Cycling: So Colorado
This is a screenshot from the Alpine Visitor Center webcam on Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park. In the past there have usually been several people here admiring the view. Not so much this summer. Not sure why.
However, what caught my attention today was the bicycle. Remember, this overlook is at 11,796 feet. If the cyclist came up from Estes Park (elev. 7,522 ft) to the east, it was a trip of 23.9 miles and an elvation gain of 4,274 feet.
Of course, he or she may have come from Grand Lake (elev. 8,369 ft.) on the west side of the park. That’s a shorter trip of “only” 22.6 miles and a climb of “only” 3,427 feet.
Yeah. Cyclists do that in Colorado.