Next time you're ascending I-70 west towards the Eisenhower Tunnel, or are descending towards the east, this time don't blast by historic Silver Plume, but pull over and check out the nearby authentic and unremodeled downtown. If you have a weakness for great bread, and I know you do, pick up a loaf or two at the Sopp and Truscott Bakery. Can also have a deli lunch there and pick up other baked goodies.
Main Street, Silver Plume...
Here are some images of the Sopp and Truscott Bakery. It's across the dirt main street from where our bikes are parked above.
Last, if interested in what it looks like to ride nearby and snow laden Loveland Pass... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MMyKrXWtfs