It seems that I have been focusing on road rides for the last two months. Fun rides up into the Park and the tour I went on.
I decided for this Sunday to get the Night Train out and go for a little ride up the Rollins Pass road.
It was a beautiful morning except for a pretty stiff headwind coming out of the west, but, that is OK because I will get it rolling back to the truck. Yes, don't be cynical, it will still be blowing out of the west for the return!!
I like imagining the places where there are rock cuts the old trains chugging up through the cuts.
I rode up to just short of Yankee Doodle Lake and decided to turn around. I had been on the bike for about 3 hours of climbing and frankly was tired of the dust kicked up by the dirt bikers and 4WD'ers.
Despite my complaining, in my opinion, the Aspen are prettiest when they first start to turn and you have a mix of yellow and greens.
I tried to take one of Richard's artsy pictures of holding the bike and pretty scenery. Umm....fail. I am not the photographer that he is.
When I got back down to the main road I decided to ride that last mile up to the east portal of the Tunnel. An 85 year old piece of Civil Engineering that is still in use today!!
Everybody have a great week!!