Most days for the working stiffs of the world we don’t have unlimited time to get out and ride. Rides come in the form of 1 hour blocks that can be worked into a planned lunch hour. Some days it’s a mad scramble to kit up, hit the road and be back in around an hour, but it’s what keeps the motor running until a longer weekend ride can be had.
At Moots we love to get out and ride. It’s part of the job description in a lot of ways…..part product development, part testing, part mental break to just pedal and make notes in your mind about things. Yes, the quote by Albert Einstein goes right here:
“I thought of that while riding my bicycle.”
The ride above is what we call Airport Plus. It’s almost a perfect 20 miles in length and covers a mix of pavement and dirt roads. As the name implies it passes the small Steamboat airport. It can be ridden in either direction and feels just about the same no matter which way you go. You cross the Elk River twice and the Yampa River twice, which can make for some great wildlife viewing at times. It can be done in just about any season; winter it’s frozen with packed snow, spring it’s tacky dirt, summer it’s dusty and rough, fall it’s littered with color. The route passes some of the most beautiful farm and ranch lands in this corner of Colorado. We are lucky to have this loop right out our door. If you ever come visit us and happen to stay for a ride, this will most likely be the ride we take you on.