Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Friday, January 01, 2010

It Was A Beautiful (New Year's) Day For A Ride

Your blogger, hard at work.

I will admit that, after taking this picture, I did add a sweater. But, I am still sitting outside blogging. The temps are in the mid-40s, the sun is out and I am feeling a bit of cabin fever. So, I am outside for as long as possible.

This morning, I went down to Kaladi Brothers to meet whomever showed up for the ride.

Carl showed up, again, this year. he rode with us, last year, as well.

Carl, earning his ACW pin.

Tom (I'm sorry, but I missed your last name), came along. Tom works at a local community bike center up in the Park Hill area. I also forgot the name of the center. (Let me know, and I'll edit it into the post.)

Carl left the 3-speed at home, and brought his Masi CX ("the only Masi in town, with a kickstand").

Tom was riding a late-80s Trek 300 single-speed conversion.

We left Kaladi around 10:45, and headed north, through Washington Park. From there, we took the "tour de parks" and rolled through Cheesman Park, and then City Park. Here, Carl rides through City Park.

Tom, in City Park.

We rolled up to the West entrance of the Museum of Science and Nature. It's a popular spot for viewing the skyline of Denver.

The Tai Chi guys, thinking about Chai Tea.

From City Park, we headed East on Montview, to Hudson Street. Then, we turned South and followed my morning commute, in reverse, to 8th Avenue. On 8th, we headed West, crossed Colorado Blvd. and then cut over to 7th.

Tom headed to his house, when Carl and I turned South, once again. From there, we traced our route back to Kaladi Brothers, and called it a ride.

After we got back to Kaladi Bros., I had an Italian soda and headed home. As I cut through the D.U. campus, I saw this blown-out football lying in the snow. Kinda made me wonder what the heck happened to it.

So, there you have it: The New Year's Day Ride for 2010. The weather was gorgeous, the company was agreeable and the riding was terrific. I can only hope that this positive day bodes well for the remainder of the year.

Happy New Year!



At 3:50 PM , Blogger Big Oak said...

Happy New Year!

At 7:43 PM , Blogger getinlost said...

Thanks for the ride today. I enjoyed it despite my poor snow riding skills. Here is a link to where I think Tom works.

At 1:52 PM , Blogger Rat Trap Press said...

Looks like you guys had a good time. I guess everybody managed to stay upright despite the snow and ice. I like the photo with the skyline in the background.

At 6:16 PM , Blogger Jon said...

Myles, The conditions were actually pretty nice. None of us were even running studs.

When I lived on Columbus, Ohio, I figured out that if you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride.

Here, if you don't ride when there is some snow and ice, you are in for a pretty boring Winter. We don't get snow-bound like they do up north. But we will have ice in the low spots and the shade until Spring.

At 11:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good ride for sure. The Bike Depot is the name of the nonprofit shop that I manage. Thanks for the ride


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