Mom & Daughter take on Vintage Bike race from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs

From the Daily Camera

Mother Dana Patten and daughter Molly Patten will ride the L'Eroica Junction to Glenwood Vintage Bicycle Race, a tribute to the cyclists of the early 1900s who rode 102 miles from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs on single speed bikes.

The race, founded three years ago by Grand Junction's Chris Brown, combines the early 1900 training ride with Italian retro bike race, the L'Eroica.
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Wearing their wool jerseys and knickers out alone on the 90 miles of pavement and 12 miles of dirt road, he said, cyclists spend a lot of time thinking about those who came before them in the sport.

"You really think about you're doing," he said. "Breathing the same air, walking the same steps and following the same trail, and for a few minutes you get to live like your great grandfather. There aren't a lot of opportunities to do that."

The Patten ladies will be riding a modern tandem bike but plan to wear

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