I still need to gather all my thoughts and pictures about my adventures. All I know is that the mountains are quite nice. I am still a beach girl at heart and I might have second thoughts about a Rocky Mountain High in the winter months. Now that I am back at sea level and my skin feels hydrated again, I can say that I truly did benefit from my high altitude training camp. I realized that I am pretty darn good on the bike when it comes to climbing. Descending, not so good. I am a big weenie. I like going fast, but when the roads are unfamiliar, and the curves block the view of what is up ahead, it can get dicey. Slick roads from rain don't help either. I also realized that I might have to go get my vision checked. I can see ok, but in low light things are not very clear. This again was a point that was dicey for me going in and out of the sun and shade on a bike path that had lots of twists and turns. I felt I could not see well. It also does not help that my eyes were burning and I had tears running down my face many times on the way up or the way down a hill. I have had this happen in the past and it is really annoying because it renders me blind until I can pull over and take care of the situation. Many times, there was no convenient place to pull over.
Buddy and his pal Scott sunning on the banks of the Blue River after getting soaked while playing on the rocks.
Anyway, I am home and I had a great break from work and had some great adventures. I will get it all down soon.