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CO Monkeys High Alpine Death March

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  1. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    Which of you CO monkeys is interested in doing a solid, day long, high alpine epic ride sometime this summer? I'm thinking this won't actually take place until sometime in later July or early August once everything has had a chance to melt out some. Given my n00bie status I'll leave the route suggestions up to those with more knowledge than I.

    So who's in? Stoney? Full Trucker? Nick? SkaredShtles? Pesqueeb? Perhaps this would make a good "Welcome to CO!" ride for Toshi. :D
     

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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Hell yea, I'm in.

    Death marching is overrated. (shut up SS, yes it is) How about a day doing all of Monarch Crest? I'd kinda prefer to shuttle and ride Green's AND Fooses Creek off of Monarch?

    (this has been lingering at the top of my list for two summers now)

    I rode some sections of the Colorado Trail outside of Salida last Summer that were just STELLAR. I'd totally be up for some more exploring of the CT out there, but I don't have an all-day route in mind.
     
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  3. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    Okay, so it doesn't have to be a death march per se, I just figured that would lure SS in. He seems to thrive on the pain of others.

    Monarch was on my list as well. Five star epic if I recall correctly. I like the sounds of that.
     
  4. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Ugh. I would take two days to do an all-day ride, and I don't want to hang out with the coyotes at night. :D
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    I was just playing about the death march part. An epic ride with awesome peeps from RM. Is that too much to ask?
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    Bump !!!
     
  7. SkaredShtles

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

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    I'm a solid "probably not" ;)

    But keep me in the loop.
     
  8. SkaredShtles

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

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    We attempted this last fall. Early fall. Only ended up finishing Agate and Starvation due to troublesome amounts of new snow. Which is a shame because we did all our homework and had all vehicles staged to do Agate/Green's/Fooses. <sigh>
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I only attend death-march rides to serve as a warning to others. :D
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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

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  12. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I'm realistically out because I don't know when the movers are arriving with my junk. Window is July 5-12. Wife, kid, mother in law fly in July 11 and I start work July 15.
     
  13. Adventurous

    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    Sounds like Nick, Full Trucker, and myself are down. I like where this is going. :thumb: Any date suggestions? I can't do August 9-17 as I'll be moving into the ole house then.
     
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    Y'know, iff'n you guys started planning for one of these for 2015, I might just volunteer to die a horrible death... V might even be inclined to join us...
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    Change the thread title to "CO Monkeys High Alpine Death March 2014" and we'll make it an annual thing.
     
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    I would be in nick and can most likely get Larimer in as well. Will be late august for me as broke collarbone right now.
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    To the top!

    How're things looking up high FT? Getting pretty clear?
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Shoot, I never come in this forum... clearly. I rode a bunch of High Country this year, had a good summer. Still some to get here and there but none for me. Definitely gotta PM me on this forum, most of my rides are organized off the public boards.