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    Celebrate the Summer Solstice Monument Ride 6/20/12

    Next Wednesday will be the 5th Solistice in a row where we will ride Monument, drink beer, howl at the moon, and perform ancient rituals (well, mostly just ride and drink beer). The ride is a no-one-gets-left ride in the Mt. Herman preserve. If we have enough turn out, we will split into a hammerhead group and a more relaxed group. The trails we are going to ride are flowy XC type trails for the most part, although there might be a few chunky sections depending on what we ride.

    Meet at the trailhead off of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery at 6:00PM. If there are people who can't make it down from Denver by 6:00, post up and maybe we can do a short loop and head back to the lot at 6:30 to pick up anyone running late. This is the longest day of the year, so lights aren't required, but I'm going to bring mine in case anyone wants to do a lap in the darkness too.

    Post up if you're able to make it!

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    Must...make...this...ride

    I think I can actually make it. Looking forward to some beer and trails.
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    Planning on being in attendance for this

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    Question to all attending

    So I spoke with the owner of Pikes Peak Brewing Company*|*Hand Crafted Ales last night and he offered us an unusual option for post ride. They are in the process of completing their new outdoor beer garden which is looking very nice, they have a BBQ outside and plenty of room for all of us to enjoy the evening.

    Question: Do we want to take advantage of the BBQ, bring in our own food and grill to our hearts content, drink his beers and use that location as our post ride.

    Or: Do we want to stay in the parking lot, bring our own BBQ and chill

    I like the first option but want to see what everyone else wants. If I missed any information or you need more detail please ask. By the way it is less than 10 minutes from the trail head.

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    How long will it take to get there from Dry Creek, in traffic? I'd love to make it if I can work into my work schedule.

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    I think I can.
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    Dry creek and I-25

    Takes me 45 min on an average day

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    I work in .001 tolerances
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEMTBR COLORADO View Post
    I like the first option
    That makes two of us :thumbup:

    And if Sunflower market has the Dales Pale Ale marinated brats for sale (like last wk) it'll be a grrrreat night!

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    I haven't see all you guys in a long time, I think I'll be able to make this ride! If I'm able to make it, can I bring some food Joe? (brats, burgers, condiments whatever?) -Eric

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    For me between the two options I would sway one way or another on what he is going charge per pint for being so nice...............

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    I think I can.
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    I'll buy you a beer

    Hey A.

    I would love to buy you a beer if it helps with post ride festivities, by the way how is the knee?

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    I am out, finals this week.
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    Knee is healing up. Hopefully be able to ride the whole time without having to bail. I have " extra lump" going on where I slammed it now that the swelling/ bruising and scabs are all gone. Only time shall tell but I will be there to give er a go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonvelocity View Post

    I am out, finals this week.
    Skool iz overraided (


    I tapped that

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    At this point, I would probably lean towards just hanging out at the trailhead, but honestly I could go either way. The beers are cheaper at the trailhead, but the beers are pretty tasty at the brewery

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    i should be there if i can get the wife to watch the little guy.

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    I'm in, regardless of the beer situation. I'll pack some for the TH and bring enough $ to pitch into the "buy HTRN a beer fund" (assuming canadian quarters and mexican pesos are accepted)
    joey

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    I'm going to do my best to make this. I'm in for parking lot beers unless we get finished early.

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    I think I can.
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    Well the weather should be nice

    Sound like most people want to stay in the parking lot, are we cooking or just having a beer.

    I will call Chris at PPBC and let him know not to expect us as a group.

    Somebody make the call

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    Stage 1 fire ban in El Paso County right now. Charcoal bbq's are out. Liquid fueled or gas-fueled stoves are permitted. Personally, I just plan to enjoy a post-ride beverage or two and skip anything that might set my neighborhood on fire.
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    The following activities are prohibited during Stage I Restrictions:

    Open burning defined as campfires and warming fires (except in permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds), charcoal grills and outdoor wood burning stoves (except at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials), the use of explosives, outdoor welding or use of acetylene or other torch with open flame other than in an area cleared of all flammable materials. Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves are permitted.
    The use of sale of fireworks of all kinds.
    Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
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    i say post ride parking lot beer- then food/beer at PPBC!

    looks like a go for me
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    I say stick with tradition and just have brews in the parking lot. Maybe bring some chairs or whatnot for chillin.....

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    I think I can.
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    Beer and go Check

    Glad to see you on board. To get to the trail head go I-25 North exit Monument Hwy 105. Turn West on 2nd Street and stay on road till you cross railroad track. Turn Left on Mitchell Rd, head South for .75 miles, turn Right on Mount Herman Road, look for parking lot on left side about 2.5 miles up.

    What ya gonna bring to BBQ PBR

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEMTBR COLORADO View Post
    look for parking lot on left side about 2.5 miles up.
    Nursery Rd TH is only .75 miles up MtH Rd. We meeting up somewhere else?
    joey

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    I think I can.
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    Really

    I am such a lazy ass it feels like 2.5 miles as that hill is no fun on a bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by afjoey View Post
    Nursery Rd TH is only .75 miles up MtH Rd. We meeting up somewhere else?

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    I am in! I am unclear on the plan could someone summarize it for me. Do we bring food or do we buy at the brewery? Are we riding back to the springs or driving? I am up for anything including riding home, bring your lights.

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