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On The Road Again!

Day #6 June 15, 2011

Back in the saddle – Front Range, Leadville, Vail and the Springs

Jamie and I awoke and were ready to get back on the road. We said our goodbye’s to our very gracious host and headed down the road. We went down 74 through Kittredge into Morrison for breakfast. We enjoyed a great breakfast. We talked about our day’s journey and just enjoyed being back on the bike. CO 74 is a nice little twisty section of road.

We jumped on 285 and rode down the front range, going through the towns of Bailey, Connifer and Jefferson on the way to Fairplay. I had never been on this stretch of road. It is very scenic with the snow capped mountains on the horizon. We rode along the valleys. It was a nice ride. Plenty of room to pass cars and the road was in great shape. We saw a bunch of bikes out on this stretch of road.

Leadville was our destination of choice. It is such a cool place and any town that resides at 10,000+ feet has to be cool. We took CO 24 up to Leadville. The roads were nice and scenic and we enjoyed a hour sightseeing and enjoying a beverage. Leadville is a beautiful little town. We enjoyed a beverage at the Golden Burro Café.