Friday, August 7, 2009
Headwest 2009 Day 9
Estes Park, Colorado to Dillon, Colorado today. We left Estes Park this morning after a wonderful breakfast. We then went up through the Rocky Mountain National Park and after Mable's bout with altitude sickness, we were on our way. The scener was incredible but the roads were a bit challenging. You definitely couldn't take your eyes off the road for a second. We stopped at the visitor's center and walked up to 12,300 feet. It was just a tad hard to breath, but we made it.
The bikes are having a litle bit of difficulty in this thin air since they're not set up for it. Mine cut out a couple of times during heavy throttle and Dave couldn't get more than 45 mph out of his at one point. I'm sure that once we get out of the mountains they will be fine.
We got into Dillon this evening and most of the group went to a BBQ cookoff and then everybody is doing laundry. Tomorrow it is off for Denver to stay the night out by the airport so we can see the girls off early Sunday morning. What an incredible trip!
Here is msot of the track from today with some intemittent gaps.