Monday, December 30, 2013

Last Weekend Ride of 2013

The last Sunday of 2013, we woke to about two inches of fluffy snow here in the Denver Metro Area.  I was now quite happy with my decision to have left the Steamboat Springs area a day earlier than originally planned.

After a late breakfast, my loving wife Martha had me go out and pick up some detergent for the mounds of laundry that needed to be done.

Valencia was the obvious steed of choice to go out in the snowy conditions and off we went to complete our tasking.

Of course, once we were outside, and our task accomplished......

We somehow ended up in the Travois Trail Neighborhood, after cruising through the Rocking Horse Neighborhood.  The sun was just right, temperatures at a balmy 18F (it would soar to 24F by the end of the riding), and all neighborhood roads nicely snow-covered.  Ideal URALing conditions.

Valencia and I wandered about the neighborhoods to the south of Inspiration Drive and the mountains were visible at points that required a stop for pictures.

 Rocking Horse Housing Development

 Travois Trail Development

 Near the intersection of Sandy Creek Rd and Forest Canyon Drive

Parking lot of the Saddlerock Golf Course

Here's hoping you get one last ride in before the end of the year.

Previously: Visiting Friends in Steamboat Springs

8 comments:

Richard M said...

Nice photos (as is the norm) and I like the fresh snow with the dark blue skies.

SonjaM said...

Again with the breathtaking pics (already collecting shots for 2015 calendar methinks). Thanks, Dom for sharing a great year of riding. You are an inspiration for all-year-rounders and those who aspire to be. All the best for 2014. SonjaM

VStar Lady said...

Beautiful pictures, Valencia looks stunning with the snowy back drop.

Charlie6 said...

SonjaM and VStar Lady, thank you ladies for the much too kind words....

bob skoot said...

Dom:

I always like your snow photos. Last ride sounds so sad, but soon it will be THE FIRST RIDE OF 2014 (Happy).

Our local mountains aren't as photogenic as yours

Happy New Year to you all

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Richard M said...

We don't have any mountains photogenic or not. Today, I discovered one more nice-to-have Ural feature. A parking brake.

Nice snowy shots on empty roads. I have gotten out for some rides but it's been too cold to venture very far.

Charlie6 said...

Bobskoot, thanks but its not sad, the last weekend ride of the year....just another milestone.

RichardM, the parking brake is OK, but if you forget to disengage it, can lead to damage to rear brake pads, and possibly the Final Drive since it overheats and boils off the oil....DAMHIK. Its easy to forget its engaged, you have to pay attention. :)

Trobairitz said...

So beautiful in the snow......

I like the shots of the tire tracks Valencia is leaving I her wake.