Thursday, May 28, 2009

Really -- an ELK???!!! SWEEEEEET!

There were 14 of us, standing around signing waivers and looking at the dark skies threatening rain. Should we ride? Was it gonna like just POUR down? Or, would it clear out? Well, this is Colorado, soooooo -- off we went. And much to our wondering eyes did we see...

That's right.... an elk, who had these little stubby fuzzy antlers trying to grow. He just gazed at us with his calm, inscrutible eyes expressing what? boredom? maybe a hint of curiosity? but, overall, I believe he held disdain for these two-legged mortals who attempted to enjoy HIS world on these objects that rolled down a trail... And, of course, it wasn't long before the sun made his appearance and chased away the gloomy clouds!

So, since I am not the fastest climber in the world; AND because my appointed roll in the scheme of things is to ride sweep so that no one gets left behind.... I have no pictures until we started back. (I get to go first then -- whooop!)

At the end of the ride, when we were all putting up our bikes and chatting about the elk, the deer that some of us saw, future rides and such; along comes a fox -- just trotting along and paying no never mind to this group of chatting, giggling two-legged critters who was intruding into his world. And, try as I might, I just couldn't get a decent picture of this non-chalant, elusive creature who seemed to just elude the camera lense. But, that IS their nature, is it not??
Reminder: Technical Practice at Apex on Monday, June 1 at 5:30pm.

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