Our second overnight trip.
Getting ready for out big California trip with an overnight to Carter Lake. June 16th we will start in San Francisco and bike to Los Angeles, around 550 miles. So our trip to Carter Lake was a shakedown cruise. It was only 28 miles but with fully packed bikes it felt like more. Here is the official obligatory picture of packed bikes, like all bike tourers seem to take.
|My bike was over 90LB sans rider, Juanjuan's came in at 65LB.|
The roads North of Boulder are wide open and perfect for long bike rides.
Sorry that I am not wearing real biking clothing, I tend to shun "uniforms" and I like the idea of a white shirt to keep the sun off.
Carter Lake is above Loveland behind the first Hogback.
Very nice at almost 6,000'.
But where did I get the idea that we could find camping on Memorial Day Weekend? All campsites had been booked 3 months in advance, if the ranger was to be believed. So the North Shore RV Park gave us a sliver of grass to park against, only $15.00.
|Bud never tasted so good.|
Nice hill behind us too,
Don't let anyone tell you that photographers are not a bunch of liars. All one has to do is take a photo from the other way and all of a sudden things look different,
By 1AM the rain started so it was a great test of our new tent. It and the bikes survived.
Next day ride home past a ranch that is home to a sculptor, or maybe we were transported to the Mongolian Steppes, the land certainly shares qualities with Mongolia. this statue was in the foothills before we rode out to the Plains
Two weeks off to San Francisco!