Great day exploring in and around Salida. Today I did a 28 mile ride to get a feel for the altitude. The two things I noticed were a higher heart rate and a little tougher breathing. The ride was around Salida and then a few miles up Ponca Pass. I reached an altitude of 8200 ft.
The other part of the day I walked around town and set up a white water trip for tomorrow down the Royal Gorge.
I finished the day out with a trip to Elevation Beer which had some great beer on tap.