Matt Babb Reports: Estes Park, Co, roads I biked during the US Pro challenge and video footage of flood damage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W0d3j4zmnyY

1st 5 min shows front range and at the 5 min mark a once gorgeous road, Rt. 34 up to Estes Park at the base of the Rocky Mnt Nat’l Park. I cycled this road twice and also summitted from Estes to the top of the Rocky Mnt Nat’l Park (12k elevation).

Deeper into the video is a separate but even more beautiful canyon road where I won a 10.4 mi descending KOM. This segment later in during the same day was part of the US Pro Challenge stage #6 Ft. Collins finish. This is also where a week after my KOM ride my friend Dean and I spent the day fly fishing.

These roads are beautiful for cycling and driving and have sustained catastrophic damage but now it’s questionable if they can even be re-built.

Not included in the video link are the perfect black ribbon roads to the summit, 12k+ and across multiple peaks of the Rocky Mnt Nat’l Park. These road are no long even accessible from the Front Range as there’s no way of getting to Estes Park.

I’m attaching some photos from one of my rides:
https://share.htc.com/FryoWVpF8

Matthew Babb

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