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    Good Rides around Ft. Collins?

    can anyone recomend some good rides around ft. collins? I ride at lory, horsetooth mt. and the a trail, just looking to branch out. Technical, steep, and lots of vertical are good in my book. I'd rather not drive more than an hour but I would if the ride was worth it.

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    other trails

    There's 3 up poudre canyon; Young, Hewlett, Dad.
    They are out and back XC rides. Similar to Lory in riding level.
    There's also devils backbone in Loveland.

    If you want more of a DH trail,
    there is the trail south of the A trail just before it goes up to the road.
    And trail that leads down to the tropics from the top of Michaul lane trail.

    Just let me know if you need directions to these trails.

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    Up Thompson canyon you'll find Crosier and a few others. Too snowed in this time of year.
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    gimme a pm ill show you around. the A trail is the way to go, scary as sh*t

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikecruz
    There's 3 up poudre canyon; Young, Hewlett, Dad.
    They are out and back XC rides. Similar to Lory in riding level.
    There's also devils backbone in Loveland.
    hey cool I'd love to know more about these, especially the ones up poudre.
    and the a trail scary? its practically flat. just razzin ya, its a fun trail. a lot of foot traffic tho, dont really want to blast it. the loop I do a lot of times is up the A(got to love that rock garden), down to the resevoir on that trail by the barbed wire, along the res headed north, back on to the road, cut in on the first trail after the dam, and back to overland trail.
    BTW, anyone ever try riding up to horsetooth mountain from town? I was going to try and make a day trip of it.

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    the A trail is the way to go, scary as sh*t
    I think Bentimby is referring to the original A trail that is technically closed. It's just south of what people refer to now as the A trail. It is super gnar (well at least it was on a hardtail and a RockShox Judy fork!). Back in the day that was an awesome shuttle run before shuttle runs were even invented!

    And yes, I've biked from town to HMP all the time back in the day. That is a great work out. 20 plus miles round trip. But that was before they started charging riders an entrance fee. Back then, they used to only charge people who drove up.
    I have no idea what I'm talking about...But yeah, that sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Rider
    hey cool I'd love to know more about these, especially the ones up poudre.
    and the a trail scary? its practically flat. just razzin ya, its a fun trail. a lot of foot traffic tho, dont really want to blast it. the loop I do a lot of times is up the A(got to love that rock garden), down to the resevoir on that trail by the barbed wire, along the res headed north, back on to the road, cut in on the first trail after the dam, and back to overland trail.
    BTW, anyone ever try riding up to horsetooth mountain from town? I was going to try and make a day trip of it.

    Ya, me and Hack will ride from town to Horsetooth once in awhile. We ended up dragging our tired ass's home afterwards. GOOD TIMES

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Rider
    hey cool I'd love to know more about these, especially the ones up poudre.
    and the a trail scary? its practically flat. just razzin ya, its a fun trail. a lot of foot traffic tho, dont really want to blast it. the loop I do a lot of times is up the A(got to love that rock garden), down to the resevoir on that trail by the barbed wire, along the res headed north, back on to the road, cut in on the first trail after the dam, and back to overland trail.
    BTW, anyone ever try riding up to horsetooth mountain from town? I was going to try and make a day trip of it.
    The poudre trails are here
    http://content.mtbr.com/united-state...9_5844crx.aspx
    http://content.mtbr.com/united-state...2_5844crx.aspx
    http://content.mtbr.com/united-state...1_5844crx.aspx

    You should try the Topics trail on the north end of your reservoir ride
    http://content.mtbr.com/united-state...0_5844crx.aspx

    Yeah I'm talking about the original A trail which is "closed" and not flat at all. Mainly rocks and and small drops.
    Or you can ride the trail that does down on the painted A itself. The tail ends half
    way down do to damn work, but as close to DH as it gets around here.

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