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    4th of July, Kenosha to Breck.

    Consider this advanced warning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlespeedster
    Consider this advanced warning.
    Hmmm, I was entertaining the idea of doing the Firecracker-50.

    But this sounds a whole lot better.........
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    Consider me very interested.

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    count me in

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    I did the Firecracker last year.

    This is my way of preventing myself from attempting such foolishness again.

    Rumour has it I'm providing a keg'o'beer at the end.
    http://www.anthonysloan.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlespeedster
    Rumour has it I'm providing a keg'o'beer at the end.
    Say no more. I'm there.

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    beer..

    Can we show up for the kegofbeer even if we do the firecracker insteasd of kenosha/breck. They always (past two years) run out of beer quickly...

    scott

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    If I start pedaling June 1st...

    I might make it from Asheville to Kenosha just in time. Working on summer travel plans now and this might fit in well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singletrack Pig
    I might make it from Asheville to Kenosha just in time. Working on summer travel plans now and this might fit in well.
    Ya DAAAAAAAAMN right it'll fit in well

    No beer poaching!
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    I have a friend who is willing to drive a shuttle for us. She'll drive a vehicle to Kenosha drop us off and drive the truck back to boulder or the road cut in Golden off 70.
    I think it's worth it not to drive back to Kenosha to pick up a car at the end of the ride.
    It does take some planning though.
    Ride on, rider. Ride on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusguy
    I have a friend who is willing to drive a shuttle for us. She'll drive a vehicle to Kenosha drop us off and drive the truck back to boulder or the road cut in Golden off 70.
    I think it's worth it not to drive back to Kenosha to pick up a car at the end of the ride.
    It does take some planning though.
    That's a great idea! I'll volunteer Jill to do the same! She's cool that way and for you guys that live near Rox, we can meet up here and have a big blueberry pancake breakfast before we go. Jill makes the BEST blueberry pancakes you've ever tasted. The "new" truck (which I'll have in just a few more weeks!) should seat 5 and it should be able to carry as many bikes.

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    Boy am I glad I'm not the only person dreaming of rides this summer.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Kenosha to Breck is one of my all time favorite stretches of singletrack...I'll pencil this trip in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Boy am I glad I'm not the only person dreaming of rides this summer.
    http://www.anthonysloan.com

    Isaiah 15:5

    There are many good bike companies out there, and I work for one of them.

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    Hey you should not leave out the other and better section of that ride which is
    starting at the Lost Creek campground at the wilderness boundary and riding west
    It gives you a great section of Colorado trail in to Kenosha and it is almost all
    single track. Reup on supplies at the top of Kenosha and head towards Georgia.
    I think it is around 60 miles to do it that way and that is my goal for this year.
    Might have to do it again in the fall for the colors.

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    How much beer ya got?

    Quote Originally Posted by Singlespeedster
    Rumour has it I'm providing a keg'o'beer at the end.
    I could probably bring about a dozen people Rode Kenosha for the first time this September and loved it! Count me in.

    Damn, now I gotta get in shape.

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    Hey pardner, this the way to Tahoe?


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    How far is that?

    So how long is the ride from Kenosha to Breck? How much of it is technical, at what degree of difficulty?

    Far is not a problem, but I'm technically weak. Yes, I'm a roadie....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartman
    So how long is the ride from Kenosha to Breck? How much of it is technical, at what degree of difficulty?

    Far is not a problem, but I'm technically weak. Yes, I'm a roadie....
    Not really technical at all, there is a short section after you get over Georgia Pass and right before Tiger Run rd that is fairly rocky and techinical but not too bad. It's around 35 miles with 2 climbs somewhere around 3500-4000ft of climbing I think. Singletrack heaven!

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    I'll second that. This trail has very little in the way of technical sections, besides one short stretch of rocks just before Tiger Run Rd mentioned already. The other 99% of the trail just requires turning the cranks!

    I've got a series of photos from a trip over this stretch last summer, and can give you an idea of the terrain you'll encounter (see link below). My advice for people who haven't done a ride this "epic" before is to train up by doing some longer rides (Waterton to South Platte and back is a good one for Denver people) earlier in the spring to prepare. I'm not the most powerful rider out there, and I really slowed down in the high altitude portion...but I managed to complete this trail in about 8 hours. If you feel up to pedalling for most of the day you should have no problems at all, roadie or not!

    I imagine with a larger group there will be all kinds of skill levels...so you don't have to worry about being forced to ride faster than you feel comfortable. I'd rate this trail as intermediate, mainly for distance and elevation, and not so much for technical aspects. Furthermore, once you reach the Georgia Pass area after the first hill climb...it is all downhill to Tiger Run Rd. If you are tapped out at that point, you can take the road all the way back to Breck avoiding the last climb...so there is a nice safety net in that regard. Depending on the circumstances of transportation, people might also end up turning around at the Pass and going back to Kenosha...although I must say they will miss some of the best singletrack on the other side of Kenosha! This is 35 miles of singletrack...no fire roads, no double track, no pavement. It is worth the effort!

    Kenosha to Breck Pics

    An excellent map of this area can be had at most outdoor stores, and is the Latitude 40 map of Summit County Trails (REI and Bicycle Village have them for sure). It has a little info on this part of the trail;

    Kenosha to Georgia Pass +2120', -800'
    Georgia Pass to Gold Hill Trailhead +1600', -4200'!!!

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    great pics!, you really captured the ride

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