Another shorter day. Biked 55 km, but most of them on downhill roads.
Started the day by finishing segment 11. Awesome segment, lots of easy roller coaster style single-track in low altitude (3000-3200 m) forests and grasslands. Biked around the Twin Lakes area and at the foothills of Colorado’s highest Peak – Mt Elbert.
Then I had to take a detour – not that I’m complaining, sitting in my hotel bed after a delicious dinner. It’s been on-and-off raining for the whole day – not that I care, sitting in my hotel bed warm and dry.
Stopped for the night in Buena Vista. Ate lunch – yet another burger – the traditional American dish. Took a shower, then washed my clothes. Bought a ton of resupplies – last store for the next 5 days.
Met 3 other guys riding the Colorado Trail. I think they were the ones that overtook me 2 days ago, while I camped earlier. Don’t know how I ended up in front of them. They were stopping here just to resupply. They said they’re planning on doing 30 miles per day, so I hope to overtake them back tomorrow or the day after.
Ate dinner at a pretty nice restaurant. Had a very nice beer – the Fishwater Double IPA from Telluride Brewing. The restaurant will have open mike karaoke the following night, but I won’t be here – there goes my chance for celebrity. Watched a movie. Good day.