Saturday, February 06, 2016

Colorado Sunrise on Superbowl Weekend.

Soon it will be time for the Superbowl Game tomorrow, for me and other riders, it'll be a time where the roads are near empty in terms of unwary and uncaring cagers because they'll be sitting agog in front of TV screens.  Primo riding conditions!

I plan to ride to Guanella Pass, now that it's fully paved, to see what road conditions are like.  I'll not be able to attend the annual Elephant Ride next weekend as my brother and his family are coming to visit us.

However, today is the day before the game and I woke early enough to gear up as first light lit the eastern skies and Scarlett and I motored over for sunrise pictures along Quincy Avenue.  I was too late to capture the initial deep reds but did manage the latter colors:


 An interesting cloud formation caught my eye for a bit




Heading back home, I passed by Martha's high school where she works and was reminded by the sun's position and the shadows that it might be a good time to take the below shot:

Jet contrails add to the sunlit sky

Conditions were no wind with temperatures same as yesterday afternoon: 25ºF (-3ºC), a bit brisk but not a big deal with heated grips.  

6 comments:

Steve Williams said...

The depth and color palette of these pictures are great Dom. I seldom see an opportunity around here to see so far.

Charlie6 said...

Thank you Steve, I guess it was worth getting up and schlepping out there eh?

Trobairitz said...

Very pretty sunrise. I think a lot of people are thinking of riding during the game. I wish kick off was a little earlier though to clear the roads sooner.

Charlie6 said...

The sunrise wasn't too bad, just too bad I wasn't there early enough to catch the red colors' showing...I'm with you in wishing kickoff was much earlier....

SonjaM said...

Amazing colours, Dom. You will only be able to catch these colours in the prairies. There was a Superbowl something? Missed it. Not so much news worthy in Europe.

Charlie6 said...

thanks SonjaM, re the superbowl, never did understand the "world champions" claim...as the game is apparently only really played in the USA....oh well.