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    Denver Area needs Freeride trails

    Hey- so I am new to this forum but not new to CO riding. I think the Denver area really needs some close in freeride trails - sanctioned and approved.

    I saw the thread on the Idaho Springs trail system that might be going (couldn't find it though today) but if someone has some info on how I can get involved with that I would be super stoked.

    I have done some researsh on this **** and man- there are other parts of the country that have cool **** without lifts- - - Denver could have this too-- check out Post Canyon Trail system in Oregon-- you can even see them on youtube. I was curious to see how many people are into making something like this happen- or if the Idaho Springs guys need help we should get organised and help them out.

    Post Canyon was "found out" and the forest service was going to tear **** down. But they got organized into a very powerful group (check their website-- they got their **** together) and they made a managment plan and with the support of their members made new trails, got them authorized and now live happily ever after hucking themselves leagally on FS land. I think Denver has a big enough pop to justify this kind of system around here and if the riders came together on this - we could even build something in Jeffco Open space. I know there are some guys already trying to get Jeffco approval on a "DH trail" but Jeffco and any other org. looks at the size of the user group to justify funds and size for appropiated land. If showed them a huge orgainzed group- we could have pull in large orgs. like Jeffco.

    Anyway- just wanted to see the intrest in something like this or thoughts about it- - - and also if the Idaho guys read this - - you got a voulteer worker for your project !!

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    That's a great idea! You should get a group organized.... Call it something like "Colorado Downhill Coalition" or something like that and lobby for user specific trails. Let me know how it works out
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    I don't think a trail is involved with freeriding. You find your own way, no trail freeriding. That works in other parts of the country. Not very well here. The Rockies aren't very flowing without trail work.

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    ok- so I am an idiot- - I researched the web after some sarcasm there and found the groups that are attacking this situation. What sucks though is that I didn't know about them in the first place- we got to get more word out that these groups exist so people will join and spread word to dumb asses like me who are not in the "know"- - if anybody is reading this thread I ask you if you are a member of a bike community (any kind besides IMBA) or have heard of COMBA, Downhill Coliation or any others in CO.

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    Comba

    Lotsa folks on this forum are COMBA members...do a lot of good trail work 'round here
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    **** yeah!

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    Join Comba, go to OSAC meetings... This forum is a great place to get involved and learn about the people / politics involved with the trail scene.
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    pmrider, i just got back in town...

    shoot me your contact info: terry at comba dot org and i'll make sure you get the 411 on the idaho springs gig.

    thanks for the enthusiasm and interest.
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    Front range freeride? How about we go shuttle ****, crap its a 4 letter word now

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    Check out this Months Decline Magazine. There is an article on what it took to get the new public DOWNHILL ONLY trail built in Grand Junction called "Free Lunch". It's good reading. It gives alot of insight into the effort it took to get thru the red tape and actually get it done. My hat is off to Ryan Cranston and the whole Western Slope guys for getting it done. I can't wait to make the trip and ride it for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    That's a great idea! You should get a group organized.... Call it something like "Colorado Downhill Coalition" or something like that and lobby for user specific trails. Let me know how it works out
    That DOES sound like a good idea
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    I ride for free all the time. (except for the cost of my bike of course)

    I ride downhill too (I ride up, then I ride down)

    I've been hoping to be new skool for quite some time. Does this qualify me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    I ride for free all the time. (except for the cost of my bike of course)

    I ride downhill too (I ride up, then I ride down)

    I've been hoping to be new skool for quite some time. Does this qualify me?
    That depends - how wide are you bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    That depends - how wide are you bars?

    About shoulder width apart. Does this disqualify me?

    Also, I wear lycra, (shorts, usually not jersey) does this disqualify me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm

    Also, I wear lycra, (shorts, usually not jersey) does this disqualify me?

    For freeride you're damn right it does

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    Damn, and I finally was beginning to spell "fat" with a ph too!

    I'll never be trendy......

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    Just remember to keep your heart rate up
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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    About shoulder width apart. Does this disqualify me?

    Also, I wear lycra, (shorts, usually not jersey) does this disqualify me?
    That's Pro. are you sponsored?
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    Just remember to keep your heart rate up
    I might have to dig my HR monitor out of the trash then. I came to the conclusion that using and owning a HR monitor is definitely NOT new skool, is that incorrect?

    That's Pro. are you sponsored?
    No but I wannabe

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm

    No but I wannabe
    All you need is matching shorts and jersey; oh, and don't talk to people as you pass, you wouldn't want them to think you'll give them an autograph
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    Gosh, this is all so much more complicated than I thought.

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    wait until you have to shave your legs! and all for the wrong reasons!

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    yes you must also give up the technology advances in suspension because your better than me
    "its not how slack your head angle is, its how you ride the bike"

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