This is more of a long ride than a tour,
The route: LaPorte Colorado to Greeley Colorado, and then back to Windsor on the Poudre River Trail and a few county roads. A little less than 60 miles. Spend the night in Windsor at a friends house.
The bike: mid 80s Nishiki Riviera GT, Kenda knobbys on the 27" rims original drive train, mongrel handlebars. $250 or so on craigslist a month ago.
The Rider: A woefully out of shape 44 year old commuter looking for some adventure without sleeping on the ground. No bike shorts, no jersy, no shoes. I did bring a hat and some sun screen. Clothes and shave kit for two days, and a cooler for lunch and water. I wanted to see what I could do.
So on a nice overcast august Saturday morning I set out. The trail from LaPorte to Prospect road is very familiar to me and the reason why I wanted to see more of the river trail. Cruising the concrete path next to the river, in the trees, over bridges and through tunnels. Just a great time. And so the first 9 miles or so passed by in bliss.