My phone charge cables broke in Breck, and as such had limited juice left for pictures and tracking. Which was sad because going up to and over Searle and Kokomo Pass was fantastic. The ride down was a bit sketchy…but not as bad as coming off of 10-Mile.
I passed this neat 11 foot waterfall, and as I did Chrissy, a CT racer caught up with me. I had a 3 mile and 1/2 hour head start on her…and she had done in 2 days what I had done in 6. Her first day had been 90 miles.
We rode together for a bit. She stopped for lunch while I kept going for Tennessee Pass. She caught up with me at the top. She (thankfully) goated me into doing the next two miles of trail. I stopped to shuffle my water from my secondary store to my camel-pack. I thanked her for letting me ride with her and wished her good luck on her Time Trial.
With rain and cold keeping over the area, highway 24 was not the zooming downhill I was expecting. I limped into leadville and fiqured I had done enough. There was no way for me to get to BV in time to see my brother in the AM, so I called my sister and she picked me up.