled “Relax Lance!” In reference to Lance Armstrong.

Not surprisingly Breckenridge has changed a lot since I last visited in 1986. It has a lot going for it and the crowds proved that. Breckenridge brewery was our lunch spot before the big climb up Boreas Pass. 11,482 ft at the top. This makes it the highest elevation for us so far.

We rode into an almost empty campground called Selkirk just over the pass. Fellow campers from London came for a visit and a generous gift of four beers.

Bike path near Silverthorne
Bike path near Breckenridge
View from the climb
We reached 11,000 ft for the first time this trip
Water tank for trains and people
Made it to the top!
Tunnel boring machine
I love pano photos

One Reply to “Day 4: Relax Lance!”

  1. Way to go guys! Serious Altitude, Looks like beautiful weather. Snow capped mountains, blue lakes, clean paths, interesting train artifacts. Very nice pictures. Thanks.

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