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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-19-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 95,798
Posted By grizCP
Hey Heyduke, I have a Salida area question for...

Hey Heyduke, I have a Salida area question for you, specifically Columbine/Rainbow Trail question - is it better (and by better I mean longer, flowy-er descent) to go up Columbine and down FR101 or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 95,798
Posted By grizCP
I put it on a questionably-reliable scale and it...

I put it on a questionably-reliable scale and it showed between 33-34 lbs. It's a L (20'') frame. I found this to be the same reported weight for most others on a mtb forum search.

Initial mods:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 95,798
Posted By grizCP
It rained a lot after work today. ...

It rained a lot after work today.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_3WgMlys5IU/U-7Vtfk1iqI/AAAAAAAAKoQ/ETUNuIzSyEo/w640-h480-no/20140815_180400-001.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 95,798
Posted By grizCP
I'm stopping by the local Surly dealer later this...

I'm stopping by the local Surly dealer later this week to take a look-see at the options. I am making sure that I don't bring a truck (with awesome rack setup) or any vehicle that I may be able to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 95,798
Posted By grizCP
I like my plain ol' Kincos, but they lack...

I like my plain ol' Kincos, but they lack windproofing. I bought a pair of Novic Cold War gloves for motorcycle ice racing, but they get really slimy when sweaty. I have this weird thing that I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 95,798
Posted By grizCP
Thanks alot, now my search has expanded from...

Thanks alot, now my search has expanded from gloves to gloves and fatbikes. :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 95,798
Posted By grizCP
Hey MTBers - any recommendations for good...

Hey MTBers - any recommendations for good spring/fall gloves? Lets say in the 20-40F degree range...

I pedaled myself into shape this summer and I am bound and determined to keep it up even when...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,746
Posted By grizCP
George Carlin would have blushed at my mental...

George Carlin would have blushed at my mental dialogue right now. :huh
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By grizCP
Hopefully trail-karma will deliver for you...

Hopefully trail-karma will deliver for you finding my tube pack! :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,737
Posted By grizCP
My understanding of current policy is that MVUM...

My understanding of current policy is that MVUM is the final say... specifically if the area has gone through USFS Travel Plan process. I am not familiar with Carnage Canon though.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,737
Posted By grizCP
I found a totally awesome picture to answer the...

I found a totally awesome picture to answer the question of what trail this is. :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=279111&stc=1&d=1311822343
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,737
Posted By grizCP
For me two that stand out are Tanner Trail (near...

For me two that stand out are Tanner Trail (near Canyon City) and Mt. Rosa (above Captain Jacks near Pikes Peak). Mt. Rosa is officially my "angry trail." :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,737
Posted By grizCP
Star E-W isn't so bad, IMHO. There are a few...

Star E-W isn't so bad, IMHO. There are a few switchbacks W-E that are gnar, but if I recall some link-brick things (erosion control) have been placed which made it way easier the last time I was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,418
Posted By grizCP
(From 7/10/14) FYI - There are two trees down on...

(From 7/10/14) FYI - There are two trees down on the Rainbow Trail - the bigger is just west of where the Columbine Trial intersects - definitely needs a saw. We stacked some rocks for a log jump,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
If anyone wants the tracks from the ride - I have...

If anyone wants the tracks from the ride - I have uploaded to Google Drive and shared the link - click the link below and then click download:

http://tinyurl.com/mq2cakm
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Notable BreckTrek records this year: Only...

Notable BreckTrek records this year:

Only person to have completed all BreckTreks = Ryan (Raul Duke)

Only bike to have completed all BreckTreks = 1999 XR600R (aka Rumble McGrumble) - 3...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
I am still not sure as to the official count for...

I am still not sure as to the official count for 2014 BreckTrek... we picked up several people at 717A trail head and lost a few before we got to Terryall. The number was somewhere between 35 and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By grizCP
What time of year did you do this?

What time of year did you do this?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
I'm up too. Coffee thirty! I always rue these...

I'm up too. Coffee thirty! I always rue these early morning (before breakfast) rides to the Bear... gotta wear enough layers, but then you have to carry them all day...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
So - how's the prep work coming along out...

So - how's the prep work coming along out there?... I helped TheCaptain change a tire.. which now has a tube with 2 patches... we'll see how good my gluing skillz are...:huh

Which is a good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Yeah, I hear the leader this year is bit slow. ...

Yeah, I hear the leader this year is bit slow. Loose nut behind the bars, so to speak.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
What's your prediction for where you catch...

What's your prediction for where you catch us?.... :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
25 hours...

25 hours...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,932
Posted By grizCP
True story... My wife and I are riding up (mtb)...

True story... My wife and I are riding up (mtb) to the gate at the bottom of High Drive AFTER it has officially been reopened to hikers/bicycles. There are 3 fish and game trucks (State DOW) driving...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
1) Country Lodge Motel ...

1) Country Lodge Motel
http://www.woodlandcountrylodge.com/

2) Free Camping:
717.A trailhead. This is very close to where we’ll be ending the ride, so if you need to leave right after the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Just a reminder for planning your supplies......

Just a reminder for planning your supplies... there is a real possibility that we will end up having lunch in Jefferson... there is a little burger shop and a gas station deli. Both can be kinda...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
I will be at the Hungry Bear at 600. They are...

I will be at the Hungry Bear at 600. They are prepared for 25-30 of us...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Thanks for bringing this up. Anyone is free to...

Thanks for bringing this up. Anyone is free to leave the ride at any point - no one needs to feel like they need an excuse. Look at the before and after pics from previous years, only a smart...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By grizCP
Tangentially related... I had a problem with my...

Tangentially related... I had a problem with my right boot bugging me and feeling really tight across the toe box (Sidi Crossfire TAs) - a friend recommended getting them soaked (not wet, but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Minor stuff... I wouldn't leave ramps or straps...

Minor stuff... I wouldn't leave ramps or straps laying about. But, I've never heard of broken windows, etc... I park there for day rides on a regular basis.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
A great place would be the Trout Creek 717A trail...

A great place would be the Trout Creek 717A trail head right outside of Woodland. We will start and finish the dirt portions of the ride there. Lots of space.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
One cool thing about planning routes for a...

One cool thing about planning routes for a geo-geek like me is noticing old things on maps... I just saw notation that there was an "Indian Mountain Ski Area" near Terryall... anyone notice that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Awesome... just want to clarify though that last...

Awesome... just want to clarify though that last year's "rider meeting" was at 717A.... this year's meeting will be at Catamount (310 Hwy 24) @ 7:00.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
I hope to have tracks done today... emphasis on...

I hope to have tracks done today... emphasis on "hope." :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Here's a link to Paul's fantastic responses to...

Here's a link to Paul's fantastic responses to last year's FAQs. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20761134&postcount=2).. the biggest difference this year is that there is no planned...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
About 80 miles max.

About 80 miles max.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Scouting Report...

Well... we headed up to Georgia Pass today. This is what we saw when we crested the summit:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/nGmsZAHS9OOnUxlnn0SwfuLQJNGPGADb_HNV8KqvqZI=w640-h356-no
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
At least we aren't showing up after the ride......

At least we aren't showing up after the ride... that may be a new tradition. Let's finish and go to a fine dining establishment to rub shoulders with the patrons. :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 14,412
Posted By grizCP
Scott, Kipp and I are going to Georgia Pass...

Scott, Kipp and I are going to Georgia Pass tomorrow to check up on the snow situation... I will be making a final decision after the ride and posting the info.

Last year Paul did a heck of a job...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By grizCP
I have had much success with these cork foot beds...

I have had much success with these cork foot beds ...
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