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    HTMP: Tour de Flores

    Inspired by the pending Firecracker 50, I came up with this ride in Horsetooth: see if I could maximize the total vertical feet climbed with bottom (almost) to top climbs.

    Took the day off work and mostly managed to dodge the rain/hail/lightening.

    First climb: feeling humid, but cool:


    Flowers every which way:






    After two climbs and about 3 hours I stopped by the van for a pb&j:


    The final two climbs hurt a little more, so the camera stayed away.





    Awesome ride in a painful sort of way.



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    Is that twice up Lory Service road? Nice job! I hate that climb. Looks like a great ride!

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    Can you lay the route out in a little more detail?

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    Damn dude! Makes like my Indian Creek ride look like a warmup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest3070
    Can you lay the route out in a little more detail?
    Soderburg --->Towers Road to the towers--->westridge to wathen to herrington to lower stout down---->upper stout, carry springs, towers up---->Mill Creek to Nomad to the car--->EAT---->Towers Road to the towers---->Spring Creek to soderburg----->HT Service road to Audra----Wathen, herrington, upper stout down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino
    Soderburg --->Towers Road to the towers--->westridge to wathen to herrington to lower stout down---->upper stout, carry springs, towers up---->Mill Creek to Nomad to the car--->EAT---->Towers Road to the towers---->Spring Creek to soderburg----->HT Service road to Audra----Wathen, herrington, upper stout down.
    Wow. Are the times accurate in the graph? Do you have a total climbed / descended figure?

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    Very well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest3070
    Wow. Are the times accurate in the graph? Do you have a total climbed / descended figure?
    Times are about right on the profile. car to car was 5:45, riding time was 5:00. Total climb/descend was 7,800'

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    What's the mileage? I've been meaning to head that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    What's the mileage? I've been meaning to head that way.
    this ride was 32 miles, but I repeated/looped many trails. A more typical "sampling" ride in Horsetooth would be in the 10-15 mile, 1.5-3 hour range. Extending over to Lory State Park is a nice way to add mileage/climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino
    A more typical "sampling" ride in Horsetooth would be in the 10-15 mile, 1.5-3 hour range.
    zactly-like tonight.

    Nice job
    Ride On!

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