Colorado Fall Colors Felix Wong

It’s that time of year again when the air becomes a tad crisper and leafy aspens explode with brilliant shades of yellow, red, and gold in Northern Colorado. Unfortunately, I will be in California when the Colorado fall colors hit their peak, but I got a good preview during a delightful 200-mile self-supported bicycle ride on Monday.

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[Mile 0, 4:15am] Canny all set to go, all loaded up and weighing in at 35.4 lbs. [Mile 45, 8:15am] The view of the Front Range from Timnath. [Mile 87, 11:02am] Cornfields, snow-capped mountains, and horses. [Mile 95, 11:40am] Canny makes a new friend. [Mile 105, 12:16pm] Beautiful Colorado fall colors! [Mile 103, 12:30pm] First "real" test of the day: a "Level 5 Road," featuring a 18% grade I had (in months prior) gone down at 52.5 mph! [Mile 104, 12:38pm] Felix Wong overlooking the north end of the Horsetooth Reservoir. [Mile 105, 12:53pm] There are an abundance of mountain biking trails here. [Mile 107, 1:15pm]  Some bluffs in picturesque Horsetooth Reservoir. [Mile 110, 1:20pm] You can see the expanse of the Horsetooth Reservoir, the largest body of water in CO.  Amazingly, each August 100 people swim its entire 6.1-mile length! [Mile 115, 1:10pm] In historic Masonville now... [Mile 122, 2:12pm] Nice fountain. [Mile 121, 2:08pm] Toothy red rock. [Mile 121, 2:17] Yes, I love my bike.  Canny in front of an unnamed lake. [Mile 123, 2:27pm] More CO fall colors.  The female cyclist in this photo warned me that she had just seen a baby black bear nearby here! [Mile 132, 3:26pm] Sailboats in Carter Lake. [Mile 172, 6:22pm] Back at the south end of the Horsetooth Reservoir again. [Mile 195, 8:22pm] Canny in Fort Collin's Old Town.  Twenty minutes later... home!

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