All week I've been doubting if I could do this ride in Boulder. Although I've done the first 6ish miles of this ride last year, I kept doubting that I could do the rest. It looked like much climbing, the downhill looked great but that climb! Could I do it? I kept telling myself that once I passed Neva Rd I could turn at Nelson if it seemed to hard. If I was doing ok I would continue on to St Vrain Rd. I passed Neva and kept waiting for it to get difficult, and kept waiting and waiting....What? I'm at St. Vrain already? Where was the hard part?
I love the Boulder views.
If I had to pick hard parts I would say it was the first 6 miles as you slowly climb up. I altered this route some by starting in a different location and cutting back over to 65th/63rd instead of going all the way down 75th. I would say that the last part on 63rd was a little rough but not bad and certainly not to a point where I didn't think I could do it. Now here is a the elevation view from my ride.
Believe in yourself, you can do more then you think.