Canon City, Co – day 50

We waited till 6:30 to have breakfast at the Arkansas Point Campground outside Pueblo, and was pedaling by 7:30. Hardly a wind was blowing and the Rockies were ahead of us. In the picture below is Pikes Peak above the heads of the group.

This was the sun rise at 6:00 this morning.


And we pointed our bikes west on State Route 9620130623-140448.jpg
Then at Wetmore we finally turned off SR 96 for the first time in 330 miles.

Saw wonderful vistas and knowing we are leaving the plains behind us we climb and descend into Florence. A beautiful town with a coffee shop, and the first Carl’s Jr on the trip. We had a breakfast sandwich at 10:30, and the best quad shot latte at the “Poor House”


The down hill into Florence was almost 8 miles long with a tail wind. A gorgeous ride starting out the break from the Plains.
After food and coffee we had only a 10 mile ride along a nice segment to Canon City where we are at the Super 8.

Only about 44 miles, but I’m enjoying the shower and A/C.
This trip is over half over, and the best part is quickly approaching. In a few days my cousin, Marilyn, with husband Mike will be following our path to Fairplay on Tuesday and bringing us cold drinks on a long day heading towards Breckinridge. Then 18 family members will be gathering for the weekend. I’ll miss a lot of it but will spend 1 1/2 days there. I am hoping the nephew Jonathan and Megan join us on Tuesday climbing the hill.

More later.


Here is a picture of this family from Cincinnati. They are in our motel today too. Their names are Emily Donna, Glenn & Joanna. Their blog


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