Alright, here's how it went down. Met up with Jeff "Death Train" Kerkove at 10 in the AM for 6 hours of dirt. We had both done some map work and had decided on a route that headed south of town, through Masonville, up Buckhorn Canyon, turn onto Monument Gulch near Pencock Pass, then onto Old Flowers, and finally back to town via either Poudre Canyon or Rist Canyon. As usual, pictures don't do anything justice, but here's a look though our eyes.
Somewhere around 8,800 ft we turned onto Monument Gulch road. It started like this, but quickly turned into some steeper climbing and more of a double track with some quite rocky bits and fun downhills.
Some downhills on Monument Gulch - a happy sight after 3 hours of climbing
More Monument Gulch
And even more
We then turned onto Old Flowers road....if it can be called a road. Even more climbing was in store as we climbed to around 9,000 ft a few times.
More Old Flowers
Anyway, I'm hoping to get in some good hours on the road tomorrow on a ride up to Cameron Pass. We'll see if I make it all the way....