Yesterday Rob and I rode the first section of the Colorado trail on our bikes. What was supposed to be an ordinary 5-6 hour ride turned into an 8 hour adventure. Writing out the whole story would take too long, but it suffices to say the second half of the trip was a train wreck. Regardless, we both had a lot of fun, and we know a few things not to do next time.
Today I ran South Boulder and Bear Peaks again. I love how convenient these mountains are. I can sleep in and lounge around the house for half the day, then at 3:00 say to myself, “Crap, I’m wasting a nice day,” so I go run South Boulder and Bear Peaks. Afterwards it always feels like like I’ve had an epic day in the mountains.
This time I made it up and down in 1:53, beating my previous best time by over 2 minutes. I’m starting to think 1:45 won’t be as hard as I expected. Just need to keep building my stamina for climbing.
My only complaint is that it’s getting crowded as the weather warms up. I spent a lot of time getting out of people’s way, or waiting for them to get out of mine. Next weekend I’ll start later and hopefully avoid the crowd.