Dave and Katie informed me that a cyclist had been hit on Evergreen Parkway the day before.  Dave pays attention to cycling injuries since he is a physician (more specifically a radiologist).  Katie was an elementary school teacher.  They have lived in Evergreen for eleven years now, but they both are originally from the west coast- she from  the east bay area of northern California and he from Oregon.   They met at Oregon State where they both attended college and he went to medical school at the University of Oregon (which is now Oregon Health Sciences). 

When I commented about his Tour of the Moon jersey, they told me that their son, who is a doctor in Grand Junction, had just climbed the impressive formation on the right of his jersey as you look at it, Independence Rock. 

As my wife and I had just been to Lake Tahoe, they recommended circumnavigating the lake on the road, but specifically with the organized rides on the weekends just before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.  (Her family had once owned one of the beautiful cabins just above the lake .) They also recommended the 33 mile ride around Crater Lake in Oregon.  They have also ridden an REI-led bicycling adventure on the Alps to Ocean Trail in New Zealand.

But their biggest recommendation was the Pedal for Possible ride sponsored by Craig Hospital this September 17th which starts and finishes at the Pearl Izumi facility at the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville.