[slideshow]For those days when you just want to relax, have fun, and see some pretty scenery I recommend a mountain bike ride near Larkspur, CO.  Todd, Pam, and I rode some nice, smooth singletrack at the Spruce Mountain Open Space.  Now if you’re thinking epic single track where you will be launching yourself off of cliffs, this ain’t it.  What Spruce Mountain does offer is nice, mellow, tight singletrack through the 6 mile Meadow loop.  We were also surprised by beautiful wildflowers all along the Meadow and Eagle Pass trails.  You can then ascend up Spruce Mountain either via singletrack with switchbacks or a long, rather steep service road for another 5.5 miles of biking.  The Spruce Mountain trail offers beautiful overlooks as well as a loop around the mountaintop through pines and firs. Beautiful views of Pike’s Peak and sweeping vistas are yours for much of the entire ride.  So go ahead, give this route a try.  It may not be the baddest trail you’ve ever ridden but you won’t be without a smile looking at the scenery and enjoying some smooth singletrack.  One caveat,this might not be your first choice if it is toasty outside.  For a good map of the trails and directions check out this link:  http://www.cospringstrails.com/hikes/pdf/spruce.pdf