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    in denver this coming tuesday. want to ride... but no rig to ride!

    is there sweet single track in denver to ride? what shop to rent bike? we have a rented mini-van and room to stow bike for a short drive if needed.

    thanks for the 411,
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    Nope. No trails around here. Sorry.

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    20 minute drive ok?

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    how heavy are you ??
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    yeah all

    the trails are in Cali... nothing here

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    20 minute drive ok?
    20mins would be fine!

    sorry, never been to denver except when we landed a few days ago and jumped into a van to head to yellowstone..... btw does anyone know if "pike's peak" is open and how long it takes to drive up it? I'm gonna google now but figured you guys would know first.


    thanks a bunch,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottay5150
    the trails are in Cali... nothing here
    Utah's got some too.

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    We got SNOW ALL over so the TRAILS are closed

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    Most of the singletrack is west of Denver. In Golden, Morrison, Evergreen or Boulder.
    Most of the usual questions apply. Where do you live (mountain or lowlands), what sort of punishment are you interested in, how much time do you have?

    Golden Bike Shop seems to be the place that everyone recommends for rentals:
    http://goldenbikeshop.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam90xj
    20mins would be fine!

    btw does anyone know if "pike's peak" is open and how long it takes to drive up it?

    thanks a bunch,
    Adam
    It's about 30 min's if you stop to take pic's or if there is snow up there and from what weather we have had the last few weeks i bet there is alot on top. If you look south you can see PP. I am not so lucky I live over the the hill on the north side and cant see the city till i hit 92 st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam90xj
    20mins would be fine!

    sorry, never been to denver except when we landed a few days ago and jumped into a van to head to yellowstone..... btw does anyone know if "pike's peak" is open and how long it takes to drive up it? I'm gonna google now but figured you guys would know first.


    thanks a bunch,
    Adam
    Pikes is open but it's a bit of a long drive from Denver -- it's closer to Colorado Springs, which is a ways south. cotrip.org says the road is open 9 am 3 pm daily, depending on conditions. Call 800-318-9505 to be sure.

    If you're just looking to drive up a big hill, check cotrip.org "alerts & restrictions" to see if Mount Evans opens by Tuesday. Probably not, but you can always just drive up 103 to Echo Lake. Or drive up to the top of Loveland Pass. That's only about 1 hour from Denver, depending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    Pikes is open but it's a bit of a long drive from Denver -- it's closer to Colorado Springs, which is a ways south. cotrip.org says the road is open 9 am 3 pm daily, depending on conditions. Call 800-318-9505 to be sure.

    If you're just looking to drive up a big hill, check cotrip.org "alerts & restrictions" to see if Mount Evans opens by Tuesday. Probably not, but you can always just drive up 103 to Echo Lake. Or drive up to the top of Loveland Pass. That's only about 1 hour from Denver, depending.
    Thanks for the advice! I did not realize the PP was so far from Denver. We have not had internet access or decent cell coverage since we left the den. airport or I would have been able to do more research online. I'm typing on my phone now from a resturant at the west yellowstonr entrance..... hence the reason why I haven't taken the time to acknowledge the replies in this thread that are completely useless.

    Does anyone have recommendations on a bike shop that rents bikes to "out of towners" that don't know the place and aren't going to shove that in my face like some in this thread?

    thanks again,
    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbRN
    Most of the singletrack is west of Denver. In Golden, Morrison, Evergreen or Boulder.
    Most of the usual questions apply. Where do you live (mountain or lowlands), what sort of punishment are you interested in, how much time do you have?

    Golden Bike Shop seems to be the place that everyone recommends for rentals:
    http://goldenbikeshop.com/
    Thanks,
    I will check out that shops website.

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    meh, don't let these local fools get to you...

    golden bike shop is a good bet for rentals, as you can ride from the shop (and they rent a decent lineup of bikes).

    based on your user ID, next time you need to bring the jeep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam90xj
    Thanks,
    I will check out that shops website.
    I rented from them a few weeks ago, best selection of rentals I've ever seen. I'd recommend them. Also had great service at Green Mtn Sports, even though their rental selection was weak.

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    Golden Bike Shop

    Golden Bike Shop
    722 Washington Ave.
    Golden, CO 80401
    303-278-6545
    http://goldenbikeshop.com/

    This shop has a wealth of rental bikes. It is in close proximity to many of the Jefferson County Open Space trails. The people at the shop can give you trail recommendations.

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    when did you go wheelin' with Forrest?


    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt


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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    when did you go wheelin' with Forrest?

    I would but, my rig isn't quite as street worthy as your's is

    This was taken at Axle Alley after riding on the trailer for 2300 miles from Fl to AZ.


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    Is that an XJ?! haha
    Have you made good use of the exoskeleton?
    Had it to Moab?
    At any rate...SWEET!

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    Wink that's no XJ

    ...that's an exo-cheromanchee.

    [SIZE="1"](i've run w/ a few of them).[/SIZE]

    see you at the 25th anniversary NAXJA run in the fall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    ...that's an exo-cheromanchee.

    [SIZE="1"](i've run w/ a few of them).[/SIZE]

    see you at the 25th anniversary NAXJA run in the fall?

    I wish, but I haven't bought a good tow rig yet, and with the way diesel prices are..... yeah you get the picture. 2100 miles one-way at 10mpg isn't a cheap trip.

    I will be out there biking before off-roading unfortunately.

    I haven't used the exo yet. "yet" being the key word as i've been REAL close many times

    Have fun on the NAXJA ride.... When we were out there last may we road with "woundedxj" real cool guy if you are ever looking for a crazy wheeling buddy.

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