tonight's ride was a blast, thanks all for coming out. We ended up getting in a 2+ hour ride by the time it was all said and done. This was fun for me, especially. Back when I lived in Boulder, we used to ride up in Ned all the time, as it was the closest good riding to town. I can't believe how much things have changed up there. The trails are all wide, worn, and signed! It's not necessarily bad, though, just different. Still fun stuff. The relatively smooth and buff trails of the Nederland universe are a long ways from the rocky and technically demanding trails of the canyon country around Lyons! Here's a few shots from the ride. These were all taken on the way up the mountain.
Arn's rockin' the aspen trees.
The cockpit view of Debaser's backside. Still climbing on the road.
So, umm, don't tresspass. This is the Toll's poperty. They own everything between Tolland and Eldora, including the resort. They've been hiring security personnel on atv's and horseback to police the area. Bummer that there's no legal access to Jenny Creek from town now.
From there, we pointed it down for a sweet descent on the Happy Bus trail. Once down, a quick tour of the habitrails and it was dark. Good stuff, for sure. We'll probably hit that a few more times (with lights) before it gets snowed in. Stay tuned.