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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.
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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.

Barr Trail

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Some scenes from Barr Trail.

The city of Manitou Springs has really been doing its dead-level best to ensure Manitou Springs isn’t a destination for Colorado Springs residents such as myself. They’ve levied outrageous parking charges to use the Incline and Barr Trail. My wife dropped me off at the trail head and came back to pick me up; I refuse to give that place any money voluntarily.

My complete dislike of Manitou Springs, however, doesn’t preclude an appreciation for the sights. This lone tree standing out on the slope made me wish I had my camera with me instead of only the phone.

And the cog railway went by below.

I didn’t get so far as 13 miles; but a hike to the summit is something I would like to do soon… If only I didn’t have to go through Manitou Springs to do it.