Maybe I should have slept in an altitude tent to acclimate before I started this adventure.
The thought spins through my mind as I shift my sleek rental bike into granny gear, chug past a yellow-bellied marmot and head into the clouds on my way up one of Colorado’s famous 14,000-foot mountains.
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If you go: Velo View Bike Tours offers bicycle tours in Colorado, the Carolinas and California. The Colorado Ski Tours trip costs $1,550 (discounts available) and includes four nights of lodging, meals, guides and sag support. Bike rental costs about $200. For more information go to www.veloviewbiketours.com.