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Uphill and Against the Wind - TransAm E-W
By Dave T

Day 48: Fairplay to Breckenridge - Rocky Mountain High

Thursday July 3, 1986, 24 miles (39 km) - Total so far: 2,438 miles (3,924 km)

Hoosier Pass 11,542 feet

Continental Divide

The morning was pretty cold, about 40 degrees when I awoke. Fred and Gene were up so we rolled out together. The route wound around the mountains until a 4 mile uphill to Hoosier Pass. Climbing was easy and I dropped Fred and Gene shortly into the 4 mile push to the pass. Gene was having trouble with the altitude and Fred was riding slower than I can physically ride so I rode the last bit by myself.

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This is the way to the top of Hoosier Pass

I was the first to arrive on top at Hoosier, followed by Fred then Gene. What a feeling to be standing at the pass knowing we got here under our own power. Fred took the first picture of me at the sign . Thumbs up!. We took each others pictures until the rest of the group arrived. Looking out over the vast country gave me a victorious feeling of accomplishment

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Fred Berns Celebrates...

Fred, I was as surprised as you were when you arrived first. ha ha ha

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Fred took this picture of me. Thumbs up Fred!

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Gene at the top

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Clay and Diane reaching for the top

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Gene didn't have a camera so I took a few pictures for him.

Clay somehow lugged 2 bottles of chilled Champagne with him up the mountain to celebrate the accomplishment of climbing to 11,542 feet. Everyone was surprised when Clay pulled out the 2 bottles and started popping corks. Everyone had some Champagne, and that put us in a very festive mood. We really enjoyed our time at the pass savoring the moment.

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Ahhh, the Champagne Toast!

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The gang all together. Diane, Clay, Sheryl, Rich, Gene, Fred, Big Dave.

This photo was emailed to me from Clay a couple days ago.

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I had about 20 pictures taken of me here at the pass.

hey, checkout what gear my bike is still in.

We all departed for the final 11 mile downhill into Breckenridge. We arrived at the Fireside Inn shortly before noon. I spent most of the day wandering around town and checking things out. This is a pretty neat town, and a few people are here for the 4th of July. There is an art fair also going on in town over the next couple of days.

Clay knew of a good Mexican place, The Gold Pan, convinced me to go with him and Diane. I've never really had Mexican until this trip other than dad's tacos at home. I'm really starting to like some of the different Mexican foods.

What a great day today.

[Author's Note:] - This is one of my favorite days of this journey. I really enjoyed the climb up Hoosier and the feeling it gave me standing at the top.


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