Day 3, Mile 59 to 114

31 May - 56 miles (88 km) - Colorado Springs to Pueblo - altitude loss 1785 ft (540 m) can almost breathe - long day in the sun. Beautiful bike trails in Colorado Springs downgraded to gravel for the Fountain Regional Trail which eventually got too dicey for a loaded touring bike.

Note to self "double check Google recommended bicycle routes" In Colorado when they say Old Pueblo Road they aren't kidding! 30 miles of hard pack dirt road, but no cars. Kept looking up expecting buzzards circling over head. Yeah, riding on dirt roads is slower than asphalt,

End of the trip, 93 F (34 C), 14 miles uphill in the wrong direction to the KOA campground, Econolodge for tonight. Camping coming soon.

 

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