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    What to ride with cyclocross bike?

    I got myself a new cyclocross bike and I'm wondering what is rideable right now on the Boulder area?

    I'm assuming that cart tracks and limestone paths are okay and all single track is probably a no no right now. I'm guessing that the wide track parts of the Dirty Bismark loop should be okay but that I would need to drop to the road to avoid the single track of High Plains and Cowdrey Draw.

    The Rock Creek and Coal Creek trails should be fine. Heading North I'll expect that the E Boulder Trail is fine as well as the tracks up through Gunbarrel hills.

    Does this sound reasonable?

    Any other trails that may be good for a cross bike in these conditions?

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    Dirt roads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Dirt roads!
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    Dude, scour strava/map my ride/garmin for dirt roads. That's what is good in these conditions.

    Adams county has some awesome roads with very little traffic North of Hwy 7 & East of I-25. other good stuff North of the Boulder Res.

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    A Gazetteer and Google Earth are great ways to locate dirt roads.
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    boulder valley ranch is pretty dry, i rode it today
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    Why do you need a route? A good cross bike can go anywhere. Get out and go down those roads you are scared to hit on your roadie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Why do you need a route? A good cross bike can go anywhere. Get out and go down those roads you are scared to hit on your roadie.
    That's pretty much what I do. I was just wondering if there were some actual trail systems I should be checking out.

    Seems the best advice is just to explore.

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    The Sand Creek Greenway linked with the High Line Canal Trail makes for some fun, mostly, dirt path riding.

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    Any dirt road will do

    Still riding mine up here in Eagle. ( the skiing kinda sucks right now )
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    Quote Originally Posted by tg View Post
    Still riding mine up here in Eagle. ( the skiing kinda sucks right now )
    Kinda sucks?? REALLY Sucks!

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    If there is such a thing as a cross bike playground Soapstone & Red Mtn. open space may be it. There are 30+ miles of trails, about a 50/50 mix of singletrack and old two tracks. Trails are buff (very few rocks) and flowy, so you can just let it rip. It would be kinda boring on a mountain bike, but on a cross bike its damn fun. The parks are about 30-45 min north of Fort Collins. Definitely avoid this area if wind is forecast. The parks are currently closed until March 1 for wildlife. Blue Sky & the valley trails in Lory State Park (just west of Fort Collins) are excellent cross bike trails as well.
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    You can easily weave some dirt and pavement in the Marshall Mesa and Davidson Mesa areas (Superior/Louisville/Boulder).
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    The Gravel Quest blog is mostly dedicated to publishing long unpaved (gravel, B road, lite singletrack) routes on the front range.

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