Extreme Weather Changes, Fires And Biking
Yesterday I was riding in Denver in 80+ F weather with a sleeveless jersey and some gusty winds to about 50 mph. But, it was still a great ride.
On my return I saw the billowing smoke from the Jamestown Fire (reported 6 homes burned) and then the fire just a bit west of my home in Parker - 12,000 folks evacuated.
Today, I am in Estes Park where the high was 20 F. High in Denver about 28 F, I would guess. Driving through Rocky Mountain National Park the trees were all coated with ice from the thick fog. Glorious!!
Also saw literally 100's of elk throughout RMNP and Estes Park.
We retraced a portion of the route I took on the Ride the Rockies a few years back. My wife could not believe that I had actually ridden scores of miles up those steep roads on Trail Ridge Road and Left Hand Canyon through Ward.
What a change in one day - also puts the fires down.