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    Lyons, Co opportunities??

    Hello all,

    Hey, I am looking for some help with riding in Lyons, Co. on August 9th, 2008. I am hoping to pull into town mid-morning and would like to put in say 1-3 hours of trail riding around the town. I may be bringing my own bike (Redline MC29er), or I may want to rent for a few hours. Basically I was hoping some locals might want to show a guy some good trails to ride. Just for reference I am not a racer, but I commute daily, and do a group ride or two a week. Also, note that Nebraska trails are buff single track that you can easily ride a full rigid on. So, if major susupension is needed I would need to rent a bike.

    Thanks for any help.

    Chris

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    Hall Ranch

    Start/finish on the Antelope side, lots of fun on that bike. Do a few loops up top until you had enough. If you are adventurous you could hit the rock garden with the MC, or rent a bike.

    Talk to Dave at Redstone in Lyons, he'll steer ya right.
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    Hi Chris, look me up when you get into town. Your Redline will be plenty o' bike for Hall Ranch - it's a bit rougher here than you're used to but you will be fine. Hall is only a 5-10min ride from the shop here. I've got a couple of full squishers, too, if you'd rather.

    Where in NE are you coming from Chris?
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    You beat me to it by one minute

    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Hall Ranch

    Start/finish on the Antelope side, lots of fun on that bike. Do a few loops up top until you had enough. If you are adventurous you could hit the rock garden with the MC, or rent a bike.

    Talk to Dave at Redstone in Lyons, he'll steer ya right.
    Redstone all the way. If you're anything like the rider from Kansas I encountered on Hall a few weeks ago you'll go 'round and 'round the loop, gazing at the scenery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Hi Chris, look me up when you get into town. Your Redline will be plenty o' bike for Hall Ranch - it's a bit rougher here than you're used to but you will be fine. Hall is only a 5-10min ride from the shop here. I've got a couple of full squishers, too, if you'd rather.

    Where in NE are you coming from Chris?
    I checked out your website. Looks like my kind of bike shop!! I live in Lincoln. I also checked out your blog and noticed that you know some other bike guys from Lincoln. I usually encounter Wills on a local shop ride. He is good guy and a very strong rider! It is amazing how much miles he puts in on a SS.

    The plan so far is to come into Lyons and ride for a few hours, then hit Oscar blues on the way out of town. I have to be back in Denver that evening for a Birthday party.

    If I rented a bike, I would only need it for a couple of hours...not a full day. Should I contact you via PM or your website to talk details about bike rental??

    Also, if there are any locals that want hang out or guide a lost Nebraskan through the trails that would be cool. It would be myself and one other guy. I am still working out the details with my travel buddy, but I am sure he would be game to ride in Lyons.

    Chris

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    Cool Chris. I used to live in Lincoln and know most of those crusty old guys of Wills' vintage That's a good crew you've got out there.

    Shoot me an email. I'd love to go for a spin with you guys, but I'll probably have the shop open depending on what time you're up here. Might be down for a Dale's Pale at Oskar's, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris V.
    I checked out your website. Looks like my kind of bike shop!! I live in Lincoln. I also checked out your blog and noticed that you know some other bike guys from Lincoln. I usually encounter Wills on a local shop ride. He is good guy and a very strong rider! It is amazing how much miles he puts in on a SS.
    Wills would be so much stronger if he would eat a hamburger once in a while.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Thanks to all so far for the responses.

    ignazjr...you have an email response from me already.

    BTW, I have never ridden a bike as nice as some of your Intense brand rentals. Holy cow, I won't know how to act.

    Chris

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    Up antelope, a lap on the lollipop in both directions, and descend bitterbrush. If you're here from ignazjr's birthin' grounds, you might as well see why they call'em the ROCKY mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstiff
    Up antelope, a lap on the lollipop in both directions, and descend bitterbrush. If you're here from ignazjr's birthin' grounds, you might as well see why they call'em the ROCKY mountains.
    Yup,

    I just finished up a group ride tonight and got some local intell on Hall Ranch. Sounds like a good ride. I am planning on renting a full susser, in the big boy wheel edition from Redstone. I will be riding Saturday August 9th. I would like to start around 8.30-9.00 if I can get Dave to open up a little early for me to grab the bike..wink wink. I plan to ride for about 2 hours, then it is miller...I mean Dale's Pale Ale time.

    BTW, I am still interested in finding a local willing to ride. It is always nice to have another guy around if you have a crash or a mechanical. I flatted twice tonight blowing the tire of the rim both times. We have a good group and there is aways someone willing to wait up and help out.

    Peace out

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