|First 2017 ride on my 2003 bicycle, still going...somewhat|
By the way, this area is one of the widest-open spaces in Colorado, where you can see for miles in most directions and get a real feeling for what "Open Space" really is.
|Snow covered Pikes Peak, Spruce Mountain to the right|
|Colorado often uses culverts like this for trails|
17 years of riding this bicycle and some parts are now worn out. I keep nursing the bike along until I can replace it. The derailleurs, shifters and rear cogs may be next. I bought it in Castle Rock in the early spring of 2004 (a 2003 model) and mostly rode it off-road and on bike trails locally, then mostly paved trails since 2010 when I upgraded the tires, hand grips, chain and added the rear rack. I like the way the bike fits me, and the way it is geared. I hope I can make it last a for few more years of easy bicycling.
|Spruce Mountain ramparts...|
|Continuing to the right...|
|From the top of Eagle Pass, looking north toward the town of Larkspur|
|Looking back south to Eagle Pass|
|Trail Sign at Noe Road|
If you want to hike or bicycle a mountain instead, continue west to Spruce Mountain Road, turn left (south) and follow less than a mile to the first right, and turn into the Spruce Mountain Trail parking area.
|Trail north of Noe Road, lots more grass, Rattlesnake Butte on right|