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    Sunrise Lap-Warren Gulch

    You know its a good morning when you find booty on the trail at 10,000 ft

    Giant Killer lovin his find
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7414530084/" title="P1080108 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/7414530084_a626ae54cf_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="P1080108"></a>

    So the conversation goes:

    Giant Killer: Did you see this?

    *picks something up off the side of the trail*


    MGE:No, what is it, an X Rated playing Card..

    Giant Killer: Hahaha, you saw it

    MGE:No, really I didn't. Is it really an x-rated playing card

    Giant Killer: Close enough...the things you'll see and find in Clear Creek

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7414531282/" title="P1080107 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/7414531282_ebcdae4bd8_c.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="P1080107"></a>

    Also along the way was some pretty cool trail and a view or two

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7414537160/" title="P1080103 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7269/7414537160_b71a431ceb_c.jpg" width="800" height="460" alt="P1080103"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7414538526/" title="P1080101 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5236/7414538526_a92c2bc10b_c.jpg" width="591" height="800" alt="P1080101"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7414535538/" title="P1080104 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7414535538_5751431e92_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080104"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7414533418/" title="P1080106 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5320/7414533418_5198ea9fcf_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080106"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/7414520464/" title="P1080115 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7414520464_6c7eeeb491_c.jpg" width="800" height="600" alt="P1080115"></a>

    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/11379910/embed/5cb2c0e3e32db3660751a9bb06ce864e90f79b4a'></iframe>

    Good riding with ya Giant Killer...we should make this a morning habit

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    You have succeeded in 2 things here:

    1. Good riding stoke

    2. Following the new 'house rules' laid down by XCGhEY




    Well played good sirs

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    Meh.

    I'm amazed GiantKiller didn't hurt himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post

    I'm amazed GiantKiller didn't hurt himself.
    Oh SNAP!
    pun intended
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Thanks for the map, Goaty. I think I'll ride that this afternoon.

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    I wish I could find trading cards like that on my rides.

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    Thanks for the stoke

    and the ride looks like it was good also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    I wish I could find trading cards like that on my rides.
    Maybe it's a growing trend. I noticed one at Hartmann Rocks in Gunnison a few weeks ago too.

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    Great stoke! I really need to get more into the mountains and ride some new trails....

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    "Actual Photo" LOL

    Nice job guys, looks like fun.

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    Hey Killah,

    What kind of specs are those, I like em.

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    What type of camera do you carry? My photos never come out all that great, though I usually use an iPhone so that's no surprise.

    I should remember to carry my Panasonic camera as that takes much nicer photos but its a bit bulky, so I never actually carry it.....

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    Very cool!! I need to learn more about the trails up there, they are a short drive from home! And finding booty is a bonus hahahaha

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    Hey wait, isn't that the trail that's so eroded that it's become unridable?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    I'm fairly certain those cards fell out of my spokes last time I was riding up there... I've been wondering why my bike hasn't been making motorcycle noises lately...
    The older I get, the faster I was.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover View Post
    Very cool!! I need to learn more about the trails up there, they are a short drive from home! And finding booty is a bonus hahahaha
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    First time on WG

    For someone who has never ridden WG, is it easy to find the start of the tail at the bottom? I've read through many threads on WG and some of the older ones mention difficulty finding it, but this site http://clearcreekcounty.org/trails/ makes it sound easy. I know I'm in for a suffering slog of a climb, but is climbing the trail on the weekend a bad idea knowing it's a popular shuttle trail? TIA

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    ^ that link describes finding the bottom pretty well. The map is worthless though. Maybe a 1/3 of the way up you'll spit out to someones driveway and have to climb the road a piece, making several turns, pass several houses and look for an unmarked left back onto the trail. That part will be sketchy, and don't even think of knocking on someones door for directions.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icegeek
    ... don't even think of knocking on someones door for directions.
    It may go something like this if ya do.
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wlUcUfHkdYk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    *just substitute 'biking' for 'canoeing', 'trail' for 'river', & 'Warren Gulch' for 'Aintry'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeert View Post
    Meh.

    I'm amazed GiantKiller didn't hurt himself.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wicket
    Oh SNAP!
    pun intended




    Quote Originally Posted by hole-y-guacamole
    What kind of specs are those
    Native - courtesy of Native/Golden Bike Park

    Maybe will post a pic or 2 if I get un-lazy, and if they're any good.

    I am much more handsome in person - the girls in the "actual photos" are makin me look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    ... and don't even think of knocking on someones door for directions.
    haha, just the other day we were having this conversation in the bike shop. Mountain people are not too fond of people knocking on their doors.

    Nice job fiding the booty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Mountain people are not too fond of people knocking on their doors.
    Truth.

    If you're riding uphill on a weekend, just understand that most traffic will be coming the opposite direction, and probably won't be expecting you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour View Post
    I wish I could find trading cards like that on my rides.
    Have you ever ridden in Vegas? East colfax? CU campus?
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    Morning would ... be a great time to ride. c()de!
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    I have to say whoever left those cards there knew their target market well.

    These pics and the route beat my morning ride from Golden to Hampden/Sante Fe by about.....a bazillion percent.

    Nice pics, agree it takes morning stoke to a whole new level

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    Thanks for the info!...and the descriptive depiction of what could happen if I hassle the residents for directions

    I remembered i have an old front range guide book that lists this ride and describes the sketchy part in some detail, so i may just give it a try...and hopefully someone will be coming down the trail to show me where to pick it up again. Is MGE's 5th picture with the hand painted sign of this particular spot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomegrownMN View Post
    You have succeeded in 2 things here:

    1. Good riding stoke

    2. Following the new 'house rules' laid down by xcguy.

    Well played good sirs
    Fixed it for ya. And where's your new thread here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    And where's your new thread here?



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    r_methodair - to answer a few ?s:
    Climbing WG at all is kinda a bad idea.
    Climbing it on a w/e day is a worse idea.
    A lot of people climb Little Bear Rd instead, but I talked MGE into climbing WG, since it was early on a weekday morning.
    Check your PM in a couple minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    r_methodair - to answer a few ?s:
    Climbing WG at all is kinda a bad idea.
    why is it so? what fr trail would you compare ti to?

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    Yo brankulo!
    Hope you, wife, baby doing well.

    My statement was cuz:
    1. ~4 miles, ~2700 ft
    2. Gotta really watch out for fat, lazy, beer swillin' hillbillies, and downhillers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    why is it so? what fr trail would you compare ti to?
    after riding it yesterday evening, i would say it's just like warren gulch

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    r_methodair - to answer a few ?s:
    Really appreciate the info!

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    andy, all doing fine.
    did warren out and back today morning. only met one rider climbing up when i was descending.
    the climb up to the pass is tough one. and loooong. and loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    only met one rider climbing up when i was descending..
    That was probably me, were you riding the white ibis? It's definitely a tough climb, I dont understand why there is so much worry about over usage on that trail I've never run into more than one rider per ride.

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    yup, that was me

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    Just reporting back that I rode it Sun morn and sort of enjoyed it ...not a ride to do often, but worth the time to hit once in a while. Saw one group of 3 that were shuttling the trail (they were very cool, but thought I was crazy), and 2 riders climbing that popped out at the top just after I did, and that was it.

    Thanks everyone for the help and info!!...looking forward now to exploring more trails in Clear Creek Cty.

    Thanks MGE for posting this ride report and giving me the idea to hit something new!

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