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Colorado Springs Skyline

Letztes Wochenende habe ich einem kurzen Fahrradausflug gemacht. Zehn Meilen entlang die Ostseite der Luftwaffe-Akademie bei die Autobahn am Nordtor. Ich habe dort herumgedreht, und dieses Foto habe ich gemacht. Linkerhand ist Cheyenne-Berg fern süd, dann schneebedeckter Pikes Peak, und schließlich rechtsseitig ist der Luftwaffe-Akademie Schülerkomplex. Von Süd bis Nord da ist die Westseite Colorado Springs.

Last weekend I did a short bike ride: 10 miles along the east side of the US Air Force Academy next to the freeway to North Gate. I turned around there and took this photo. On the left side is Cheyenne Mountain, far south; then snow-capped Pikes Peak, and finally on the right side is the Air Force Academy student complex. South to north, the west side of Colorado Springs.


Bike Ride: USAFA


Despite my intense dislike for Colorado Springs-area cyclists, I have found that I do enjoy riding my bike. We don’t live very far from a couple of different trail heads along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail; and one of those trail heads is the north end of that trail, but the south end of the New Santa Fe Regional Trail.

The New Santa Fe Regional Trail parallels Interstate 25 (which allows me to occasionally ride to work) and cuts through the US Air Force Academy. It also runs along the railroad tracks, so sometimes I take my camera with me when I don’t plan on making a particularly long ride. If I ride to the north gate of the USAFA, it’s about a 20-mile round trip. And I took these pictures along that section of trail.

Looking down a rather steep embankment, I saw this doe grazing in the shade:

When deer in the city are common, there’s nothing particularly special about seeing them in relative wilderness; however, (not to get too preachy or anything) I simply cannot not appreciate nature’s beauty when I see it.