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    What trails deserve a second chance?

    Since I feel like I'm the only one on this forum who wasn't at RMH07, I thought I'd try to change the subject...

    I did get a quick bike ride in Sunday between daddy duty, and since daddy duty was in Breck I decided to try the Peaks trail since its been a few years. Last time I remember riding it was in '94, so that makes it 13 years? Time flies! I remember the trail as being okay, and not much of anything special. This time, instead of riding from the Gold HIll TH like I did way back then, I left from Breck and arranged to have the wife pick me up in Frisco.

    What a difference!

    Climbing up through Cucumber Gulch to the trail proper was amazing. I can't believe such a pristine looking place is so close to Breck, and right under the new Gondola. The middle part of the trail was pretty much as I remembered it, but as I descended to Frisco, I was pretty darned happy - good views, a babbling creek, and a ripping good downhill! I'm anxious to ride it again!



    Anyone else care to share similar stories? What rides have you given a second chance?
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Great thread idea.

    I need to ride what you mentioned...sounds great.

    Now that I'm riding long easy rides to prepare to do a one-day white rim ride this fall, I am mapping out rides like Eldora-Caribou-505-sourdough-north switzerland-sunset-south swizerland-betasso-link-town for lots of mileage and nice scenery, but easy technical.

    Most of those besides Sourdough are usually off my list. But my goals have changed my perspective for the time being.

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    West mag bro, west mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron
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    I did Rabbit Mountain this spring on my SS and even though it is very short, it still is a fun little ride. The SS made it that much more fun and when you tie it in to Hall, it makes for a fun day. yeah there is some road in there but well worth it.

    I also agree about the Peaks trail, we rode some of it the day before the Firecracker and had a blast. The last time I did it was also about ten or so years ago and I forgot how beautiful that ride is.

    Oh and I didn't make the RMH07 either so you weren't the only one.

    Cheers

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    Hall ranch deserves a second chance!!

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    Nice thread idea, Brian.

    I too didn't make it RMH07. Judging by the pictures, I think RMH07 deserves a second chance!

    My real answer is Sourdough. First time I rode it was many years ago, as a total noob. I thought it was stupid and vowed to never ride it again. After all, who on earth could enjoy such impossible and irritating rocky crap?

    Fast forward to last year...a friend dragged me out...it's now my favorite nearby trail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by papawheelie
    I did Rabbit Mountain this spring on my SS and even though it is very short, it still is a fun little ride. The SS made it that much more fun and when you tie it in to Hall, it makes for a fun day. yeah there is some road in there but well worth it.

    I also agree about the Peaks trail, we rode some of it the day before the Firecracker and had a blast. The last time I did it was also about ten or so years ago and I forgot how beautiful that ride is.

    Oh and I didn't make the RMH07 either so you weren't the only one.

    Cheers
    Rabbit Mountain? Another trial I've ridden a whopping once, even though it's right there. I'll have to check it out (this winter).
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapwithtom
    Nice thread idea, Brian.

    I too didn't make it RMH07. Judging by the pictures, I think RMH07 deserves a second chance!

    My real answer is Sourdough. First time I rode it was many years ago, as a total noob. I thought it was stupid and vowed to never ride it again. After all, who on earth could enjoy such impossible and irritating rocky crap?

    Fast forward to last year...a friend dragged me out...it's now my favorite nearby trail!
    I'd love to head back up to Steamboat again - I did the Fish Creek Falls from Rabbit Ears in early July and it was amazing...

    I havn't ridden the southern end of the Sourdough in a few years, although I finally got the courage up to xc ski it this winter, and I survived despite the subzero temps and scary corners and lack of skill.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    I quite enjoyed Mt. Falcon the second time I rode it.

    There, I said it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    I quite enjoyed Mt. Falcon the second time I rode it.

    There, I said it.
    But its up IG


    2nd time i hit deer creek was much better then the first time i hit it...... I think I first rode it about 98,99 not on a single but when I hit late last year it was a blast.....
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