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    Moving to Broomfield in sept

    I was woundering what kind of riding is near. I live in Houston now and cant wait to ride there. i have seen some maps but what is close to just go out and hit? i will be living near zuni St Thanks for your time

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    There is not much mountain biking around Broomfield. I have a house in Westminster off of 136th and I-25. Broomfield is only blocks away. There is a trail called the Big Dry Creek Trail but its completely flat. Its a good trail for easy riding. You'll most likely have to go to Boulder for some good riding.

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    You'll be driving....

    Quote Originally Posted by Klein_Christopher
    I was woundering what kind of riding is near. I live in Houston now and cant wait to ride there. i have seen some maps but what is close to just go out and hit? i will be living near zuni St Thanks for your time
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the closest real mountain bike trail to where you'll be is about 15 miles away (Rattlesnake Gulch in Eldorado State Park), and you'll be traveling 20-30 miles for variety (Walker, Hall, Heil, Jeffco).

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    The driving distances will seem silly short compared with what you're dealing with now. But after a while you'll recalibrate and if you ride much you might start to bum from the drive times. After work rides will be a pain, but you'll be amazed what you can do on a weekend.

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    Christopher, you won't like it here; It's hot, humid, and buggy all the time.



    Just kidding. Welcome to Colorado. We don't bash Texans as much as we used to.
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    Thanks Renegade and every1 else.I cant wait till fall the best time of the year in my eyes to ride.

    Renegade i might live in TEXAS (Houston) but i was born and raised in NYC (Queens/ Glendale) so i dont think of myself as a texan at all. i moved here about 9 1/2 years ago i dont ride as much maybe 2 times in the winter and thats it. for the most part its always hot here with over 80% humidity all the time

    Well off to work chat with youz guys and girls later

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    A new Yorker? That's even worse!
    Just kidding. I moved out to Colorado from White Plains, N.Y., in 1986. I'd guess that 95% of the population of Co. is non-native.
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    I'm also in the Broomfield area (live/work) and these guys are half right half wrong. There is definitely no real out your door trail riding around (get a road bike for that). However, within a 30 minute drive time you have lots of premium Front Range options. I've ridden in Memorial Park before, and believe me, you'll like the riding out here - a lot - better. I found my driving tolerance was re-calibrated the opposite direction - the drive is always worth it.

    After work rides are no problem. I think White Ranch (north of Golden) is the best, close option. If you want someone to show you the trails, feel free to send me a PM/e-mail after you move, as I''m probably less than a mile away from you.

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    KSC thanks alot for the offer.i for 1 Being in Tx right now with all the heat and reading what is going on there is killing me. My bike just sits here also i see its 9 am there and its 60 Deg out here its 10 am and its all ready 81 going up to 95 YUCK .I hate it.

    Houston TEXAS?<------Memorial Park before, and believe me, you'll like the riding out here - a lot - better.

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    Yeah, Memorial Park in Houston. I grew up in Austin (before I started mountain biking), but did a ride out in Houston once when visiting a friend. A lot better than you'd expect for the middle of Houston as I recall, but I'll take Colorado.

    Don't feel too bad, my bike's been sitting in the garage a lot lately too - but only because I've been out kayaking every day. Lots of biking season left to enjoy...

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