Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

We rang in 2010 by riding up Lookout Mountain, just as we have been doing for the last 7 or 8 years.

Our "winter bikes" with fenders to keep us dry.

Jeffrey risked the 35 degree weather with us – brave soul. We saw at least 30 other riders making the trek. It is great to live in a place where there are many other people who share our passion (and general lack of good sense!).

After a delicious lunch at Woody’s it was time to get ready for our Friday evening bonfire. The weather has been too bitter cold the last several weeks to accommodate Phil’s pyromania, but last night was dry, with a temperature in the low 20s – chilly, but bearable.

We had about 10 folks (including kids and dogs) hanging out, roasting marshmallows & eating hotdogs. We had a ring-side seat for blue moon  watching, as the full moon crept over the South Table Mountain mesa. A very mellow and fun way to spend the first night of 2010.

Phil's Guest Comments:

It’s 2010 – WOW! Where did the year go?!

It has been a cold winter so far, with little hope of the snow disappearing soon.

One of our favorite things to do each year on January 1st is to ride up Lookout Mountain.

We can see it from our house and it is one of the many reasons we love living in Golden. In my mind, it is one of the best rides in the U.S.A.!

Happy New Year to you all!

1 comment:

  1. apologies to punsters all over, but I do think you two are suffering from a "Rocky Mountain High" of the best kind. Life is good with a bon fire, friends, a blue moon, hot dogs and a life style that is as good for the soul as it is for the body. Congrats on your fine choices!! Much love, PK