Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday, 6/27/09 Bike Ride to Ward

Left the house on bikes this morning with Kevin and Allison, Baseline, 75th, Jay, 36, Lee Hill/Old Stage, Left Hand. Great morning, cool, clear and everyone was out on their bikes. Turned on the gas a bit the last few miles up to Peak to Peak, but otherwise was a good husband and paced Allison the remainder of the day. She did great considering she only rides once every week or 3, has little/no biking background and rides a heavy tank of a bike. We were going to head up to the Brainard gate, but Allison was a bit tanked by the time she arrived in Ward, so we will save that one for another day.

I am really digging riding the bike and am very much looking forward to getting in a ride or two up Mt. Evans, Berthoud Pass, perhaps the Minturn Loop (Fremont/Tennessee/Vail Pass). Am also fantasizing about the Grand Loop, ~220 miles over Trail Ridge, to WP, over Berthoud, OMG road, Peak to Peak, Ned back to Boulder. Hampsten once told me it was the hardest ride he had ever done. Need to find A). Sag wagon and B). a strong partner or two