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Archive for May 21st, 2012

To kick off May weekends Tara and I got out for a 26 mile bike ride largely on the roads north and east of Boulder.

Traveling to Indiana for work, I kept up some fitness by joining some spin classes at Indiana University’s rec center, attending a couple yoga classes (a first for me) and joining the Bloomington Hikers for a 12.5 mile, partially off-trail, loop hike through the Deam Wilderness.

The light winter and warm spring made the vegetation seem thicker than normal for that time of year and an increasing number of blow-downs made following the old Blue Diamond trail harder than ever. I won’t even mention the poison ivy or ticks.

After returning to Boulder I was excited to get back on the bike, but not yet acclimated, so I settled for a 15+ mile loop taking in the Foothills bike path, Jay Road, 75th, Baseline, Cherryvale, Arapahoe and back to Foothills.

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