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Biking Boulder

Boulder, Colorado-
A city on the move. Everyone is walking or riding a bike.

Today we saw Boulder by bicycle using the Boulder Creek Path, 200 miles of maintained trails. The path offers a different view of the city and gives you direct access to Boulder Creek where intertubes are a must for leisurely float down the creek.

Founded in 1877, The University of Colorado is located in Boulder. With a heavy population of college students, Boulder is full of surprises, styles, and outdoor enthusiasts….and Subarus! The college kids keep things exciting! I love their enthusiasm!

During our bike ride , there was an Ironman Competition taking place. The race started at the Boulder Reservoir with a single loop 2.4-mile then to a 112-mile one-loop bike course in the city’s vast open space ending downtown at Boulder. The course ran along the Boulder Creek Trail, winding along the creek and through city parks. We saw the first place winners cross the finish line around lunch time; at 7:00 pm that evening, we saw participants of the ironman still working their way to the finish line.

We parked our bikes just off Pearl St. And took a stroll down the Pearl Street Mall. Nixon recommended a Beer at West Flanders Brewing, http://wfbrews.com. We enjoyed a delightful Saison, Angry Monk and a West Pearl Wit. The Pearl Street Mall is an oasis of dining, unique shops, and street entertainers.

Later in the day We took a drive in the country on Baseline Road, a straight road that holds great significance, as it marks the 40th parallel on world maps. We could see why, it looks like it goes on forever in the distance.

Eric and I ended the day with a walk to the Scott Carpenter Park along 30th Street and tossed a frisbee in the great open space of the park. It was refreshing to see the park was busy with people and dogs enjoying the beautiful summer evening.

Somewhere near the 40th Parallel (and loving it),
Eric and Lori Malcolm
The HumbleWeeds


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