Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pre-Snow Storm Uraling

By this coming Monday evening, we could possibly have up to eight inches of snow here in the Metro Denver area; starting with snow beginning to appear around 7:00 PM this evening.  :)

Otherwise it was a gloriously sunny to partly cloudy day here in Colorado and I saw a high temperature on the onboard thermometer of 74.5ºF (23ºC)!  Warm day, doesn't really presage inbound snow in my mind but we'll see.

Scarlett and I meandered over to Daniels Park, it had been a while since I'd ridden there and I had been on Brigitta that day with not a lot of recalled stops for pictures.  

The park is basically a road built on a ridge, flanked on both sides by private property.  Besides a couple of picnic sites there's not much to say about it from the perspective of a motorcycle rider.  It does provide nice views of Mount Evans and the Front Range mountains but I found the best view to be from outside the park itself:

Near the entrance to Daniels Park

Leaving Daniels Park and heading towards the junction with US85, I pointed Scarlett towards Sedalia once we got to US85, heading north.  Turning west at Sedalia, we went almost to the mouth of Jarre Canyon but turned towards Bee Rock for pictures.

It's been a while since I'd been to Bee Rock for photos, I bet it'll look much better with snow come Sunday/Monday, might have to return.

Scarlett and I stayed on Bee Rock Road which traverses the Pine Cliff Farm's property.  One must stay on the road in order to avoid trespassing.  We came to the junction with Colorado Highway 105 and we turned north on it back towards Sedalia to get fuel for Scarlett.

All fueled up (30 mpg), we got back on US85 and headed north into the metro area.  Using County Line Road, we traveresed the bottom edge of the metro area back towards the DTC or Denver Tech Center area.

Since Mount Evans was showing rather clearly today, we motored up Yosemite and then Quebec Roads towards the Westlands Parks area for the usual gateway picture:

Westlands Park

After the above picture, it was homeward bound via the Cherry Creek Dam Road and the usual cager-infested Parker Road to Smoky Hill Roads and home.

I hope the weather guessers get it right, we could use some snow around here!


Diamond Dave said...

Only Lindsey Vonn is more obsessed with snow than you! :-)

redlegsrides said...

very possibly Dave!

David Masse said...

You're blessed with such gorgeous scenery.

It was add seeing 'Quebec' in that context. A reminder, perhaps, that Montreal was a key departure point for continent-wide exploration way back when.

Trobairitz said...

How does one go from 74 degrees to snow in a matter of days? Hope that doesn't pan out.

Lovely pictures in the sunshine.

redlegsrides said...

David Masse, not sure as to the history of why this main thoroughfare was named after Quebec....and yes, having such scenery nearby is fortunate

Trobairitz, its now 31 degrees F but very little snow has collected on the ground, maybe a half inch....we shall see as the day goes on.