Monday, March 23, 2009
Pillsbury Doughboy on wheels
Stuff this guy in some lycra bike shorts and send him down some trails on a mountain bike and that's about how I felt this weekend. I'm so ridiculously out of shape it's not even funny. But I had a good time on some new trails south of Boulder. I think they've been open for a few months now but it was my first time on them and they were amazing. There are so few nice trails close to town, bikes are banned on almost all city open space so being able to ride these beautiful single track trails was a treat and only a 15-20 minute drive away.
It was hot too, sunny and in the 70's, crazy weather. We've had only a trace amount of snow for Feb. and March which is usually our snowiest month. Temps. in the 60's and 70's a lot of the time in the past few 2 months-it's a bit worrying actually. Do you see the peak to the far right in the photo? That's Long's Peak, the local 14er (mountain higher than 14,000 feet) and at this time of year it should be solid white. The way it looks in the photo is more like what it should look like in May or maybe even June, it hardly has any snow on it. Gonna be a scary fire season if we don't get some moisture and quick. (View from the Greenbelt Plateau trail).
View from the Flatirons Vista trail I think:
Also another view from Flatirons Vista, I think (or Springbrook):
Maybe this Doughgirl should sign up for a race or two this summer to provide some motivation for staying out of the new and improved coffee shop downstairs.
I had the dogs at another fun match this weekend too and I had an interesting practice session with Strummer yesterday and then there's Cody's eye surgery (he's fine) but I'll have to write about that later.