Day 11 - Fort Collins bike day

United States' flag
North America » United States » Colorado » Fort Collins
August 21st 2012
Published: August 21st 2012
Edit Blog Post

Finding the TrailFinding the TrailFinding the Trail

Reading the map to find the start of the trail out of town
Another beautiful sunny day so we decided to rent bikes in Fort Collins and take a ride along the Le Poudre Trail which follows the river out to Larimer County. Took us a bit to figure out how to ride "cruisers" with automatic 3 speed shifting and peddles for braking. We passed horse farms, a quarry, and a number of open parks along the way. Spotted 2 fawns hiding in the woods along the trail too. It was a hot one so on our way back into town we decided to stop at Ben & Jerry's for some ice cream and water - perfect choice. We walked around the Old Town section a bit looking in stores and saw some cool sculptures and another painted piano that Sean and Dean played (a few notes here and there). Headed over to Golden when we were done and the boys hopped right into the pool to cool off some more.

Additional photos below
Photos: 11, Displayed: 11


Fawn in the WoodsFawn in the Woods
Fawn in the Woods

The first fawn that we saw enjoying a rest in the woods
Cool underpasses along trailCool underpasses along trail
Cool underpasses along trail

There were a number of underpasses along the trail
Fawn HidingFawn Hiding
Fawn Hiding

Along the bike trail
Bridge on the TrailBridge on the Trail
Bridge on the Trail

This was about 1/4 mile long along the river. Very cool.
Cool Bear Sculpture in Old TownCool Bear Sculpture in Old Town
Cool Bear Sculpture in Old Town

With a cool bear sculpture in Old Town
Dean's barber shopDean's barber shop
Dean's barber shop

Didn't know he had a side job so far away in Old Town
Horse SculptureHorse Sculpture
Horse Sculpture

Drew posing with the painted horse
We Love Ice CreamWe Love Ice Cream
We Love Ice Cream

Sean & Drew posing after we enjoyed the ice cream
At the PianoAt the Piano
At the Piano

Played some notes on one of the pianos that we saw around town.
Drew & Sean at poolDrew & Sean at pool
Drew & Sean at pool

Mostly splashing and dunking - big surprise

Tot: 2.465s; Tpl: 0.067s; cc: 9; qc: 56; dbt: 0.0397s; 2; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 3; ; mem: 1.3mb