Doug and I rode the entire route on day four, all 84 miles and over 5k vertical feet of climbing. The day of rest proved benificial. Doug powered over the hills like they were pieces of cake. Speaking of cake there were cake pops at the second aid station! The day was long. The wind was fierce. The sun shined bright. And we completed the ride safely!

Before the last aid station

Before the last aid station

Nearing the descent

Nearing the descent

Still climbing

Still climbing

Part of the climb

Part of the climb

Nearing the third aid station

Nearing the third aid station

Approaching Finger Rock

Approaching Finger Rock

Past aid station one, Davis Phinney team riders tandem and Doug

Past aid station one, Davis Phinney team riders tandem and Doug

Doug and Nancy who also has Parkinson's show "Victory Arms"

Doug and Nancy who also has Parkinson’s show “Victory Arms”

Cruising along.

Cruising along.

Rolling hills outside of Steamboat.

Rolling hills outside of Steamboat.

Headed out of Steamboat in the morning.

Headed out of Steamboat in the morning.