Fellow Leadman 2013 competitor, Andy Wooten, ventured up to my thin air compound to join me for a nice bike ride.
We got down to business with a 1,000 ft climb directly from my doorstep and then settled into some nice, remote dirt roads, descending to 8,800 ft and then climbing back up a Deliverance-esque climb to over 10,000 feet. Then we descended back to 8,500 ft, turned onto Peak to Peak Hwy and climbed to the turnoff to Golden Gate State Park where we climbed the bisecting road (Mountainbase Rd), which is closed to vehicular traffic. We soon found out why it's closed when we hit 4"-12" deep snow in rather long patches on the road, forcing us to hike-a-bike for a mile or two over the summit that then dumped us onto Gap Rd. where we remounted the bikes and made our way back to my little 250 sq ft shack.
Typical late March Colorado weather that ranged from 25-48 degrees, heavy snowfall, sunny, hot, freezing, winds, etc.
All in all a solid ride: 4:15, 41 miles, 6,210 ft climb. Good company and good times. Here's a very short video to show the conditions and day.
Rode the '87 Peugeot (Pudge) of whom I've become quite fond.