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Old 07-27-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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I Think I Love This Place - Salida-Poncha Springs

I made it back home to Kansas too early, and could only handle a little over a week of the 100+ temps. I decided to head to the Colorado mountains to cool off, and my neighbor told me about the Trinidad area. Stayed there one night then went on west to Del Norte. Spent a couple of days there, in the national forest.

But in the woods there was no cell phone reception, so Sunday I hit the road exploring and found Poncha Springs and Salida. Great place. Highs have been around 80 in the afternoon, but there have been afternoon showers every day that cool it down into the 70s. At night, in the hi 50s. Beautiful weather!

It's a big place for cycling (bicycles), so I've been riding a lot since I got here. I almost made it to the top of Poncha Pass yesterday, 9010 feet elevation, up from Poncha Springs, elevation about 7500.

I might lose my fat a$$ this summer yet! I just paid for a month stay at the RV park west of Poncha Springs, so I'll be here a while.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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snip......It's a big place for cycling (bicycles), so I've been riding a lot since I got here. I almost made it to the top of Poncha Pass yesterday, 9010 feet elevation, up from Poncha Springs, elevation about 7500......snip
Bill,

Wow, I'm impressed, I know how those elevations can play on a person bicycling....., been there, sorta done it!

I take my Mongoose Pro Switchback SX hybrid with me camping all the time, and last week camping my speedo clocked just under a 100 miles in the saddle. Even at home I try in put in at least 10 miles a day, weather permitting.

The bicycling lets me throw back a couple of more beers around the campfire without feeling guilty

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