Monday, February 23, 2015

January and February 2015

The past two months have flown by, between writing this dissertation and getting out into the hills and beyond as much as possible. I have spent a lot of time on the fat bike riding around. I rode in winter bike at Copper Mountain in January. It was a blast riding around a ski area at night with only the lights on my bike and other racers to guide the way. It was a bit cold at first, but once I got going it was perfect conditions! After that was the Old Man Winter Rally in Lyons. The ride went from Lyons, up left hand canyon and down into Boulder. It was a great warm (60 degrees F) day to go out and ride 100 km. I have been getting out and doing some hiking since the snow doesn't really hang around too long. You just have to be able to put up with some mud on the trails.

Speaking of mud, my first microadventure of the year took us out to Utah to go slog around in the mud and do a bit of field work. It was a fun time filled with getting our van stuck in the mud and camping in freezing fog. It definitely felt like we were in either Iceland or Patagonia with all the fog upon us. Microadventure #2 was this past weekend up at one of our many open space parks here in the front range. I rode the fat bike up after work, set up a tarp camp and proceeded to have a blast listening to the snow fall and the temperatures drop into the teens. The next morning, I woke up and got fresh tracks the entire way down into town! March is looking great so far, a few trips to Utah along with as much hiking and biking as I can stand here in the front range. Enjoy some photos from 2015 so far.

Winter Bike at Copper Mountain


Our adventure out to Utah for some Field Work


The mud pit we made with the van



A little frost on the tent the next morning



The hike up to Lost Lake up in the wilderness



Microadventure #2 off into the snowy foothills








Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rediscovered Photos - Winter 2009

I rediscovered these photos from the winter of 2009 in Crested Butte, CO. Reminds me of a fun simpler time in my life that I really enjoyed parts of. I can't help but wonder where all these people are today. Enjoy!