Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Southwest Desert
Bikes: 2013 Giant Escape 2
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19th Anniversary of my Fave Ride Ever
Especially for those of us that are older, do you have one ride in particular that stands out as a favorite? For me it was 19 years ago today, I rode from Lakewood, Colorado to Idaho Springs. I started at (approximately) the intersection of US6 and Wadsworth, and rode west to the beginning of Mt. Vernon Canyon, rode up the old US40 route, then onto I70 at the top where the buffalo are. Then I got off the freeway and back on to old US40 then up Floyd Hill, then the steep drop into Clear Creek Canyon and up the service roads to Idaho Springs, up to where the big fake waterfall is. The ride was only about 35 miles, but climbed up two steepies. It is rich with memories. For some reason the feelings, sounds, and sensations of that trip still fill me with great memories. It was on a 1985 Trek 520 Triple.
How did 19 years pass so quickly??!?