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Poudre Trail MTB Ride

This morning I went on an impromptu mountain biking ride with Kimi along the Poudre River in Fort Collins. Now, I have run along the paved multi-use Poudre Recreation Trail many times, but was surprised that there was so much dirt singletrack between the trail and the river! Wending through verdant natural preserves with tall trees, we made our way over to Vern’s Place in Laporte, which had nice views of the mountains to the southwest.

At Vern’s, we had a nice greasy breakfast before riding back to Kimi’s and afterwards to my place (solo). Cranky, the yellow mountain bike, did great and seemed almost as fast as Carrie on the road. Or at least that is the perception—I still don’t have a speedometer for Cranky so it’s hard to know for sure.

Following Kimi along some single track between the Poudre River and the Poudre (Recreation) Trail.
Through a beautifully green nature preserve with tall trees...
And over a beautiful bridge crossing the Poudre River near Overland Trail Rd.
After about 8 or so miles, we stopped at Vern's diner for some breakfast.
Kimi with her hashbrowns and eggs.
There are some nice views from Vern's!
I rode Cranky over to Kimi's home early in the morning for an impromptu mountain bike ride.