Day 11 – Rangely to Glenwood Springs

Day 11 sees us move further into the Rocky Mountains. Our destination today is Glenwood Springs, a jump-off point for the many world famous ski resorts in the area.

The day was a fairly steady 116 miles with around 4500ft of climbing. The mornings riding was highlighted by our best wildlife(death?) sighting yet. A roadkill Coyote was found by the side of the road. It was about twice the size of an Alsation. I’d rather see this one dead than alive to be honest!

Road Runner is safe! - Wile Coyote is dead!!

Road Runner is safe! - Wile Coyote is dead!!

An early decent -scenery becoming more mountainous now.

An early decent -scenery becoming more mountainous now.

Cut out steel sculptures are veery popular here - particulary at the entrance to ranches.

Cut-out steel sculptures are very popular here - particularly at the entrance to ranches.

Our entry to Glenwood Springs was straight forward but we did see an interesting Gas station .
Also sells prophylactics and laxatives!!

Also sells prophylactics and laxatives!!

Upon reaching the motel at the end of each day we have a routine to follow for maximum efficiency.
First, park bike, have drink/snack, get room key, take bag to room, remove cycle shoes put on trainers/sandals, go back and wash bike and carry out any maintenance required to ensure bike is ready for the next day. Then, while bike is drying check ‘official’ PAC Tour map for updated progress (its nice to see the red line getting longer each day). Then finally check white board to see what options there are for dinner (which may be very limited in some small towns) and also what time breakfast is the following morning. Finally go have a shower, eat, update blogs etc, go to bed.
PAC tour map - the red line is getting longer.

PAC tour map - the red line is getting longer.

Whiteboard with instructions / notes on.

Whiteboard with instructions / notes on.

Stats for the day:-
Miles: 127 (the route sheet was out by a few miles due to an error on Google Maps)
Climbing: 4500ft
Temps; Cool in the morning, topped out in mid 80’s
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