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post #1 of 14 Old 03-11-2010, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for someone familiar with good riding spots near Golden. Until the snow melts riding is limited as far as I know. I have been to Left Hand Canyon a few times and up to the Sprucewood area. Rampart has a little too much snow or at least it did on my last visit. Ive found a ton of places online, but all are at higher elevations with deep snow. What cha say folks? any ideas? I figure within a month or two most of the state will be available, but thats a month or two..Anyone ever tried the trails around Buffalo Creek/Cheeseman Lake?

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-11-2010, 09:11 PM
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Not sure, but post up what you find. When I get back from an Arizona road trip in a few weeks I will be looking for them.

I have noticed most of the foothills are bare on the South sides, if you can find roads and trails facing South you might do OK.

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post #3 of 14 Old 03-11-2010, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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you betcha...

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I rode up through Ward and stopped at the Mill Side (or is it Race) Inn for lunch on Tuesday. There was a lot of sand and lots of snow in Ward and in the lot at the Inn, but a fun time was had for an afternoon mental health day!

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Well the plan was to head up to Saint Marys area and see what the conditions were like. Just as I got to the end of my street it started to snow. Too stubborn to turn back I kept going. Its amazing just how much snow can end up on your face shield on the KLR, the windshield must direct everything just perfectly. So another days ride is postponed due to snow. Looked for some riding nearer to home, but no such luck. There are a few single tracks heading up Table Mountain, but pretty sure between the snow and Coors security it would not have been a good idea. Supposed to ride to Kansas for BBQ in a couple weeks, hope it clears by then..

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I'm down in the Springs, let me know if you find a clear trial. I'm not sure I can take it much longer. I don't take chances after I dumped my bike on Rampart.
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I am currently researching trails and off road rides in CO. No Bull -- I think I met your wife (Follow?) at the CO ST Tech event a couple weeks ago. Hope I got the right wife with the right guy!

Anyway, my buddy and I are planning on riding a ride called "In the Shadow of the Rockies" this summer sometime, and then next year we are going to ride the entire Continental Divide Trail. I'm working on the CDT getting it mapped out for my Delorme GPS. When it's done I can send the files to anyone who needs them. Keep in mind, it will take a while and I'm not sure that the Delorme software wil save or export GPX files so we may need to work on another way to get them to you's. I'm sure there are converters out there if I can't save them.

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Hey Hellbilly, how long would a ride like the Shadow of the Rockys take. I'm lookin for a week long ride for late July. It will be my first big adventure, and I think for my first go around I should use an already plotted trail. You know, to take out some of the guess work. Then the next one I will have a little more knowledge on how this sort of trip works.
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Hillbilly it was my wife yes, did she talk poorly of me?? You guys should check these two sites, good places to start for rides..

www.traildamage.com

www.staythetrail.org

http://www.offroadcoloradotrails.com/west.html

Ok ok three sites...

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