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    Best of Loop?

    After the Bobcat trails opened I started scheming about doing a loop that included all the trails around Fort Collins. This spring I finally took a day off of work and did a "Best of Fort Collins" ride. I did this ride as a big loop from my house. My GPS ran out of juice before I finished.

    First little climb.
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    Looking back.
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    Do bikes really do more damage than horses?
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    Is this guy ever in the office?
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    Shaved Alpacas.
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    Riding in the park.
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    Let's eat and get ready for the descent.
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    Another climb.
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    Another descent.
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    Another descent.
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    Road connector.
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    The final descent.
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    Good times.
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    WOW.. Another really impressive ride!

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    I'm humbled and inspired.

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    Nice Jeff!
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    29 incher!

    looks like an epic.
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    You are missing a stop at a pub for refreshments...
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    What's that thing attached to your seat post? An Idol to ward off exhaustion?

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    What? You used gears?

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    You bailed out from riding Res Ridge/Shoreline/Maxwell/Pineridge to complete the loop ? How lame...








    Nice ride, well done !!
    Last edited by onbelaydave; 06-11-2009 at 07:38 PM.

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    nice ride, Jeff!
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    Thanks everyone. I try to do something "new" each year. This was new enough for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by jradin
    What's that thing attached to your seat post? An Idol to ward off exhaustion?
    Funny. It is actually a Ganesh from India. One is sold with every car purchase to ward off obstacles.
    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    What? You used gears?
    Weird, I know.
    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    You bailed out from riding Res Ridge/Shoreline/Maxwell/Pineridge to complete the loop ? How lame...
    To be honest, I ran out of time and had to bail on the road. This ride took about 2 hours longer than I thought it would. I had to choose between pineridge, or howard, I chose to do howard (more climbing).
    Last edited by jl; 06-12-2009 at 09:04 AM.

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    What's that voodoo doll on your seat post?

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    sa-weet

    jl- you da man. That is a sweet ride. What'll you do next year? Throw in Croiser or maybe Old Flowers. It'd just be a short hop up to connect to Soapstone.

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    Soapstone,.. The seed's been planted!

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    Thanks for the stoke jeff. Would you mind telling me what trail this is? I've gotta get there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasintrane
    Thanks for the stoke jeff. Would you mind telling me what trail this is? I've gotta get there.

    Audra Culver trail in Horsetooth Mountain Park

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    Jeff,
    What was total mileage and time? Your post inspired me to head out from my house and do 38E, Blue Sky, DBB, Hwy 34, Masonville Road (CR27), Powerline / Ginny loop and back to town via 38E today. I ran short on time and skipped HTMP / Lory and still had 48 miles and almost 5 hours.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    What was total mileage and time?
    10 miles and 2 hours more than I guesstimated. All values are approximate (68 miles, 7400ft, and 10 hours).

    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    You're welcome .

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    Indian Bummer

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