Alpine Lake on the Peak to Peak Hwy

Saturday I got out for a 80+ mile road ride to Rollinsville with recently relocated East Coaster, Drew to join me. Great ride from the house that included some neighborhood roads, the Clear Creek Bike Path, a climb up Coal Creek Canyon and a descent on Golden Gate Canyon Road that included a max speed of 53 mph!


While having a rejuvenating Mountain Dew at the Rollinsville Grocery I saw a cyclist appear to hit the front brakes to hard and flipped over his bars. I was one of the 1st to him and he was knocked out cold. I checked my cell phone and it had no coverage so I ran to the store and called 911. They were on scene in 10 minutes and by this time the rider was alert but clearly in pain a multitude of injuries. I know I can have a serious injury on the mountain bike but this is always a fear on the road and I don't take it lightly.


Looks like the Explorer may be down for the count so its most likely the Road Bike may see more riding time then the Mountain Bike this summer.



  the original big ring

June 21, 2011 at 7:45 AM

Since you're not riding your mtn bike any more and are shaving your legs, does that mean we have to bring down our road bikes to CO in October??

Like always, beauty photos!


  The Evil MGE!

June 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM

pfft...mtb will always be my glory hound. Getting what I can out of the Explorer and looking for a newer vehicle to replace it. Expect long days on dirt while your here even if I have to steal Guacamole's truck to get it done, otherwise we'll ride in cush in my family wagon.