. . . when I ride by myself!!
I went north on the Cherry Creek trail today, on which I could literally ride 100 miles one way, but instead did a loop of the Cherry Creek Lake in Cherry Creek State park. (If I went south on the CC Trail, I would end up at about 20 miles in Castlewood Canyon State Park - a hiking and rock climbing venue).
It was a perfect day for riding - temp about lower 60's, wind was light and manageable, sun was shining, a few clouds floating around. I saw about 20 bicycles and 20 pedestrians over 3 hours. The ride was entirely on the CC Trail or on interior state parks roads the entire distance.
A great ride- stats:
Elevation gain - 0 - (I stopped at exactly the same elevation I started, amazingly)
Miles - more than usual
Length of ride - more hours than usual - about 3 hours
The first picture shows the marina and lake
In the second picture, you can see the Rockies about 30 miles east full of snow. They have had record snowfall, with over 40 feet of snow at Loveland Basin - while at the same time we have had record drought and fires.
The 3rd picture shows a brand new trailhead just opened this year.
Well, that's about it! Thanks for looking.