Wednesday, February 11, 2009

James Canyon Jaunt 200k Permanent

On a cheerful February 7th, Catherine and I rode the James Canyon Jaunt . It was my R-12 ride for the month. Above-average conditions for the season made the Lefthand Lark a lure, but they were forecasting snow on the Peak-to-Peak, so it was James Canyon instead.

A glass-smooth lake near Niwot showed off the snowy Front Range (thanks to Catherine for photos!) ...

... and the Boulder Flatirons beckoned!
After our stop at the Jamestown Mercantile contrôle for homemade brownies, we headed past Hygiene as contented cows and newborn calves lounged in the shadow of Longs Peak.

The hint of spring had brought out the Boulder County pelotons, making their jaunt to Carter Lake.
At the Masonville contrôle, we researched new secret questions for the information checkpoint. There were a lot to choose from!

At Sandy's in Loveland, there were randonneur dining skills to practice and hone. Fortunately they have a good selection of primo burritos.

The wind shifted to our backs just in time to head back south. Looking forward to the next ride!

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