Yes, indeed. Spring is coming. And, with it, pain. My man Legs told me he was “logging some miles trying to get ready for our spring camps.” Yeah, I’ll say he is. Take a look at the pic. Mind numbing. Turn circles. Eat. Turn circles. Count 100 pedal revolutions. Drink. Turn circles. Count 200 pedal revolutions. Look up at the horizon. Notice nothing has changed. Keep turning circles.
Work is now.
Subject: Hanover Road, it’s lonely out here
Winter in Colorado is always unpredictable, so my riding is usually dictated by the weather patterns. One day it can be in the 50’s and the next day it can be 20 and snowing. Perhaps more accurately, one moment it can be in the 50’s and the next moment it can be 20 and snowing. While snow is great for skiing, it’s not so good for riding. This week we were treated to some pretty favorable days, temps in the 50’s so I decided to saddle up and make some hay as the expression goes.
This is one of my favorite stretches of road as it demonstrates the dichotomous nature of riding in Colorado Springs. Head to the west and you have access to the mountains and a variety of climbs. Head to the east and you have these fabulous, quiet roads with endless rollers. These are kind of rollers that are as hard as you choose to make them. You can gently ride over the top and float down the other side or you can stay on the gas the whole the time and properly flog yourself for mile after mile. It’s mostly ranch land out there, so the roads form these big grids. Ride to the horizon, take a left…ride to the horizon, take another left. It’s just you, the antelope, coyotes, cows, cholla cacti and farmers. Pretty peaceful out there, but go prepared because there aren’t any 7-11’s out on the open road.
Keep the rubber side down and be safe out there.