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Old 11-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I am new to the Boulder area and I seek your guidance (maybe a beer in it for you). My "plan" is to ride from my house to fire/forest service roads and "easy" trails.

1. Where can I find fire/forest service roads close to Boulder?
2. Anyone in my area willing to be a guide?
3. I am also trying to find a clean bike for this kind of riding as well.

Thank you!

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Well, we do need to have another Boulder beer night. And as a noob, you're supposed to bring the bacon. I'm sure we can rustle up some folks. When, where, and what are you riding?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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Tramontana's your guy. Just make sure he knows what you mean by "easy."
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Apparently the Switzerland trail is 'Easy', Up boulder canyon to Sugarloaf rd, Sugarloaf rd. to Sugarloaf mountain rd. It'll drop you at an intersection of the trail. Actually an old train station, but no trace remains. You can head on the south fork which is level and will get you to the Peak to Peak, or head north west which takes you to Fourmile and Gold hill. I just did it Yesterday and have been riding a grand total of one month. There are a few icy spots a few yards long, just look ahead...

see my thread here:http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843772
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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The Boulder Ranger District Motor Vehicle Usage Map (MVUM) is a good source for looking at jeep/moto roads in the area.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5165768.pdf

The right bike? The street legal KTM 450 EXC I just posted in the Rocky Mountain Flea Market would be perfect!
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
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Switzerland Trail is a lot of fun and just hanging around in that part of the world is a good time. Check out Gold Hill.
I usually share this link with noobs and a lot of us got some initial experience up there:
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=123
I rode it all summer on a KLR 250 and really increased my off road skills.
You might want to consider getting yourself a 250cc something while you figure out your interest level before investing big time, unless you have lots of money. The KTM's have quite a following around here and you can't go wrong with one of the DRZ Suzukis.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:19 AM   #7
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Well, we do need to have another Boulder beer night. And as a noob, you're supposed to bring the bacon. I'm sure we can rustle up some folks. When, where, and what are you riding?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #8
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The Ktm listed above is the perfect bike ! I would jump on that sucker fast. One of the best deals I have seen on here in a while.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:55 PM   #9
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The Ktm listed above is the perfect bike ! I would jump on that sucker fast. One of the best deals I have seen on here in a while.
Not sure if you meant the one I'm listing for a friend or not, but here's a direct link...

2006 KTM 450 EXC. Street Legal, Super Condition




Hey, I'll even throw in guided bike tours of Switzerland Trail, Magnolia, Rainbow lakes, Caribou, Lefthand, and maybe a few scraps of secret singletrack?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #10
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Not sure if you meant the one I'm listing for a friend or not, but here's a direct link...

2006 KTM 450 EXC. Street Legal, Super Condition




Hey, I'll even throw in guided bike tours of Switzerland Trail, Magnolia, Rainbow lakes, Caribou, Lefthand, and maybe a few scraps of secret singletrack?
Holy crap that thing is clean for an '06! Still has the Motorex sticker on the clutch cover. This is exactly the bike I learned on and it'll treat you right. 200 hrs later I still can't bring myself to part with mine. Can do comfortable highway speeds and still tackle anything ugly you can find. Keep the oil changed and valves adjusted and the RFS motor will run forever. I paid just about the same in early '11 without the big tank and skid.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #11
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:56 AM   #12
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Well, we do need to have another Boulder beer night. And as a noob, you're supposed to bring the bacon. I'm sure we can rustle up some folks. When, where, and what are you riding?

Welllll.....I just sold my FZ1 and havent decided on my next bike. I am all over the map, DRZ400's, WR250R/X's, etc. Need to spend less than $4k...even considered looking at bikes around $2k. I am not a new rider....well fairly new to dirt. I had an '07 Yamaha WR450F as my first dirt bike and at times I feared for my life while riding it through the woods with my so called friends. I sold it a couple of years ago. So now, I am bikeless in Colorado.....spending countless hours on CL looking at bikes.

I have a very open schedule currently so let me know when you want to meet up....Pabst are on me.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #13
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Tramontana's your guy. Just make sure he knows what you mean by "easy."

Thank you ikon...I will look this fellow up.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #14
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Apparently the Switzerland trail is 'Easy', Up boulder canyon to Sugarloaf rd, Sugarloaf rd. to Sugarloaf mountain rd. It'll drop you at an intersection of the trail. Actually an old train station, but no trace remains. You can head on the south fork which is level and will get you to the Peak to Peak, or head north west which takes you to Fourmile and Gold hill. I just did it Yesterday and have been riding a grand total of one month. There are a few icy spots a few yards long, just look ahead...

see my thread here:http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843772

Sweet! Thank you Joe
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:06 AM   #15
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Not sure if you meant the one I'm listing for a friend or not, but here's a direct link...

2006 KTM 450 EXC. Street Legal, Super Condition




Hey, I'll even throw in guided bike tours of Switzerland Trail, Magnolia, Rainbow lakes, Caribou, Lefthand, and maybe a few scraps of secret singletrack?

I "think" this is probably as scary/exciting as my WR450F.....it may be a little more then this short dude needs.
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