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    New question here. kenosha: fri and/or sat

    i'm trying to see if this can come together or not (somewhat last minute i suppose since it is weds)... but i'd like to try to get up to kenosha this weekend and potentially ride both directions out & back.

    details are fuzzy and subject to change, but as of now i'm thinking maybe ride kenosha > southeast to rock creek friday afternoon, camp out, then saturday morning ride kenosha > northwest to georgia pass (and back).

    lately it seems the colorado trail is just beckoning me...

    icegeek check your PMs.

    anyone?
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    [cue tumbleweeds and crickets]

    nobody interested in kenosha? c'mon, heard this supposed to be an epic ride... ?!

    hmm... perhaps i need to formulate a plan B (winter park day trip?) just in case.

    bueller?
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    Kenosha is certainly on my short list, but I've got the MS150 this weekend. After I'm done with that my schedule turns to high country rides.

    So in short, if you can wait a week then I'm very interested.....

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    Well, I posted about going to Vail Saturday, but I'm open to any high-altitude adventures...

    How about Kenosha to Breck? 32 Mile Shuttle

    here's a ride report:

    http://www.singletracks.com/php/trail.php?id=965

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    I was considering Kenosha this Saturday. I had planned to return on West Jefferson trail, but if a Kenosha to Breck shuttle was organized that would be great as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoncreek
    I was considering Kenosha this Saturday. I had planned to return on West Jefferson trail, but if a Kenosha to Breck shuttle was organized that would be great as well.
    what/where is the west jefferson trail? i picked up the CO TRAIL handbook this morning, but it is in the jeep right now... i'lll check it out later.

    i'm thinking an out & back too (shuttles are for astronauts).

    i'm wondering about weather/trail conditions now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt

    i'm wondering about weather/trail conditions now.
    You can't worry too much about that in the high country, it just isn't predictable. Plan on rain and 50 degree weather, and you won't be disappointed

    The Kenosha - Breck shuttle isnt just downhill, and would add a lot of variety as far as terrain and scenery... I think Kenosha - Georgia Pass and back would be scenic, and fun, but is almost completely non-technical, I believe.

    Whats the West Jefferson Trail Like?
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    tread lightly

    i'm thinking more about trail conditions than actual weather...
    just spoke to icegeek who's up in breck now and he says it is raining. forecast calls for more rain. i'd rather not get up there only to find a mudfest.

    hmm, what to do what to do (he says looking out the window in boulder at the rain).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    hmm, what to do what to do (he says looking out the window in boulder at the rain).
    Sure sounds like next weekend would be best....

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    Is the trail sand or dirt?

    I just did the northern half of sourdough yesterday afternoon, from Beaver res to the St Vrain and back. It had rained very recently, but the sandy soil drained well and was not an issue. There was more use apparent from hikers, my mtb tires floated on top of everything... Kenosha looks pretty sandy, but I'm not sure, I havent rode there yet.

    Here's some info on W. Jeferson. Looks promising, and could make for a good ride...

    http://www.wildernet.com/pages/activ...ummary&CU_ID=1

    At this time of the year, you can count on t-storms everyday. This is what Yahoo says for the Breck forecast:

    Tomorrow: Rain showers in the morning with scattered thunderstorms arriving in the afternoon. High 63F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

    Tomorrow night: Scattered thunderstorms. Low 43F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

    Saturday: Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. High 58F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

    Sunday: A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.

    Looks like fine mountain weather to me... you know what they say about CO, if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minuites
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well murphy's law

    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Sure sounds like next weekend would be best....
    well of that i'm sure... as i have to work two saturdays a year and of course next weekend is one of them. (never fails, something cool comes up just before).

    oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    what/where is the west jefferson trail? i picked up the CO TRAIL handbook this morning, but it is in the jeep right now... i'lll check it out later.

    i'm thinking an out & back too (shuttles are for astronauts).

    i'm wondering about weather/trail conditions now.
    It is easy to find from Georgia Pass. It dumps you out back on the Colorado Trail (I don't remember how far)

    It makes it a partial loop ride instead of a full on out & back

    I find it to be much better than returning on the CO trail. It is alot more technical, but it's the kind of technical that invites speed and overall good times. Plus it is lightly used in comparison.

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    so canyon are you saying you'd be up for this ride on saturday then? davec113 too?

    any thoughts on how long it would take?

    "technical" and "good times" got my attention...
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    Looks like 12 mi... 2000' elevation gain from the lowest point:

    http://comtb.com/georgia/routedesc.shtml

    Yeah, I'd do it...


    EDIT: 12 mi one way. I guess we'd either need to leave from Morrison early, or camp up there tomorrow night. Either way works for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    so canyon are you saying you'd be up for this ride on saturday then? davec113 too?

    any thoughts on how long it would take?

    "technical" and "good times" got my attention...
    Yes, I am up for it. Send PM's to coordinate

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! right on!



    so mountain biking colorado says ~24 miles and ~4 hours. i need to be back down by about 4:30-ish. so i'm thinking if we start around 10: that would give us a couple hours to get to georgia pass, where we can break for lunch, then ride back via jefferson to arrive back at kenosha TH about 3:ish.

    whaddya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt


    so mountain biking colorado says ~24 miles and ~4 hours. i need to be back down by about 4:30-ish. so i'm thinking if we start around 10: that would give us a couple hours to get to georgia pass, where we can break for lunch, then ride back via jefferson to arrive back at kenosha TH about 3:ish.

    whaddya think?
    Its 50 mi from 285 and 470, about an hour from Morrison. We could meet at the t-rex upper lot in Morrison, or in Boulder if we're all coming from there. 8:30 works for me... should be enough time to get started around 10.
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    I did Kenosha to Georgia last year, out and back. It was a great ride, not very technical but very scenic, bring your camera. Start early, the drive from Boulder seemed like it took forever. The ride is about 24 miles, but I seem to remember more climbing, like 3800' total. There is a climb out near the end that wasn't bad except that it was near the end of a pretty long day. All of it is at elevation. I felt like it pretty much kicked my ass, thought it was just me but the others agreed. As well as some people we ran into on the trail. I would say don't rush it, give yourself some time. It is a really beautiful place and you should enjoy it.

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    did kenosha -> breck today. It was OK, if you like thiat kind of thing

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    Kenosha to Breck is one of the best rides in the area. I love how I usually don't see any other people for quite a while after I'm over Georgia Pass. Killer ride. Is it still somewhat muddy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biopace
    Killer ride. Is it still somewhat muddy?
    um, you could say that.

    thanks dave & mike for not letting a little (okay, a lot) of rain get in the way of a great ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    um, you could say that.

    thanks dave & mike for not letting a little (okay, a lot) of rain get in the way of a great ride.

    Wow, it looks green!!

    The rain is frustrating but it's doing a lot of good right now. Jefferson Creek, there was a time when I never, ever saw anyone on it. Good stuff.

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    Listen! lush

    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    Wow, it looks green!!
    The rain is frustrating but it's doing a lot of good right now. Jefferson Creek, there was a time when I never, ever saw anyone on it. Good stuff.
    indeed, it was green for sure... a few more pics over on passion:

    a little rain never hurt anyone...

    the jefferson loop was some serious fun-- racin' down right next to the river, trying not to get tossed off the bike by the slick-as-snot roots!

    i'll definitely be back in the fall when the aspens are changing... kenosha to breck this time.
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