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N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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Ok, so I get to Denver and the weather sucks for a couple days but now it is freekin' BEAUTIFUL! It's nice outside and I have no bike and no gear. Out of desperation I even spent 2 hours at what has to be the world's largest REI store.... They even have a little MTB trail in front of it to 'test' ride MTB's...

Damn, damn, damn....

:(
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
11,007
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We did eat some fantastic food at a Moroccan restaurant accross from Denver University last nite named Casablanca.

It was a first for me to eat an entire meal sans silverware. I loved the B'stella Pastry and the LambTagine with Apricots!!!
:drool:


For lunch today we ate at some Mongolian resturant in downtown. It is was good for a chain type place.
 

dfinn

Turbo Monkey
Jul 24, 2003
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Andy_B said:
Awww.. Ha Ha

Its REI. Buy it today, return it tomorrow.
if it was me I would seriously consider this. I try not to abuse the wonderful REI refund policy but I think I would make an exception if I was in your shoes.
 

SkaredShtles

I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!
Sep 21, 2003
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N8 said:
We did eat some fantastic food at a Moroccan restaurant accross from Denver University last nite named Casablanca.

It was a first for me to eat an entire meal sans silverware. I loved the B'stella Pastry and the lamb.
There's another ME place called Mataam Fez - dinner served on the floor, all food eaten with the manos, and then belly dancers! :thumb:
 

SkaredShtles

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Sep 21, 2003
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dfinn said:
if it was me I would seriously consider this. I try not to abuse the wonderful REI refund policy but I think I would make an exception if I was in your shoes.
Naw - just head out to Wheatridge Cyclery and take a bike for a test trail ride. No abuse required.
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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N8 said:
Where is that?
Around 38th & Wadsworth. A couple of blocks east of Wadsworth on 38th. There is a Burger King/Safeway/Blockbuster on the corner 38th/Wadsworth.

The Denver REI is an armpit in the summer.
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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stevew said:
Around 38th & Wadsworth. A couple of blocks east of Wadsworth on 38th. There is a Burger King/Safeway/Blockbuster on the corner 38th/Wadsworth.

The Denver REI is an armpit in the summer.
Is that north of downtown Denver?
 

Kopiklokoli

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Jul 31, 2004
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N8 said:
Ok, so I get to Denver and the weather sucks for a couple days but now it is freekin' BEAUTIFUL! It's nice outside and I have no bike and no gear. Out of desperation I even spent 2 hours at what has to be the world's largest REI store.... They even have a little MTB trail in front of it to 'test' ride MTB's...

Damn, damn, damn....

:(
I know I dont post a lot, but i have been reading threads for a while, and i didnt think you actually rode a bike?
 

kidwoo

Celebrating No-Pants Day
Aug 25, 2003
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Kopiklokoli said:
I know I dont post a lot, but i have been reading threads for a while, and i didnt think you actually rode a bike?
Based on his inference that he would rather post bitching on an internet forum than ride a 26" wheeled bicycle, you may be right.

N8: Get off your bum and go rent a bike. There's a boatload of riding along the front range. Some of it really good. If you have a day to spend, and the divide isn't covered in snow, drive into salida and ride the monarch crest. It would be the best part of your trip, I promise.

Otherwise find white's ranch a little north of denver.
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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The Cleft of Venus
kidwoo said:
Based on his inference that he would rather post bitching on an internet forum than ride a 26" wheeled bicycle, you may be right.

N8: Get off your bum and go rent a bike. There's a boatload of riding along the front range. Some of it really good. If you have a day to spend, and the divide isn't covered in snow, drive into salida and ride the monarch crest. It would be the best part of your trip, I promise.

Otherwise find white's ranch a little north of denver.
My mom has had tests everyday since Monday, but tomorrow is her off day so I am outta here! Nothing worse than sitting around in a hospital waiting room for hours and hours looking at a bunch of ex-smokers in wheel chairs and/or O2 bottles struggling to breathe.
 

SkaredShtles

I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!
Sep 21, 2003
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kidwoo said:
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N8: Get off your bum and go rent a bike. There's a boatload of riding along the front range. Some of it really good.
I can't think of any that *isn't* really good. ;)
If you have a day to spend, and the divide isn't covered in snow, drive into salida and ride the monarch crest. It would be the best part of your trip, I promise.
Too late - couple feet of snow up there.

Otherwise find white's ranch a little north of denver.
White Ranch. White Ranch is good...... :thumb:
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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N8 said:
hours and hours looking at a bunch of ex-smokers in wheel chairs and/or O2 bottles struggling to breathe.
Sometimes where I worked in Castle Rock I would see them dragging their O2 bottles with them into the gym.
 

SkaredShtles

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Sep 21, 2003
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narlus said:
my vote is for Apex, and then hit winters/red rocks/hog back as well.
Mmmm....... all good recommendations.

Or Mount Falcon.

Or Deer Creek.

Or the Colorado Trail out of Waterton Canyon.

Or Chimney Gulch

Or.... or........ or............... :thumb:
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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SkaredShtles said:
Mmmm....... all good recommendations.

Or Mount Falcon.

Or Deer Creek.

Or the Colorado Trail out of Waterton Canyon.

Or Chimney Gulch

Or.... or........ or............... :thumb:

Shush! There are east coasters reading this.... keep it on the low down.... :sneaky:
 

Ciaran

Fear my banana
Apr 5, 2004
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Kopiklokoli said:
I know I dont post a lot, but i have been reading threads for a while, and i didnt think you actually rode a bike?
:thumb: Stepped up and hit that one outta the park.
 

hooples3

Fuggetaboutit!
Mar 14, 2005
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N8 said:
Ok, so I get to Denver and the weather sucks for a couple days but now it is freekin' BEAUTIFUL! It's nice outside and I have no bike and no gear. Out of desperation I even spent 2 hours at what has to be the world's largest REI store.... They even have a little MTB trail in front of it to 'test' ride MTB's...

Damn, damn, damn....

:(
you should talk to stosh.. try running around trails in the biking position like he does.. he finds it quite fulfilling
 

MizN8

Monkey
Jul 20, 2005
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Do it do it do it do it!

For God' Sake ride a bike!

I am stuck in f***ing LA boring flatlands with no place fun to ride..........the least you can do is sneak in a good time while you are there.
 

COmtbiker12

Turbo Monkey
Dec 17, 2003
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Hey N8, Friday morning a few of us C-Springs folks from mtbr are going to be doing some trail riding at Palmer Park down here in C-Springs (a bit of a drive but excellent trails especially if you've never ridden it before). Let me know if you're interested, probably meet at about 9ish.
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
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Dude, I've spent 3 weeks in Korea and have another weeklong trip to do...I know how you feel. Haven't even had a ride since moving cross-country in July and stopping in Utah to ride with Darryl.

This place would be cool IF I had a bike along. I finally found a 'bike shop' of sorts here, but they don't rent anything. I was crushed.

MD
 

stevew

unique white person
Sep 21, 2001
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SkaredShtles said:
Hey N8 - the Miz has apparently given you permission to go visit East Colfax while you're in town. :thumb:
Yes.

Bring back a gift that keeps on giving.
 

N8 v2.0

Not the sharpest tool in the shed
Oct 18, 2002
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When to Wheatridge Cycles this morning... while that shop kicks ass and the staff is totally pro 29erz, they do not rent bikes and no test ride without a CO drivers license. :(

Not too sude how I'd get a MTB on my mum's Avalon anyway.

:sigh:

It is such a tease to be this close and no bikey.... :crying:

Gonna be back here in the summer on vacation... yep, yep!