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Evergreen, Colorado
United States
Team Evergreen
75F / 24C
Total Time = 8h 34m 24s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Alarm went off at 4:10, gathered gear, ate some Cheerios and headed off.
Event warmup:

None. This ride is so long that warming up would seem a bit silly
  • 8h 34m 24s
  • 117.71 miles
  • 13.73 mile/hr

Great day at the Triple Bypass. Weather was brilliant this year. Other than one stretch, felt pretty good. A lot of folks kept passing me, but I saw most of them finishing after me, which makes me think they were riding really hard from rest stop to rest stop and spending a huge amount of time standing around recovering. Anyway, better than last year, so it was a success.
What would you do differently?:

Carried too much gear, but weather can change quickly and dramatically up there, so it was probably for the best.
Post race
Warm down:

Ate a burger and salad at the finish party and sat around watching riders come in. Then loaded up and caught the early (5p) bus back down to Evergreen.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Mountains in the way. These really need to go if this ride is going to get any faster.

Event comments:

This just has to be one of the most amazing, beautiful, and challenging ides in America. The scenery can't be beat, and the 10,310' of climbing makes this a serious ride to contend with. The volunteers were wonderful, and there was plenty to eat and drink, although the water at Juniper Pass and in Loveland tasted like dirt again, and mixed with Accelerade it creates a potent cocktail that should only be handled by a Hazmat team.

Last updated: 2007-01-01 12:00 AM
08:34:24 | 117.71 miles | 13.73 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: From Evergreen over Juniper Pass into Idaho Springs, then up to Georgetown, and along the highway up to Loveland Ski Area. Up over Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide, and back down to Keystone. Quick jaunt over the surprisingly challenging Squaw Pass and into Frisco and Copper Mountain. From there it climbs over Vail Pass and down into Vail, then on into Avon. 10,310' of climbing.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-07-14 9:47 PM

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Subject: Triple ByPass Ride

2007-07-15 3:49 PM
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Parker, CO
Subject: RE: Triple ByPass Ride
Way to go!!
2007-07-18 6:08 PM
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Kodiak, Alaska
Subject: RE: Triple ByPass Ride
you ROCK!

Awesome job! Over 10K' climb. YIKES!
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