The day was raining and cool and we couldn’t leave until the hotel opened for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. There wasn’t any other services available until we reached rest stop #1 which was at Fruita Visitor’s Center, Capital Reef National Park. There they made homemade cinnamon rolls, pies and ice cream. This treat helped us make our climbing to an elevation of 9600 feet. Today’s ride ended with a long downhill run. These are fun and take very little effort. It is nice to see the mileage click off.
Boulder is a small town of 229 people. The evening arrangement for the team was at the Circle Cliffs Motel which consisted of 3 room house for everyone. Kye and I opted for a hotel resort room. One of the couples in a room close to us was on their honey moon.