got into buena vista saturday afternoon and eventually found keith and leslie. i had met them 2 years ago when christine and i did TRR. we got registered and then made it to the bbq where i managed to remember some folks from 2008. had a good laugh at the super8 when we realized the 3 of us were sharing a room, and not ONE of us brought underwear ! hehe! the first of many amusing moments i would have with these two!
and we're off ! no pressure, no expectations! buena vista to railroad bridge. they lengthened it from 2008 - took out a nasty road section and added some sweet single track instead. total mileage was 20.6 miles/33.1 km and total elevation gain was 3029 feet. temp was a little steamy, but manageable.
not sure if you can see it, but the first of many glimpses of leslie's ass i would encounter over the next 6 days. this one's is by the 'ass-crack rock'.
another shot of leslie goofing around !
finished the route in 4:32 and rewarded ourselves with a soak in the creek - felt amazing ! super duper first day and wasn't really bothered by the altitude - we were up above 8000 the whole time. had a blast ! leslie put no pressure on me and we just went out and had fun !