Ride the Rockies Friday Update #2


Dscn0698_1Dscn0694_1 Team Garmin checked in with us at the beginning of the final leg of Ride the Rockies ’06.  Day Five was a long (50+ miles) 1-2 percent grade climb, so lots of riders were forming pace lines, which can be an efficient way to travel — but can also be potentially dangerous.  Team Garmin rider Kris was the first to happen upon a pace line wreck, in which a woman seriously injured her face.  Thankfully, Kris was well-versed in first aid and helped out until the paramedics arrived.  We’re told the injured rider is recovering well.

Team Garmin also informs us that they’re dodging brushfires and pop-up thunderstorms along the way, but the scenery is amazing and the ride exhilarating.  The team says their "five points" are smarting a little bit however.  We weren’t aware of this phenomenon, but the "five points" are the five places that the human body connects to the bicycle… hands, feet, and er, backside.  All remaining team members say their legs are still strong, though.  We also understand that a few heads may be pounding too, after an extended evening at the Victoria Bar (it’s unclear whether Mr. Potato Head attended those festivities).Dscn0684Dscn0705 

Today’s highlight (other than the finish line) will be crossing the scenic Royal Gorge Bridge.  Stay tuned for photos of that and the team’s triumphant finish.

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