Today I checked out the Foothills and Horsetooth Reservoir by foot and bike...the US Pro Tour will come by here next weekend and I rode part of their stage for that day...I expected the roads by the lake to be flat, but man was I wrong:
See the hill in the background with that road going up? I love hills!!!
The pavement has NO cracks, the shoulder was nice, the traffic was very very light. Ft Collins is in the background.
And some more climbing!!!
Beautiful views, about 10 min riding distance from Ft Collins!!! Check out the road again :-)
Then I went running along the Foothills, and I decided to follow this path that seems to go all through town and around town. What I really really like is that you always have a "gravel" option right next to it.