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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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    Dry creek and I-25

    Takes me 45 min on an average day

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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'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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    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.
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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)
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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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    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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    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.
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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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    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?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    I say stick with tradition and just have brews in the parking lot. Maybe bring some chairs or whatnot for chillin.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Tennubs View Post
    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.

    i am but a guest on this- not sure what the routine is but am down for sillyness.

    looks like were bringin some t.i.t.s. folks down - should be good!
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    I'm in also, look for the newb with the Moto.

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    see you guys at the parking lot, ill bring beer and imbibe more since ill be driving less to home. guess ill bring some peanuts, etc also.

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    I'll be on my way to Oregon this afternoon with a planned ride before nightfall and a week of fly fishing and riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennubs View Post
    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.
    Hey Nick,

    The plan is to grill with propane in the parking lot and drink a little beer. I am bringing lights for a little night riding--possibly after dinner depending on the mood of the group. If you're adverterous enough to ride up there, I can give you a ride back to at least Northgate and I-25.

    I have my grill/stove and plan on cooking some hot dogs and some beans (of which I will have food to share).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEMTBR COLORADO View Post
    Takes me 45 min on an average day

    Thanks! I'm going to try and make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEMTBR COLORADO View Post
    I am such a lazy ass it feels like 2.5 miles as that hill is no fun on a bike.

    OK. For the newbs that have never been to this area. Where is the meeting arrea, and what should I look for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velosprocket View Post
    OK. For the newbs that have never been to this area. Where is the meeting arrea, and what should I look for?
    https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=2...sz=15&t=m&z=15

    Look for an obvious dirt parking lot that should have a bunch of cars and people unloading their bikes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velosprocket View Post
    OK. For the newbs that have never been to this area. Where is the meeting arrea, and what should I look for?
    We are meeting at the trailhead on Nursery Rd. just off of Mt. Herman Rd in Monument (Google it for a map). Once you're on Mt. Herman Rd., Nursery Rd. is the first street where you can turn left--a little less than a mile west of Mitchell Ave.

    The trailhead is on the left (Southwest corner) and you will see it from Mt. Herman Rd. You will also see a bunch of bikers milling about the parking lot.

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    I am in town and in for the ride.

    Do any of the Denver / Golden riders want to carpool?

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    You kids have a good time. I'll be using the extra daylight to get home in one piece.

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    I hope I can make this

    I am always too late to make your rides, but I can be there at 6:30 if you guys are making that early loop.

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    Is anyone leaving c springs that I can catch a ride up with. What time and where to meet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennubs View Post
    Is anyone leaving c springs that I can catch a ride up with. What time and where to meet?
    I'm leaving Interquest and I-25 at 5:00-ish if you can make that. I can only do 9mm and 20mm bikes though so if you have a 15mm you won't be able to put your bike on my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socallush View Post
    I am always too late to make your rides, but I can be there at 6:30 if you guys are making that early loop.
    If this ride is anything like the ride last week with the TITS crew, we'll still be in the parking lot at 6:30...

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    Thank you guys for the good time after the ride. Special thanks to Nick for the beer and inviting me over. Will try to ride the wednesday rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xalos1 View Post
    Thank you guys for the good time after the ride.
    I'll second that! Great place to ride, and nice to meet people face to face.

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    Great ride! Here is a group pic at Monument Rock. More photos to come...


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    Good good stuff!!!

    thanks for a fun ride!!
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    Thx

    That was a good time.

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    Wow, 22 riders in the group pic + Baker = an awesome night of riding!

    That last dark lap was the perfect night cap

    Good times & great people :thumbup:

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    Really bummed I could not make this ride

    Looks like a great turn out as expected. Can't wait to see more pics


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    Best Solstice ride yet!!! Joe, you're right, the bonus night loop was the icing on an already very tasty cake--and the icing was nice and thick last night . Great times and thanks to everyone for coming out!

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    That ride delivered! What a great group of people!
    This is what MTBR.com is all about, riding bikes and having fun. Hope to see everyone again at the next ride!

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    Bonus lap for the WIN.

    Good times, y'all!
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