Riding before and after Nationals in Steamboat Springs with an old friend- dope. Today we put in a manly 5hr ride on the Continental Divide Trail. To make it extra sweet we rode from the center of town, and climbed over Rabbit Ears pass which was over an hour of steady climbing. On pavement, before we touched a lick of dirt. Once to the top, around 10,000ft we hooked up with the trail and rode along the ridge for about 26 miles back to the Steamboat ski area where totally railed 3000ft of continuous descending back into town. It was so sick.
Jeff promised me we'd see moose up top. We didn't, and I was just slightly disappointed. But to be fair, the entire ride looked like a postcard, so that helped.
Its been a blast out here, especially getting to ride some real trails and not just race courses. It actually gave me a whole new perspective and more respect for riding on the west coast. (even though it is not and could never possibly be as sweet as home, it was nice)