Headed south on Colorado Highway 83, through Parker, through Franktown and down some nice pavement with really nice sweeping curves keeping things interesting while the wind tried to push us outside our lane.
First stop was just past Castlewood Canyon, on a turn off from the state highway. It was here that I realized I'd forgotten to put the memory card back into my Sony A5000 camera. I had to make do with my iPhone 6's camera.
Continuing south towards the new preferred spot for posing motorcycles with Pikes Peak in the background:
Brigitta and I will have to return another day, with the real camera. The telephoto abilities of the iphone 6 proved "lacking" today.
That evening, Scarlett (now much quieter since I reseated and tightened the muffler) and I motored towards the usual Sunset viewing spot. Sunsetwx had predicted a pretty good sunset potential:
Warmer colors mean better sunset potentials
Things started in a promising manner:
As darkness fell with the sun setting behind the Front Range Mountains, I was starting to think that sunsetwx was going to be wrong this time about the sunset.
Then, the magic happened. The light from the sun shone out fiercely from behind Mount Evans, casting a red/orange glow that looked like fire.
Soon, it turned into quite the light show, with Mount Evans being the main attraction.
Longs Peak was looking good as well
As the above light show developed, cars were stopping near me to take pictures; one idiot nearly got himself run over by standing in the middle of the damn road taking pictures, in the deepening darkness, with cars coming at him.
I yelled at him, which apparently gave him a clue to his stupidity, he saw the cars headed his way, and he hurried back to his car. Idiot.
Moron aside, it was a great ending to a nice day of riding. A bit windy but apparently Monday is going to be even worse with Wind Warnings in effect for our area.
Here's a video featuring the above pictures, hope you like it.