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The cure for altitude sickness? A Windermere.


View of the Flat Tops.  Double-R, Steamboat Springs, CO.Backcountry Provisions, Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO.

Amped up and overly caffeinated, I hardly slept overnight, rolling out of bed around 8:00 AM. I immediately noticed symptoms of altitude sickness. Suffice it to say, I held off on food and coffee, drinking only water throughout the morning. I knew today would be a “lay low” type of day.
 
 
I sat outside for a while to enjoy the scene. The remaining snow atop the Flat Tops mountain range glistened under the bright blue skies and sunshine, and the Yampa Valley was lush and green.
 
 
Around noon, I headed outside to the truck, trailer and bike. It was surprisingly quick and easy to remove the tie-downs and walk the bike down the trailer ramp. I putzed around for a while in the garage, unpacking kit and placing the bags back on the bike. By this point, I was starting to feel up for moving around and getting something to eat. I also decided to give the GoPro HD Hero2 helmet camera out. Fiona fired right up, and I made my way down Ridge Road, Burgess Creek and US 40 through old town Steamboat. On the cruise back through town, I stopped at Backcountry Provisions for a “Windermere” sandwich, chips, and a slice of German sausage. Right away, I started feeling better. Backcountry has that effect on people.


The Day : Weather

Location State High (F) Low (F) Precipitation (in) Max Wind (mph)
Steamboat Springs CO 81° 38° 0.00 37


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The Day : GPS


Total Time 8:53:38
Moving Time 1:08:31
Distance 21.33 mi
Avg Speed 2.4 mph
Moving Speed 18.7 mph
Elevation Max 7,548 ft
Elevation Min 6,663 ft
Elevation Gain 1,956 ft
Elevation Loss 1,956 ft


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The Day : Tweets


Our for 1st ride. Going up to Rabbit Ears to picnic and walk. #ANW2012
May 22 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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Hold on. I am in my fave place, glorious day, listening to Van Halen, bike is outside, are you kidding me?!?!? Humbled, thankful. #ANW2012
May 22 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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Couldn’t sleep last night. Look what I found, Van Halen fans – liftoff on 5/19, St. Paul, Xcel – the trip’s anthem… http://t.co/zr9ibfsn
May 22 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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Couldn’t sleep last night. Look what I found, Van Halen fans – liftoff on 5/19, St. Paul, Xcel – the trip’s anthem… http://t.co/zr9ibfsn
May 22 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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The drive is always worth it. Good morning from 7,372 ft. An epic photo day, can’t wait to share it. #ANW2012 http://t.co/qSW6h0nf
May 22 via Camera+? on iOS Favorite Retweet Reply

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I just uploaded “Unchained” on Vimeo: http://t.co/zr9ibfsn
May 22 via Vimeo Favorite Retweet Reply

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Facebook peeps – I *think* the Twitter issue (i.e., duplicate posts) is resolved. #ANW2012
May 22 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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Back home in Steamboat. 1,055 miles today, I’m already 1/7th done. #ANW2012 #fb
May 22 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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http://t.co/K6ZkbCVt I’ve reached my overnight location, done riding for the day – http://t.co/IRqbnbxW via @tmac2272 #ANW2012
May 22 via SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Favorite Retweet Reply

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