Hi guys, I am getting back into cycling after a bit of a hiatus, and have been doing shorter (20-22 mile) rides from my house off 470 and Ken Caryl. The one I do is on the 470 path to the Bear Creek area golf course and back with ~1,400 feet of climbing. I want to build a base before the tougher climbs like High Grade/Deer Creek. If I go south/east on that 470 bike path, I guess I could add a few more miles, right? I'd rather not ride on crowded roads so bike paths and more deserted/wide roads are what I seek. So if I take that 470 bike path and go right, are there other routes besides just staying on that path? If I stay on that path, where does it end?
Once I build up a good base, I'll venture out on Meetups and other group rides where I can hang, and not slow people down while still riding at a decent pace. Thanks.