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    Official Annoucement 2005 - Colorado's Rocky Mountain High gathering - xpost

    Rocky Mountain High 2005
    MTBR Gathering








    Summit Valley, CO area gathering Aug5th -> Aug. 7th:


    Xpost for the locals who never make it over to passion.....

    website for updates/info:
    http://kirkmetz.com/RMH05/mtbr_fr_gathering.html

    It's less than 2 hrs from Denver.

    Here is the tenative ride itenary:

    Aug. 4th: Arrival day, pre gathering rides
    Folks Arrive in Denver, get bikes, head to
    Golden to ride Apex, Dakota/matt winters, Chimney
    Gulch or Green Mountain, depending on time and level
    of riding.  Then they head to Summit Valley.

    Aug. 5th: day 1
    Tiger Run Colorado Trail ride for intermediate
    riders.  Beginner riders, ride Keystone XC trails (no
    lift needed)

    Aug. 6th: day 2
    Shuttle Commando Run.  Everyone.

    Aug. 7th: day 3, leave summit county
    Keystone DH with XC riders doing Copper to
    searle Pass.

    Aug 8th: Leaving CO, post gathering rides
    Return to Front Range and ride easy ride as
    time permits.  This might be another near golden that
    wasn't ridden on the way in.


    For questions, etc, I can be emailed
    here


    Campsite
    Reservations


    We are staying at Prospector Campground in Summit County/white river National Forest
    Loop D, Site 47, 48 have been reserved so far for us, nights of Aug4th,5th,6th.



    Localnotes:

    --Keystone has world class lift assited DH.
    --Tiger Run road has an aweswome piece of Coolorado
    Trail Single Track that connects into Keystone.
    --It's close to Vail which has a classic EPIC
    Shuttle, Commando Run, which starts at the to of Vail Pass, 10,000+ft
    --At Copper, is another amazing ride from the ski Area
    to Searle Pass and beyond.
    --From Breck, one can even ride to Georgia pass and Kenosha Pass if they are in the mood for a really long ride--this ride will depend on number/conditioning of attendees-- very big ride
    --There are zillions of places to eat includding the

    Dam Brewery.
    --Lodging is abundant, Frisco, Breckinride, Dillon, Silverthorne all work well.
    --Plenty of camping.


    Email me to help out, the more the merrier.


    The more out of shape you are, the steeper the hill looks.

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    I'm there, so tell me about this Commando run, I've been snowmobiling over there but never ridden over there. Do I need to modify my FXR(setup for trail duty) to hold up to the DH at Keystone and this ride?

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    Commando run you could do on a rigid single speed if you wanted to...wouldn't be as fun, but you could do it. I assume your FXR would be fine as is for DH at keystone...there is a XC ride I'll be doing that day instead though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    I'm there, so tell me about this Commando run, I've been snowmobiling over there but never ridden over there. Do I need to modify my FXR(setup for trail duty) to hold up to the DH at Keystone and this ride?
    Nope, My Ellsworth hasn't broken from Keystone yet! ;-)

    Commando is almost as epic as monarch crest.
    Last edited by lidarman; 01-28-2005 at 01:22 PM.

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    What's all this about riding the ski lifts at Keystone? - you gotta ride up the Greens (to annoy anyone trying to come down them) and then ride down the Blacks . Don't know if I would qualify Keystone as World Class DH, most of it is rideable for me (pathetically low-class DH) - except for Wild Thing which I can't imagine holding any speed through...!

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    I realize some of you will be cutting loose, but I'm bringing the family anyways. This means I'll be riding herd on a 5-yr-old and 8-yr-old part of the time. If you think there might be interest, I'll volunteer to organize a kids race and skills contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Nope, My Ellsworth hasn't broken from Keystone yet! ;-)

    Commando is almost as epic as monarch crest.
    Must be a wimpy DH then, we could take a safety break at the top then BOMB down, that should break it , looking forward to doing Commando.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loudpawlz
    I realize some of you will be cutting loose, but I'm bringing the family anyways. This means I'll be riding herd on a 5-yr-old and 8-yr-old part of the time. If you think there might be interest, I'll volunteer to organize a kids race and skills contest.

    Hmm...I might have my 11 year-old with me. I will know more as the date gets closer.

    jason

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    Kirk, I showed me mom the final announcement and it seems like I have a good chance of going. Just depends on vacations this summer which the dates of are sitll unknown.
    Tony
    is making a comeback.

    Turns out that five years of not mountain biking, really makes one strive to get back to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonb
    Hmm...I might have my 11 year-old with me. I will know more as the date gets closer.

    jason
    What? He might be possibly be a 12 year old by then?

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    The folks riding up will be doing Searle Pass instead....it'll be just a touch more entertaining than the Keystone Greens.

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