Friday, March 6, 2015

My Day of Days

In the late winter/early spring it always comes down to this:

If you want to have fun on this
 You have to drive away from this
and this
To find this
Today was a day to take off from work and just be selfish and do an activity for me! Bikes were calling my name so I loaded up LHT and headed down to Ft. Collins to ride the Horsetooth-Loveland loop.
Pretty nice day with very little wind and about 46 degrees when I started.
Teesie, not sure what these birds were out there on the ice.......but there were a butt-load of them.
The geologic feature that gives this area it's distinction is the Hogback. It gives us some striking red sandstone rock ridges to climb up and over a few times!!
As I roll back towards Loveland on a road that I have ridden many times I notice the other distinct geologic feature from far away. I guess I have never paid attention to the Devil's Backbone from this approach out of the north. Ride the same roads but it always seems to be something different to look at.
Richard these boys are for you!!! They are enjoying the first sun that we have seen for about five days!!
Here is the traditional view of Devil's Backbone as you get down towards Loveland.
The ride back to Ft. Collins is on a kind-of busy road so no more pictures. I had to be a real cyclist and pay attention to what was going on!!!
Of course it is pretty hard to drive back through Loveland on the way back up the hill without a stop at my favorite brewery for a little Birthday Growler for ME!!!

Great way to spend the day, Thanks for reading along!!