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    The Other Side of Kenosha Nobody Knew Existed

    ......At least not me. Sun is back so I thought I'd get up early and go for a nice ride. Set my alarm for 4:30, hit snooze and didn't get up til 6:30. Damnit! Lost two hours of riding already. Plan was to do both sides of Kenosha until seeing snow covered trails.

    Been to Kenosha a gazillion times but never bothered heading east to explore what's there. Time only permitted me to go to the Lost Creek Wilderness boundary and back. Total only 16.4 miles but for whatever reason, I just had no motivation to ride anymore even if I had the time to do the west side of Kenosha. The views on the east side are just as good as going the west.
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    Very nice! I look forward to getting back up there this year. Always incredible views.

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    Sweet Ko!
    I rode that years ago, and always vowed to go back, but haven't yet.
    The wife said recently I should get a BOB trailer and take the son on a bike-pack trip! YAYHOOOOO!!!!
    Would that be a good spot for it, and for a determined 11 year old to ride/hike-a-bike? I can't remember how difficult it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    Set my alarm for 4:30, hit snooze and didn't get up til 6:30.
    talk to MGE, he has a natural alarm clock set at 0430.
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    The wife said recently I should get a BOB trailer and take the son on a bike-pack trip! YAYHOOOOO!!!!
    Would that be a good spot for it, and for a determined 11 year old to ride/hike-a-bike? I can't remember how difficult it is.

    Maybe if you stayed on Lost Park Rd. The trail itself isn't real difficult, but it's not wide singletrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    talk to MGE, he has a natural alarm clock set at 0430.
    Not only that, but I didn't get home 'til almost midnight riding with him last Thursday.

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    Great Pictures!

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    Awesome Ko! I've been meaning to explore the east side of Kenosha for a while.

    You didn't get home till almost midnight? I thought you lived close to Waterton. I got home around midnight myself but that was with a side trip for food and a stop by the car wash to wash the bike off while I had hypothermic seizures rack my body into a rigid board.

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    mGe is rubbin off on you! want to do kenosha up and down then out on the east side!
    I'm a cowboy on a steel horse i ride!

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    [QUOTE=mountaingoatepics]

    You didn't get home till almost midnight? I thought you lived close to Waterton.QUOTE]

    I bike faster than I drive. Really though, I own rental property in Roxborough, but I live in east Denver.

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    42 miles out and back to the campground over there.

    It gets better beyond where you went.


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    I've explored some of the side roads in the area hoping for some kind of loop opportunity but nothing has panned out. Pretty, remote feeling area in that rual old Colorado kind of way.

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    Nice pics!!
    If you don't stop whining- I'll call the whaaaa-mbulance!

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    Yeah, that's an uderrated gem.

    I hit it one day when I was looking for the trail less traveled. 16 miles of quality singletrack and nary a soul in sight.
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    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    42 miles out and back to the campground over there.

    It gets better beyond where you went.

    It does and is even more remote.

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    Decided to give another go today. I had unfinished business from last week. I even got up at 4am today after only 3 hrs of sleep.

    Weather was perfect, and riding was better. Somehow managed to wander off the Colorado trail at the Long Gulch trailhead and didn't know it 'til I made the way back there.The last climb back to Kenosha was brutal when you've already been out for 5+ hrs. I was feeling pretty exhausted the second half of the ride Would've been nicer to finish on the 7 miles of open meadows downhill to Lost Park campground. I should've listened to SkaredShtles's advice and made the extra drive there.

    All in all, 8.5 hrs total, 6 hrs on the saddle and 41.6 miles.
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    Ooooooooooooooooooooooh yeah.

    Thanks for sharing those pics.

    I wouldn't leave you astray. Maybe next time we can do that ride together... but as a shuttle.

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    I keep coming back to this... Just awesome looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    I should've listened to SkaredShtles's advice
    Not something you read every day, but nice job anyway!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Not something you read every day, but nice job anyway!!!
    You know what they say... with age comes wisdom. Everyone comes around eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Ooooooooooooooooooooooh yeah.

    Thanks for sharing those pics.

    I wouldn't leave you astray. Maybe next time we can do that ride together... but as a shuttle.

    As long as you do the driving and I do the riding. Does that mean I have to bring FF and pads?

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    i hear there is some sasquatch up there.....beware!
    i'm the man from nantucket

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosayno
    As long as you do the driving and I do the riding. Does that mean I have to bring FF and pads?
    Nah - we'll make sure it's an "Apex Shuttle."

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    that climb

    back up is def tough at the end of the day. Looks like you had great weather and a fine ride. A few of us rocked that in a 50 mile super secret loop version a couple weeks ago.

    yearly GetLost ride

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