So I took the off day yesterday, I did an 80 mile/6 hr roundtrip ride up AC to Cloud Burst Summit (super cross and head winds). Usually it’s all business, nose to ground and grinding away and stopping only for water. I do see a lot of neat things but on this particular training ride, I encountered a large Bob Cat. I’ve seen smaller ones but they usually run away and disappear fast. I rolled up to him just past Clear Creek and stopped as he did not look intimidated at all. He was 20 feet away. He had big paws and was the size of a medium sized dog. He then walked across the road and sat down next to the guard rail clearly undisturbed by my presence (crappy cell phone photo). I stayed there for about 5 minutes as we just stared at each other and I enjoyed the moment. A really neat experience but I wondered if he was sizing me up for lunch.