Colorado Front Range TT ride???
Posted January 30, 2003 - 09:20 AM
I'm at a loss for areas that are big enough and biker friendly to accommodate a large group. Rampart's probably too crowded already-what else is accessible to lots of people? camping, hotels, other attractions? The west coast TT Ride shouldn't be the only one...
Posted January 30, 2003 - 10:23 AM
Webster Pass/Red Cone Peak is very open and not crowded and could easily handle a lot of riders.
Taylor Park has a lot of trails and lodging near Buena Vista
I assume you are thinking about this when the weather warms up?
Posted January 30, 2003 - 10:23 AM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 10:39 AM
Just a thought... I mean, why should EGO and his west coast buddies have all the fun???
Posted January 30, 2003 - 10:54 AM
I will help if I can.
Posted January 30, 2003 - 10:56 AM
If you're familiar with usenet, you probably recognize RMD.
Anyway, if you're thinking summer, yea, Rampart would be way too crowded.,
unless you're talking 20-30 folks. There's a lot of good riding around the
Walden area but finding trail guides might be a little hard and it's a bit of a
drive for some. Steamboat falls in that same category.
Good question, hard answer.
Posted January 30, 2003 - 11:07 AM
We could always test an area like this just to see how many people are interested.
Posted January 30, 2003 - 11:23 AM
I guess you're right, good question, tough answer. Maye we should just have 5 or 6 rides and hope to up the participation each time...
I just hink it would be cool to have a really big one, there have to be a lot of people that would be interested-at least I would think so...
Maybe we should all just go to Berthoud and race!
Posted January 30, 2003 - 11:41 AM
We actually rode out of Divide, off Cedar Mountain Road. About 1/2 that area burned to the
ground thanks to... well, never mind, you know the story. We had 50 riders from 10 states
show up. T-shirts and stickers were made, contingencies awarded..etc. I busted ass on that ride,
and we had a blast. It rained EVERY night (and I mean BUCKETS) so maybe I should do another.
It made for some un-fun camping but the riding was pretty unbelievable. If you grew up in WP,
then you know you can't have too much water on decomposed granite. It was like riding
As far as racing Berthoud, I've been trying to make every race, but something always
comes up. If you're interested, a few of us are riding Aztec on Saturday, so c'mon down.
If anyone shows up, I'll be in the beige Tundra with the black and gray Haulmark
trailer. No numbers on the bike, just look for the guy with black handguards who
is getting smoked by the water truck.
As far as a TT ride, just pick a place and see who shows up. If you try to accomodate
everyone, it will never get scheduled... trust me on this one. Pick a non-race weekend
sometime in the early summer, late spring and go for it!
Posted January 30, 2003 - 01:25 PM
Let me know, the Western slope would most likely be better suited.
Let's all meet out at Moab, now that would be a BLAST!!
Posted January 30, 2003 - 01:36 PM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 04:56 PM
keep us informed!
Posted January 30, 2003 - 06:04 PM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 06:07 PM
Posted January 30, 2003 - 06:41 PM
I've always wanted to go to Colorado to ride.
If this pans out em or pm me and maybe we could hook up and split a ride (mine or yours, I'm flexible).
If I remember right your the new 426 owner down in Spring.
Send me an Email email@example.com or a private message and we'll get together and ride. We're coming into excellent weather real soon and I've healed from my accident.
Needless to say, I'm ready to ride!
Posted January 31, 2003 - 04:30 AM
Yup, is me, the Sierra Club poster boy.
PS, for whoever it was that asked, the Colorado 500 is Sept 7-12/2003
Posted January 31, 2003 - 04:56 AM
I would imagine if it were near Webster/Red Cone we're looking at July/August timeframe because of snow, and probably the same with Ouray area. I would think Taylor Park would be less restricting due to weather (hopefully all these places will be accessible and not under fire shutdown).
Does anyone know where there are trail maps on-line (or can be PDF'd) that people can look at (or pictures) of the areas discussed?
This could end up beig a pretty good time-let's keep thinking about places and times and get this thing more concrete as spring/summer starts rolling around...
And I think the more out of staters the better (as long as you don't move here permanently)
Posted January 31, 2003 - 05:08 AM
Posted January 31, 2003 - 05:48 AM
Although, if we schedule it when there is a big race, maybe us slow guys will appear faster because the racers won't be around... hmmmmm.....