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Old 06-29-09, 03:08 PM
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Signs of the Times

Ever paid any attention to all of the signs along a trail??

Today, I left early (6:15) headed down our trail, a bit of a dirt road, and 2 miles of country road, to Castlewood Canyon State Park, about 25 miles south. Along the way I took photos of some of the more (and perhaps less) interesting signs along the way, along with some of the scenery.

I had planned to add cute remarks to each of the signs, but I doubt I will have a chance to do that.

Anyway, for better or worse, here are some of the signs along the way. All photos were taken with my handy-dandy cell phone camera. I finished the ride with a 45 minute very refreshing swim.

This is the valley I rode up. The trail you see in the middle dead ends. I took the road visible to the left. It is a pretty good climb. Someday the trail will go through to here from my house 20 miles north. Right now it dead ends coming from my home about 2.5 miles north of here, which means I have about 17.5 miles of trail going south.



This is a park with a lot of hiking, rock climbing, and RATTLESNAKES!! There are the remains of a dam that washed out in the 1930's. killing some folks in Denver, downstream.



I go through 5 gates like this.



Adds an entirely new dimension to "Multi Use Path"




There must be a castle around here somewhere.








Doesn't look too promising, but that is where the trail STARTS - at the Dead End










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Old 06-29-09, 03:12 PM
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Unfortunately, I can only see your first photo.
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Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
Unfortunately, I can only see your first photo.
Same here. Lovely first photo, but then just a stack of black outline boxes with red "X" in them. Not sure what I'm doing wrong . . .

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Old 06-29-09, 03:26 PM
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The trail has ended, and right now I am on a very busy road (good shoulder) for .2 miles. The road you see to the right is that very unbusy road I will take to Castlewood Canyon State Park. Franktown was established in 1861, and has been the subject lately of much debate regarding incorporating.





I guess they thought Nora was riding today!!




Darn - it's Monday!!




1,500 acres of open space











Is there a message here?




I left my studded tires at home!



Friendly folks!!




Maybe they should read the leash law signs?


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Old 06-29-09, 03:27 PM
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There is a reason this trash can is bear proof!!




Err! This could be a challenge!!



This is a good incline - but looks flat!



And, there are nail heads sticking up. Makes for interesting riding.



There are ALWAYS rules!!



The trail goes on seemingly forever!



Do you suppose there is a "BICYCLER" road around somewhere?



If the ranch is working, I wonder what the employees are doing?




The yucca only bloom when we have a wet spring!!


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Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
I'm working on it. Give me a chance, guys!!
Good job Dnvr,

They're all showing up now!

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A'ha. Now I can see all of them. Yes signs can be amusing.

The last one in near priceless.
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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
Good job Dnvr,

They're all showing up now!

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I used a find and replace on MSWord to "set up" the images, and while doing that I dropped a 0. Took me forever to figure it out!!
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Sign Sign Everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, Don't do that, Can't you read the sign
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Love the shot of the horses behinds. In my experience there are more horses behinds than there are horses
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Great to see that "Some" parts of the US are recognising the Leisure side of the countryside. We are nowhere as big as the US but thanks to "Sustrans"-we have good local trails over most parts of the UK- and still more planned.

That has inspired me and I will get some pics of our local "Cuckoo Trail" this weekend. Won't be as exciting a ride as yours- but we do have the odd Bunny Rabbit and Cuckoo's can still be heard on the trail at the right time of year. The cuckoo trail was built on an old railway line- and the name of the railway comes from the bird that seem to inhabit this area. And the "Cuckoo Trail" was the first trail that Sustrans built in the UK.

Thanks for posting- and if it rains on Sunday- I will know who to blame.
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
Great to see that "Some" parts of the US are recognising the Leisure side of the countryside. We are nowhere as big as the US but thanks to "Sustrans"-we have good local trails over most parts of the UK- and still more planned.

That has inspired me and I will get some pics of our local "Cuckoo Trail" this weekend. Won't be as exciting a ride as yours- but we do have the odd Bunny Rabbit and Cuckoo's can still be heard on the trail at the right time of year. The cuckoo trail was built on an old railway line- and the name of the railway comes from the bird that seem to inhabit this area. And the "Cuckoo Trail" was the first trail that Sustrans built in the UK.

Thanks for posting- and if it rains on Sunday- I will know who to blame.
Around here, we have miles and miles of trails. I just showed you a sampling!!

Looking forward to your pictures. And, it won't rain on Sunday - guaranteed.
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Naturally, the sign that triggers my memory is the one relating to dog poop.

Some time ago I commented that French was such a beautiful language that "dog poop" would probably sound beautiful in French. Somebody posted a sign similar to yours in French. I think it said "Por descardes de canine". Sounds a lot nicer than "dog poop".
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Naturally, the sign that triggers my memory is the one relating to dog poop.

Some time ago I commented that French was such a beautiful language that "dog poop" would probably sound beautiful in French. Somebody posted a sign similar to yours in French. I think it said "Por descardes de canine". Sounds a lot nicer than "dog poop".
Retro Grouch and dog poop!

Yes, that makes sense.
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