Ride the Rockies 2010 Day 0: A Ride With Governor Ritter

Today was the unofficial start to the 25th anniversary of Ride the Rockies. To celebrate the occasion I got to take part in the VIP ride through Colo Natl Monument with Gov Bill Ritter. Leave it to Mother Nature to keep things exciting in Colorado. We did the entire 50mile ride in the rain. It hasn't rained in Grand Junction in month. Crazy!

Being almost five months pregnant I went fairly slow up the big climb into the Monument. The Governor was also riding in the back so I got to enjoy a nice conversation with him up the climb. We just talked cycling, no politics. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tomorrow the weather forecast is for much of the same. The official ride starts tomorrow doing the same route as today. At least I know what to expect. Haha! I'm doing the ride with my dad and sister. Really looking forward to spending the week together.

I'm off to bed. Or maybe I'll read for a while. Until tomorrow....