Bend, Oregon – 3625 ft.
Aztec, New Mexico – 5686 ft.
Interesting that Bend is 2000 feet lower than Aztec, where I grew up, yet Aztec is a desert and Bend is similar to the mountains of Colorado.
Bend appears to be a mountain cycling mecca. They’re also very progressive when it comes to accommodating riding a bicycle on the road. Texans have a long long way to go.
Pre-ride of the crit course, road course and time trial course are complete. Glad we brought winter gear. Everyone we saw was in full leg covers, arm warmers and rugged up. 103 in Texas and 95% humidity (when we left)? No thanks…