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.

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

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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.

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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”

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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.

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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.

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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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