I generally try to do a daily 20-25 mile ride - in addition to using my bike for errands and the like. I have several routes along our well-maintained and generally little-used trails.
Additionally, in our semi-desert climate, water is precious. Our wells for over 100,000 people are dropping at the rate of an inch per day - or 30 feet per year. One of the pictures along my route will show you one attempt at moving to a renewable water resource.
A resting place on the trail. That is my newly refurbished and refitted 1999 Lemond BA. I can go about 100 miles without ever encountering a car.
I love these small blue flowers that line the trails.
Another rare cyclist:
This is a dam on our small Cherry Creek where the supposed red barn (really a pump station) pumps water several miles to a huge (but empty) reservoir just constructed to store ground water in the area, and, hopefully, some day, water from the Flaming Gorge 100's of miles away in Wyoming. This is the first time I have seen the dam operating - I served on a Community Board for our water district and got to tour this and other facilities.
Some other bicyclists discussing buying a tandem. The trail turns to gravel for one mile, then continues as cement on for many miles to Castlewood Canyon State Park.
I once asked what this building was used for - it has been sitting there for many years - and they told me it was where they keep the trolls for the bridges!!
One of our many bridges over the creek. Every once in a while I see a troll, so I guess they were right.