|Start and Finish|
I look forward to getting out on runs/rides like this with the moon overhead. My timing was off by about a week, so I rode by starlight rather than moonlight. It was very clear out, and for that reason seemed as though it should have been much colder. It was cold enough that the sandy sections were firm and ridable and my feet froze up a bit, but very mild for near-February weather.
|Cerro Gordo Rd.|
|Dale Ball West|
Used my NiteRider bike lamp which worked phenomenally. I'd stop for short breaks at trail junctions or under lamp posts to listen to the night and snap a quick photo. It was mostly silent with the occasional distant dog barking and making a fuss over the unusual sound of my bike cranking through the evening. There was almost no snow and ice until I turned onto the far west switch-backs of Dale Ball that drop down to Hyde Park Rd. Even that hardpack and ice covering was tracked with dirt, so cornering was the only maneuver that required extra caution.
|Descending the switchbacks|
|Vestiges of winter|
The ride was approx. 70min, over 10mi.
|Nuart - on Canyon Rd.|
|The Upper Crust still in Christmas lighting|
|Santa Fe Southern locomotive in the Railyard|
|The Rail Trail in lights|
|Refreshment and vital nutrients|
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