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    West Magnolia Nederland Colorado ????

    I am trying to figure out if I should give this West Magnolia ride by
    Nederland a go. Is this route from 132W up 355 (Observatory
    Road) and then along the trail on Lone Star Mine? I am familar
    with the area, and familar with the near by resturant and I think
    I know where people tend to park ... but ... I hate to blow a Sunday
    not finding the ride :-(

    Is it sweet single/double track (eg Betasso Preserve) or rocky
    single/double track (lower Sourdough Trail).

    None of my books/web search narrow this down.

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    It's sweet twisty singletrack (not a lot of stones)..A little too short in my opinion, but really fun when one combines it with the stuff on the east side of peak-to-peak (the blue dots).

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    I went down to the Chair Rock ride by Buffalo Creek. Now that is
    some very sweet single track

    -r

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    Quote Originally Posted by !bike
    I went down to the Chair Rock ride by Buffalo Creek. Now that is
    some very sweet single track

    -r
    whats the chair rock section?? i have been to buff creek many times and i am unfamiliar with chair rock..hmmm
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    Snapshot of Chair Rocks

    Chair Rocks leaves the pay lot at the junction of FR 550 and 126 but
    goes right instead of left (which parallels 550.) Below is a picture of
    the end point (note most of the ride is in a burn area and would be
    VERY sunny on a warm day. I enjoy much my handle bar mounted
    GPS ... more photos on request :-)

    The route is described in "Mountain Biking Denver and Boulder by
    Bob D'Antonio."

    -r


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    is it a go?

    Any specific, carnal knowlage of west mag or dot trail system? I almost want to make the trip up just too see.

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    West Mag is a change from most of the local riding. There aren't any long grinder climbs (or descents), it's more rolling if you stay in the West Mag proper. As soon as you get off the map, some of the trails like School Bus or stuff over towards Jenny Creek/Eldora have longer ups and downs, but as lidarman said, it's not at all technical. Truth be told, I think I'm a bigger fan of Sourdough.

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    love it over there. Close to home, climbs aren't like the FR lung burners, twisty singletrack. Nobody around usually.

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    Neditatin'

    Oh yeah, I know it like the back of my unit. Just wondering if it was ready; ie no mud or snow. I haven't been up there this year. thanks dudes.

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    I've been out for quick rides several times this week since it's close. It's good to go except that it's pouring rain at the moment.

    For a West Mag loop I'd suggest starting at the main parking lot off Hwy 119 and taking PungyStick/925A > 925F, then cross the road and hit Hobbit III > Hobbit II > Hobbit I > 355I > Lookout. This will dump you back onto the end of the gravel road. From there you can ride up a bit and connect to 926A > 342A and then finally back to the start on 925B (often covered with horse crap) or 925A. This will basically take you clockwise around the outside of almost the whole park. If you'd like to make it a little longer (and don't mind the climb) you can start down near Ned High and ride up 926 which gives you a fun bit of downhill to finish. Overall it's a fairly mellow ride.

    Plenty o' maps here: http://www.bma-mtb.org/resources/maps.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamKid
    Any specific, carnal knowlage of west mag or dot trail system? I almost want to make the trip up just too see.
    Dots and Mag are both lookin' good except for a little rain happening right now. Snow is all gone.

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    I got up there this morning before the rain, rolled the hobbits and the dots. Hero traction today. Ahhh--springtime & singletrack.
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    still raining up there? It's clearing in boulder. Hoping for some post work tackyness



    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Dots and Mag are both lookin' good except for a little rain happening right now. Snow is all gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    still raining up there? It's clearing in boulder. Hoping for some post work tackyness
    Rain stopped but it's still cloudy over to the divide.. should still be fairly dry in the trees, just a little chilly.

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    thanks ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    thanks ken
    Back to light rain again.. looks like it might have some staying power based on the cloud cover. I'd try other options this evening.

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    thanks again, well I already fixed the faucet last night, I'm running out of options. Should have saved that for tonight and rode last night.

    Home now and its coming down hard, with thunder. ~Edit~ and lightening in the front yard, dang.

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    you'd have to be blind to miss it on a sunday with all the cars (w/ bike racks) parked there. go south/west on peak to peak from nederland, first right after the horse pasture.

    like others have said...after you do west mag, head across peak to peak (down magnolia) and take the first singletrack you see on the left. then you can do dots out and back....and all combined (if you explore every trail in west mag) it should be over 3 hours.

    i prefer clockwise, starting at 'root canal' (down the road, on the left)...and then just hanging a left everywhere except the descent to the high school.

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