2018 Trans America Challenge: Rest Day In Aspen

Today is a rest day in Aspen, Colorado.  Once again a time to get caught up on the many undone issues that have been set aside to take part in the 2018 Trans America Challenge.

On Sunday we got off to an early start from Santa Fe, as we normally run about 45 minutes to 1 hour in front of the rally cars.  The ride out of Santa Fe was spectacular as the sun was rising.

Sunday Morning Leaving Santa Fe

Later in the day the weather was just great.  We had a combination of views of the wide open plains as well as being up in the mountains.  America is a country of a million views!

Control Location Near Buena Vista, Colorado

On Monday morning we started the day by driving up the Pikes Peak road.  What great views!  I almost wore my camera out taking pictures.  The Pikes Peak road is spectacular.  And it makes you appreciate the skills and nerve that it takes to drive like Sebastien Loeb or Ari Vatanen did when they made their epic runs up this mountain road.

The Road Up Pikes Peak

Later that day we also went over the Independence Pass.  This pass is located at the Continental Divide.  There was an unmanned Passage Control at this location.

Went Over The Independence Pass On Our Way To Aspen

One of the favorite cars of the spectators is the 1933 Alvis Firefly.  This is a very sporty looking car.

1933 Alvis Firefly Is Popular With The Spectators

For more information of the 2018 Trans America Challenge go to the website of the Endurance Rally Association via the following link:


If you have any questions or comments about the Trans America Challenge or this post, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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1 Response to 2018 Trans America Challenge: Rest Day In Aspen

  1. Jay N-J says:

    OOh, I’ve ridden in that Alvis back in the mid 90s. The guy who restored it and owned it back then ran a business in Fort Collins restoring WW2 fighter aircraft. He would join up with our club and drive to various events, including the vintage races in Steamboat. I hitched a ride for about 20 miles one time. Really interesting to watch him use manual controls for spark advance and manual fuel pump.

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