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    Anyone ever ride Green Mountain?

    Reports of sloppiness had me a little suspicious of ususal haunts. It snowed more up north, it snowed more down south. I was more than a little perplexed. Where to go? Green Mountain is always dry, right?

    Yep. Dry.

    I seem to mentally classify GM as a secondary choice to anything else. But it seems that everytime I head there I have a great ride. What gives??? Beats me.
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    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Same thing here - GM is never too high on the list, but it is always a fun ride when I end up there- it's about the only place that you can ride at night without lights too - it's amazing how much light the city gives off.

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    Green err.. Brown Mountain

    I rode it Saturday and Sunday.
    As with most everyone else it's not usually at the top of my list, but it is the closest ride to Denver and usually the driest. And actually, I've been trying to ride different routes than I have in the past and it's actually been lots of fun. As long as we can get out ride eh? This summer it was a sort of a different trail with the weeds being so high and all.

    I have a friend at work that says, "What are you talking about? I LOVE Green Mountain." We make fun of him about it. He rides it all summer too. This time of year, I think I'm learning to LOVE Green Mountain too. Beats the pants off the stupid trainer.

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    Yeah, GM is fun at night. We used to do regular weekly winter night rides there, but we all seem to have lost interest this winter. And it will snow again this week, so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    I've been trying to ride different routes than I have in the past and it's actually been lots of fun.

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    I rode some "new to me" routes on Sunday. It was my first ride on my 5x5 bike there in the daylight, so I explores some of the chutes on the east side and had a great time.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    I rode some "new to me" routes on Sunday. It was my first ride on my 5x5 bike there in the daylight, so I explores some of the chutes on the east side and had a great time.
    There's a really fun, steep downhill section on the back side too, it's not very long, but pretty exciting and it dumps you out on a tight, twisty up/down section that wraps around the upper portion of the base and back to the parking lot(s) off Alameda. Everytime I've hit the (lower) east side it has been really sloppy, of course this is usually in the dead of winter when I am dying to ride something new

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    Same thing here

    I rarely ride there in season but it is tough to beat mid winter, and decent to ride at night. That place seems to dry out so fast. Despite never really wanting to go there, I usually have fun when I do. The loops are long enough to keep it interesting for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    I rode some "new to me" routes on Sunday. It was my first ride on my 5x5 bike there in the daylight, so I explores some of the chutes on the east side and had a great time.
    On Sunday I was doing a little exploring there myself on some of the unmarked trails. We probably crossed paths a few times. GM was in good shape. I wanted to ride it or White Ranch today, but the wind is too freaking insane.

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    I'm sure I ran into somebody

    yesterday whilst meandering the trails.
    Anyone on a Trek OCLV? Small duke blue Juliana? Yellow Blur?
    Black Spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    yesterday whilst meandering the trails.
    Anyone on a Trek OCLV? Small duke blue Juliana? Yellow Blur?
    Black Spot?

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    Nope. Me: blue Enduro, flying solo. You may have seen me lying in the dirt on one of those offcamber turns on the Alameda side.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    yesterday whilst meandering the trails.
    Anyone on a Trek OCLV? Small duke blue Juliana? Yellow Blur?
    Black Spot?

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    None of the above, here's a picture of my scoot. I was also the idiot who left her keys in the hatch of a red 4Runner, and some very kind soul hid them in my car frame with a note on my bike rack directing me to find them. Talk about genning up good trail karma ...


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    Good Karma

    is right. Good deal.
    I was probably out of breath and dizzy (as usual).
    I was on ride #2 on this little number.
    I always wonder if I run into any fellow MTBR'rs on the trails these days.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    is right. Good deal.
    I was probably out of breath and dizzy (as usual).
    I was on ride #2 on this little number.
    I always wonder if I run into any fellow MTBR'rs on the trails these days.



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    Nope, I didn't see you. I always notice you SS freaks. And pay homage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVC15
    Nope, I didn't see you. I always notice you SS freaks. And pay homage.
    Out in force too: I saw a couple surly 1x1, a Bianci -USS and your inbred (which I didn't see).

    My lbs has an Inbred. Very nice looking...
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVC15
    Nope, I didn't see you. I always notice you SS freaks. And pay homage.
    I love the simplicity of the SS, very few cables, handlebars barely have anything on them, it just looks clean.

    Of course I ride a dual squish with 27 gears and still push my thumb shifter all the time even though I know there isn't a 36 tooth rear cog. I guess I'm hoping for divine intervention to help me up these climbs out here.

    Riding a SS out here just isn't comprehensible to me (converted flatlander), and I too give much respect to those animals who can do it....

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    Sometimes

    I ride full squish geared bikes too.
    I like bikes. And for the winter, I love Green Mountain.
    Too bad it's so freaking windy out right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    I ride full squish geared bikes too.
    I like bikes. And for the winter, I love Green Mountain.
    Too bad it's so freaking windy out right now.

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    Wind? What wind?
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    I've probably ridden GM about 30 times in the past 2 years...but this Sunday was the FIRST time I'd ever been curious enough to try to go on the east and north sides of the mountain. I rode for over an hour and never touched a trail I'd been on before, nor did I see a single biker while I was out (this was Sunday about 2pm) until I got back to the top.

    Starting at the main Alameda lot I took the GM trail east as it rounds the base of the mountain. Some of the trails were just bunny trails really...although most were fairly decent single track. I just hugged the houses as far as I could until I reached the northeast corner, and then headed across the north end (where there are some insanely steep climbs). Had to walk those... When I got to the NW corner (470 and 70 interchange) it looked like it was going down again, and so I opted to drag my bike up another super steep bouldery section to pop out on top.

    It was wierd popping up onto the top of the mountain from the North...was like seeing it for the first time.

    A few pics from my ride. First is the radio tower from the east. (new to me!)


    Some nice singletrack on the northeast side. SOMEBODY knows about it!


    Some insane hill climbs. They seem to follow a property line rather than anything created for trail users. What fool makes a trail straight up a hill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiberianYETI
    Some nice singletrack on the northeast side. SOMEBODY knows about it!
    I used to up from Indiana and 6th for a summer. I was about 15 seconds from dirt, which lead up to the top of GM. If you find the correct trail you can make it to the accross from the JeffCO fairgrounds right at 6th. Pretty fun trails, that I hadn't been on in a couple years. With the big(er) bike I was taking some bog(er) lines over there. But lets keep it a secret, m'kay?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiberianYETI
    Some insane hill climbs. They seem to follow a property line rather than anything created for trail users. What fool makes a trail straight up a hill?
    Not one I remember seeing...
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    yesterday whilst meandering the trails.
    Anyone on a Trek OCLV? Small duke blue Juliana? Yellow Blur?
    Black Spot?

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    I met you and your on-one in the Rooney lot. I have the black spot.

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    I was wondering

    if you posted on MTBR.
    Again, nice Spot.
    None more black.

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    I was wandering around GM

    Quote Originally Posted by Freshpants
    yesterday whilst meandering the trails.
    Anyone on a Trek OCLV? Small duke blue Juliana? Yellow Blur?
    Black Spot?

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    on the John Deere Spot. Last few weekends I have been riding over from my house in North Golden since W Ranch is muddy and I always stop by the "notch" rocks on the west side for pre trail preperations. Nice looking On One!
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