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    White Ranch to Golden Gate and Back

    I was originally going to go back to BC but with a curfew given by the missus to be home by 1pm on Saturday I decided to keep it a little closer and do some adventuring.

    White Ranch you say, Adventure?

    Well, to be fair it was short compared to last week's ride but White Ranch to Golden Gate has been bugging me for over a year now. To bad I had to cut it short due a failed rear brake. That's the Mountain Lion, Maverick and Belcher Hill descents with a front brake only, sketchy, I'd say so.

    No pictures of the climb up White Ranch, we all know what it looks like but the top couldn't be resisted

    Top of White Ranch

    and a Little Wild Turkey

    Wild Turkey

    Drew Hill Road, 20% grade descent/climb to/from Golden Gate...It hurt to keep it in the middle ring back up this B!tch!

    Drew Hill Road

    Mountain Lion Trail....looks like a little recent underbrush fire clearing

    Mountain Lion

    I just had to see City of Lights Ridge, it was pretty much a hike a bike up

    climb to City of Lights Ridge

    City of Lights Ridge

    Least the view was worth it...oh and the descent

    White Peaks in the distance

    The Old Homestead

    The Homestead

    The climb up Mountain Lion

    Mountain Lion Climb

    and the snowy descent

    Mountain Lion Descent

    It went on for a bit, which meant some cold creek crossing, post holing up to my knees through rotten snow

    Water on Mountain Lion

    but it finally ended and whats life without a little adventure....

    Where the Snow Ends

    I stopped to get some learning before the climb up Drew Hill Road took its best shot of me

    Back to school

    and passed ranches with barns nicer then most folks homes

    Can I buy your barn...its nicer then my home

    and I ended my day thinking I need to bleed

    NO Brakes...sucks!

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    still a little snow in the trees then.

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    Great looking ride there MGE




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    Sounds like a great ride MGE!

    Last time I rode that, we rode Mountain Lion clockwise... Hard to remember, but I would think the downhill would be better clockwise... Not intended to hijack the thread, but just wondering about which direction people prefer?

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    Nice ride. I am surprised at how dry your ascent up Mtn. Lion was. Last time I was there in late May it was still buried.

    Drew hill is truly a kick in the groin at the end of that ride.

    (I ride more going clockwise than counterclockwise)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds2199

    Last time I rode that, we rode Mountain Lion clockwise... , but just wondering about which direction people prefer?
    Clockwise is best for Mountain Lion. Funny thing is I did this ride in March last year and faced only a few inches of snow on the backside of Mountain Lion and here it is May and I faced feet. Hoping to get back out there this summer to make a 60-70 miler out of White Ranch and Golden Gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds2199
    Sounds like a great ride MGE!

    Last time I rode that, we rode Mountain Lion clockwise... Hard to remember, but I would think the downhill would be better clockwise... Not intended to hijack the thread, but just wondering about which direction people prefer?
    unless you love technical climbing in your granny gear, i think clockwise is the only way to do it.

    nice ride, mountaingoat.

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    MGE-
    what was your total mileage for the ride?
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    Did that a couple times in the past. Awesome ride, but I hate that damn climb from GG back up to WR. Always found myself saying I'd never do it again...but somehow ended up doing it several times.
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    Anyone have a GPS log of this? looks very cool

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    ^^^mountaingoat's garmin connect account...
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/32612239

    29 miles with 6k vertical.

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    Nicely done! I bet that steep road was brutal.

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    Beautiful shots!

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    Man, that's impressive. That tops my longest ride of 28miles last season at BC. Dig that Garmin diagram. I need to ride Golden Gate Canyon area this season to get familiar with that area.

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    If you like the diagram, click on the garmin player button and watch the route. Its pretty cool...

    that was a pretty nice ride however.......i dont recall it being mentioned to me.......i prob. would have slowed down your time trial pace......
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    If you like the diagram, click on the garmin player button and watch the route. Its pretty cool...

    that was a pretty nice ride however.......i dont recall it being mentioned to me.......i prob. would have slowed down your time trial pace......
    Oh wow! That's way cool!

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    i have done that ride to summit county, white ranch,golden gate,rollins pass, (camped out)drop into winter park, up to that mine(up tiiperycreek) and down into dillon
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    Quote Originally Posted by besoft
    up to that mine(up tiiperycreek) and down into dillon
    What was your route from tipperary to dillon?
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    I have taken some back roads to get from Fraser to Silverthorne - I'm interested to here besoft's route.

    We went - CR50>Co Hwy32>Co Rd3>Ute Pass Rd>Hwy9

    Likely not the most exciting route, but gets ya there with no traffic until you hit Hwy 9. We actually rode it the other direction (Dillon to Fraser).

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    that is the route i went (CR50>Co Hwy32>Co Rd3>Ute Pass Rd>Hwy9) wasnt bad until u got to rt 9
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    ^^^mountaingoat's garmin connect account...
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/32612239

    29 miles with 6k vertical.
    Thanks, way cool

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    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18362122

    Holy crap that is a long ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wankel7
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18362122

    Holy crap that is a long ride!
    Hell yeah it is! They did it in 12hrs! My neck pains would never allow me to ride that far/long..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrasher
    Hell yeah it is! They did it in 12hrs! My neck pains would never allow me to ride that far/long..
    Not sure how that gps track came about the route we did was only like 55 or some odd. But here is the ride report:
    50+ plus miles, 3 Passes and some old Flumes

    Most of the ride was clearing trees and climbing over snow drifts over and over and over.........

    but mostly fun

    Total time was about 12hrs.
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    ^ that may be a copy of S.S.Spike's GPS, cuz they rolled that 80-er in the same time we did the 55-er.
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