Folks got off to a great start from Saratoga today, with generally 1:30 am to 4:20 starts, and a tranquil rolling jaunt to Walden, where the lows hit 41º.
Many thanks to Jim Kraychy - doing triple duty as dropbag courier, course monitor, and Walden Transit chef-de-control - for heading out from Saratoga in the pre-dawn hours, with a complement of dropbags for Steamboat, and meanwhile meeting riders in Walden for a frosty dawn and a breakfast treat.
Here's the view from the Rabbit Ears Pass descent to Steamboat Springs:
At this hour, looks like riders are still doing well. There is a recommended construction detour from Oak Creek into Steamboat, which seems to be working out, and which riders can reprise in reverse after leaving Steamboat Springs.
Thanks to our great volunteers, and kudos to riders to doing so well in these conditions so far!