Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Skating Red Rocks Lake

Skating on an Alpine Lake has been on my list of things to do for a few years, I finally got to do it this Christmas break. The Previous week I had been fat biking, and heard a hockey game being enjoyed here, the previous day I rode across it, noting the ice thicknesss and quality. Although the forecast was for some wind, we went anyway. The Lake is a little over 10,000ft above sea level in the Brainard Lake Recreational Area.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Another trip to Trestles

This Time with Danny. Weather was absolutely perfect, and the trails were in great shape.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Steamboat Springs

I headed off to Steamboat Springs for Labor Day weekend as it seemed a good bet for the weather, plus I was invited ;) The flying was quite nice, very gentle thermals which was a surprise to me, but apparently this is common as the valley is generally quite green, and this year had a particularly wet August. My battery ran out half way through the flight, but I think the scenery is still pretty nice, I flew for a couple hours, getting to 14k and had a nice landing at the hayfield LZ.

The next day, was questionable as to whether or not there might be helicopter traffic grounding freeflight, so I opted for a town tour on the folding bike I had packed. The river trail was quite fun.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Winter Park Daddy Daughter day.

Maddy gained some really good skills riding a rigid frame downhill, we stayed mostly on the Green, stince the 1.8" wide tyres on the 24"inch wheels without suspension has to be brutal on the wrists. Anyway she did great, 4 runs is a good showing considering the circumstances. What is more, she ended with a big excitablable smile.

Sunday, March 20, 2022


No lessons today, just skiing around. We all made a complete lap around the resort together. A good 22 Mile tour (including the lift runs).

Monday, January 17, 2022

Maddys first official ski lesson

We left in the darkness to arrive at Snowy Range Ski resort for Maddys first lesson. I chose there because of loathsome traffic on I70, relative ticket prices and the prospect of quieter lifts. I was wrong about the lifts, it was quite crowded that weekend. But we got lucky with the parking and the journey. I had ideas of snowboarding in the morning while Maddy had her lesson, then using my xc skis in the afternoon while we were all together. The meet up logistics were too cumbersome though and I stuck with the board. The snow was surprisingly good while thin.

On MLK day I skied Happy Jack Trails. It's a place I've had my eye on for Fat biking for a couple of years because the local club grooms the trails. Pretty day, awesome trails.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Soapstone Prairie

Up on the border of Colorado and Wyoming is Soapstone Prairie , I think it is part of the National Park system, whereas the neighboring Red mountain park is Larimer county open space, and the northern part is Wyoming - Big Hole open space.

A herd of Bison are re-establishing there.

The Cheyenne rim trail was what attracted me up there, though there are a couple of other canyon trails I'd like to go explore more.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Maddys West Mag Tour

This time we all went and rode lower hobbit and of course Aspen Ally.