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    Lost Rider Old Stage Road Colo Springs

    For all you springs folks, a friend of mine in the Springs is looking for his wife, out riding up Old Stage last night and not returning. If you've seen anything contact the authorities.

    Authorities Looking For Missing Cyclist
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    HOLY CRAP! That sucks. It got down to 40 here last night, hope she is OK.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Do you have any pics of her and the bike? Thoughts and prayers sent out. Will keep an eye open and send this to friends

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    How can us fellow bikers help?
    What is her typical route on this ride?
    Is a CS shop coordinating a search ride from various points?
    I am in BV but can be there in a couple of hours.
    from her profile she has Mutano tires - maybe helpful for anyone that is looking at the tracks on the trails currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Man View Post
    How can us fellow bikers help?
    What is her typical route on this ride?
    Is a CS shop coordinating a search ride from various points?
    I am in BV but can be there in a couple of hours.
    from her profile she has Mutano tires - maybe helpful for anyone that is looking at the tracks on the trails currently.
    Her husband is Jesse Jakomait, a pro endurance rider. He won this year's Vapor Trail 125 and was not far behind Jefe Branham when Jefe set the West-to-East record on the Colorado Trail Race this summer. He also set a new record for the Durango Dirty Century this year.

    He works for SRAM in Colorado Springs. I'm guessing he's gotten a posse out there, and between friends at SRAM, team mates, sponsor shops, etc he has a pretty big population of strong mountain bikers to pull from.

    If you want to get over there and help, I'd recommend trying to get in touch with El Paso County Search and Rescue or the Sheriff's Dept.

    I started this thread mostly hoping that maybe somebody had seen her up on Old Stage, and to just get the word out. But I'm thinking tomorrow if she hasn't been found I might get in touch and see if I can come help. If you get in touch with anybody over there, could you post some information? Like who to call to join a search party?
    Tom Purvis - Salida, CO - http://teamvelveeta.tom-purvis.com

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    Some updates...

    Search continues for 36-year-old cyclist who went missing Sunday

    Good grief, I hope she's found.

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    Thanks for the info Tom. I just called Search and Rescue.
    They have a group of about 25 friends getting briefed and going out right now to help support the S&R team that has been working since it was reported. They did not need any additional resources as of right now. Tom-send me a PM if you want to go over. I will check it late tonight or in the morning.
    Good luck searchers!!!! Best wishes!!

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    Thanks for checking in with S&R. Please let us know if anything changes. I can load up my bikepacking rig and help join the search. 970-481-9066.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Man View Post
    Thanks for the info Tom. I just called Search and Rescue.
    They have a group of about 25 friends getting briefed and going out right now to help support the S&R team that has been working since it was reported. They did not need any additional resources as of right now. Tom-send me a PM if you want to go over. I will check it late tonight or in the morning.
    Good luck searchers!!!! Best wishes!!
    Van Man,

    I'll let you know for sure if I decide to head over.

    Anybody who hears anything please post it here, I will do the same.
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    I'm flexible with work, holler and I'm in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    I cant imagine what Jesse must be going through right now. I met him at this years CTR and he is a great guy- class act. I will head out for an overnighter right now if others are allowed to help. Toby if you end up going down there call me I will meet u in south metro area

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    Sure hope they find her soon, hate to hear about something like this. Serves as an unfortunate reminder to always share your route with someone and it's never a bad idea to carry a map/compass and fire-starting supplies.

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    A group of riders are headed up old stage road right now and hopefully they will find her.
    This is my backyard and I'm tempeted to go out and look also but technically that area was closed due to flood damage. And so is all of Cheyenne Cayon park which includes Gold Camp road.
    If they are not able to find her tonight I may take off work tomorrow and volunteer in the search, that's if they need more help.
    It is a very popular area to ride but with the flood damage I'm sure the trail would be very dangerous at night with no lights.

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    Thanks Mark, I'm going to call SAR and see if we can help. Partnering with another experienced bikepacker like you would be a great.

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    El Paso County Search and Rescue


    I talked with SR they said they are good for tonight but to call tomorrow morning around 7 if interested in helping (719) 635-9400.
    www.epcsar.org/‎

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    I just checked the El Paso County S&R site, El Paso County Search and Rescue

    They make it pretty clear that they don't want or need additional riders volunteering at this point. They are concerned that having too many people out there will confuse their dogs and trackers.

    Really tough to just sit and watch. But getting in the way is bad too. Frustrating.

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    Awesome, I'll do it! Thanks!

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    Yes it's hard being here and not being able to help but I understand it could get crazy with too many people. They did take my name and number earlier but yeah they now saying not to call. I've been riding in that area for over 20 years and just thinking of how hard it would be to search if she's gone off the road/trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarob View Post
    just thinking of how hard it would be to search if she's gone off the road/trail.
    Unfortunately very true. If she's taken a "shortcut" and gone off-trail, it's going to really hard to find her. I hope that it doesn't get too cold tonight.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Just read the S&R site, said she was found, conducting medical eval while figuring out how to transport her out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Re: Lost Rider Old Stage Road Colo Springs

    Found = Awesome News!

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    Lost Rider Old Stage Road Colo Springs

    That is great news!!! Hope she is ok.


    I tapped that

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    Thanks for the info Jaycastlerock and so happy for her and her family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Just read the S&R site, said she was found, conducting medical eval while figuring out how to transport her out.

    El Paso County Search and Rescue
    YEAH! Nice work, EPCSAR!

    Another night out there in the cold would have been really tough.

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