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    where to ride now the resorts are closed?

    from my brief understanding of this part of mtbr, i think this will get me flamed big-time... but

    i am looking for some dh/fr-ish riding, there is a thread a couple of pages back with a decent trail in it, but people are very tight lipped about these sorts of trails as not to have them torn down. I have to think that good fr trails do exist around here, because there is a whole mountain range just a few miles away, where ski resorts have been able to build some very respectable trails. Now, I work at Alpha-bikes in centennial, so you can rest assured I'm not some trail-nazi; I'm just a kid looking for somewhere to ride. I'm not against working for the fun, building trails or shuttling, but it helps to have something to start with. I appreciate any info, and it would be great to find some more people to ride with.

    As a little piece of evidence, heres the steed that hasnt seen much use since closing day at keystone:

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    colorado is flat, theres no mountains here?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    colorado is flat, theres no mountains here?!?

    Yea i look around and all i see is flat land here in Broomfield

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    I'd try Maxwell first. Sick DH runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMUBritish
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    .... heres the steed that hasnt seen much use since closing day at keystone:
    It must be hell not being able to ride.

    My ride yesterday was so fun, I'm going on another ride today.

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    I guess you can't ride uphill wit dat thing so without a chairlift you're kind of hosed. You could try the bike paths around the area. Not too much traffic these days but always some hot chicks. I'm going riding later today.
    WTF

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    some popular shuttle runs around here (do a search on the forums if you are so inclined) are maxwell in fort collins, and apex in golden. Apex is a lot of fun and is an easy shuttle. Nice bike.

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    Oh god, he said APEX!!!

    Really though, there are places to shuttle so you can ride your big bike down, but you can't haul ass or you'll hurt someone riding/walking up. And even people who ride up, ride down too fast sometimes, there now that its out of the way...

    There are front range shuttles, just be respectful, yield to uphill, and watch your speed.

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    this thread needs to get back on topic

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    You've got a f. der and a single crown on that thing. Pedal man!!
    I race DH and dig on the big bikes, but there is no better time of year to spin cranks. Plenty of fun to be had coming down front range trails after a bit of suff..er...training on the way up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron
    You've got a f. der and a single crown on that thing. Pedal man!!
    I race DH and dig on the big bikes, but there is no better time of year to spin cranks. Plenty of fun to be had coming down front range trails after a bit of suff..er...training on the way up.
    i never said i was against climbing, but I dont know any good trails to ride up in the first place. I rode up apex, but the only interesting part of the ride down was enchanted forest, the rest was just pretty bland and really busy.

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    Start with the trail review section here on mtbr, there are lots of good rides there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMUBritish
    ...the rest was just pretty bland and really busy.
    Busy? The front range is not your place then--You're lucky it's not all snowed in right now. I guess you have to wait till spring when the lifts open back up. Bummer for you. I would hate being in your shoes.

    Maybe one more ride at Crosier before the snow arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    ***this thread needs to get back on topic
    most original comment ever*

    *most original sarcasm every

    **Apex, most original argument ever

    ***The original Apex instigator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    ***The original Apex instigator
    Just because your butt hurt that your code breaks didnt work on saturday and you didnt get to shuttle apex with us(yes i shuttled apex sat) doesnt mean you need to start slandering me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    Just because your butt hurt that your code breaks didnt work on saturday and you didnt get to shuttle apex with us(yes i shuttled apex sat) doesnt mean you need to start slandering me.
    i'm pretty sure would be libel, not slander, since its via the written word.

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    the resorts

    are used for skiing/snowboarding in the winter time. That's what lifts were originally intended for. Hopefully snow will be coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    yes i shuttled apex sat
    Oh my.   The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!

    You didn't get clotheslined by a big tough XC guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    Just because your butt hurt that your code breaks didnt work on saturday and you didnt get to shuttle apex with us(yes i shuttled apex sat) doesnt mean you need to start slandering me.
    You shuttled apex? Coool.

    Everyone shuttles apex, not many people 'ride' there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79
    i'm pretty sure would be libel, not slander, since its via the written word.
    And it would only be libel if it wasn't fact, and one had a reputation to defame.

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    Hey EMU- close to you is Deer Creek Canyon. It is a tough climb but a great descent. But you better hurry because the SNOW is coming.
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    Chris...next week; Deer Creek

    I'll take you to Deer Creek next week..you'll be able to ride up it just fine and then enjoy the way down...you rode Monarch Crest on that thing, this should be much easier. There should be less traffic now with the weather. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't snow. I'll break out the La Bruja. Catch me Sat at the shop. Patt
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    haha, hey pat...

    i;ve done deer creek several times, but honestly thats not the type of riding i was looking for... more technical freeride rather than smooth xc. I was looking for something with some nice jumps/drops, and unless i missed then every time, i don't think deer creek has any...

    I'm still up for a good ride over the weekend though.

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    You're not going to find jumps and drops on public trails in open space. Way too dangerous for people hiking and pedaling up. I wouldn't exactly call Deer Creek smooth XC though. LOTB is smooth XC.

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