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    Looking for a Longmont ride!

    Gonna be in Longmont on Monday. Looking for a fun all-mountain type ride somewhere near there. 5-10 miles. Anybody have any suggestions?

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    Hall Ranch and Rabbit Mountain are nearby (go west on 66)...you can even ride from Longmont if you don't mind the extra mileage (probably 10 miles extra each way).

    Hall is the highly recommended ride.

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

    Rabbit is ok, but easy and short...good for beginners and views and when you want something different.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Hall Ranch and Rabbit Mountain are nearby (go west on 66)...you can even ride from Longmont if you don't mind the extra mileage (probably 10 miles extra each way).

    Hall is the highly recommended ride.

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

    Rabbit is ok, but easy and short...good for beginners and views and when you want something different.

    http://www.bouldercounty.org/openspa...rabbit_mtn.htm
    So you would start on the Bitterbrush trail and ride it as an out and back. If you continue on you will hit Nelson loop and head back to the TH via Bitterbrush. Is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    So you would start on the Bitterbrush trail and ride it as an out and back. If you continue on you will hit Nelson loop and head back to the TH via Bitterbrush. Is that correct?
    Yep. go up and do the loop - worthwhile. Crank as many laps as you like, then head back down Bitterbrush. May even like the section of Bitterbrush up to the bench enough to do a couple laps on it.
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    Cool , thanks... I'll check it out. Shouldn't be too crowded at 2:00pm I hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    Cool , thanks... I'll check it out. Shouldn't be too crowded at 2:00pm I hope!
    not on Monday it won't. Have fun.

    Another option is to start in town and ride up the Antelope trail, turn right, do the Bitterbrush to Nelson, loop (CW is more fun) then return the other way and loop back to town making it about 12 miles instead of 10 and a much easier climb, yet you get a technical decent in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    not on Monday it won't. Have fun.

    Another option is to start in town and ride up the Antelope trail, turn right, do the Bitterbrush to Nelson, loop (CW is more fun) then return the other way and loop back to town making it about 12 miles instead of 10 and a much easier climb, yet you get a technical decent in.
    Looks cool. Where do I park in town? It's been a long time since I have been in the area.
    I'll do some aerial reconnaissance.

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    I park at sandstone park, on railroad ave.


    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...00154&t=h&z=19

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    Excellent spot. Thanks!

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