Welcome Wheeze, we're glad you've joined us here. We're seeing more and more Colorado riders, just had another one join yesterday. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=45248
We have a group here in the Denver area who get together for rides during good weather, spring, summer and fall, maybe you'd like to ride with us? Check the 'Event' section and look for "Denver Area Riders" posts.
Glad you're back in the saddle and sorry to hear about your mishap.
Good luck, have fun and above all, ride safe.