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    Tits N Tuesday night ride: We're going to Idaho Springs!

    PBR is taking off Thursday and the TiTs rides just aren't the same without him so we're riding Tuesday, tomorrow night. (6/15)

    A few of the boys and gals haven't ridden Warren Gulch so we're taking it to Idaho Springs.

    Meet 6pm at the parking lot behind Beaujo's. Expect some pavement, some dirt road and some seriously fun singletrack. Nothing too techy, just good old fun, fast forest service one track that can handle the moisture we've had lately.

    Bring lights and I'm sure you could hit up PBR to demo an Amoeba.
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    Count me in.

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    I'm interested also.

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    10 miles of climbing and 5 miles of descending?! Did spike come up with this route!?

    I'm interested
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    10 miles of climbing and 5 miles of descending?! Did spike come up with this route!?

    I'm interested
    your forgetting the waterline trail for 3 miles of cliffside riding that you keep raving to me about. We could always do Warren Gulch as an out and back but I think you singlespeeders would be cursing me.

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    Keep in mind last time I was on the waterline was in 9th grade while running for ski team! I remember going through a cemetary then up a short steep hill. And ending at a church. And a cool view! Sooooo, .........
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    Keep in mind last time I was on the waterline was in 9th grade while running for ski team! I remember going through a cemetary then up a short steep hill. And ending at a church. And a cool view! Sooooo, .........
    good recollection for an old man!

    Waterline Trail

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    Sounds like fun. Are we doing both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    good recollection for an old man!

    Waterline Trail
    Who you callin old man you little whippersnapper and all your gears!

    So we gonna go for the challenge!?! ? cheers.gif
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    I just watched this and not sure i want to now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guacamole
    Sounds like fun. Are we doing both?
    You know it!

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    And to think, someone told me Warren Gulch was their secret stash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by topmounter
    And to think, someone told me Warren Gulch was their secret stash!
    Secret?

    Clear Creek County advertises it

    Its part of the American Discovery Trail

    its on the National Geographic Trails Illustrated #104 Idaho Springs Map

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    The Latitude 40 Front Range Map

    and talked about countless times right here on MTBR..

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    im in (90%) and i will be ridin my new steed. a superfly with 80mm travel and gears
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    I just watched this and not sure i want to now!
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    that was absolutely the LAST thing I needed to see this morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake7
    that was absolutely the LAST thing I needed to see this morning
    Yeah, that makes me want to go to Tommyknockers for my post ride brews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics

    Your friends have an odd sense of secret


    That's what I suspected



    And is the plan to climb the road or take the trail up Barbour Fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topmounter
    And is the plan to climb the road or take the trail up Barbour Fork?
    You have your valleys corn-fused. There's no real connection between WG and BF. I mean, it could be done, but it's stoopid and you'd need a guide to find the trail to lead back out to 103, which I don't believe is even a legit trail. Better off riding up Little Bear.

    Also, here's my standard pitch to everyone riding Warren... Please be nice to hikers and equestrians. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense

    Also, here's my standard pitch to everyone riding Warren... Please be nice to hikers and equestrians. Thank you.
    thanks its not our first ride on multi use trails
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    Bring a lasso, horses hate it when you hold on to their tail on the climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    thanks its not our first ride on multi use trails
    Sure, but there have been recent whispers that the Forest Service is considering banning bikes from WG. And you're not the only person who'll read this thread, so a reminder never hurts, particularly when access might be in jeopardy.

    However, I find your solipsism intriguing, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    Sure, but there have been recent whispers that the Forest Service is considering banning bikes from WG. And you're not the only person who'll read this thread, so a reminder never hurts, particularly when access might be in jeopardy.

    However, I find your solipsism intriguing, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
    No trails were hurt, no hikers ran over and no horses spooked......besides if you've ever ridden behind me im slow enough that im not going to run anybody over.

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    Smile Gents! It was a great ride!

    Just a few photos from the evening

    Old # 60

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4706158558/" title="Old # 60 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1284/4706158558_c153d927de_b.jpg" width="614" height="820" alt="Old # 60" /></a>

    Lets play where is the Goat's Bike

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4705516677/" title="My bike is on that cliff somewhere by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4705516677_49e55625b7_b.jpg" width="640" height="820" alt="My bike is on that cliff somewhere" /></a>

    Trail 20 inches wide, fall 200 feet...and I think every rider made it...sweet

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4705517035/" title="a trail perched on a cliff by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1300/4705517035_7e0ca864a2_b.jpg" width="820" height="614" alt="a trail perched on a cliff" /></a>

    An uncommon view of Charlie's Waterwheel

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4705518263/" title="Charlie's Waterwheel from above by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4705518263_5ed26e1e24_b.jpg" width="614" height="820" alt="Charlie's Waterwheel from above" /></a>

    Lubes getting chased by Topedos

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4706165394/" title="Lubes getting chased by topedos by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4706165394_74a82eede3_b.jpg" width="820" height="690" alt="Lubes getting chased by topedos" /></a>

    Views from Squaw Pass

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/4706165628/" title="Views from Squaw Pass by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4706165628_87e1db0bff_b.jpg" width="820" height="614" alt="Views from Squaw Pass" /></a>

    The Gods have a way of playing with us. Strapping our lights onto ourselves at the entrance to Warren Gulch, the sky let out a mighty bellow of thunder...telling us it was time to go. Bad A$$!

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    Great ride!

    I forgot how uhm, exposed that waterline trail was! Oh the joys of climbing! oh the joys of climbing. Dodged that storm just in time! Pics later.

    thanks gentleman! nice to meet ya dan.
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    You guys like to include a lot of suffering in your rides. It looked like you were actually enjoying Little Bear Rd (except perhaps the guy in the rear ) Stronger than I ever want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    You guys like to include a lot of suffering in your rides. It looked like you were actually enjoying Little Bear Rd (except perhaps the guy in the rear ) Stronger than I ever want to be.
    I'd have happily tagged along w/y'all when you passed. (that was you w/the big bikes on the back, si?)
    Woulda preferred to descend being able to see the trail......next time in daylight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    I'd have happily tagged along w/y'all when you passed. (that was you w/the big bikes on the back, si?)
    Woulda preferred to descend being able to see the trail......next time in daylight!
    I would definitely have offered a ride if we had space.

    June is such a good time to be riding in the mountains. The trails are often freshly ridden for the first time for the season, the dirt is tacky and has lots of moisture in it and you don't know the trails as well as the end of the year riding so you have to focus even more on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    Sure, but there have been recent whispers that the Forest Service is considering banning bikes from WG.
    Is that because of locals complaining? I know some of that trail is an easement through the side of at least 1 yard. I can imagine a person complaining, not that I know about it but it seems likely. And since its mostly mt bikers using the trail why not complain about them (most government agencies seem happy to exclude us), get them banned and now no one uses the easement in your yard any more!

    Worked with Apex, locals complained about a public trail, got bikes somewhat kicked out and it reinforces their idea that some how they have more right to the trail than other tax payers.

    I live near hwy 285. I'm going to complain about people commuting from Denver to Fairplay. That should clear up the road for my personal use.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzsean
    ...trails are often freshly ridden for the first time for the season...
    The first time by YOU, anyways...
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    Punch it, Chewie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    The first time by YOU, anyways...
    probably!

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    A few mo'

    From our starting point:


    A very short & for this ride, rare descent:


    This perspective is gaining in popularity:


    We gotta start descending soon, please!:
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    Thinking a Georgetown ride for Thursday(6/24) next week. Maybe an out and back on a certain Cliff Trail between G Town and Dumont then an inspiring climb up the old Argentine Railroad Bed and a tight little singletrack back into Georgetown. Maybe a 6-6:30 start?

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    For those of you there for the discussion...I remapped out the Double Dare Race Route I talked about...it was the 120 miles but 32,654 ft of climbing not the BS 60,000 ft I claimed.

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    Hah, man the 32k is stout, but more believable for sure.

    Regardless, every man is entitled a certain number of fish stories. That thunder at the top of the pass was no fish story though. Was quite the downhill to cut my night riding teeth on. Was good to ride with a strong crew again, been pulling too many solo rides lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Is that because of locals complaining?
    I don't know if it's someone who owns property adjacent to the trail, or just some other random crotchety local. All I know is someone complained about something related to mountain biking on Warren Gulch, possibly pertaining to features being built, and there was mention of closing the trail to bikes. Beyond that, I know nothing, and it's probably just hearsay, but given the implications if it's true, it seems prudent for anyone who rides the trail to play it particularly cool with other trail users. If there's someone who's already got their undies in a bunch over bikes, it might not take much to set them off again. Not implying that anyone on here would be anything but cool, just sayin'. Only you can prevent tooth decay.

    The FS in CCC is generally friendly toward mountain bikes -- I'd just hate to see that change.
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    DANGIT DANGIT DANGIT!!! I didn't see this. could have gone Tuesday

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