Some plans for next summer are starting to settle in. Just got word that Italian in-laws (which we visited this year) will be coming out to Canada next summer, first for a week in BC for some outdoor fun, before all of us head out to Ontario to meet rest of family and get fattened up by Nonna.
I want to take a little side trip either on way into ON or way back to BC to satisfy my craving to ride up Mt Evans. The plan:
Day 1: Arrive Denver, head out to Boulder, rent a bike and ride out to Idaho Springs. Small day pack with civilian outfit will have to come along.
Day 2: Mt Evans
Day 3: Idaho Springs return to Boulder.
Boulder seems like a good place to start as there are several places that rent bikes.
1. Are there good routes from Boulder to Idaho Springs? Ie better than simply following the 119?
2. Are there easy routes back that would allow me to compress Day 2+3 into one day?
3. Any better starting place than Boulder for good routes? I will need to rent a bike somewhere, that's a constraint!
4. Conditions wise (snow up high) is there any difference to be expected between late June or mid-July?
For now I just want to get an idea of how many days this will take before the mrs starts buying tickets for all (free miles!). Details will be filled in later.
Cheers and thanks for the input!