Today was a beautiful day for riding in Boulder so I headed out very early for some climbing. As always I start by heading up Left Hand Canyon. Even before 8 on a Friday you can see riders gathering. Most actually just ride the 7-10 miles from Boulder instead of driving.
See those mountains. Those are just warmups for todays ride. I climb 1000 feet and 5.25 miles to the Ward/Jamestown intersection. Both are interesting climbs but Ward is longer and higher.
If you look close you can see the snow further up. That is where I am going.
The climb to Ward is 24 miles and 380o feet of climbs from my house.