Friends and Kitties!
The weather has been sort of crappy and cold (30's--brrrrr!) the past two weeks so I've been unable to get out for any bike rides. What really bothers me is my hands get so dang cold! I need to research some warm gloves to wear, the rest of my body heats up just fine once I get going. In the meantime I've been walking like a madwoman to try and keep my endurance up, and riding the trainer bike we have in the garage so my butt doesn't get sore. It's just not the same, though.
However, I do have some shots from a ride in mid-February to share with you!
I'm on the trail head facing East, the new park and my house are behind me.
Pay no attention to that stupid sign! We're headed down the pavement to the upper right-hand side of the photo--the trail goes due South under the highway...
...through this tunnel!
|Another sign to ignore|
On the other side the tunnel splits off East towards Lake Mead National Park, (about 3 miles) or West, towards town. I went West, and rode down to the Wal-Mart and back. It's a ten mile round trip and after getting over the initial hill is flat all the way.
The initial hill is a doozy, though!
Segments of the trail are concrete and here's why:
And they aren't kidding--there still are segments of tarmac washed out from the torrential rains we had last fall, waiting to be replaced with concrete! It's a good thing I have knobby tires cos I have to do a little "four-wheeling" (so to speak) occasionally.
It's supposed to be in the 70's this week and I'm planning a long (for me) ride on my weekend; Scott is going to drop me off about 10 miles into the Nat'l Park and I'll ride home from there. He's getting his bum knee scoped (hopefully) soon and will be able to start biking seriously again, too. Which will be so much fun--we love to get out and explore. And of course there will be pictures!
Happy Sunday, and have an Invigorating Week!
XX Sheebie XX