Time to shift gears a little, and there’s no way we were going to pass up the chance to check out Boulder’s classic roads and dirt tracks, especially when accompanied by two local heroes! Today I was very fortunate to be joined by 2012 US National Champion Timmy Duggan and former Team HTC-Highroad strongman Craig Lewis. What a treat!
Starting downtown from Vecchio’s (which is quite possibly the coolest bike shop there is) a 60 mile loop lay ahead, taking in Super Flagstaff Road, Gross Dam, Gap Road and not to mention a few “Timmy Treats” along the way. Although there wasn’t one climb to really focus on don’t think that means it’s any easier, oh no. It seemed like the road spent a disproportionate amount of time pointing towards the sky and spending the day at an altitude that rivals the highest peaks in Europe was always going to be a ride to remember. Oh…...not to mention the gravel. Long live the dirt road!
Special thanks to Timmy and Craig for taking time out to show me around. I can honestly say that you live in one of the best places I’ve been fortunate to explore so far.
One day I’ll be back! Until then, I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I did…..
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