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2017 RM Rides Planning Thread...Monkeyfests?!?!

Discussion in 'The West' started by Adventurous, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. 6thElement

    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    Just the common rides that someone heading there with a few days to ride would want to hit :p

    I'd love more riding time down there to put the bigger loops together.
     

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  2. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    @Adventurous what are your dates for crested Butte? And you should probably put the Targhee fest on the calendar in the initial post. July 14-16.

    And at least one uncommon one.
     
  3. Adventurous

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    Got it now :thumb:

    As for CB, I was kinda thinking either July or August time frame (real specific I know). It'll depend on who wants to join in on the fun. Will also have to depend upon who is attending the Montana Monkeyfest as I was thinking a leave after work Thursday, ride Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning before booking it home kinda deal.
     
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  4. Adventurous

    Adventurous Turbo Monkey

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    Saturday June 17th I'm thinking a big day ride is in order. Something within a few hours of Denver.

    Potentials:
    Curt Gowdy State Park
    Colorado Trail: Copper Mountain to Searle Pass (might be too early)

    @SkaredShtles @Full Trucker for other suggestions that incorporate equal parts pain, pleasure, and epic feel. I trust in your judgement. :D
     
  5. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    have you done any riding down in the Springs? there are 'shuttles' in the canyon that you need to ride.
     
  6. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yup - too early for Searle...although there ain't nothing wrong with riding up as far as u can and back down. :thumb:
     
  7. Adventurous

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    I have not! I have been down to the springs thrice times since I have lived here and always got the impression I wasn't missing out on much. Got any linkies I can peruse?
     
  8. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    mtb project anything west of town.
    Years ago we did a shuttle where we eliminated about 12-14 miles of climbing and got 4-5 killer descents linked with easy peasy transition climbs. Or, we climb it all.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    timmay: I've been wanting to ride Barr Trail from the top for a while. Let's get that on the books too for a day-trip. Probably better hit on a weekday, but whatever.
     
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    Gonna look that one up but a day tripper sounds good to me.
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Barr Trail = Pike's Peak

    I'm in NM working at a race on that Saturday-Sunday. Was going to suggest the Guanella Pass ride for this day, since it's big as shit and just a day trip. But since I won't be here, I don't want you guys to do it that day. Or do I?
     
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  12. Adventurous

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    Ever since I saw that ride report I knew my self-loathing was strong enough to want to do it. Please sir, I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    This will very likely be too early for the Guanella Pass ride.
     
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    Shuttle my ass. SS would love the climb up to Jones.




    Ain't nobody rides Barr Trail
     
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    Check it out on mtbproject. There are some good loops and trails around there, although if it's balls-hot I'd rather ride in the interior. 11951736_10100660893566188_137081477037444927_o.jpg
     
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    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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  17. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I was under the impression that not all of that is "legit" still. I know the city/county has been working on securing land and access, but I believe there is some trespassing involved. Maybe that's changed recently and I just didn't know about it. That said, I'd love to do it.
     
  18. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Alright @Pesqueeb ... you call the day. giddyup! I ain't skeered!

    No? It seems like it would have potential.
     
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    I've never tried but my understanding is that the top 1/4ish of Barr is pretty much unrideabru due to terrain. Plus the trail is always crowded.

    As for Jones, it'll be a suffer fest, but it's one of my favorite rides and I try to do it at least once a year. I'll need a trail report before we go. I'd wager there is probably still a lot of snow up top, it's usually no bueno before late May. North facing, deep canyon type terrain. I'll ask around.
     
  20. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    I had a full day in the canyon several years back, Jones, 667, 666? pipeline?, Seven Bridges? Etc. We gained the first few thousand (?) feet by driving up gold camp, but still pedaled a shit ton. I'd be down for that over the summer!
     
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  21. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    not an official monkeyfest (yet) per se, but it looks like wife and kids will be away the week of july 10. i may spend a good portion of the week in the wilsons creek area of pisgah. if anyone's down, happy to lead rides and drink beers. maybe some day trips for the more gravity inclined to windrock and baileys too.
     
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  22. 6thElement

    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    I'm down for a Jones ride, it's been on the to-do list.
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    I am not a nice person... nice people don't map out routes like the Grifty Fifty and then tell their friends to go ride it. Paging @6thElement ... I expect you and the wife to tick this off by the end of the month. You know, because it's (sorta) named after you and such. This is mapped as starting/ending at New Terrain Brewing but I suppose you guys could just ride it from your house.
     
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  24. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    :clapping: smrt.
     
  25. 6thElement

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    Yesterday was a spur of the moment and you'd said you were working on your car otherwise I'd have reached out.
    Friday we'd actually headed to Fruita, set up camp and then got annoyed by the strong wind and dust blowing about, said eff it and headed home.

    I'll have to show this to the wife.
     
  26. Pesqueeb

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    Those all have the same potential trail head, but hitting them all requires at least two drives up the hill. If you did them all in a day, I'm impressed.
     
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  27. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Then that ain't right. We didn't drive more than once, and I'm sure I've got the trails all effed up. I'll see if I can dig up the original route. It was a good one with two brief climbs in the middle of extended descending.