Originally Posted by MT Skull
Nice Job Don, and nice pics!
I'll be happy if I can get 3 more LL Pass rides in without getting rained/snowed on before Loveland opens for the season, but at this point I'm kind of hoping the above average precip doesn't get shut off just in time for Fall/Winter...
Nixed the bike ride Sunday for a hike and some beacon practice at Geneva Basin, book-ended by showers of course. Squeezed in a Mtn bike ride yesterday morning between sprinkles, but overall, a pretty crappy weekend for me and the bike.
^ Great balance of outdoor activities MT Skull (and good on ya for the beacon practice). I'm hesitant to go back up LovePass as I'm fearful I'll somehow disturb what appears to be a great build towards early and sustained snowfall (that butterfly effect
. We'll continue to cycle front range year round as long as dry, but will begin to hike AB, Love and Copper excitedly watching the transition as we steal the legs for skis. Look forward to seeing you on the hill.
Originally Posted by Finndog @DonDenver
love the picture of the golden. That's priceless. Great ride. Good job.
BTW- Did you know I finally bought a road bike? Lovin' it. Hope to ride with you one day.
Outstanding Ron! We did miss cycling with you this season up about the boat - there are so many great road miles with views that balance out those super mtb trails you enjoy.
Betsy and I still recall you meeting us for a late afternoon beverage somewhere along the Yampa. You coming off the mtn bike - trail ridden hard, weather dusted, salted, knee scraped - like you just bested Ned Overend up the pass to see who had the greatest lungs. I can just imaging your efforts on a road bike
I'd like to also add to this thread a couple of pictures representing the most memorable moment of my 2014 cycling season.
My oldest Grandson (turning 4 this coming Friday) entered the Strider Championship Series competition held before the ProCyclingChallenge stage 7 finish in Denver. He was so excited to be out racing on their challenging course.
I wish I could share a video of one of his races where he waits and defers to another rider to pass in front of him who had fallen and was having difficulty in the cone area (I need to get his mom's permission to place it here). Grandson finished dead last on that heat...
...and straddling the finish line, sitting on his blue Strider with race number affixed on the bars, he turns and waves while yelling up at me "I did it PopPop!".
I about cried I was so proud of him. I can only hope he keeps that innocent balance of fair play and competitive drive (in truth, he reminded me of what is important).
Here he with me post race examining his medal for completing all his age group heats::