Friday, September 25, 2009

Challenging New Permanents!

Soak in this serene moment - and one of the few flat ones! - on the first wave of a raft of new Permanent Brevets now ready for your delectation! The Clear Creek Path is a tranquil, nearly flat sojourn on the way to Loveland Pass, Squaw Pass, or the Central City Parkway:

The biggest obstacle I have encountered on this stretch is when beavers had gnawed down trees which fell across the pathway. The other segments of these permanents will not be so tranquil:
  • Coffee Cup Classic - 340k - "Classic out-and-back that climbs from Superior to Copper Mountain Ski Area--with many possible stops along the way for coffee and pastry. Ride ascends Loveland Pass (11,990') twice and a pre-dawn start is advised!" - Catherine Shenk, organizer
  • Squaw Pass Scramble - 200km - "A hill-climber's delight, with 7-mile climb on Omigod Road, and views of the continental divide! Louisville to Golden, Echo Lake Park and back via the Peak to Peak."- CS, organizer
  • Central City Cutoff - 201km - "A challenging climbfest via Lookout Mtn., Central City, and the Peak-to-Peak Hwy." - John Lee Ellis, organizer
  • Aspirations Attaining Aspen - 601km - "A route through central Colorado that ascends several mountain passes including Loveland Pass (twice), Fremont Pass, Independence Pass, and Vail Pass." - CS, organizer

Some of these are only available seasonally. If you're interested in riding, contact the organizer - see the Colorado Permanents page.


1 comment:

  1. Dear John,

    These are exciting developments indeed. Thanks to Catherine S. for putting them together for us.



    William M. deRosset
    RUSA 2401