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Riding in January

We had a wicked good day today in North Boulder County. Today’s “adventure” was Heil Ranch to Picture Rock as an out and back. First time for me and boy was it fun. View the GPS data for the ride HERE
Being a new ride, I had to see what the pundits on MTBR.com had to say about it and what a bunch of whiners! It’s too rocky…boo freakin hoo! The rocks add a level of interest to a fairly mundane trail free from anything technical. For those who think this is too rocky, I saw your brother out on the highway in tight pants…be with him, he needs you. Anyway the trail is fun, the climb is very easy compared to the other rides on the front range (APEX, White Ranch, MT. Falcon or any other trail you could name here). It is well designed to make it easy and the descent to the picture rock trail head is really fun and well thought out by the trail designers. Thanks! It’s a little sketchy with beginner riders and other trail users but slow down, be polite and there are no problems.
We did the ride up from the road side which added about 4 easy miles and then did some trails which I’ve already forgot, but go there and have fun. Here are some pictures from myself and from Troy who I just me today at the trail head.
Everything shot today by me was done by the Canon G10, i’m liking this camera more and more as I’m using it for what I bought it for.

Gotta add myself first
Gotta add myself first

This photo is from Troy.  Me riding down some trail on Picture Rock.  Good Times, love having guys with skills behind the camera.

No matter how you get your kicks whether it’s riding bikes or boards (one or two with crutches) you need to eat here after riding, you won’t be dissapointed.  It’s the best or second best mexican food in all of Denver and that says a whole freaking lot.  That’s all for this post, I seriously doubt I’ll do anything interesting besides solve some time series analyisis this week sooooo, I’ll post later.

Troy flowing through the paved switch backs on Picture Rock trail

Scott getting funk in front of an old car. (left)

My favorite photo from the day…Just the boys posing for a pic on a fantastic January day.  Riding beats everything.  No matter what’s wrong with the world, go riding and all is well for a minute, and that’s worth it.

Boy isn't riding a mountain bike fun?

Troy, just riding along.  How much fun is this??? It’s fucking January!

Your fearless author.  Midride and having fun.  Now boys and girls…Go ride your bikes or whatever (whomever) you need to ride to have fun!!!!

More pictures from Troy…

Hope you enjoy todays post, there will be many more. Buy my house in France and I can live free and ride as much as I want! Check out Michelle’s site about what we’re doing with our suburban yard.  It’s pretty cool, not everyone has the balls but you should!  Have a nice day!