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    Palmer Ride on 11/13

    Let's get a Palmer ride going for next Saturday. Let's try to meet at the parking lot on Paseo next to the stables by like...9:30? Hopefully there will be enough people there to have a fun day riding and maybe even cook some burgers for lunch up near lazyland picnic area or something, I dunno.

    I know that atleast me, snowskilz, and a few others will probably be on full on dh bikes, so even though I have ridden up Palmer in the past I'd much rather shuttle it and I'm sure others wouldnt mind either. (Yes shuttling can be fun. )

    Directions for you out of towners to get here is as follows:
    I-25 South
    Exit at Nevada
    Drive south for a bit, then turn East onto Austin Bluffs
    Continue on Austin Bluffs for a few miles
    Turn South (Right) onto Union Boulevard
    Continue for a few miles
    Turn east (left) onto Circle Dr.
    Continue for less than half a mile
    Turn left onto Paseo Rd
    Continue for a mile or two, there will be some stables on the left, follow the road straight till abit after and there is a parking lot ont he left with some bathrooms at them.
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    Cool

    Snowskills and I are down for some riding on Saturday. Hope that you actually are still able to go riding once the ride comes around. Looking forward to riding with you, and some more people. More Palmer Park.... YEAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Blue
    Snowskills and I are down for some riding on Saturday. Hope that you actually are still able to go riding once the ride comes around. Looking forward to riding with you, and some more people. More Palmer Park.... YEAH!
    Since its local unless my family is going somewhere I will definitely be able to go.
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    palmer park YAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Let's try to meet at the parking lot on Paseo next to the stables by like...9:30?
    that makes for an early morning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    that makes for an early morning...
    What time would better suit you boulderites? like 10:30?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    What time would better suit you boulderites? like 10:30?
    i'm plannin on being down there round 1130ish but will keep you posted i have to work til 9 that mornin

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    What time would better suit you boulderites? like 10:30?
    I'm cool with early, just pointing out the obvious. If it's anything like our lower elevation trails this time of year, it won't matter what time we go, there will still be an ass-load of ppl.

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    I'm in for this.

    Other north-of-Denver folks want to carpool from Boulder?

    Good thing armour and full face helmets are nice and warm. Could be nice and chilly.
    I'll load up the thermos with boozed up coffee maybe.

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    if its snowing i will be snowboarding

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    Shuttling Palmer Park?

    It's more trouble than it's worth (speaking from my personal palmer shuttle attempts). There are really only a few downhills that are worth shuttling and unless the shuttle vehicle is large truck, you spend more time taking your wheels off and on that you do riding.

    I am willing to lead a pedaling ride for anyone who doesn't want to shuttle.

    K (did I really offer to lead an XC ride INSTEAD of a shuttle?!?! Someone check my temperature--I must be coming down with something....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    It's more trouble than it's worth (speaking from my personal palmer shuttle attempts). There are really only a few downhills that are worth shuttling and unless the shuttle vehicle is large truck, you spend more time taking your wheels off and on that you do riding.

    I am willing to lead a pedaling ride for anyone who doesn't want to shuttle.

    K (did I really offer to lead an XC ride INSTEAD of a shuttle?!?! Someone check my temperature--I must be coming down with something....)

    i'm with ya. if it isn't total crap weather, or too d@mn cold, jeeny and i'll be there. no shuttle required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    i'm with ya. if it isn't total crap weather, or too d@mn cold, jeeny and i'll be there. no shuttle required.
    Yeah, I may bring the lil grom if the weather looks good. No shuttle required for me (or him) either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    It's more trouble than it's worth (speaking from my personal palmer shuttle attempts). There are really only a few downhills that are worth shuttling and unless the shuttle vehicle is large truck, you spend more time taking your wheels off and on that you do riding.

    I am willing to lead a pedaling ride for anyone who doesn't want to shuttle.

    K (did I really offer to lead an XC ride INSTEAD of a shuttle?!?! Someone check my temperature--I must be coming down with something....)
    Definitely, and I'll be riding up too unless there's a truck that makes us able to just throw them into the back.
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    That much of a snow whore huh? What pass did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    That much of a snow whore huh? What pass did you get?
    We both have the Colorado Pass. Mine still hasnt come in the mail yet even though I bought it like 3 weeks ago.
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    Boulder

    For anyone around Boulder, Dave, Jim,ETR. I'm gonna drive down there, and I'll take whoever wants. I have 2 bike racks, but could borrow one of yours and carry 4 people. No shuttling for me! I'm one of those guys on a big bike that enjoys climbing...Gotta love the Gemini

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Blue
    For anyone around Boulder, Dave, Jim,ETR. I'm gonna drive down there, and I'll take whoever wants. I have 2 bike racks, but could borrow one of yours and carry 4 people. No shuttling for me! I'm one of those guys on a big bike that enjoys climbing...Gotta love the Gemini
    If snowskilz brings his SGS to help me further in my decision making process I'd definitely be up for some climbing with the rest of you. My V-10 is a biotch to climb with but its doable, lol.
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    I'm in. Big bike shuttleing or not (preffer not) me and my big bike got 4+ hours of climbing in this weekend; my shoulders are sore. Don't know if that was because of the hike-a-bikes or trying to force a pig of a bike to do things it didn't want to do on DHs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    I'm in for this.

    Other north-of-Denver folks want to carpool from Boulder?

    Good thing armour and full face helmets are nice and warm. Could be nice and chilly.
    I'll load up the thermos with boozed up coffee maybe.

    http://www.w3.weather.com/activities...O0078&dayNum=5
    Armour and full face helmets? Any pics of this section? I'd be down with going but I ain't got no armor other than a camelback and healthy layer of fat.

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    Shuttle? Palmer? Dang...you're lazier than even I am!

    I'd be there, but I've got family duty on the Honey Do List. Where/what trails would you shuttle in Palmer anyways?

    Anyone up for a 6am Wed techno romp around Palmer? I'm there every Wed leading a techno tour...usually at least two of us, sometimes 5-6 riders. Weather don't matter, light don't matter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Armour and full face helmets? Any pics of this section? I'd be down with going but I ain't got no armor other than a camelback and healthy layer of fat.
    I've only needed armor there once...




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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    Shuttle? Palmer? Dang...you're lazier than even I am!

    I'd be there, but I've got family duty on the Honey Do List. Where/what trails would you shuttle in Palmer anyways?

    Anyone up for a 6am Wed techno romp around Palmer? I'm there every Wed leading a techno tour...usually at least two of us, sometimes 5-6 riders. Weather don't matter, light don't matter!
    Lol. I'm not necessarily lazy as I'll ride up Palmer on my V-10 anyways (mtnbike24_7 has done it with me...) but as long as there is a good pickup I just prefer to shuttle and yea yea....shuttling palmer is lame but I think its fun anyways.

    I was thinking of hitting Cobblestone, the Stairs, a dh trail off of grand view outlook or whatever it is, maybe messing around at lazyland, improv and any others that people wanted to hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I've only needed armor there once...



    Ouch.

    I usually just wear my skate lid and maybe some chin pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchenware
    I've only needed armor there once...
    Mere flesh wound. Scrub that out with an SOS pad and you'll be golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Let's get a Palmer ride going for next Saturday. Let's try to meet at the parking lot on Paseo next to the stables by like...9:30? Hopefully there will be enough people there to have a fun day riding and maybe even cook some burgers for lunch up near lazyland picnic area or something, I dunno.

    I know that atleast me, snowskilz, and a few others will probably be on full on dh bikes, so even though I have ridden up Palmer in the past I'd much rather shuttle it and I'm sure others wouldnt mind either. (Yes shuttling can be fun. )

    Directions for you out of towners to get here is as follows:
    I-25 South
    Exit at Nevada
    Drive south for a bit, then turn East onto Austin Bluffs
    Continue on Austin Bluffs for a few miles
    Turn South (Right) onto Union Boulevard
    Continue for a few miles
    Turn east (left) onto Circle Dr.
    Continue for less than half a mile
    Turn left onto Paseo Rd
    Continue for a mile or two, there will be some stables on the left, follow the road straight till abit after and there is a parking lot ont he left with some bathrooms at them.
    If I can find Gas money I'm in

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Let's get a Palmer ride going for next Saturday. Let's try to meet at the parking lot on Paseo next to the stables by like...9:30? Hopefully there will be enough people there to have a fun day riding and maybe even cook some burgers for lunch up near lazyland picnic area or something, I dunno.

    I know that atleast me, snowskilz, and a few others will probably be on full on dh bikes, so even though I have ridden up Palmer in the past I'd much rather shuttle it and I'm sure others wouldnt mind either. (Yes shuttling can be fun. )

    Directions for you out of towners to get here is as follows:
    I-25 South
    Exit at Nevada
    Drive south for a bit, then turn East onto Austin Bluffs
    Continue on Austin Bluffs for a few miles
    Turn South (Right) onto Union Boulevard
    Continue for a few miles
    Turn east (left) onto Circle Dr.
    Continue for less than half a mile
    Turn left onto Paseo Rd
    Continue for a mile or two, there will be some stables on the left, follow the road straight till abit after and there is a parking lot ont he left with some bathrooms at them.
    If I can find Gas money I'm in...guess I'll bring the big bike it sounds like, or at least put real tires on the ht

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    If I can find Gas money I'm in...guess I'll bring the big bike it sounds like, or at least put real tires on the ht
    Do you think you'd be able to give Spencer a ride if he's up for it? I dunno what he's doing but it'd be fun to ride with him.
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    Pics? Sure, I've got tons of them!

    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Armour and full face helmets? Any pics of this section? I'd be down with going but I ain't got no armor other than a camelback and healthy layer of fat.
    I've been meaning to post them for weeks now . Many people seem to be heading in the "no armo(u)r" direction lately so I'm sure you won't be the only person without it. The trails are as technical as you want them to be with everything up to 6ish foot drops (we have GOT to hit that one this time) but you'll be fine without armor so long as you are willing to bleed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    I've been meaning to post them for weeks now . Many people seem to be heading in the "no armo(u)r" direction lately so I'm sure you won't be the only person without it. The trails are as technical as you want them to be with everything up to 6ish foot drops (we have GOT to hit that one this time) but you'll be fine without armor so long as you are willing to bleed...
    armor is def a necessity at palmer, atleast shin guards and a full face, its sandy and ya never know when your gonna slip a tire

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    Cool..got the same one. If your sure you should be expecting one, I'd call them. I just renewed mine, and they just use the same pass from last year over again.

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    Sounds like it should be a good ride, i'll be there with the big boy bike and probably no armour

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    I'm in

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    I'm bringing ff, pads and pedallin up, unless there's a magic carpet. THAT would be cool.
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    I may be out now... Just got back from a morning of dirt jumping (Eaton) and I'm sitting here trying to decide on if I should go to the doctor or not.

    That farking 6pack is a man-eater, I tell ya. All was going fine on the other side until I decided to play on the 6er instead of the bigger lines. I've never done well on the 6, I have no clue what I was thinking. At any rate, in order for me to make those buggers, I have to push the nose down hard to use all of the tranny when I come in, for the next one. Well, taking off from the second I pushed down too early and a touch too hard. My front wheel hit the lip of the next on the way in and it was head/chest/shoulder first into the tranny of the next one. Pretty hard hit, knocked the wind out of me for longer than I can ever remember having the wind knocked out of me. You know, the whole funny trying to breath noises, rolling around... good stuff. By this time I've been there for a couple hours and was probably too tired to really be riding, much less trying a line that is problematic. So, long story short, I've banged my rib area (again) and pulled some muscles in my chest/back that are making me walk like a zombie. My shoulder has an extra knob looking thing on it and I can't lift it above my head without curse words. Lovely.

    My goal was to clean the hip set up and do it comfy every time and then the 6er and the smaller big line by lunch time... never got there. hip set wish I had the crash on vid, but I ran out of memory before then...

    So anyway, I'm on the maybe/probably not list.

    Oh, and thanks to the two guys there who made sure I was ok and didn't laugh outloud.

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    Sounds like a mildly seperated shoulder. Rub some dirt on it, you'll be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkid
    Sounds like it should be a good ride, i'll be there with the big boy bike and probably no armour
    Oh goodie, if Keaton's in there will be a early90s Tacoma for us to use.
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    hot shower (if you haven't already) followed by some ice to the area, and ibuprofen or naprosyn, whichever you have. if it hasn't lessened by morning, get thee to you doc. or if it's just killing you too much tonight, or if you are experiencing even more loss of motion.
    i'm sure you're already resting.

    the above more for your shoulder than the ribs; not alot to be done for ribs, unless they are really messed up. sounds more shoulder-ish. if only some muscle damage, time will heal it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    hot shower (if you haven't already) followed by some ice to the area, and ibuprofen or naprosyn, whichever you have. if it hasn't lessened by morning, get thee to you doc. or if it's just killing you too much tonight, or if you are experiencing even more loss of motion.
    i'm sure you're already resting.

    the above more for your shoulder than the ribs; not alot to be done for ribs, unless they are really messed up. sounds more shoulder-ish. if only some muscle damage, time will heal it up.
    I think the shoulder will be fine, but the majority of the 'lifting my arm' problem is musculatory in my chest/side/back area, I really did a number on some muscles in there. Breathing deeply is somewhat uncomfortable, but once again, feels like a muscle problem.

    Good news is, the bike was unharmed and performed very well. Can't wait to get back out there, but it looks like I may have to.

    And yes, I am in veg mode. Movies, pizza, kids doing housework... It's not a total loss.

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    It's looking like a snow ride on Saturday based on our current weather and the forecast. The park is a really great place to ride in fresh snow--you can climb up the plowed road and bomb down the snowy trails (usually my problem riding in the snow is that climbing through anything deeper than 4 inches is quite difficult). However, if you think that it is slippery when it's dry, it's triplely slippery in the snow--expect to fall a lot.

    So are you still bringing a thermos of spiked coffee Dave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    It's looking like a snow ride on Saturday based on our current weather and the forecast. The park is a really great place to ride in fresh snow--you can climb up the plowed road and bomb down the snowy trails (usually my problem riding in the snow is that climbing through anything deeper than 4 inches is quite difficult). However, if you think that it is slippery when it's dry, it's triplely slippery in the snow--expect to fall a lot.

    So are you still bringing a thermos of spiked coffee Dave?
    Think I'll be able to do the ride on my crappy Trek 820? Not sure if I feel liek taking the V10 out, plus I'll be more capable of doing the climbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Think I'll be able to do the ride on my crappy Trek 820? Not sure if I feel liek taking the V10 out, plus I'll be more capable of doing the climbs.
    I've ridden a fully rigid on the trails we are going to ride--it's the more freerideish stuff that might give you problems. If there is snow, I doubt we'll be doing a whole lot of the tough stuff so you'll be fine. I am a firm believer that riding a hardtail makes you a much better all around rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    I've ridden a fully rigid on the trails we are going to ride--it's the more freerideish stuff that might give you problems. If there is snow, I doubt we'll be doing a whole lot of the tough stuff so you'll be fine. I am a firm believer that riding a hardtail makes you a much better all around rider.
    Alright, as long as there isn't a foot of snow or so on the ground I'll probably be on my trek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Let's get a Palmer ride going for next Saturday. Let's try to meet at the parking lot on Paseo next to the stables by like...9:30?
    Is still the meet time or has it slipped back? I'll be their with my son and probably a couple of other local/Springs riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Is still the meet time or has it slipped back? I'll be their with my son and probably a couple of other local/Springs riders.
    I don't think so unless the consensus is to change it (if so, let's decide it today because I probably won't check from home). If the weather guessers are correct, we should have a nice blanket of fresh snow to ride on but it doesn't sound like the roads from the north should be bad (it sounds like a southern CO storm).

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    any boulder/longmont are people want to meet up and carpool?
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    I'm in Arvada, anyone planning to be there @ 9:30 want to carpool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    I don't think so unless the consensus is to change it (if so, let's decide it today because I probably won't check from home). If the weather guessers are correct, we should have a nice blanket of fresh snow to ride on but it doesn't sound like the roads from the north should be bad (it sounds like a southern CO storm).
    What do you think would be a good time kristian? Weather currently is mid40s but the skies to the north are solid grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    any boulder/longmont are people want to meet up and carpool?
    I'm in and willing to drive or get a ride and help w/ gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    What do you think would be a good time kristian? Weather currently is mid40s but the skies to the north are solid grey.

    If anyone wants to call me my number is (719)494-7716.
    If it snows, the earlier we do it (9:30) the better because things are likely to get sloppy by afternoon. I have someone coming over to my house at 7:00 to pick up some sheetrock we are selling (long story) and I am hoping that I won't have to help him load it up. If I do, and if it takes more than 2 hours to do (damn do I hope not) I might be a little late. I'll try and find you guys if I am late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    If it snows, the earlier we do it (9:30) the better because things are likely to get sloppy by afternoon. I have someone coming over to my house at 7:00 to pick up some sheetrock we are selling (long story) and I am hoping that I won't have to help him load it up. If I do, and if it takes more than 2 hours to do (damn do I hope not) I might be a little late. I'll try and find you guys if I am late.
    9:30 it is then....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    I don't think so unless the consensus is to change it (if so, let's decide it today because I probably won't check from home). If the weather guessers are correct, we should have a nice blanket of fresh snow to ride on but it doesn't sound like the roads from the north should be bad (it sounds like a southern CO storm).
    Cool. We'll be there unless it snows a ton overnight. We'll be leaving from the Chatfield area around 8 to 8:30. The guy who painted your bike might be tagging along with us.

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    26 year old fellow DH'er...fellow rider died...

    I can't make it tomorrow for the ride. You guys might want to take a moment in silence/rememerance (or even a prayer if anyone is up for it!) for:



    Kyle Belenburg of Mesa AZ.

    His web site (click the knife for a little insight into Kyle):
    http://bcdracing.com

    His obituary (memorial service is tomorrow the 13th):
    http://www.scnews.com/obituaries/obit11_12_04.html

    I didn't know him, but knew of him through a few forums. Seemed to be a great guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    I can't make it tomorrow for the ride. You guys might want to take a moment in silence/rememerance (or even a prayer if anyone is up for it!) for:



    Kyle Belenburg of Mesa AZ.

    His web site (click the knife for a little insight into Kyle):
    http://bcdracing.com

    His obituary (memorial service is tomorrow the 13th):
    http://www.scnews.com/obituaries/obit11_12_04.html

    I didn't know him, but knew of him through a few forums. Seemed to be a great guy.
    Knew him through Ridemonkey, he was ssadict over there, it is definitely a very sad thing to hear. He seemed like an amazing rider and helped all whenever he could.
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    snow boarding

    Looks like there is gonna be too much snow in the mountains for me to pass up. Have to go boarding. Have fun guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    I'm in and willing to drive or get a ride and help w/ gas.
    sure. i can drop by your place. hmmmm. what time should we be leaving from there?

    your car or mine? my car may be faster than yours getting there, but i have no fork up for ya, if you bring whatever bike your boxxer is currently on.......OTOH, no need for that at all in your truck.

    jenny may come along to go running as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    sure. i can drop by your place. hmmmm. what time should we be leaving from there?

    your car or mine? my car may be faster than yours getting there, but i have no fork up for ya, if you bring whatever bike your boxxer is currently on.......OTOH, no need for that at all in your truck.

    jenny may come along to go running as well.
    I've got a forkup now so no problem either way. I only have room for 2 (driver and passenger).

    Can you meet at my place ~7:30? will give us 2 hours of drive time (should be fine if it doesn't snow between now and then).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rally Blue
    Looks like there is gonna be too much snow in the mountains for me to pass up. Have to go boarding. Have fun guys
    I now hate you. I want to go up and go boarding.

    On another note, I still need to go riding with you soon dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricTheRed
    I've got a forkup now so no problem either way. I only have room for 2 (driver and passenger).

    Can you meet at my place ~7:30? will give us 2 hours of drive time (should be fine if it doesn't snow between now and then).

    see you at your place around 7:30.

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    Hey Eric,

    Nevermind: I'm bailing on you this morning.
    Bad headache thats been going off and on since yesterday morning.

    Sorry about that; have a good time down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Let's get a Palmer ride going for next Saturday. Let's try to meet at the parking lot on Paseo next to the stables by like...9:30?
    We made it but we were late. One of the locals we were picking up had to get rousted out of bed and we didn't make it to the parking lot until about 9:50 or so (the gold Tacoma was mine). We rode for about 2.5 hours and all the loops Jason knew about including the Improv, Cheyenne, etc., but I didn't see anything that needed a DH bike. Did we miss the good trail? Great series of trails and all of it was good, nothing too slippery. The last trail we took that paralleled a road and ran behind some house was muddy though.

    We finished up the ride, ate lunch at Woodman's and then drove back to Denver and rode Dakota Ridge/Red Rocks. In the near 15 years I've been riding Dakota Ridge I've never seen it so trashed and all those log ramps and such still piss me off. I don't understand why that stuff is felt to be necessary. It's worse now than it ever was in the past....sorry for the off-topic rant. Great ride though at Palmer and sorry we missed you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    We made it but we were late. One of the locals we were picking up had to get rousted out of bed and we didn't make it to the parking lot until about 9:50 or so (the gold Tacoma was mine). We rode for about 2.5 hours and all the loops Jason knew about including the Improv, Cheyenne, etc., but I didn't see anything that needed a DH bike. Did we miss the good trail? Great series of trails and all of it was good, nothing too slippery. The last trail we took that paralleled a road and ran behind some house was muddy though.

    We finished up the ride, ate lunch at Woodman's and then drove back to Denver and rode Dakota Ridge/Red Rocks. In the near 15 years I've been riding Dakota Ridge I've never seen it so trashed and all those log ramps and such still piss me off. I don't understand why that stuff is felt to be necessary. It's worse now than it ever was in the past....sorry for the off-topic rant. Great ride though at Palmer and sorry we missed you guys!
    honestly, nothing in palmer requires a downhill bike, but a lot of things are way funner with one

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    honestly, nothing in palmer requires a downhill bike, but a lot of things are way funner with one
    and honestly....when your only working bike IS a dh bike....it makes things a lot funner there as well as more difficult to get to without vehicle assistance. (atleast with ma V10)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    We rode for about 2.5 hours and all the loops Jason knew about including the Improv, Cheyenne, etc., but I didn't see anything that needed a DH bike. Did we miss the good trail?
    Needs a DH bike? There are only two things in the park (drops) that I know of that I won't do on my 100mm hardtail. Then again, who says you NEED a DH bike for it to be a good trail???

    Sorry we missed you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    Needs a DH bike? There are only two things in the park (drops) that I know of that I won't do on my 100mm hardtail. Then again, who says you NEED a DH bike for it to be a good trail???

    Sorry we missed you!
    Yeah it was a bummer not to hook up with you guys, but I was OBE once I hit the Springs. I loved the trails in Palmer and it was all good. Cold, but the trail seemed perfect and the snow didn't pack up and the trail didn't get muddy & slick. I was wondering if we missed a trail since there was talk of DH bikes, shuttling, armor, etc. and everytime I hear that I start picturing "faces of death" lines or wharp speeds that will make me soil my chamois. I like technical trails and picking my way through areas like the Improv but I don't go big or fast enough to consider anything but a hardtail. I'm good to about 4-feet if the landing is good and after that I start considering how much work I can afford to miss.

    I want to get down there again soon. That one trail that goes along the rim below the overlook was really fun (is that Cheyenne?) and the Improv area was fun but a little dicey going down that one broken slab of rock when it was covered in snow. That chute at the top there reminds me of the one in Buff Creek off of Baldy where there's a nice 4-footer with a perfect tranny. I've always found the Springs trails to be much better than the Denver area trails; it doesn't seem like they get the sterilization treatment the Denver front range trails get.

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    I think the one below the overlook is South Canyon but I don't really pay much attention to the signs so I might be wrong. Did you get on the Northern mesa at all? The best trails are all over there IMO. You'll have to come down again sometime and I'll give you the tour over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    I think the one below the overlook is South Canyon but I don't really pay much attention to the signs so I might be wrong. Did you get on the Northern mesa at all? The best trails are all over there IMO. You'll have to come down again sometime and I'll give you the tour over there.
    I'm down with that. How about this coming weekend if the weather holds? Saturday morning, same time, same place? I know Jason will go and I'll try to twist Mark's arm to get him out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Yeah it was a bummer not to hook up with you guys, but I was OBE once I hit the Springs. I loved the trails in Palmer and it was all good. Cold, but the trail seemed perfect and the snow didn't pack up and the trail didn't get muddy & slick. I was wondering if we missed a trail since there was talk of DH bikes, shuttling, armor, etc. and everytime I hear that I start picturing "faces of death" lines or wharp speeds that will make me soil my chamois. I like technical trails and picking my way through areas like the Improv but I don't go big or fast enough to consider anything but a hardtail. I'm good to about 4-feet if the landing is good and after that I start considering how much work I can afford to miss.

    I want to get down there again soon. That one trail that goes along the rim below the overlook was really fun (is that Cheyenne?) and the Improv area was fun but a little dicey going down that one broken slab of rock when it was covered in snow. That chute at the top there reminds me of the one in Buff Creek off of Baldy where there's a nice 4-footer with a perfect tranny. I've always found the Springs trails to be much better than the Denver area trails; it doesn't seem like they get the sterilization treatment the Denver front range trails get.

    the improv you speak of is not "the improv", there is a bigger, steeper, funner one in the park that is the one actually labeled as the improv

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