Over the next few days, I'll be posting some of my better shots from this years Procycling Challenge. Had it not been for the Coors Classic back in the day, I doubt I'd even own a bike these days, let alone put in the miles I do.
Day one was in the home town, Colorado Springs. For all its faults, the Springs is a bike town and it showed it that day. The crowds weren't quite what they were for later stages, but as I rode the course through the day I ran into more bikes than I could count. The course itself was short and sweet - a quick charge up at the entrance to Garden of the Gods, a fast drop into Old Colorado City with a wicked 90 degree left hand turn, followed by a straight shot into town.
Tough to beat this backdrop on race day.