Later on day 1 and through most of day 2, our riders were pounded and drenched by successive passing showers.
Greg Conderacci, riding with Andréa Matney, shared these photos west of Walden heading to Steamboat Springs Wednesday evening.
Rider encountered inch-per-hour deluges of rain, sleet over the Snowy Range summit, and hail that made road navigation tricky, as in these shots.
If there was any good news it's that the showers came and went, bracketed by outbreaks of sun.
The other good news is that Thursday and Friday have picture-postcard mild, sunny, and dry forecasts.
Let's hope so!