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    Tell me where to go! shiggy's Out There Tour, March '11 (x-post from Passion)

    Next month I am traveling from Washington state to Colorado and Utah to attend the Front Range Cyclist Show (March 19) and the GRIT Epic 50 (St George UT, March 26.

    But the main part of the tour is to find the trails you ride everyday. The best trail is the one you are on.
    Where should I stop to ride? Can you take me for a ride on your trails?
    My route is open, help me plan it.

    I will be talking about my Out There Tour in Colorado Springs, and you can be a part of the story.

    see you Out There!
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    Screampint has offered to show me around Fruita, so that is on the agenda.
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    Hey Shiggy. If you make it up north at all (I'm 20 min N of Boulder) I'm happy to tour guide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Hey Shiggy. If you make it up north at all (I'm 20 min N of Boulder) I'm happy to tour guide.
    ig, let's set it up. I need to be in Colorado Springs by the morning of the 18th. Otherwise the schedule and route to get there is open.
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    I'll give you a tour of whatever's rideable in Colorado Springs. We've had a very dry, un-snowy winter so far so I'm guessing that there will be a lot available, but March is blizzard month on the front range so it's always a dice roll that time of the year.

    If conditions warrant, Palmer Park is probably where I would suggest bringing you.

    Edit: I can't ride during the days on weekdays, but if you have lights, there is lots of great night riding locally.
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    I think you should go to Austin Minnesota.

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    Cool. When will you be arriving in the Front Range?
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    I can picture the Closed sign at Redstone Cyclery.

    Handwritten note on the front door: "ridin' with Shiggy"
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Hey Shiggy.
    Great to hear you are making it out this way. How about a 5am FIFO?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Cool. When will you be arriving in the Front Range?
    Not sure yet. So far it looks like I will be making at least 3 stops before I get to CO. I will try to get the itinerary a little more organized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scar
    Hey Shiggy.
    Great to hear you are making it out this way. How about a 5am FIFO?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    FIFO?
    First in, first out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scar
    Hey Shiggy.
    Great to hear you are making it out this way. How about a 5am FIFO?


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    OK I could do that, as long as I do not do a night ride the day before.

    Could I borrow a light? Will we need lights?
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    Originally posted by shiggy
    OK I could do that, as long as I do not do a night ride the day before.Could I borrow a light? Will we need lights?


    Yeah, tried doing that before, not a good idea.

    Heck, yeah I got a light for you. Why do think I mentioned a FIFO ride?

    Didn't you ride with the DOD up in Oregon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by scar
    Originally posted by shiggy


    Yeah, tried doing that before, not a good idea.

    Heck, yeah I got a light for you. Why do think I mentioned a FIFO ride?

    Didn't you ride with the DOD up in Oregon?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Hey Shiggy. If you make it up north at all (I'm 20 min N of Boulder) I'm happy to tour guide.
    If you come down from the north-(i.e. I-80) and you want to hit some Fort Collins trails before heading down to Lyons, let me know. We can do something close, or not so close, a couple of hours or a lot of hours.

    I can ride during the week if given enough notice, if it doesn't run into spring break.
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    Shiggy-Look forward to having you at our show March 19th and even more so, look forward to showing you some of our riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    If you come down from the north-(i.e. I-80) and you want to hit some Fort Collins trails before heading down to Lyons, let me know. We can do something close, or not so close, a couple of hours or a lot of hours.

    I can ride during the week if given enough notice, if it doesn't run into spring break.
    jl-

    At this point I would estimate being in your area around the 15th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juansevo
    Shiggy-Look forward to having you at our show March 19th and even more so, look forward to showing you some of our riding.
    Planning on at least 3days at CO Springs, juan
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    Well, I just picked up several Titus and three On-One demo/display bikes, a bunch of bars and a few other things.

    Set to head out Friday, give or take. For those that have offered to show me around, expect an email in a day or so to firm up details.

    The hard dates are still the Front Range Cyclist Show March 19 in Colorado Springs and the GRIT Epic 50 March 26 in St George UT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    I'll give you a tour of whatever's rideable in Colorado Springs. We've had a very dry, un-snowy winter so far so I'm guessing that there will be a lot available, but March is blizzard month on the front range so it's always a dice roll that time of the year.

    If conditions warrant, Palmer Park is probably where I would suggest bringing you.

    Edit: I can't ride during the days on weekdays, but if you have lights, there is lots of great night riding locally.
    Second this, as long as you don't mind riding with a slow poke. I'd suggest the Falcon Trail, however.

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    Yo Shiggy. We night ride every Tues and woul dlove to have you out. If you can't do a tuesday nighter, let me know what day works well and I'll show you some riding. Might be a mixed bag what's rideable or not. dave@redstonecyclery.com
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    http://salidamountaintrails.org/ and you got a free place to crash not even 15 minutes from the North Backbone north trailhead!
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    I got that Mon-Tues mid-day off to ride, I can go with you then around the Denver/ Golden area depending on weather, esp if you got some cool demos.
    BTW, Scar has some nice lights, very nice lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    Second this, as long as you don't mind riding with a slow poke. I'd suggest the Falcon Trail, however.
    I rode Falcon Trail today and it's in great shape! That being said, it's just flowy xc stuff and not very unique (except for the fact that it is on one of the country's most beautiful university campuses). Palmer park is a little more special IMO--it will chalenge anyone. However Shiggy, if "special" for you is flowy xc, you can't beat Falcon.

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    OK, what about Ute? Good rocks, ledges, climbs and even a few roots. Short loop, but you can do it in both directions to get ~9 miles and have a good ride.

    I've not found Palmer to be much fun... but then no one's shown me around and the sections I've linked together haven't been all that challenging or fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    I've not found Palmer to be much fun... but then no one's shown me around and the sections I've linked together haven't been all that challenging or fun.
    Not to hijack the thread, but I'll give you a tour sometime if you like. There are miles of techy goodness to be had. Even the best riders will walk up some sections, and there are a lot of good riders who will walk down sometimes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    I've not found Palmer to be much fun...
    You are apparently not doing something right!


    Ute is nice, but not "all that" to take a visitor wanting to see great riding places on a tour. Palmer is a premier location to ride in COS offers a good variety of riding options.
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    I really wanted to continue the hijack and debate Palmer vs. Ute and what constitutes Springs "premiere" riding buy Im not going to.

    Shiggy we have a night ride every Wednesday in the Springs and usually have something going on the weekend.

    Hit us up and come out and ride

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    I'm not claiming that Ute is the "premier" trail at all in the Springs. Far from it... it's a nice short loop with lots of varied terrain.

    And I fully agree that I'm not doing something right at Palmer... as I mentioned! lol

    kristian - once it dries out again, I accept!

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    Dave from Redstone is always a good tour guide.
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    I should be in the Fort Collins area by tomorrow (Monday) afternoon.
    Boulder on Thursday.
    Colorado Springs Friday afternoon for the FRC show weekend.

    If you can ride and/or a couch please email me via my profile link.

    Thanks!
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    You picked a good week to be here. Great weather for riding.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Shiggy, Nice meeting you today at Heil Ranch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Shiggy, Nice meeting you today at Heil Ranch.
    Hey! What am I, chopped liver?
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    Hey Shiggy, where you riding tomorrow? I've never met you, would love to shake hands and get some pics.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subliminalshiver
    Hey! What am I, chopped liver?
    My bad.

    ... a thread from/about Shiggy. Good to *finally* meet you too Chad.
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