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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Colorado, part 2

While we were up there we rented bikes. They had a little trailer for Mira which Brian pulled behind his bike. We had the bikes for 24 hours, so we had them for one evening and then nearly the entire following day. We got in several nice rides. Mira seemed to like the whole experience well enough. She fell asleep most of the time that she was in the trailer, and when she wasn't sleeping she seemed to enjoy the wind in her face, looking around with big eyes.

My favorite thing that we did the entire time that we were in Colorado was when we took a shuttle up to Vale Pass. They took us and all our bikes up to the top of the pass and then dropped us off. The we biked down the 14 miles back into Frisco. The bike paths up there are all really well maintained and very smoothly paved so it was no problem to pull Mira's trailer behind us. It was so beautiful!

Here's a picture from the top of the pass.

As we were biking down:
That's the bike path behind us. You can see it followed this beautiful stream most of the way down.

After that we took another bike ride part way around the lake. You can see the bike path on the right hand side of this picture. By then we were both pretty tired so we didn't get all the way around the lake, but just wanted to get in as much bike riding fun as we could before we had to turn the bikes back in to the rental place.
I think that whole experience made Brian and I wish that we could afford to buy bikes and a trailer to have at home. And that it was about 20 degrees cooler in Austin so that we could actually ride them without being miserably hot.

Stay tuned for part 3...

1 comment:

Marcy said...

I bet if you keep a diligent eye out on and you might come across bikes and a trailer for cheap or even free (I wonder if Mom and Philip might even have spare bikes in the garage...?). A couple years ago Zach found road bikes on craigslist for about $200 (lots cheaper than new). And the beauty of kid's stuff is lots of people buy them, use them a handful of times, then try to get rid of them, so you've got a decent shot at finding a used bike trailer somewhere.

Summers are certainly brutal, but fall/winter/spring seem ideal in Austin for bike outings. =)