Friday, July 10, 2015
Mark C, Quinn, Christa, Mike A, and Steve W
Karla, Mary Ann, Kim R, Julie M, and Callie
Thanks to all for coming! Looking forward to our next get together.
We stayed in the same RV park which is goofy but really a nice place. We stayed in almost the identical spot too.
Pente approved and especially liked lounging in the nice grass next to the pop-up.
When looking at the photos, I started wondering if I'm starting to look like here. Look at the first photo on this blog and look at this photo. Scary.
I felt puny this weekend so ended up cutting my riding short and not even trying Independence, opting instead for lounging/resting with the cat.
We rode to Ward in the morning to begin the celebration. On the day we married, a bunch of us rode to Jamestown, but given the state of Jamestown post-flood, heading to Ward was a better idea. Plus it's a longer and harder ride. :)
Not must else to add except it was an exceptional day and it's been a really great six years!
Link to our wedding: http://daveandcallie.blogspot.com/2009/07/07112009-more-wedding-day-photos-plus.html
Friday, July 3, 2015
It's a nice ride and the traffic is courteous. Maybe because they can't be aggressive of they might just pitch over the edge to a gruesome death.
We traverse through town to the other entrance station to start the ride back up.
Here is what coloradoguy.com has to say about this ride: "A great place for road bikers ...
Rim Rock Drive is a paved 23 mile road that runs the course of Colorado National Monument, connecting the west entrance in Fruita and east entrance in Grand Junction. There are steep climbs once you get past either entrance; at Fruita, the elevation 4690 feet, and at Grand Junction, the elevation is 4930 feet. The highest point in the road (closer to Grand Junction) is 6640 feet, and the visitor center (four miles from the Fruita entrance) is 5787 feet.
As a road bicyclist, I do recommend that you enjoy Colorado National Monument by bike. Although the road doesn't have much shoulder, traffic is relaxed. Drivers seem respectful and hardly in a rush, and in fact, many are tourists who cruise slowly to take in the scenery. The fact that they charge $10 for admission for a car and $5 for bicycles certainly eases traffic. Also, if you bike on a weekday or when weather is far-from-pleasant, expect less user conflict."
When we arrived, some little kids had set up a lemonade stand that we went to.