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    Where is the technical stuff?

    I love the technical aspects of biking. Where are the cool sections with drops, stairs or boulders? Steep, switchbacks, gnarly, ... whatever? Where is the epic one?

    No problem if it is a bit off. Even better as I don't want to get into the way of hikers.

    I saw a nice picture taken in Palmer Park in a post the other day. Where are similiar spots?

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus
    I love the technical aspects of biking. Where are the cool sections with drops, stairs or boulders? Steep, switchbacks, gnarly, ... whatever? Where is the epic one?

    No problem if it is a bit off. Even better as I don't want to get into the way of hikers.

    I saw a nice picture taken in Palmer Park in a post the other day. Where are similiar spots?

    Thanks

    Klaus
    Ride Dakota Ridge, it's relatively technical.
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    Here's a nice 90 degree turn on the back loop of Devil's Backbone, which is more like a rock "path" than a traditional trail.
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    Telluride and Silverton have some pretty techy riding!

    You might want to wait for a couple of months though!

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    Super technical stuff

    Doesn't this just scare you looking at it? Can't tell exactly where it is though, it's a secret. Remember the rule "Show, don't tell!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Doesn't this just scare you looking at it? Can't tell exactly where it is though, it's a secret. Remember the rule "Show, don't tell!"
    Who's up for a shuttle run on this trail this weekend? No GPS tracking allowed.

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    You guys know better than to post pics on the internet of our top secret bootleg shuttles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Doesn't this just scare you looking at it? Can't tell exactly where it is though, it's a secret. Remember the rule "Show, don't tell!"
    That's so not cool. I don't go around posting pictures of your local haunts do I? Keep a lid on it!
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    Wow - I am impressed!

    Actually I am impressed by the fact that you rather send me private messages of your hidden spots then post them. Should have asked that way.

    Please post known and legal spots but rather invite me to the technical gems. Don't want anything to get closed. And I want to meet guys riding technical stuff.

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    There's lots of good technical riding not too far out of Lyons. Lots of big climbing involved usually, though. Lion Gulch is one of my favorites. There's some good technical riding out of Camp Dick, too. 100% legal marked and open USFS trails. Good stuff.

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    Nice Pix Ignazjr

    Haven't been on those trails...yet
    Some more suggestions. Palmer and Dakota Ridge have already been suggested (both very techy IMO). Palmer is probably the only well-known spot where you can get in a lot of drops. Dakota's more about keeping momentum and not going over the bars.

    Bergen Peak in Evergreen. Lots-o climbing, but roots, rocks and switchbacks galore.

    Golden Gate State Park, west of Golden. The upper section is an alpine delight. Again tons of rocks and roots, some very techy sections mixed in with super swoopy fast singletrack. Of course, being at 10,000', it's probably under some snow right now. One of my all time favorite FR rides.

    Deer Creek Canyon in Littleton. Really, "the Wall" is the only techincal section, but the top loops are so much fun, and have just enough rocks and loose gravel to keep you on your toes. Beware of hikers and bikers.

    And what good is a post without pix? Sorry, no pix of Bergen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    There's lots of good technical riding not too far out of Lyons. Lots of big climbing involved usually, though. Lion Gulch is one of my favorites. There's some good technical riding out of Camp Dick, too. 100% legal marked and open USFS trails. Good stuff.
    I always forget about Lion's Gulch as a bike ride even though I hike there a couple times a month. There is some really technical stuff there for sure, and the climb is long and tough. Gonna have to try it on my bike there sometime.

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