Yesterday I decided to make the most of the warm weather (low 70's I believe) and do some exploring on the local trails. First I hit up the foothills trails for awhile, then headed up around the north end of the reservoir to Lory State Park and rode the trails there on my way south to the adjacent Horsetooth Mountain Park.
The first part of the trail is super fast, then it gets rough.... real rough. The last third or so of the trail on the way down in to Loveland smooths out and bit and allows you to crank up the afterburners again.
Then I rode into Loveland, found the first gas station, filled up on Gatorade and rocket fuel and headed back.
The sun was getting rather low on the ride back and I was starting to get worried about riding the last bit in the dark.
Getting near the North end of the Blue Sky trail...the shadows are getting longer...