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    Steamboat springs riding alone

    Hi, I'm going with a group to SS. Looks like i'm the only one interested in riding.
    For safety sake, are there usually a good amount of people on the trails on the weekend? I plan on taking the Gondola up an ride down. I'll try to get into a group if they let me tag along. I'm not looking for crazy trails, just a nice fun ride with some scenery and singletrack.
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    nipple peak loop

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    Howelsen Hill

    You are better off riding this zone, I think
    http://steamboatsprings.net/document...mmer_trail_map

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    yeah, did a quick read on that, seems a little more than what I'm looking for.

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    The bike path along the river is nice then

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    actually i was referring to the nipple peak loop

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    nipple peak is easy and totally do-able clockwise on a singlespeed

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    yup...recommend Howelsen Hill as well...there are a lot of trails connected to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skogorbet View Post
    You are better off riding this zone, I think
    http://steamboatsprings.net/document...mmer_trail_map
    I'll look into this
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewjones View Post
    Hi, I'm going with a group to SS. Looks like i'm the only one interested in riding.
    For safety sake, are there usually a good amount of people on the trails on the weekend? I plan on taking the Gondola up an ride down. I'll try to get into a group if they let me tag along. I'm not looking for crazy trails, just a nice fun ride with some scenery and singletrack.
    thanks
    Just go to the stables at the bottom of Howelson and get in line.
    Seriously. It's been super crowded over there every weekend - super crowded for SB that is.

    Howelson is better than the ski hill so your gondola ride/riding shouldn't be your only riding.

    Ride Spring Creek at sunset too - up Buff Creek road then down the trail or vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    nipple peak is easy and totally do-able clockwise on a singlespeed
    Who said he was riding a singlespeed? Emerald mtn. plus throw in creekside via climbing zig zag. Fun little piece of trail that is. Spring Creek is fun- as an out n back.
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    only gonna ride for about 3 hrs. in town for 1 day. great suggestions.
    don't wanna do too much climbing, coming from CA and i know the altitude is gonna mess with me. I felt it last year in Rocky Mt. NP.
    if you were in town for 1 day, what is the 1 trail you would ride?

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    you could kill 3 hours up on emerald easy. but you do have to climb to the top.

    gotta get up to get down, ya know

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    Go do Creek side twice. It's too bad it's so short but one FUN trail! Such good rhythm and flow on that trail!
    I was going to suggest you huck the river crossing, but it might be gushing angry right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crewjones View Post
    only gonna ride for about 3 hrs. in town for 1 day. great suggestions.
    don't wanna do too much climbing, coming from CA and i know the altitude is gonna mess with me. I felt it last year in Rocky Mt. NP.
    if you were in town for 1 day, what is the 1 trail you would ride?
    No way to avoid going uphill in SB.
    Your best bet is still Howelson. The trails all go up but they don't all go straight up. You'll just need pick the right ones and pace yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grossbeer me! View Post
    Who said he was riding a singlespeed?
    Quote Originally Posted by crewjones
    Hi, I'm going with a group to SS.
    he's either riding a singlespeed, or was trying to be stylish...not both though

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    not on a Single Speed. SS was my abbreviation of Steamboat Springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    he's either riding a singlespeed, or was trying to be stylish...not both though
    uhm.........that's Steamboat Springs

    minus rep power for chicken skratch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crewjones View Post
    not on a Single Speed. SS was my abbreviation of Steamboat Springs.
    how stylish

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewjones View Post
    Hi, I'm going with a group to SS. Looks like i'm the only one interested in riding.
    For safety sake, are there usually a good amount of people on the trails on the weekend? I plan on taking the Gondola up an ride down. I'll try to get into a group if they let me tag along. I'm not looking for crazy trails, just a nice fun ride with some scenery and singletrack.
    thanks
    When you get to the base of Mount Warner go to the information desk in the village and get a map. It will list all the trails and level of difficulty. You'll want to check with the desk as there are sometimes trail closures for logging/maintenance. Ride the Gondola up and have a great time. Start with the greens and work your way up to your level of comfort. You've probably already been to the site, but just in case:

    http://www.steamboat.com/mountain/maps/index.aspx

    EDIT: Mount Warner has plenty of summer activity and is a safe area to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Go do Creek side twice. It's too bad it's so short but one FUN trail! Such good rhythm and flow on that trail!
    I was going to suggest you huck the river crossing, but it might be gushing angry right now.
    No more creek crossing on creekside...real bridges installed this year...


    No trails to ride here that don't require some climbing unless you go to north routt (seedhouse)...that has always been my suggestion for out of towners who want a more "traversing" experience. However that stuff hasn't been ridden yet this year to my knowledge and would require a local preferably.

    Grab a map, and put in some "work" and do emerald...climb the bluffs, climb larrys, climb mgm, across meadow up the road to the quarry overlook (not so much straight up) - pick your way down from there

    Spring creek is an easier gradual climb out and back as well - 6 miles up/6 miles down
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SS Boz View Post
    No more creek crossing on creekside...real bridges installed this year...
    Well, someone had their head(s) up their ass when they figured that one... That (2nd) creek crossing was fun! That rock on the right hand side would let you boot 1/2 way across the creek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The SS Boz View Post
    No trails to ride here that don't require some climbing
    and real DH trails are yet another season away.....

    http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2...s-pushed-2012/
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    and real DH trails are yet another season away.....

    http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2...s-pushed-2012/
    W/ the way the globe is "warming", there'll be glaciers up on Mt Wiennie next summer
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    how stylish
    Man you're just too cool for school aren't you? I can sense your smug attitude.
    not stylish, just an abbreviation which obviously was pointless since i have to type a bunch to reply to your snotty little post.
    I can imagine your just a lonely soul who never learned how to make friends.

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