A blog about my biking adventures and trips here and there
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Grin and Bear It
Fabulous weather today for a club ride led by Donny.
Some of the gang waiting at Hwy 9 and Skyline. Laura Hipp stopped by and said hello. Dr. G. joined the ride, too. A friendly group that made me feel welcome.
Miss P, Dr. G and I decided to separate from the main gang as much as they were a joy. We did Hwy 9, Skyline (passing Castle Rock State Park) and onward to the intersection with Bear Creek.
Skyline narrows significantly. Not much traffic either. Maybe a big bad wolf will eat me, I thought. Oh, lookey, a fire truck passing by. Can we say Yay. and, Hello Men.
Who can think about Christmas trees today, what with the warm temperature but it was a lovely sight. I don't think I've been on this stretch of Skyline where the road narrows before reaching Bear Creek. Very pretty. While there were some short steep pitches, Miss P and I both found the outing to be soothing and swell. She's been teaching me to descend better and I must say that I hit 32.5 mph, either on Skyline or Hwy 9, with ease and confidence. 42.81 miles total for me.