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    Soapstone Open Space

    Anybody know what kind of mountain biking terrain will be at Soapstone Natural Area? It opens next weekend so I was thinking of taking a spin up there.
    http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/finder/soapstone

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    Who cares ?

    I saw several flyers on the TH's around town today about the Grand Opening, not that I didn't know it was coming up.

    From what I know of the trail builders, I would expect the trails are the best they could do with the terrain.

    It's a chance to get out into a real prairie wilderness .

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    [QUOTE=onbelaydave]Who cares ?

    ???????? Thanks for the positive contribution!

    O.P. These trails are sure to be kick ass! High plains goodness! probably similar to Gowdy. Trails built by mtbers are always fun. Flowy up and down fun. There is talk of someday connecting Soapstone with happy Jack,Vedawoo,and gowdy!
    pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain

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    (quote=ONBELAYDAVE) Who cares?

    you can always count on this guy for some smart a$$ reply to a question that should warrant a simple answer given this forum!!! Must be one of those likes to hear himself talk guys.
    let's take the long way home

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    Oh... he's just crusty, and harmless.
    **** censorship

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    If the trails are anything like Gowdy they will be great! I was up at Gowdy last weekend and had 3 hours with a little bit of everything except the crowds common to some of the other front range trails.

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    [QUOTE=tmosebar]
    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Who cares ?

    ???????? Thanks for the positive contribution!

    O.P. These trails are sure to be kick ass! High plains goodness! probably similar to Gowdy. Trails built by mtbers are always fun. Flowy up and down fun. There is talk of someday connecting Soapstone with happy Jack,Vedawoo,and gowdy!
    Thanks for the USEFUL feedback. It will be nice to add this ride to the weekly rounds.

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    details of our ride at Soapstone & Red Mountain
    http://oskarbluesbrewsbikes.blogspot...y-release.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine
    details of our ride at Soapstone & Red Mountain
    http://oskarbluesbrewsbikes.blogspot...y-release.html
    Thanks for the review. Still have not made it up there. Kind of ironic that you took shelter from the wind at a windmill.

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    Nice photos Libertine.

    My personal impressions of Soapstone:

    (1) Large, quiet, views, windy. Good place to shrub endless miles on dirt roads/double track sections. Very beginner friendly. Smooth trails, no hard climbs etc.

    (2) The single track trails lack flow. Some of the routing is utterly surprising. Tight corners where a wider option would have been easy to do. Detours instead of dipping into a depression and popping out of it. Looks to me as if the trail builders focused on horses, hikers and maintainability.
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

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