After another night of drenching monsoonal showers - albeit a welcome break from century-degree temps and wildfires - the clouds parted on Sunday over the Boulder Flatirons, offering a ray of cheer to CHC riders.
An upbeat group of riders gathered at the Quality Inn: Henk Bouyhuizen, Chris Heg, Mark Thomas, Mary Gersema, Jimmy Williams, and Jeff Bauer. For all these, their first CHC.
A foray over Marshall Road on still-damp roads for coffee. Chris Heg, Mark Metcalfe, JLE, Jimmy Williams, Jeff Bauer. - Mark Thomas photo
Laurent Chambard pauses to consider the prospect of a 1200k out West.
Last Chance (and other 1200k's) veteran Vickie Tyer heads out to
Everyone heads off at 4am Monday morning, on what we hope is a scenic, rewarding High Country!