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    New to Denver

    I recently moved to Denver am looking to hit the trails. Is there a website or book or something that gives good details and locations for trails. I am looking for singletrack/x-country stuff, nothing too extreme. I am more than willing to travel a little ways to get to stuff as long as it is worth it. Thanks for any help.

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    Welcome

    This one and Vol. 2 as well are pretty good for trail description, ratings and directions. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkRuby
    I recently moved to Denver am looking to hit the trails. Is there a website or book or something that gives good details and locations for trails. I am looking for singletrack/x-country stuff, nothing too extreme. I am more than willing to travel a little ways to get to stuff as long as it is worth it. Thanks for any help.

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    I recently picked up a couple of the Barnhart's Single Tracks books. Gives elevations, dist, tech rating, etc. I used on of these books for the Steamboat area before moving down to the FR. There are two, a smaller green one and a slightly thicker purple (heather) one.

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    Welcome. The mountain biking here sucks. I wish I was back in Chicago.

    http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R108.htm

    http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...S_5844crx.aspx

    http://www.bouldercounty.org/openspa...ting/index.htm

    Please educate yourself regarding trail etiquette

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    Here's a little discussion regarding the trail etiquette issues in the Denver area.

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    The first rule of riding around Denver:
    You do not talk about shuttling Apex!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Looks like the front range has 90% of the trails in the nation, awesome!

    So glad to live here, I really need to visit this "JeffCO" more often
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    I have to ask a stupid question here because i am heavily considering a move to Denver. Is there good technical riding near Denver? Because all of the pictures of ride reports i see is all about long climbs with sweeping views. That is great and all, and would be nice for a change, but i'm much more into technical rock riding. Aggressive XC if you will. The mountains don't really matter as much to me, until Ski season of course. Is there a site that has pictures of technical riding? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Is there good technical riding near Denver?
    Nope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Is there good technical riding near Denver?
    That's funny. We have technical climbs, lung burners too. Depending on how technical you want, you could just climb a trail predominantly ridden down hill. Just don't speak of doing that at Apex.

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    Awesome. You get what i'm saying though right? If you follow the passion thread all the CO shots seem to be all about the views. It does make for better photos but i want to see some tech.

    I hope the Denver area has a decent construction market.

    Thanks. If there are anymore techy pictures of Denver riding or links to them i'd love to see them. It really gives me motivation to get the heck away from where i live.

    That looks like a hell of a climb right there.

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    For both trail info for the OP and pictures of technical trail, take a look at SingleTracks.com.

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    Wow, that singletracks site is perfect. Even covers the NJ trails i ride. Thanks.

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    I was talking to a guy on Heil. He'd just moved here from maybe the midwest (?). After a lull in the conversation he said "you know, there's a lot of climbing here". Uh huh.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Everyone will have a different opinion but i would say there is not much technical riding in the front range. A few trails do have some techy stuff but overall i would say not that much, maybe 20% at best?



    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I have to ask a stupid question here because i am heavily considering a move to Denver. Is there good technical riding near Denver? Because all of the pictures of ride reports i see is all about long climbs with sweeping views. That is great and all, and would be nice for a change, but i'm much more into technical rock riding. Aggressive XC if you will. The mountains don't really matter as much to me, until Ski season of course. Is there a site that has pictures of technical riding? Thanks.

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    what the OP's def. of techy, please give examples.

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    Exactly! Some people on this site were arguing that buffalo creek is technical so obviously everyone sees this word as something different.



    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    what the OP's def. of techy, please give examples.

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    Sorry, i'm the one who brought up the Techy part. I am not the OP, but i believe his question was answered so i'm hijacking. . I just didn't want to start a new thread when i had similar questions.

    Techy in my opinion is everything from imbedded rock gardens, root gardens, to large rocky slickrock features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msurk
    That's funny. We have technical climbs, lung burners too.
    No we don't. The riding sucks out here. Utah's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Awesome. You get what i'm saying though right? If you follow the passion thread all the CO shots seem to be all about the views. It does make for better photos but i want to see some tech.
    There isn't any. Riding here IS all about the views. The views rock.

    I hope the Denver area has a decent construction market.
    Please say you're joking.

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    almost any intermediate + ride ride will have embeded rock gardens sprinkled around. not too many roots.

    check out hall ranch, walker ranch, Sourdough/South St Vrain/little raven, pueblo.

    much of the 'XC' is more like 'AM' trails

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    I can't stand the "don't come here" people that are on these boards. There is one or two for each area. Sad people. I assume they are immature and obviously anti-social; seeing as they don't like meeting different people from different areas. Don't worry SkaredShtles, i don't think i'd be hanging around you anyways.

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    actually....

    The sourcasm on the boards is cool with me. If you actually believe that there isn't riding in CO you don't need to be here anyways! And if this ruse actually keeps ya away, then so be it
    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I can't stand the "don't come here" people that are on these boards. There is one or two for each area. Sad people. I assume they are immature and obviously anti-social; seeing as they don't like meeting different people from different areas. Don't worry SkaredShtles, i don't think i'd be hanging around you anyways.
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    I'm glad you are cool with useless posts.

    Funny because Jersey people are stereotyped as jerks yet we/they are very helpful to people that are unfamiliar with the area in our forums.

    I don't want to turn this into a flame war. I'm just looking for some useful information from kind folks nice enough to give it out.

    I'm thankful to the majority of the people in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450
    Everyone will have a different opinion but i would say there is not much technical riding in the front range. A few trails do have some techy stuff but overall i would say not that much, maybe 20% at best?
    Agreed.. Though 20% of a gadzillion trails is still a lot.

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    I saw enough cool stuff on that singletracks website to keep me happy i think. Thanks.

    Hall Ranch looks perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrock450
    Exactly! Some people on this site were arguing that buffalo creek is technical so obviously everyone sees this word as something different.
    Seiously? Buff Creek? Technical? hmmmmmm...... now that new trail COMBA is building will totally rock!
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    So is there wildlife out there that will mess you up? All we have here are black bears but they run away. Do people get bit by rattlers if they run over them? Any large bears or cats that are an issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    So is there wildlife out there that will mess you up? All we have here are black bears but they run away. Do people get bit by rattlers if they run over them? Any large bears or cats that are an issue?
    "You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead--your next stop, the Twilight Zone."
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I can't stand the "don't come here" people that are on these boards.
    Then Colorado is probably not the place for you. Most of the state frowns on increased population.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    "You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead--your next stop, the Twilight Zone."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Then Colorado is probably not the place for you. Most of the state frowns on increased population.

    I could care less what most of the state is like. I don't ask questions about moving on any forum. I ask on a mountain bike forum where people share the same passion as i do. Most mountain bikers in my state and other i have ridden all seem to be pretty cool. I realize that Colorado is a conservative state with the conservative attitude you describe. I plan on sticking to my own. That attitude isn't too different than what you find in Vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I have to ask a stupid question here because i am heavily considering a move to Denver. Is there good technical riding near Denver?
    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I could care less what most of the state is like. I don't ask questions about moving on any forum.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Because all of the pictures of ride reports i see is all about long climbs with sweeping views. That is great and all, and would be nice for a change, but i'm much more into technical rock riding. Aggressive XC if you will. The mountains don't really matter as much to me,
    The ROCKY mountains are home to some rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    I assume when you posted "most of the state frowns on increased population" you were referring to people and not the physical state itself. When i posted "I could care less what most of the state is like" i was also referring to the people too.

    You were referring to the people and not the land itself right? Does the land pass judgment there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    The ROCKY mountains are home to some rocks
    Your first response answered my stupid question already. Not sure what happened to the picture with it but it was a good response.

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    This thread reminds me of one of my favorite movie quotes from dumb and dumber NSFW - due to language

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    I see from reading a few threads that you people get bothered by a lot of people asking about moving to the area. So i'll just move along. Thanks for the info, for those that gave it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I see from reading a few threads that you people get bothered by a lot of people asking about moving to the area. So i'll just move along. Thanks for the info, for those that gave it.
    The State of Colorado requires us Front Range forum members to give a ration of sh!t to those asking questions like that. It's sort of a test to establish residency. Who knows what the state's criteria is for accepting someone for legal residency...something like the ability to play along with us or something.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Well i can't way to come and take all your jobs and sleep with all of your women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Well i can't way to come and take all your jobs and sleep with all of your women.
    We can't wait for the time there are jobs to be taken. As far as the women...
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian

    I can't stand the "don't come here" people that are on these boards.

    Funny because Jersey people are stereotyped as jerks yet we/they are very helpful to people that are unfamiliar with the area in our forums.
    Yeah, well... what do you care? Your state is already trashed and has a gazillion people. Colorado on the other hand is just starting down that road...
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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I'm glad you are cool with useless posts.
    The irony of this just HAS to be recognized. Especially so early in this thread.




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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    I can't stand the "don't come here" people that are on these boards. There is one or two for each area. Sad people. I assume they are immature and obviously anti-social; seeing as they don't like meeting different people from different areas. Don't worry SkaredShtles, i don't think i'd be hanging around you anyways.
    Sweet! 'Cause you sound as if you might be a humor impaired douchenozzle.

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    Great chatting with you folks. Hope to ride with you all soon.

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    I think you guys might have hurt his feelings. So sad, tsk, tsk.

    I hope idbrian does move out here and gets bit by a rattlesnake that hangs around after he runs it over. The rattlesnakes are vindictive little bastards...

    Thread hijackers are terrorists. We don't need terrorists in Colorado.

    Maybe if you didn't hijack the thread people wouldn't talk smack. Doesn't matter if the replies were exhausted...

    And that pic in your profile looks super sick tech braugh
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    You really should not have The Dude as your avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idbrian
    Well i can't way to come and take all your jobs...
    With engrish like that, I don't see you being much of a threat.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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