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    Driving to Breckenridge

    Wondered if anybody had any tips on how to protect my bikes from the elements on the drive. Both will be on a hitch on the back of my rig. It's supposed to rain all weekend. If anybody has ridden Breck, good trails would be nice to know about too!!

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    a motorcycle cover maybe?

    http://www.cyclegear.com/productlist.cfm keyword "cover"

    or go ghetto and get a blue tarp with some tie downs...lol
    ...Dying is the easy part, its living that's the challenge...

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    your worried about your mountain bike getting wet and hit by a few bugs? You must be a local.......
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    Paid a lot for my bikes, and want to keep them in good condition. I can't exactly buy a new bike every year.

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    Use a tarp with tiedowns or put them on the rack and measure width, height, depth and try to find a really large BBQ grill cover.
    Have a great trip!
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    you're lucky enough.

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    Skip Breck, go to Keystone. Much better trail system.

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    Breck has some sweet trails. Head to Avalanche Sports (just underneath the Breckenridge Brewery) and ask for Rich Banach. He was born and raised in the Phoenix area but moved to Breck in 1996 and opened Avalanche Sports with a few other guys. He can fill you on everything you need as well as provide you a bike in case you want to rent.

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    wrap them in cellophane, like a giant roll of the clingy plastic food wrap. I think even at U-haul the price isn't too bad.

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    For a fantastic epic ride, start at Kenosha pass, over Georgia pass, back down to Breck, all on the Colorado trail. A top 10 ride for me.
    The bike park at Keystone kicks A$$!

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    I paid alot for my bike as well and if I was worried about my bike getting wet, dusty or dirty I would not ride it. They make some covers just for this, I would not just slap any grill cover on it and then see if it stays on the bike or pulls the bike off from the drag at 65 mph.

    Its not like you have to worry about the winter snow melt chemicals and salt getting on it, its really just water and bugs. don't act like a roadie!
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    I agree that it's overkill to try to wrap a bike to prevent it from getting wet.

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    Remove wheels, handlebar and pedals then put inside of car IF it rains. You can always leave the wheels on the hitch and put in the rest.

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    Big deal.

    She wants to protect her bike.

    What a bunch of tools.

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    Thanks everybody. Got some great advice. Knew I could count on you guys.

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