Sunday, June 12, 2011

Denver-to-Aspen: Preliminary Images

Congratulations to all of this year's Denver-to-Aspen Finishers!

Participants encountered beautiful weather conditions with some pesky southwesterly headwinds through the South Park Valley.....

Here are the top 5 finishers (3 men and 2 women):
1. Mark Lowe 10h 4min
2. Andrea Koenig 11h 39min
3. Steve Rudolph 12h 5min
4. Diane Benoit 12h 17min
5. Michael Henderson 12h 49min

A complete list of results will be posted on the RMCC website in the days to come!

If any of this year's participants have photos or stories that they would like posted on the blog, please let me know! We would love to hear about your experiences! (

A welcome site to all the riders who made it to the turn for Independence Pass Road...

The snow-capped mountains presented riders with stunning scenery!

The Twin Lakes P.D. patrolling for speeding cyclists...

The uphill rollers are relentless as riders approach Independence Pass from Twin Lakes.

Approaching the top of Independence Pass...

Large snow drifts ordain the sides of the road at the top of the pass.
The roads were fortunately dry!

Riders try to catch their breath at 12,000 feet!

Hammering the Aspen side of Independence Pass, Mark attempts to crack the 10:00 barrier.
Conditions were noticeably warmer and greener on the Aspen side of the pass!

A welcome site for sore eyes (and weary legs)!

Standing by his trusty steed, Mark ponders what could have been for the second year in a row...
(4 minutes!?!)

Andrea rolls into Woody Creek, relieved to be done!

Steve is all smiles after a hard day's work!

Diane had a magnificent ride after a harrowing experience with the rear-view mirror
of a passing vehicle along Hwy 285

Charlie arrives at Woody Creek after a long day of supporting Denver-to-Aspen participants.
Thanks again for directing the ride!