Day 1, Mile 0-29

29 May - 29 miles (47 km) - 2000 ft (1500 m) altitude gain - Gregg gave me a ride to Sedalia to the beginning of Hiway 105 objective Colorado Springs. Beginning a ride at 5000+ ft {1524 m} with 4 months of no training is a recipe for a long day. After 2000 ft (1500 m) of climb from 5000 ft to 7200 ft I was completely done for the day and found a motel in Monument. Spent the afternoon whimpering around the room and fell asleep before 8pm.