June 8, 2014–Winter Park, CO.
By Lou Villarosa–As told to Jen Benepe
It was a total ascent of 10,500 feet, and in the last hour I was starving. And we gotta go out again tomorrow.
We started at around 7 AM this morning in Boulder, CO.
About a week ago, I had a bad cold, and had to take antibiotics. But my doctor gave me the go-ahead.
We rode for 9 hours and 75 miles.
We had wind, we had hail, we had lightening, and we had snow. You name it, we had it.
The only thing we didn’t have was a tornado.
Yes, in the middle of summer. It’s horrible.
I am 63 years old, and I normally live in Florida. Hah!
It’s called Ride the Rockies, and this is day one. It’s a 6-day event, and it’s 473 miles total.
A 69-year-old woman who has done this about 10 years in a row told my friend this was the hardest Ride the Rockies she has ever done.
Tomorrow it’s going to be cold in the morning, but I am dead on my ass.
The only picture I have is when we were waiting for the bus and I was hyper thermic. One woman was put in the emergency vehicle because she was blue.
Another report coming tomorrow, I gotta go eat.