Aspen trees are amazing! This past weekend I went for a very nice ride on the Colorado Trail. Specifically, the section titled CT-14. This is far ways up Mount Shavano and the Aspen trees in this area maintain the pattern – Aspen trees are amazing!! 🙂
This time of year (late September), the Aspen trees are changing to a spectacular yellow. Of course, I had to get as many photos of this as possible!
I started riding north where FR-250 meets the Colorado Trail. This is a fairly rocky stretch and I only made it to the first big climb when I decided I had enough of that direction. So, I turned around and went south. That direction was a better single track, fewer rocks, and downhill!!! Yay!
Riding thru mountain forests is always an amazing thing for me – I just love the experience! This ride was no different – just wonderful.
Sadly, I had to turn around at some point and slog back up the hill to my waiting Jeep. Thankfully, the uphill was gentle and didn’t hurt me too badly – even at over 9,000 of altitude!
I must admit, I am now a real weeny rider. The arm is still healing and very weak so I have very careful/gentle. Most any obstacle that looks a little challenging gets walked over instead of ridden. It is a sad and frustrating thing but the thought of harming the arm and spending more time in a cast and unable to ride is simply frightening. I’ve concluded it is better to be a weeny rider than not riding at all.