What a great start to the Memorial weekend! 55 strong showed up on this coolish, partly sunny day to get out and spread that positive energy and your passion for riding...kudos to all!
Crazy photos can be found here: https://picasaweb.google.com/home
Please check out the ride details here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/88620514
Note: Garmin once again added my ride home...sorry...I'm Garmin challenged!
We rolled in several waves through Cherry Creek Res, out Bronco’s Parkway, and then turned east across Parker to head up toward Inspiration point. Jeffrey dropped a chain part way up an finished the ride with well lubed fingers. He is claiming their still getting his new derailleur adjusted but others suggest he just hasn’t figured out how to shift that fancy new SHRAM Red groupo! http://www.sram.com/sram/road/category/18 We only had 1 flat (amazing with such a large group), a few chains came off their track but overall no issues.
Either way, there were gorgeous views of snow covered Pikes Peak in the distance as we climbed up through the rolling hills. We bombed down Inspiration (that's why we climb), reconnecting our spread-out bunch at the usual “snacks and bathroom” stop. The group returned down Jordon road, then broke up in the state park with some heading back to the shop while others did an “extra” lap around the reservoir. All in all the group covered 35-43 miles.