For the past couple of years, we have been slowly adding more miles to our biking during the warmer months in preparation for this monstrous ride. The Triple Bypass is nothing to sneer at and takes a great deal of time to train for. I would say that this ride exceeded all of our expectations and gave us the confidence to climb and ride long. This truly was the most epic ride Mike and I have ever done. It was not only the farthest but the most climbing we have done in one day. We had 3 climbs…Juniper Pass, Loveland Pass and Vail Pass with plenty of other shorter but not insignificant climbing along the way. We even enjoyed a local bag piper on Juniper Pass and at the top of Loveland Pass. We played it smart and took it easy up Juniper Pass. I pushed both of the other climbs. I was able to speed through the Loveland pass in 30 min (3.6 miles), and the Vail Pass in 24 min (4 miles). Other than a few pushes, we rode together the entire day. We stopped at every aid station and took advantage of the great food that was provided as well as refilled our water bottles with water and electrolytes. I even had them adjust my derailer at one of the stops because the gears kept skipping. We couldn't have been luckier with the weather. It was warm and blue skies the entire day. I felt really strong on all the climbs and most of the ride and just when I was ready to be done, Mike pulled us both the last 10 miles. We rode hard from Vail to Avon. I would like to think this was a one and done but I'm sure we will be back to attempt this ride again!