Four riders have now finished, continuing from Walden yesterday afternoon and evening.
After a very nice day both in the mountains and here on the Front Range, heavy thunderstorms returned here in the evening, leading to flood advisories in Denver and Boulder.
Kurt Searvogel tangled with hail and thunderstorms on the Plains - between Fort Collins and Loveland - and had to hole up in a firehouse in Loveland.
Vincent Muoneke, heading out later, describes a mild summer evening under a full moon - hardly needing his headlight descending Poudre Canyon - with the occasional deer for company.
Most everyone else headed out from Walden between 2:30am and 4am this morning in what looks to be a splendid, sunny day! We expect most riders to finish in the course of the afternoon.