The morning and early afternoon were spent applying weatherproofing stain to the new gate we recently had installed for the back yard. Now I can easily wheel the trailer onto the back yard, freeing up half a bay in the garage!
Three P.M. arrived and temperatures were in the high 60s (F) and Stewie begged me to take him out for a ride. How could I say no?
Geared up, though I didn't wear the riding pants, just jeans. First though, a peek at the snowy conditions we woke to on Saturday, as mentioned before, the snow didn't stick to the roads, mainly on the lawns and such.
Next, we wandered over to the Travois Development, stopping at the overpass stretching over the E-470 super slab on Ireland Street.
Mount Evans was pretty clear in the distance today,
I of course, didn't have right camera with me.....
Transiting through the Travois development, I turned onto Inspiration Drive and headed east a short distance, turning south onto the ranching neighborhood to the south of Travois, it's name escapes me at the moment. There's a spot near the junction of Forest Canyon Drive and Sand Creek Road which lends itself well to view of Mount Evans and nearby mountains.
Stewie of the West
I turned north towards home but first spent some time wandering about the grassland hills near the Aurora Reservoir. Conditions were slight muddy at points but nothing Stewie couldn't handle with only the occasional use of my feet as outriggers. The only bad thing was that swine are using the land as a dumping ground, a lot of swine by the amount of junk that had been dumped here and there. Such a shame.
The Front Range Mountains from near the
Blackstone Country Club
After we safely got out of the grasslands and its muddy trails, Stewie and I headed for home using Smoky Hill Road briefly to get to a point west of Southlands Mall. Then it was back roads all the way home, in great riding conditions; as evidence by the plethora of Harley owners riding about sans helmets or riding gear for that matter.
27 miles worth of exercise for Stewie, and a way for me to "rest" from weatherproofing the gate today. That particular chore took about five hours.....I must get a paint sprayer for my next task, weatherproofing the small deck next to the kitchen.