Took the Nature Boy out to the Park today. I was scouting out locations for this winter ecology/tele-ski class. It also served as the first big ride on this bike since I signed up for the Dirty Kanza. I really don't know why I don't ride the All City more; it brings a smile to my face every time.
I took Devil's Gulch out to Fall River then climbed into the park. My first stop was up at Many Parks Curve. We've been up there already, but I wanted to see what the climb was like and how poor the snow has become. It's really not that tough of a climb; everything around here has such a mellow grade. Many Parks is far from the "top" of Trail Ridge Rd, but as I remember it from two years ago, it doesn't get any steeper.
|Looking over to Longs|
|Looking down @ Moraine Park, where I soon went through to get to Bear Lake|
|Hallet's Peak, just above my second destination|
Ah. Bitterness. I apologize.
There was a woman who stuck her head out while passing me who smiled and said "keep it up. you're amazing!". So not all those drivers sucked.
|The rangers jolted outta their seats when they saw me ride the 10' to the trailhead "Just getting a picture. No trail poaching fella's, no worries!"|
|One less car in a nearly full parking lot.|
|What would a Nepalese restaurant be without pics of Everest? 20,000' above today's highest point|
|I stopped the clock @ Nepal's before the 6miles back to school|