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    super double dotted walker

    did the walker ranch loop twice from my house (in ned, up caribou) today. once ccw, once cw. (liked ccw better)
    first epic ride of the season, and i don't think i'll be able to walk tomorrow.

    48 miles, took me over 6 hours of actual riding...and 9+ overall. was so tired at the end i slept in a field ~6 miles from the house for an hour.
    the ride back over lakeshore/cr68/magnolia was absolute torture, perhaps what i've never put myself through before...just up up up up up, boring boring boring, and i was bonking the entire way.

    starting off in the dots in east mag


    looking back towards eldora from middle of blue dots


    over cr 68j


    down to gross reservoir


    halfway through first loop looking back to rockies


    down the portage


    to the creek


    halfway through second loop....looking out towards plains


    finished two loops....at top looking out on start of ccw loop


    beginning long trek home


    looking out at plains from higher up


    continuing long trek home


    ugh


    gigantic ugh


    and home.

    good times.

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    Good God, Man...

    You're an alien!!

    I'm burnt from doing the Front Range 50 yesterday... You win.

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    Still some snow on the Dots Eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider
    Still some snow on the Dots Eh?
    LOTS OF DRIFTS. Melting quickly though. Gonna be 70 up here today. Or so they say.

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    What the hell would make you want to do this? Last time I rode Walker from my house I just finished the ride in Boulder and took the Ned bus back up. I can't imagine doing 2 loops then coming back up Magnolia and through the dots again. Mad props.

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    Good effort, nomit. I hear you on the sleeping in the field bit. I've had to do that before, too.
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    I crashed in the bed of my truck for three hours after heading up Evans and didn't realize I misdiagnosed food poisoning(had) for altitude sickness. When I got home my wife informed me the eggs I had for breakfast were some how 4 months old. Summited but it was the worst feeling I've ever felt while riding. I literally passed out...

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    Awesome ride report.

    I'm tired just reading about it.

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    Just when I thought my super JJ walker was pretty far.

    Sheesh, there's alway someone that's going to show you up

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    Is that a Breezer?
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMBERRR
    LOTS OF DRIFTS. Melting quickly though. Gonna be 70 up here today. Or so they say.
    ? that was the one patch of snow i saw.

    i'm interested to see if sourdough will be rideable by next weekend. that was a big snowdrift last time i checked.

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    Here's a shot from about 500 vertical feet above Sourdough Wednesday this week. It's warm out, but if Sourdough is ridable next week, the snowmelt levels would need to be so high that they would likely crush Barker Dam and flood Boulder. There is a **** ton of snow on anything 9,000 feet and up, with more predicted Wednesday-Friday up high. Then again, I bet Jill in Alaska could ride it on her Pugsley!
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    Maybe some of the S Sourdough stuff closer to you but probably nothing on the norther leg. A camp/park host that's squatting at Camp Dick this summer stopped in the shop today. Said there were still drifts in the campground and 8-9 foot drifts on Middle St Vrain and Buchanan pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit

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    Always wanted one! Great bike for big miles.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    SD in May? Ha! Hardly even in a low snow year, and this spring does not qualify for that.

    Nice pic PP! Is that rainbow lakes area or further north?

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    Here's a shot from about 500 vertical feet above Sourdough Wednesday this week. It's warm out, but if Sourdough is ridable next week, the snowmelt levels would need to be so high that they would likely crush Barker Dam and flood Boulder.
    i was up there (th) about a week and a half ago and it didn't seem ridiculously snowed in.
    on the other hand...that was just the th. add a thousand feet and you add a pretty good deal of snow.

    i suppose wishful thinking. :|

    any suggestions for a different ride up here this coming sunday? maybe penn gulch & switzerland.
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    Hmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Maybe some of the S Sourdough stuff closer to you but probably nothing on the norther leg. A camp/park host that's squatting at Camp Dick this summer stopped in the shop today. Said there were still drifts in the campground and 8-9 foot drifts on Middle St Vrain and Buchanan pass.
    Was thinkin' of doing some recon over there this week...
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    Dude, don't let me dissuade you. Adventure is part of the game. A few years back I tried to cross 505 from Caribou Flats over to Eldora about this very week in May. I basically had to hike for 3 miles as the drifts were obscene, but I still remember the ride well (photo of drifts included). I'd bring a change of socks and go early when the drifts are still frozen for walking. Post-holing into a six foot snow pack for 5-6 miles on Soughdough probably wouldn't be too much fun. But the hike, slinging the bike over the shoulder and going for it...that's cool! Make it happen - first mountain bike crossing of 2008 from the Research Station Road to Brainard Lake Road!


    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    i was up there (th) about a week and a half ago and it didn't seem ridiculously snowed in.
    on the other hand...that was just the th. add a thousand feet and you add a pretty good deal of snow.

    i suppose wishful thinking. :|

    any suggestions for a different ride up here this coming sunday? maybe penn gulch & switzerland.
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