On the way to Pagosa Springs

I just spoke with crew member George Metzler, and judging from the background sounds I heard, the entire crew is completely stoked from Rick making a good comeback and riding strongly into Durango, after such an uneven start to the day.

After an ~80 minute break at Durango, Rick is back on the road and headed to Pagosa Springs:

Durango, CO to Pagosa Springs, CO

There’s plenty of climbing in this segment.  And after that, the next segment features the big 3,500 foot climb up to Wolf Creek Pass and the continental divide.

Weather conditions in Durango are a pleasant 58F, with a stiff NW wind 15-20MPH.  Those winds will at least be favorable for part of this leg.  As Rick moves up to the higher elevations (Wolf Creek Pass el. 10,800 ft.), the temperatures will most likely be dropping into the 30F’s — and factoring in the wind chill on the back side, that’s going to be quite a swing in temperature from the 100F’s in the desert just the other day!

-Tom Rosenbauer
Eastern PA RBA

1 comment to On the way to Pagosa Springs

  • Bret (BCAAS)

    …crossed the deserts bare, man, I’ve breathed the mountain air, man… I hear Johnny Cash playing in the pictures of Rick’s trek. Great time bank.

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