The Leadville ride deserves bragging rights. It's the highest bike path in the nation. Like Rocky Mountain National Park bragging about the highest paved road in the nation. The Leadville ride was uphill for the first five miles. I walked a lot of it.
I feel really healthy. Like an everyday Coloradan. Normal is not easy. I finally reached the high end of normal body mass index after 35 years of BMI's that are considered borderline obese. It took 17 months and lots of exercise. But since I am finally high end of NORMAL, I think I can do things I would never have considered. Tomorrow I'm going to try an uphill hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. With all the normal people. Can't wait!