Last Saturday my significant other out of the blue suggested we pack up and drive to our old town in Colorado…sure, why not? It was a short but sweet trip to where we moved from 2 years ago, Nederland, Colorado. Fall had fallen for the most part, but the things we missed were all still there: our friends and the mountains. The weather cooperated too, sunny and 60 each day with none of that “W” word present to blow us around.
I got to join the Steel*Wool ride on Thursday night and rode some stuff over here and there and ended up at Backcountry Pizza for pints and pies. Great to see you locals, thanks for coming out. The next day Heyride, Powers and I rode from their house to Singletrack Mtn and West Mag where it looks a bit different than when I was last here from the USFS fire mitigation efforts. Trails are still there and in good shape somehow. Saturday I rode with Timmy at Centennial Cone, a 12 mile mostly singletrack loop that is alotta fun. I hadn’t ridden it since it had been built and I’m glad we got out there. Great to see Timmy and Stace and their new home in Golden!
In between the riding I was hiking the Monsters (Izzy and Huck) twice a day to get them tired (impossible). They loved exploring and pulling me all over the place looking for squirrels, deer, and elk and whatever else was moving in the woods. We’ve got to make this a yearly trip, with the addition of Durango next time.
Photo dump to ensue…
The SMRP and me and our family of dogs hiking at Curt’s house. We had a ton of fun in the old hood
Heyride and me on STM
Huck and Izzy wondering who’s barking
Divide View on the way to Blue Dot Trail
The old back yard
Divide view off Blue Dot
TinShed Sport and Salto Coffee Works – the best thing to happen in Ned (other than the skatepark). Wish we had one of these here.
Tinshed Sports and the start of the Steel*Wool ride.
Bob brought out the fattie
A rare shot of me riding and trying to wheelie. Photo by Laura of Soulrun.
Steel*Wool group. Photo by Joe of Soulrun.
AP fell here. I don’t know how. But it was funny. Had to be there.
Powers’ bike. Photo by Joe of Soulrun.
Photo by Joe of Soulrun.
It’s tradition to stop at the bench for a safety break with lots of good beer going around. Cross Propz Paul brought his Non-Alc Becks since he doesn’t drink.
The Guppies! At 12 years old they are doing awesome and looked like puppies again.
AP down the Flume
AP on Singletrack Mtn.
View from the Flume
Heyride and AP on the Flume
Riding past Jerry’s old house to the Workstation climb.
STM bed of leaves
Best view of the day
Centennial Cone loop with Timmy.
Nice loop on the Cone here. Pretty fast and untechnical but a great 12 mile continuous singletrack.
Ok, there is a little doubletrack.
View into Clear Creek Canyon
TenFidy. Wish we had this stuff here. It’s so damn good.
Not a bad view.