While Nick of 5wonderfulthings has started his bicycle trip through England and Scotland, and Jack of 2wheels2alaska is on his 10,000 mile motorcycle trip to Alaska, I prefer the shorter half day rides.
I took the motorcycle out for a short easy ride up to Lookout Mountain in the Windy Saddle Open Space Park east of Golden. I stopped at Buffalo Bill's grave and took pictures and shot some video.
I took US40 up to Lookout Mountain then rode Lookout Mountain Road back down into Golden. While Lookout Mountain Road is in good repair it is narrow with a lot of very sharp turns and there were 100's of bicyclists on the road. The ride down was challenging but a lot of fun.
Looking through the pictures I took, I noticed that I didn't snap a picture of myself or the motorcycle, and it didn't occur to me to put my helmet camera on. Darn! That's what I bought it for! I should make the ride again with the helmet camera.
One of the highlights of the morning was seeing the Hang Gliders taking off and soaring high in the sky. I snapped some pictures and posted some video of them.
Buffalo Bill's grave
Lookout Mountain Road. That's the road I'm about to ride down on.
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All photos by Clyde Hoadley, Creative Commons, 2009, some rights reserved.