Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 82
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299

    Looking for a group ride this week/end

    Looks like the weather should be nice from Friday on, does anyone have any group rides planned? Fri, Sat, or Sun work for me. Anywhere along the front range. Not looking for hammerheads as I'm not all that fast, but I don't mind being pushed.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    I don't have anything planned, but let me know if you get something together or have anything in mind. I'll definitely be riding somewhere this weekend.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    I like to ride bikes too.... and am wide open for anything that's not a hammer-fest

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    Well, what are you guys thinking? What part of town are you in? I'm down in Littleton, but don't mind traveling. What's it like in the Lyon's area? Marshall Mesa and that whole area should be pretty good.

  5. #5
    Tribe Member
    Reputation: yetirich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    807
    Can we get a BC update from someone up there? I could be talked into a mtb ride around the Burn TT course if the conditions are right....riding on the road is getting a little boring again.

    Thanks
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

  6. #6
    That's "Mr. Tool" to you.
    Reputation: torkima's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    84
    Sounds interesting. Look forward to seeing a plan develop.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velosprocket's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    320
    I'm in.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    I'm game for Heil to Hall via Pic Rock or anything at Buff Creek.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    I'm up for a longer ride as long as the pace reflects the fact that it's only mid Feb!

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    So we have a lot of people hanging on the fence waiting for someone to organize something.... anyone going to take the initiative?
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    I'm up for whatever! I've only ridden Hall once, never been PR, Heil, or Buffalo Creek, so I don't know if I'm the person that should be organizing. When is best for everyone?

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    I'm "relatively" new to the area and only ridden a few trails. I have no idea where the best places to ride are, and what will be the best conditions. So I defer to someone with greater knowledge. BTW, I'm by no means a hammerhead. I'm as slow as they come on the climbs.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    OK -- per the previous post on Buff Creek (still a lot of snow left). Lets meet at the Heil lot at 8 am on Sat w/ wheels rolling by 8:30 and ride Picture rock up to Hall with a Nelson loop.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    PS -- here is basically the ride profile but add about 5 miles. (I didn't connect the Nelson loop last time due to time constraints) --> http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7549713

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Quote Originally Posted by edenger
    OK -- per the previous post on Buff Creek (still a lot of snow left). Lets meet at the Heil lot at 8 am on Sat w/ wheels rolling by 8:30 and ride Picture rock up to Hall with a Nelson loop.
    8 AM? Are you farking nuts? Come on man, I need to sleep in a little on the weekend. What about 10? There's no way I'm making it anywhere at 8 AM. Plus I live in Thornton, so I have a bit of a drive wherever we go so that means up even earlier.

    That route is 30 miles. How bad is the climbing?
    Last edited by BaeckerX1; 02-19-2009 at 12:07 PM.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    OK -- I'm game to start at 10.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Quote Originally Posted by edenger
    OK -- I'm game to start at 10.
    Heh. You didn't answer my other question.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    Sounds good! I'm cool with a 10 am start. I'll be there about 20 minutes early.

    So take a left on lefthand canyon to get to the parking lot, correct?

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    2 things. First, is the climbing really serious? I don't want to commit to something I can't handle and then just slow you guys down. I'm still getting used to it out here and getting my fitness level up. Second, can you post some directions to the trailhead you have in mind? I think I'll probably get out there and try to hack it.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    Directions: West on Left Hand - North on Geer.

    http://www.bouldercounty.org/openspa...heil_ranch.htm

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    285
    Heil - Picture Rock - Hall - Return the same way = about 35 miles. The worst climb is at Hall Ranch through the rock garden (a blast on the return downhill, however!).
    Plan on approximately 6 hours saddle time at a moderate pace (not including breaks, mechanicals, etc.).

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bridgestone14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    832

    I am in

    I am in. I haven't done that long of a ride in a bit, but you can't pass up a sunny weekend and a good group of guys.
    Live fast, Die young, Leave a good looking corpse!

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1
    2 things. First, is the climbing really serious? I don't want to commit to something I can't handle and then just slow you guys down. I'm still getting used to it out here and getting my fitness level up. Second, can you post some directions to the trailhead you have in mind? I think I'll probably get out there and try to hack it.

    Don't worry about that, I'm hoping I can keep up with you! I'm slow too.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Damn. 35 Miles with lots of climbs. I'm going to die. Let's see how well I can hack it with how out of shape I am heh. So if I'm heading that direction from Broomfield on 36, how do I get to the correct trailhead? You'll have to excuse me, I'm a bit new to the area.

    So who's all in officially?
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  25. #25
    Bad Andy
    Reputation: andychrysler's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    877
    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1
    First, is the climbing really serious? I don't want to commit to something I can't handle and then just slow you guys down.
    Hey Brendan, the climb up Heil isn't bad at all, but it is much more difficult than anything at Marshall Mesa that we did on the 7th.
    Where else have you ridden around here so far?

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Oh I know. I'm not expecting it to be easy. I dropped about a pound and a half in my wheels recently (got rid of the downhill wheelset) and I feel like my bike climbs a lot better now. Before I felt like my wheels were robbing all my momentum. I also replaced my fork recently. I think my bike is down in the 30 pound range now, down from the 35 pounds I started with at the beginning of my build. Plus I'm slowly getting in better shape. The way I figure it, worst comes to worst, I can turn around and go back and let the rest continue on without me. My main purpose is just getting out there and seeing what the trails are like and where they are with people who know the area well. Then at the very least if I can't hack it, I can come back when I'm in better shape.

    If I don't get out there and try, I'll never get better. If I don't work hard, I'll never get in better shape. Ohio is a lot flatter than Colorado.

    BTW, it's Brandon if you were wondering. No biggie though.
    Last edited by BaeckerX1; 02-19-2009 at 02:00 PM.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    Where are you from? What wheels? If you're going to be riding the Iron Horse, I'm going to bring my Enduro.

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Quote Originally Posted by hitek79
    Where are you from? What wheels? If you're going to be riding the Iron Horse, I'm going to bring my Enduro.
    I recently went from some Azonic Outlaws I had on there temporarily (about 2500 grams) to some Easton AM Havocs in the 1900 gram range. Initial impressions are good! I also went from a Tora Coil with a spring that was way too soft for me, to an 09 Revelation Dual Air. I'll definitely be bringing the Iron Horse MKIII as it's the only bike I have.

    I'm from Cleveland, Ohio btw. Been out here for 6 months, but haven't had a chance to ride as much as I'd like yet.
    Last edited by BaeckerX1; 02-19-2009 at 02:25 PM.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  29. #29
    ride
    Reputation: ignazjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,087
    I'd love to make the ride but I'll be working . Feel free to swing by the shop in Lyons for a mid ride beer or soda, though.
    Redstone Cyclery
    intense*transition*rocky mountain*turner
    web - tweet - FB
    Lyons, CO

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    Nice, looks good.

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Quote Originally Posted by hitek79
    Nice, looks good.
    BTW, I love your photography.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  33. #33
    wish I were riding!
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    42
    Okay, if I can get me rear brake fixed in time, I'll try to come, that is if you guys are still open to more riders. I can't make any guarantees that I'll be able to keep up all of the way, but I'll try. Does anyone know if there's mud/snow on the trail?
    Brakes? Who needs brakes?!?! They just slow you down...

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    Brakes, who needs brakes???

    Come on out man, it should be a good time. The trails should be pretty nice I think.

    Thanks for the comments on the photography. It's kind of taken a back seat to mountain biking lately, but at some point I'd like to combine the two.

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    42
    I'll try to join up with you guys. I'm fairly new to the area too and never riden there. If I can find it, I'll be there. I'll most likely be driving a silver GTO.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    I'm still not sure I know how to get to the correct trailhead. I don't know the Boulder area at all.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  37. #37
    Tribe Member
    Reputation: yetirich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    807
    I'm out for this one. This would be like a 9 hour day for me with driving up, riding and then the drive home.

    It is supposed to snow tonight also. Have not heard how much but that it should be here overnight. Be we all know how wrong weather people are here in this state.
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    Turn west on left hand canyon, and then the first right, which will be Greer Canyon.

    <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&amp;ll=40.13361,-105.287132&amp;spn=0.016996,0.038667&amp;z=15&amp; output=embed&amp;s=AARTsJqzARj-Z8VnW5pkPMLMmZbqrJcYpw"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&amp;ll=40.13361,-105.287132&amp;spn=0.016996,0.038667&amp;z=15&amp; source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>

  39. #39
    Bad Andy
    Reputation: andychrysler's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    877
    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1
    I'm still not sure I know how to get to the correct trailhead. I don't know the Boulder area at all.
    There are a couple options for you - here's one:
    Take 36 all the way thru Boulder - in S. Boulder, it turns into 28th St and heads N.
    Once into the Northern part of Boulder, it'll curve NW - stay on it, when it curves N again at the NW side of Boulder, it turns into 36 again.
    From that point it's approx. (5?) miles to the Lefthand Canyon turnoff.
    Turn left (west) and go approx 1 mile to Geer, then turn right, and Geer will take you to where you wanna be.

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    Hmmm... that's an updated forecast that there may be snow showers. If they hit Heil/Hall area I'm out but we'll know in the morning.

    Assuming we escape the snow, I'll see ya'll there at 9:30ish.. I'll be on an ibis mojo

  41. #41
    Heads up Flyboy!!
    Reputation: mountaingoatepics's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,159
    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    I'd love to make the ride but I'll be working . Feel free to swing by the shop in Lyons for a mid ride beer or soda, though.
    Dave, I ain't riding this weekend but I'll be sure to take you up on the offer when i'm in town. May have a little wheel building project for you in the near future as well.

    Jeremy

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Quote Originally Posted by edenger
    Hmmm... that's an updated forecast that there may be snow showers. If they hit Heil/Hall area I'm out but we'll know in the morning.

    Assuming we escape the snow, I'll see ya'll there at 9:30ish.. I'll be on an ibis mojo
    Forecast looks great from what I just looked up.
    Last edited by BaeckerX1; 02-20-2009 at 04:15 PM.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    There are a couple options for you - here's one:
    Take 36 all the way thru Boulder - in S. Boulder, it turns into 28th St and heads N.
    Once into the Northern part of Boulder, it'll curve NW - stay on it, when it curves N again at the NW side of Boulder, it turns into 36 again.
    From that point it's approx. (5?) miles to the Lefthand Canyon turnoff.
    Turn left (west) and go approx 1 mile to Geer, then turn right, and Geer will take you to where you wanna be.
    Thanks again Andy. You always come through.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  44. #44
    ride
    Reputation: ignazjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,087
    The weather looks good from what I've seen. Chance of flurries tonight with no accumulation is what I hear.

    Hall and Heil are both good to go with minimal snow/mud.

    Jeremy - I like projects come on up some day!
    Redstone Cyclery
    intense*transition*rocky mountain*turner
    web - tweet - FB
    Lyons, CO

  45. #45
    ride
    Reputation: ignazjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,087
    ...whoa, double post. oops!
    Redstone Cyclery
    intense*transition*rocky mountain*turner
    web - tweet - FB
    Lyons, CO

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    I was going to try to ride this evening after I got out of work, but this wind is freakin nuts. I think I'll pass for tonight and hope for good weather tomorrow. If anything, it's supposed to be really nice on Sunday so I'll ride then at the very least. Hopefully tomorrow is good though, but somehow I think I'll be cutting it a bit shorter than the full 35 planned. If the weather is good though, I'll be at the trail at 10.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hitek79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,299
    The wind is supposed to be way down tomorrow. 5-10mph. I'll be there. Ford f-150 on an Enduro.

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BaeckerX1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,228
    I'm most likely out for tomorrow. Some things I have to take care of tomorrow morning. I probably won't be able to ride till around noon. Have fun guys.
    Gotta get up to get down.
    LMB

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edenger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    524
    any updates on snowfall in North Boulder/Lyons?

  50. #50
    ride
    Reputation: ignazjr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,087
    We got less than a 1/2 inch and the skies are clear now. Heil and Hall were darn near bone dry prior. Conditions should be perfect tomorrow.
    Redstone Cyclery
    intense*transition*rocky mountain*turner
    web - tweet - FB
    Lyons, CO

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •