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Pikes Peak

I had to ride the rest of the way through Colorado Springs this morning. Google tried to send me through a complicated bike route. Then I noticed I was already on the highway I wanted to be on for the day, so I just followed the highway through town. It took me through downtown. Bike trails through cities are nice, but I really like to see the towns I’m riding through.

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A museum in downow Colorado Springs

The highway circled around Cheyenne Mountain. I’m pretty sure that’s where the government hides the stargate.

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Cheyenne Mountain

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A big bug at a big bug museum.

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There were a couple of good climbs today, one of which was at a 6% grade. It should be good practice for what is coming up. Neither seemed terribly difficult, although I did move slow. After the second climb, it was mostly downhill through a canyon like area to Canon City. It was a very pretty ride that took me through the foothills and into the mountains.

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As I rode south, the landscape became noticeably more arid. Cacti began to replace wildflowers and the plant life in the hills became less dense.

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In Penrose, CO.

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On the east side of Canon City, I stopped for a short break at a convenience store. While there, a woman asked if I smoked weed. She wanted to trade weed for a cigarette. That’s not something I have experienced yet on this ride.

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At the drive-in, Canon City, CO.

5 thoughts on ““Do You Smoke Weed?” (August 27)

  1. I do enjoy your droll sense of humor, Brad. I don’t know what the “stargate” is, but I enjoy your droll sense of humor. 🙂 Just finished “Death Comes to the Archbishop”. The area you are riding through coincides with some of the settings at the end of the book.

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