This time I forewent the dark clouds that were gathering over the Front Range Mountains and instead headed south through the town of Parker and towards Castle Rock via the Crowfoot Parkway. CO105 was the objective road for today, a favorite of motorcycle riders, it didn't disappoint today with bright sunny skies overhead and very light traffic.
There was however some large bicycling event on the road, occupying large portions of the northbound lane on CO105 and causing us in the southbound lanes to slow down a bit. This was fine by me as Ural owners are rarely in a hurry, by choice.
I turned off of CO105 onto Red Rock Road and into the Perry Park Country Club development. I was going to introduce Valencia to the cool rock formations in Perry Park, the last time I was there, snow have covered the ground. Today, not so much.
The backside of Camel Rock
Saint Andrew's "Drive"
At the corner of Red Rock Road and Perry Park Blvd
I wandered among the rock formations, trying the dirt trails up until the point where the road was too rough. Soon enough though, it was time to head out of Perry Park and head south towards Palmer Lake and the town of Monument. From there, it was east on CO105 towards Parker Road which I took northbound.
A slow meandering loop ride, perhaps 130 miles at the most. The weather was quite warm by the time I got home shortly before 3:00 PM and the air conditioning inside the house felt very good!