Sometimes bridges connect roads and trails. Sometimes they connect neighbors and lives, in this case the Lancaster bridge in Idaho Springs connects a trail, to a life, to a past, to an era, to a lifestyle to all things cycling in Colorado.
Scott Lancaster, it seems, lived the life of a legend. His death is in ways legendary, and the way he led his short life was epic. He died at the age of 18 on January 14th, 1991 in Idaho Springs. He was killed by a mountain lion on a training run. He was the first known person to ever be killed by a mountain lion in Colorado. The story made national news but was over-shadowed by the start of Operation Desert Storm on January 17th—the same day Scotts body was finally found. Read more