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    The empty trail

    Yesterday I headed out to take a ride on, what is, IMHO, clearly the best ride in the front range. Thanks must go to a very nice friend for sharing the good stuff. The thing that always gets me, though, is that I never see anyone there. Yesterday, though, I ran into 4 bikers, only one of whom even attempted to yield while I was climbing. And even he was going to fast to do anything of consequence.

    Point is...this trail has got it all...nice dirt road warmup, rollercoaster forest singletrack, fast descent through rolling hills and brush, wide open plains singletrack, a killer climb back out, and even some slickrock. But the best part...by far...is the scenery. It is stupidly beautiful. And all the while, the trail continues to grow over.

    The Road In:
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    Beginnings of forest singletrack. (Not pictured...rollercoaster sections...too much fun too stop.)
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    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206545825344998370"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFd17p7S-I/AAAAAAAABCo/DWE85eJUwMs/s800/DSCN2902.JPG" /></a>

    Ah...beautiful.
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    Beaker...chillin'.
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    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206545894064475154"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFd57p7TBI/AAAAAAAABDA/a1QqT0aZQ50/s800/DSCN2916.JPG" /></a>

    Ah...the plains.
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    Beaker, a bit frazzled from the descent, posing with the turnaround tower.
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    The trail grows over.
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    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206545971373886546"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFd-bp7TFI/AAAAAAAABDg/QkmW7Soy0dI/s800/DSCN2922.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206545997143690338"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFd_7p7TGI/AAAAAAAABDo/I7yDEebKm5w/s800/DSCN2925.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206546018618526834"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFeBLp7THI/AAAAAAAABDw/QFynuHPahu8/s800/DSCN2928.JPG" /></a>

    Baby rattler on the trail?
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    Beaker and friends.
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206546061568199826"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFeDrp7TJI/AAAAAAAABEE/YQPb_nVfnjQ/s800/DSCN2937.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206546078748069026"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFeErp7TKI/AAAAAAAABEM/d2rQEcuTk88/s800/DSCN2939.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206546121697742002"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFeHLp7TLI/AAAAAAAABEU/IFuiTmNaOQM/s800/DSCN2941.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206546138877611202"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFeILp7TMI/AAAAAAAABEc/3vdmN0d9hO4/s800/DSCN2942.JPG" /></a>

    Check out that marbling!
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    Proof I didn't shuttle.
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    The last (and first) view.
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    Hey thanks, couple of questions:
    1) Name of that trail?
    2) 187...not sure what that means, been years since I used any on-bike electronics, is that your heart rate?
    3) What exactly is a "shuttle"?
    4) Nice pic's...do you always carry the stuffed toy with you?...it's...well...different... :-) (this guy really needs a riding buddy)

    Too bad about the jackies who didn't yield...maybe they are used to the trail being empty too and you caught them by surprise. Nice looking Raleigh, very clean SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canyonrat
    Hey thanks, couple of questions:
    1) Name of that trail?
    2) 187...not sure what that means, been years since I used any on-bike electronics, is that your heart rate?
    3) What exactly is a "shuttle"?
    4) Nice pic's...do you always carry the stuffed toy with you?...it's...well...different... :-) (this guy really needs a riding buddy)

    Too bad about the jackies who didn't yield...maybe they are used to the trail being empty too and you caught them by surprise. Nice looking Raleigh, very clean SS.
    1) Name of the trail...well...its kinda one of those "secret" places.
    2) Yep, heart rate.
    3) Shuttle: Driving to the top and riding down or vice versa.
    4) Yep, Beaker's been all over the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    Check out that marbling!
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/YummyRide/photo#5206546160352447698"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEFeJbp7TNI/AAAAAAAABEk/qr0_sleoMao/s800/DSCN2947.JPG" /></a>
    Yeah but, did you roll it?

    Awesome post, great pictures and Beaker is killer

    Ed (stuck in the office on a Saturday )

    P.S. the inconsiderate rider bit sort of ruins the flow of an otherwise stellar post, sh!t happens.

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    Great pictures! That looks like a fun trail--don't feel bad about not sharing it here.

    BTW, I love Beaker!

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    Ah,,,a secret, Must be why it is growing over. I guess you can't have it both ways.

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    Very cool pic's but the Beaker and friends was to funny.Looks like you had fun.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    Yeah but, did you roll it?

    Awesome post, great pictures and Beaker is killer

    Ed (stuck in the office on a Saturday )

    P.S. the inconsiderate rider bit sort of ruins the flow of an otherwise stellar post, sh!t happens.
    Sorry to hear you're stuck in the office! The picture is very deceiving. My tire is actually butted up against it like a big boulder. You could probably ride it, but you wouldn't go anywhere, and you'd risk scratching up the beauty for everyone else.

    Yeah...I know...not good for the flow, but hey...if people are allowed to call me a DB, can't I complain just a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    You could probably ride it, but you wouldn't go anywhere, and you'd risk scratching up the beauty for everyone else.

    Yeah...I know...not good for the flow, but hey...if people are allowed to call me a DB, can't I complain just a little?
    I was joking about rolling it and good point about possibly marking it up. It's a beautiful shot.

    Oh that's right, I completely forgot you're a DB! Forgive me, I get the flow now....

    Still, one of the best FR forum mountain bike passion posts I've seen in a loooooong time

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    Ed...just for you...here are some more (well, a lot more) Beaker shots:

    Beaker overlooking Skyline Drive in Chicago:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634666743516434"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGupLp7TRI/AAAAAAAABFk/UgPwhl0X1Dg/s800/PICT1231.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker on his first cross country drive:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634701103254818"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGurLp7TSI/AAAAAAAABFs/yUEXp8F5zs4/s800/PICT1294.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker riding the Schuykill River Trail in Philadelphia:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634722578091314"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGusbp7TTI/AAAAAAAABF0/LT4NNwq6eGg/s800/PICT1537.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker on Gobbler's Knob, home of Punxsutawney Phil:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634791297568082"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGuwbp7TVI/AAAAAAAABGE/8JyiifPPI5M/s800/PICT1682.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker on Nantucket:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634817067371874"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGux7p7TWI/AAAAAAAABGM/NWbF39Mn9DY/s800/PICT1822.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker with Poppy (gramps) in Vero Beach, Florida:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634872901946754"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGu1Lp7TYI/AAAAAAAABGg/0YRcisJpNQA/s800/DSCN1036.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker doing a little boating in Vero Beach:
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    Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach, FLA:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634842837175666"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGuzbp7TXI/AAAAAAAABGU/0GhMdXFAVU8/s800/DSCN1012.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker in his 18th story South Beach condo:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634928736521634"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGu4bp7TaI/AAAAAAAABGw/gsVMaXfyF3c/s800/IMG_2402.jpg" /></a>

    Another cross country adventure:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635006045933010"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGu87p7TdI/AAAAAAAABHI/jk5JG7-WHMs/s800/DSCN0139.JPG" /></a>

    St. Louis Arch:
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    In the Arch:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635048995606002"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGu_bp7TfI/AAAAAAAABHY/id01B0c5lpg/s800/DSCN0273.JPG" /></a>

    Indian Peaks Wilderness with J-man:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206634752642862402"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGuuLp7TUI/AAAAAAAABF8/7xrWtKP8Pn0/s800/PICT1567.JPG" /></a>

    Sangre de Cristo's:
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    Beaker's pal Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on J-man in the Sangre's:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635160664755746"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvF7p7TiI/AAAAAAAABHw/0rjoBhvbUhc/s800/IMG_1175.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker crossing the mighty Columbia River in Astoria, OR:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635186434559538"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvHbp7TjI/AAAAAAAABH4/9UWlqYev0No/s800/DSCN0881.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker with the Rosetta Stone:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635212204363330"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvI7p7TkI/AAAAAAAABIA/wsbrtmmLnP0/s800/DSCN1074.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker in London:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635242269134418"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvKrp7TlI/AAAAAAAABII/Y1yLTUSlDs0/s800/DSCN1090.JPG" /></a>

    Big Ben:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635268038938210"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvMLp7TmI/AAAAAAAABIQ/ca24XlQFmUQ/s800/DSCN1095.JPG" /></a>

    With a guard at the Tower of London:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635293808742002"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvNrp7TnI/AAAAAAAABIY/osYf2_WghdE/s800/DSCN1335.JPG" /></a>

    Using the "toilet" at the Tower of London:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635323873513090"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvPbp7ToI/AAAAAAAABIg/pSogFqH0maY/s800/DSCN1337.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker at the westernmost point in Europe near Dingle, Ireland:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635349643316882"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvQ7p7TpI/AAAAAAAABIs/MA3-2-BfyJg/s800/DSCN1889.JPG" /></a>

    Beaker at Normandy:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206635375413120674"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGvSbp7TqI/AAAAAAAABI0/qHnhROf1JAc/s800/DSCN2087.JPG" /></a>

    But even with all the places he's been, Beaker still loves it here in Colorado:
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/benjamin.grass/BeakerSTravels/photo#5206640099877146290"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/benjamin.grass/SEGzlbp7TrI/AAAAAAAABJs/ffWEwkSvwX8/s800/DSCN2764.JPG" /></a>

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    Awesome, just awesome. Beaker was my favorite character and as time has gone by I have forgotten him. Thanks for that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    Awesome, just awesome. Beaker was my favorite character and as time has gone by I have forgotten him. Thanks for that...
    I know...he's the sh#t.

    Meep, meep. Nuf' said.

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    Nice....I know that trail; thinking of riding it tomorrow. Did you shuttle or climb back out? I have done it as a shuttle, but wondering what the climb out is like?

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    Nice pictures...thanks for taking the time to share. Putting Beaker in...well that's just plain a clever way to make all of those shots much more interesting. Thanks!

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    how 'bout a little hint doggy?

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    DejŠ Vu

    I think I have the same picture...



    Yup, in the archives from a couple of years ago. I love the old shack too. Gotta get back there with the camera. Great traveling pix BTW. Looks like Beaker gets around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    how 'bout a little hint doggy?
    Seriously? I'm not real familiar with the area, but there is a ridicuously distinguishable feature that screams out from one of the pictures.

    Took me about 10 minutes to find out all the details about this "secret" trail.

    I've never understood people posting pictures of "secret" trails here. Yeah I know we are all MTBers, but if you truly want to keep it alive then ride it and don't say a word. If you do post pics, then I'd suggest not showing any landmarks that can be easily identified.

    However, they are some cool pics, looks like a nice trail and I did enjoy the Beaker pics.

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    nevermind, I think I figured it out... with the help of my wife I guess she had some friends who grow up around there.

    Ironically I had lunch with the inlaws just west of that area today, if it's the place I think it is.
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    man, how awesome is -------- ------?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    Yesterday, though, I ran into 4 bikers, only one of whom even attempted to yield while I was climbing. And even he was going to fast to do anything of consequence.

    But nothing happened ...

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    Still stumped..

    Ok, i still can't figure out where this is..... how about a little hint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Dook
    Ok, i still can't figure out where this is..... how about a little hint?
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    Very nice. Sure would be nice to ride someday.........like sometime around the fourth of july.... for a nice older gentleman and his lovely bride from out of state....I wouldn't tell a soul really, cross my heart and, well you know the rest.
    Ride the bike.

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    its not the secret DH course that the not so popular reporter outed last week


    Quote Originally Posted by Da Dook
    how about a little hint?

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    i love the Beaker puppet

    Fricking awesome! Because there was a shot of LSD with beaker made me a little home sick. I miss some of the food nothing else. Is anyone else from the greater Chi Town area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    its not the secret DH course that the not so popular reporter outed last week
    After careful research I have concluded that it IS NOT inside sheriff Jim Alderden's horse trailer. I thought maybe the people who "scratched and gouged" his horse trailer were just trying to get in to ride some awesome singletrack.

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    nOOb-

    If you want specific directions, PM me.

    To Everyone Else-

    Thanks for the awesome response on the pics.

    Not trying to keep it a secret. In fact, I'd love to see the trail more worn in. I just don't want to broadcast it to the entire earth.

    -Dog

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    Super cool pics, that little dude has been more places than I'll ever get too! my vote defiantely keep it a secret it is best done has a huge loop via lr and back to......If you ride enough you'll find that old cabin, cool inside too!!
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    Excellent pics Dogdude222. I love Beaker... muppets rule! You'll have to take me on that ride some time!

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    Can't be a part of this craziness anymore..especially when I did not even realize I used the word "totally" like a teeny bopper. Hillarious is what this turned into which is a shame because:..still, like I said in my post below, the travel pics were great. I grew up overseas so I enjoyed seeing those places again--as a kid I got to crawl through all those Normandy bunkers with my brother and run up and down the huge craters left in the earth from the shelling (now too bad we did not have our bmx bikes with us!). But, nothing will ever shock me as much as seeing those cliffs and the men that had to scale them. Hey look, we both started posting in 2005! Okay, that was random.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    Yesterday, though, I ran into 4 bikers, only one of whom even attempted to yield while I was climbing. And even he was going to fast to do anything of consequence.
    I'm betting the one who attempted to yield was sideways for about 10 feet, black bike, white helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    I'm betting the one who attempted to yield was sideways for about 10 feet, black bike, white helmet.
    Honestly, I can't remember. I was in a SS-induced haze. He did say, "sorry!" That's all that I care about. I've done the same thing before. Sometimes you just aren't expecting to stop, and that's all you can do.

    He was with another rider, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAhardtail
    I agree.....its not a secret anymore now and these photos totally give it away. Bummer. This pretty much is broadcasting it to the entire earth though cause now someone will go map it and then post it and then write up a description. But hey, its bound to happen somehow. all you need is beaker up on the divide in a lightning storm now to complete the picture set--that should put him right in line with his normal follies! Those travel pics from all over are great. Okay, back to grazing the topos for more single track.
    Come on...totally give it away? Not really. Most front rangers I meet aren't even familiar with the landmarks you guys think are stupid obvious.

    Part of the point of this post is to generate a bit more traffic there soon (i.e. during this wet spring). I don't want those lower loops to grow over. The trail is nearly invisible at points!

    There's probably nothing you could do on this forum that wouldn't generate some heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    Yeah but, did you roll it?

    Awesome post, great pictures and Beaker is killer

    Ed (stuck in the office on a Saturday )

    P.S. the inconsiderate rider bit sort of ruins the flow of an otherwise stellar post, sh!t happens.
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    When I told him we worked together, his comment was "my condolences", I don't think he realized I didn't have to live near you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    Honestly, I can't remember. I was in a SS-induced haze. He did say, "sorry!" That's all that I care about. I've done the same thing before. Sometimes you just aren't expecting to stop, and that's all you can do.

    He was with another rider, though.
    Yeah, that was me. There were 3 of us, one in front of me, one behind. Where we crossed paths was a bad spot. Even attempting to yield had me near crashing. Thankfully the trail was wide there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Yeah, that was me. There were 3 of us, one in front of me, one behind. Where we crossed paths was a bad spot. Even attempting to yield had me near crashing. Thankfully the trail was wide there.
    Why was the dude behind you not sporting a helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    Why was the dude behind you not sporting a helmet?
    Must of been your haze. We were all three wearing helmets.
    A man must have enemies and places he is not welcome. In the end we are not only defined by our friends but those against us.

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    I used to live in the area pictured and I'm still having hard time figuring it out exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    The thing that always gets me, though, is that I never see anyone there. Yesterday, though, I ran into 4 bikers, only one of whom even attempted to yield while I was climbing. And even he was going to fast to do anything of consequence.
    Whoops - one of those @ssh0les who didn't yield was likely me. My apologies if this was the case, I wouldn't do it intentionally.

    FWIW - Canyonrat is correct, the two (of our group of three) that have ridden the trail before are not used to encountering traffic *at all* on the trail.

    I was surprised to see people as well, I've been riding the spot for a few years and haven't seen more than a dozen people during that time. It's too bad Austin is so far away, otherwise I'd ride it all the time


    Great pics, thanks.
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    Great pics! Beeker looks to be having a lot of fun too! Some of my friends used to do the same thing with a Mr. Potato Head. Good times

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    Easy find!

    You will be seeing me at this location if the trails are as good as they look. Thanks for the clues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222
    nOOb-

    If you want specific directions, PM me.

    To Everyone Else-

    Thanks for the awesome response on the pics.

    Not trying to keep it a secret. In fact, I'd love to see the trail more worn in. I just don't want to broadcast it to the entire earth.

    -Dog
    Not that I want you to tell, but realisticly only about 10-15% of Front Strange bikers look here, so you wouldn't be really broadcasting it to the entire earth.

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    This is one of my favorite Front Range rides because its an amazing downhill that has numerous variations onto a more well-know Front Range ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    This is one of my favorite Front Range rides because its an amazing downhill that has numerous variations onto a more well-know Front Range ride...

    Wow that is a statement......are you a lawyer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadyflow
    Wow that is a statement......are you a lawyer?
    No, I just play one on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    It's too bad Austin is so far away, otherwise I'd ride it all the time
    I just booked a flight to Texas. Now someone give me directions!

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    Great TR and even better Beaker pics. For once we got to see him without watching him get blown up in the lab!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleken
    Great TR and even better Beaker pics. For once we got to see him without watching him get blown up in the lab!
    Yeah, but his expression is still pretty much the same...frazzled at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Seriously? I'm not real familiar with the area, but there is a ridicuously distinguishable feature that screams out from one of the pictures.

    Took me about 10 minutes to find out all the details about this "secret" trail.
    Jdub-

    It must not be as easy to figure out as you claim. I've gotten PM's from 14 people in the past 2 days asking for hints and more info.

    To those with whom I shared the goodness-

    Do me a favor, introduce yourself if you recognize my bike out on the trail!

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    That trail is best done on a hard tail and in the big ring for the down hill.

    I like trails that have the fun first and the pain later.

    Interesting hike a bike off the lower loops.
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