A longish bike ride

I took my bike down to the south side of town today and got what I think is the longest bike ride of the year in. Of course, that’s only 32 miles. I haven’t even done a half century in about 5 years. I’ll have to do something about that.

Photo of my bike south of castle rock

For now though, I’m just trying to get more riding done in general.

I like riding that portion of the Cherry Creek Trail. It’s relatively quiet (though busier on a Saturday than weekdays) and the entire ride away from the trailhead is essentially uphill. It’s not steep, but you work a lot harder getting away than coming back. It means that if I’m starting to feel tired I don’t have to worry too much, because the ride home is mostly downhill.

— Steve

Posted on 04 August 2012