Monday, July 11, 2011

A FANTASTIC Alpine Loop Bike Ride!

It was a beautiful day for riding the Alpine Loop.  The weather ended up being in the low-80's and just a few fluffy clouds that came out towards the end of the ride.  About 20 fellow cyclist came out to join me for the climb fest and it was a climb.  From the start to the summit and over to Cascade Springs and back, it ended up being about 4300 feet of climbing within 40 cycling miles.  It was a work out but the views all made it worth it~!  Here's some pictures I took along the way...
The view at the first hair pin turn about 2/3 of the way up.

About 1/4 mile before the Summit of the Alpine Loop.
The Summit with the elevation-- 8060 ft!
A pair of fellow cyclists almost to Summit; talk about sharing the road.  These are narrow!
The view of the road going towards Cascade Springs.
Having Lunch at the overlook point near Cascade Springs.
The AMAZING view while having lunch at the overlook point!


  1. Love the photos, don't you love it when your cycling buddies show up to share the pain. You all need red polka dot jerseys!

  2. Shelly,
    Thanks for you comment. Yeah, a great deal of them showed up but they turned around earlier than STUPID me. I should have followed their example. Live and learn, I guess! Might have to see about those jerseys, though.