Riders finish or just begin Triple ByPass

From the Vail Daily:

Riders finish or just begin Triple ByPass

Chris Freud
Vail, CO Colorado
AVON — Just think, some people will be doing this all over again today.

The Triple Bypass Ride rolled into town Saturday afternoon as thousands of cyclists made their way from Evergreen to Avon, taking three 10,000-foot mountain passes (Squaw, Loveland and Vail) along the way, logging 120 miles in one day.

Yet for those who are more adventurous or gluttons for punishment, depending on one's perspective, the Double Triple Bypass leg of this event, in which some are going right back whence they came for a weekend of 240 miles and six 10,000-foot mountain passes, started at the crack of dawn today.

“I didn't have much interest in this race until they added the double part last year,” said Erik Simpson of Santa Fe, N.M. “I'm using this as training for the Leadville (100).”

On a side note, is it the Double Triple ByPass or simply the Six ByPass if one makes the round trip?

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