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Old 01-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #16
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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:
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:11 AM   #17
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Great pics folks! Thanks for posting.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe 2012 riding season. Supposed to be up near 60 this week....
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