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Old 01-17-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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I never thought.......ride this Sat

I never thought I would be posting for a ride in the middle of January. Anyone up for a ride from the Denver area this Saturday? I'm not sure how much snow/ice there is up there, so it could be kind of short. I was thinking about the Central City area because of all the possible options. Meet at 10 am at the base of Golden Gate Canyon. Then have lunch somewhere.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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I'm workin' so can't. however you can ride to some interesting exploring out east. Makes for some good winter riding.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Out east would be fun sometime. Are there lots of trails? Some unique areas? Maybe you could lead one? I'm game
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Not really, have fun!!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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I live up near Ned and the Peak to Peak. There is a LOT of that crappy gravel on the roads.Also the freeze thaw is making for some icy spots on North facing areas I was thinking of riding too; but looking at lower elevations...

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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I live in Ned. I'm not riding. As pointed out, too much gravel, too many icy spots, too much snow left in the shade and on north-facing areas. The same holds true for Central City, having just driven through there on my way home.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #7
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Out east would be fun sometime. Are there lots of trails? Some unique areas? Maybe you could lead one? I'm game
Not much in the way of trails. But the gravel county roads can be nice. the old towns can be interesting. Lots of dying or dead towns. Some interesting resturants in thos old towns. Some old battle feilds, like Beacher Island, or Sand Creek. Bents Fort is worth seeing. The plains have a differant beauty to them. There is a thread in Pictures about the plains, take a look at it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:36 AM   #8
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I'm planning on heading south or east on Saturday. I haven't decided on a destination or anything yet. Probably gonna leave Denver earlier than 10, though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #9
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I've got the same plan. Sometime before 10, departure and heading south and east. I'm going to scour some maps tonight and see if I can make a route of some sort. Anything off beat, preferably dirt, sounds interesting.

I can't 100% confirm because a client could swoop in and want to see houses tomorrow. I'll know for sure by this evening. I'm leaving from Boulder. If anyone wants to coordinate, let me know!

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:29 AM   #10
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The 8:10 to Yuma. Never been and there's a weird open dirt area, just to the south west (link). Any intel?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #11
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You can check out a website called "Fort Tours". it has maps and info on historical places to explore.
If you want some technical stuff, try Penrose Commons.
I was up near Trout creek Pass a couple days ago. Lots of snow up there in the Four Mile area. Maybe ok on some of the lower trails.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #12
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Bomb crater? No idea.

I'm game for coordinating a ride. I'm pretty much downtown, but could meet in Boulder or zip up I25 and catch you there.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #13
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The 8:10 to Yuma. Never been and there's a weird open dirt area, just to the south west (link). Any intel?
I'm guessing they are watering troughs for cattle.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #14
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I'm guessing they are watering troughs for cattle.


that's a low spot that fills with water - see the cowtrails heading to it.


I can't go Saturday, I'm riding the W up to Longmont to it's new owner.....but I did (finally) get the 310 ready to go, and it needs a good shakedown ride before I take it to Moab.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:30 PM   #15
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how impassable is the Switz now?

completely? just in spots facing north?
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