On Saturday, March 24, my brother-in-law Doug and I decided we were desperately in need of a mini-adventure. So, we gassed up our loyal companions and hit the road heading north!
We started off the morning with temperatures in the high 30F range, but it rapidly rose up to low 50F by the time we made it to Golden, Colorado.
Being connoisseurs of international cuisine, we chose Ali Baba’s Grill, a Lebanese restaurant. We made great time heading up Hwy 105 and arrived about 15 minutes before the restaurant opened. Once inside, we were initially the only ones there, so we enjoyed talking with one of the staff members.
We both thoroughly enjoyed our food, and then the staff member gave us complimentary baklava! It was all SO good, and really, the picture doesn’t do this thing justice…that sandwich was huge! To make a great meal even better, Doug secretly paid for lunch – thanks Doug!
With our bellies full, it was time for a nap. Only we had some sights to see! The temperature had risen to the upper 50’s and our road was visible from the parking lot…
We detoured through downtown Golden, not seeing too many leprechauns, and then headed west, up Lookout Mountain. The views were amazing!
Doug’s in the mirror may be closer than they appear
There were a lot of bicyclists on the road, but it wasn’t too busy with vehicle traffic
The view looking down the road, towards the north – you can barely see the windmills that you pass on the way to Boulder when headed up CO93
Time for a glamour shot of Stallion!
And a glamour shot of Doug! 😀
This one’s a little cooler
The views from this pullout were truly amazing!
Check out the Denver skyline, and Colfax Ave. stretching out to the horizon!
We headed further up the road to the top of the mountain and got one more amazing view looking north
And then a spectacular view looking west!
From there we got back on the bikes and headed southwest to Evergreen, then west on CO74 to Morrison.
I don’t have any pictures of the final leg of the ride, but although the wind picked up quite a bit, we still enjoyed an awesome ride home on CO105.
It was a great day to get on the bikes and enjoy a little mountain therapy together. Doug, the next lunch is on me!