20121007 Winthrop Thanksgiving Part II – Angel’s Staircase
Sunday was the “big ride”, one of our favourites, the Angel’s Staircase.
Jacek claimed not to have ridden his bike for a year, yet still managed to beat almost everyone up the hill:
The larches were turning golden in the Alpine:
Lunch stop, and the beginning of the end of Andy’s ride. Turns out cheap Chinese carbon rims aren’t the bargain they appear, as they have a nasty habit of tearing holes in your tyres:
Cooney Lake, not frozen this time:
I am the champion!
View from the top of the ridge, after the hike-a-bike
Looking down at Kala making her way up:
Me riding up to the ridge crest at the top of the Angel’s Staircase:
It’s all downhill from here – the cars are down there, at the bottom of a 3000ft, 7 mile singletrack descent. There is no better way to end an epic ride!