Nice BTWD ride. I only did 68 miles round trip. 2:21 on the way in and 2:03 on the way home, but the route was throught the heart of Denver.Eiron said:As much as I enjoy being able to ride my bike to work, 170 commuting miles would be a bit much for me in a single day. My 85 miles is round trip: 2-1/2 hrs each way with 9 hrs for work in the middle. Okay, maybe just 8 hrs today, since it is BTWD.
The rest of the week will be hybrid commutes of 41 miles riding & the remainder driving. (In all, about 250 cycle commuting miles this week.)
I live in Broomfield and Work in the Inverness business park in South Denver. When you are at work, you are within a mile of my house. 287 is pretty boring. We tend to go up county roads 5 or 7 or Hoover (95th?) to get to Longmont. The 287 concrete is really noisy with the cars.Eiron said:nepbug, that's funny, 'cuz I do the same thing at the local BBQ joint (KT's). It's my reward to myself for riding my usual 41 mile RT at least 3x/wk. But, I've got a "free BBQ sandwich" card, so this week (250 miles) I think I'm going to eat there twice. :thumbsup:
Chain, nice ride yourself! 68 miles out & back thru Denver sounds like a bear. Several folks have told me there are quite a few nice paths in & around Denver, so a lot of the city can be avoided. I don't know if that's true or not since I never get that far south. My ride yesterday started in north Loveland (roughly 287 & 51st) & ended in Broomfield (287 & Hwy 36). I took some pics on my way in yesterday, but reviewing them I realized that 287 looks pretty much the same (boring!) for the entire ride. My hybrid ride starts in north Longmont at 287 & Hwy 66.