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Monday, July 21, 2008

Mountain bike ride at Greenland/Spruce Mountain

Today, Becky and I headed over to one of our favorite mountain bike and trail running areas, the Greenland/Spruce Mountain loop. It was a gorgeous, sunny morning with temperatures forecasted for the low 90's. We got out early to beat the heat!
The loop is virtually non-technical and passes through lots of rolling, open prairie grassland (the Greenland portion). The "prettier" part is Spruce Mountain. The trail on top of Spruce Mountain (above) passes by beautiful rock outcroppings and travels through a shady conifer forest, a nice relief from the intense sun of the shadeless prairie.
Kathleen reveling in the beautiful day, stunning views, and fun trail!!!!
Smiling for the camera!
View from the top looking toward Greenland.

We ended the day with a loop just under 27 miles and satisfied grins on our faces following another fun day in the saddle!!!


Janice said...

Wow! Looks like great fun! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!

Pinkcorker said...

Hey, don't you have to work on Monday? :)

HappyTrails said...

Ha, ha! Nope, I don't work on Mondays!!! And Becky works from home!!! Hee, hee! :-)

Footfeathers said...

I've got the Tomac tuned up and ready for some riding. I'd like to hook up with you two for a day on the trails soon!
Have a great weekend.

HappyTrails said...


I might actually prefer a run - I have only been on the bike 6 or 8 times since January! We could go on a recovery run after your hard day of training :-) Just let us know when you have open weekends. If you were up for some new scenery we could run or ride the Falcon trail at the Air Force Academy or run the Rampart Reservoir loop outside Woodland Park.


Bob Gentile said...

Steve Asked:By the way, are there any tricks to dealing with the humidity?
Hey Steve, Well like you said you don't get it that much in CO thank goodness but just make sure you load up on your electrolytes/sodium ,drink or take more (for example gels/ salt-caps then you normally do...stay ahead of the game:-)

Sauna training works pretty well for humidity also (heat training in general)...

Love the bike pics!! Keep up the good work!

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