The computer is pretty awesome. It lets you know how long you have been riding for, your mileage and your average speed. When we got started we were flying at around 19 miles per hour. This was a huge ego booster for me because I honestly didn't think my tiny little legs were capable of that. The trail is curvy but does not have tons of hills. Which makes it much easier then other trails I have done. I am really looking to just build my speed right now. I love the trail in Colorado because it's very scenic. Even the weeds growing are pretty...
As you are riding you can see the Rocky Mountains off in the distant. They are covered in snow in right now.
The photo doesn't do it justice. It's so beautiful.
I'm a daredevil taking photos while peddling. Most of the images were taken while in motion.
The trail is also full of wildlife...
Well, the horses aren't wild but they are pretty.
This is me at the end of the ride. Oh, I do wear 70 SPF sunblock.
I love my pale skin and wouldn't have it any other way. ;)
It used to embarrass me growing up but now I have embraced it.
Did we complete our 30 mile ride? Yes we did. Barely though. It took us a little over 2 hours to complete it with very few stops. On the way back the wind was horrible. The wind actually makes you feel like you aren't moving and you have to work so much harder. It slowed our average speed down to around 13 miles per hour instead of 19. I was so tired I didn't think I could make it, but when your car is parked at the "finish line" you keep going. Overall it was a great ride. I was very proud of myself. It's really amazing what the human body is capable of. We had so many people passing us making us seem slow. My goal is to be one of those people someday.
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