Today we decided to take the gondola up to the top of Vail Mountain to ride the cross country trail, Grand Traverse. The temperature at the bottom was in the 60's and at the top, at 11,200 ft it was 55. To warm up we did a downhill run down Big Mamba. Very long and many many turns and jumps. Then on to Grand Traverse. It was uphill from the top but most of the climb it felt very level but the lack of air made it seem much worse. Then we turned around to ride it back and found
After a nice grab and go breakfast at the hotel we took a morning ride downtown checking out the local vibe. This is the state Capital building downtown Santa Fe. This is one of the many churches downtown. After a replenishment trip to Costco Albuquerque, we set forth to Flagstaff. Since they do not recognize daylight savings, we gained an hour. Heading out for another exploration ride on our bikes. Caution when you buy snacks and take them to high elevation they may explode.
While Erin was hard at work I took care of the laundry and then headed to Costco to restock our supplies. The Residence Inn provides plenty of space for bikes and our supplies and a full kitchen. We did not get to see very much of Nashville but most things were not open with restaurants take out only. Headed to Little Rock tonight on our way to Bentonville for more mountain bike riding. #mtbblog #travelblog #bonvoy #residenceinn #costco #travel #blog