|01-04-2012, 12:11 AM||#16|
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Denver, CO
I rode out to Castlewood Canyon Park, southeast of Castle Rock, Colorado. It was an excuse to break in a set of Shinko tires and to try out a new seat. I ran into several instances of frozen, hardpacked mud within the state park, but alltogether, an uneventful and carefree ride.
Started with the usual breakfast at Starbucks in Highlands Ranch:
First stop, looking west toward the rockies. Notice the massive clouds shearing over the top of the mountains and pushing a good deal of wind my way:
Next stop to check the map; nicely packed gravel road southeast of castle rock:
The weather was a brisk 42F with a bit of wind and some melting snowpack:
Just after the turnoff onto Castlewood Canyon Rd.
I pulled over to let a girl in a Subaru get around me. About this point, the road climbs a bit and becomes wooded:
And the main attraction of Castlewood Canyon. I don't know what the ruins are from because it was a paysite, but perhaps I'll check it out in the spring when it's warmer:
|01-04-2012, 10:11 AM||#17|
Joined: May 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Great pics folks! Thanks for posting.
Hope everyone has a fun and safe 2012 riding season. Supposed to be up near 60 this week....
"I have never seen a Kentuckian without a gun and a pack of cards and a bottle of whiskey." - Gen. Andrew Jackson
'08 WR250R - '12 Super Tenere - '64 CT-Frankentrail
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