Climbing to the top of the climb on US 285 coming into El Dorado, I guess Andy asked Pat "is this epic shit?". I think for a first timer on his first long ride, doing it on no altitude training at 7k feet, yep, it qualifies.
Nice day, if a bit cold and windy. But it is, after all, spring in Northern NM. At least it didn't snow.
|Patrick, Pat, and Andy (left to right) suiting up for the start|
|Obligatory pictures at Galisteo rest stop|
|More obligatory pics at Galisteo|
l. to r. Pat, Patrick, Yours Truly, and Andy
|Vintaage UK bike at Galisteo|
Note the half step plus granny gearing!
|The "Mad Dog" finds a road named in his honor on the climb to El Dorado|
|Coulda used a few more porta potties at Galisteo!|