This past Tuesday a couple of us (John Jamison and I) tried out a proposed gravel route from Jimmy Dot. Jimmy modified the existing Red Rocks gravel ride to connect/include some of Bear Creek Regional Park. John and I ran into Jimmy outside of Garden of the Gods and he rode with us briefly before turning back. John and I continued at a brisk pace and tackled some somewhat technical steep downhills in Bear Creek before working our way back to the Sinton Trail and home. I really enjoyed the route as it was very challenging and John kept me on my toes as usual with a competitive pace. Total distance was 29 miles, 2,434ft of climbing at a 13.2mph pace (Note: I added four miles to/from home).