August 25, 2012
After drinks and dinner at Mountain Sun the previous night, we stayed in Broomfield with some friends and ran back up to Boulder to meet up with another friend at Marshall Mesa. It was kind of overcast, and the sky released a few sprinkles, but being that the trail has no canopy it was a great ride. There's a decent little climb on the frontside and then some easy riding until you drop down into the valley, through some cattle guards, past some bovines and start heading towards the Flatirons. The trails are pretty gravelly, but can be very fast with good flow n go in the valley. We had big afternoon plans, but headed out and back, exploring a little offshoot from the main trail with some sweet step drops that were very rideable and then right back down the same way we came up, now noticing (and taking advantage of) the sweet rollers we could catch air off of. I only wish I could find trails with these built-in 'bumps' in Texas. The downhill runs in Colorado, no matter how big or small, are priceless; always good for big grins and good vibes. Great way to start our day, then headed to Half Fast subs on the hill and over to Avery for the brewery tour and some rare taps. * Review edited 8/24/2012* Review edited 8/24/2012
Reminded me a little bit of Red Rocks, without the rocks. Also reminded me of McAllister Park back in SAT.