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    If yer gonna spend 3 days in CO> Fruita or Durango?

    Just trying to decide which town would be more fun for 3 days of riding and drinking.

    suggestions?

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    Durango!

    And heres why in order of importance

    smoking hot ladies
    roof top bars
    steep slopes

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    Does Fruita even have a bar? Either one is pretty cool if you're going to get loaded at your campsite, but Fruita is a little lacking for nightlife.

    Depends on the time of year too. Fruita is moving into the Really Freaking Hot season right now, and Durango is still on the verge of Summer.

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    That's what I needed to hear! thanks!

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    Lots of good bars and women in GJ.

    No offense to other posters on here, but if you're 60 or hang out exclusivly at Quincy's, you're not exactly *in touch* with the local women situation.

    Oh, and it's really hot today. Currently 52 and steady rain.

    Bottom line, both Grand Junction/Fruita and Durango offer epic riding. You can't go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    Does Fruita even have a bar? Either one is pretty cool if you're going to get loaded at your campsite, but Fruita is a little lacking for nightlife.

    Depends on the time of year too. Fruita is moving into the Really Freaking Hot season right now, and Durango is still on the verge of Summer.
    Summer is over FB, didn't you look outside today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrossman
    Summer is over FB, didn't you look outside today?
    Bite your tongue!

    I've only seen one halter top, and not a single miniskirt! It CAN"T be over yet!!!

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    Bars/chicks/trails in Durango = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Not sure about the trails in GJ/Fruity but when I was in GJ last fall I always felt like someone was following me. That and most of the coffee shops are closed on Sunday (WTF???).
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    Ok, Durango sounds like the way to go this time... anyone got the 411 on Camping in the area?

    what trails to hit and in what order?

    local shop with the info and good gear and people ( and coffee maybe?)


    thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cajonezzz
    Ok, Durango sounds like the way to go this time... anyone got the 411 on Camping in the area?

    what trails to hit and in what order?

    local shop with the info and good gear and people ( and coffee maybe?)


    thanks!


    cz
    I would have to think Junction Creek Campground would be perfect this time of year.
    From there you can ride CO Trail/Dry Fork Loop, Horse Gulch/South Rim Area, Log Chutes, Sailing Hawks, Animas City, and Test Tracks.
    On your second day, after coffee at the Steaming Bean, you can recover.

    MBS will have all the info you need with maps, and is easy to find. Ask any local.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrossman
    I would have to think Junction Creek Campground would be perfect this time of year.
    From there you can ride CO Trail/Dry Fork Loop, Horse Gulch/South Rim Area, Log Chutes, Sailing Hawks, Animas City, and Test Tracks.
    On your second day, after coffee at the Steaming Bean, you can recover.

    MBS will have all the info you need with maps, and is easy to find. Ask any local.
    If you ride all of this in one day you'll need more than a mocha from the Steaming bean to recover. I'm thinking you'd need an IV and a scarface sized pile of blow, in fact just thinking about a ride like that I feel a limp coming on.
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    Sailing Hawks were is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tybo
    Sailing Hawks were is that?
    Short trail heading NW from the base of Animas City Mountain. It parallels Junction Creek Road.

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    Sailing Hawks was awesome 5 years ago before everyone found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    Sailing Hawks was awesome 5 years ago before everyone found it.
    It's OK.

    I can't see it ever really being Awesome though.

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    Not much open in Durango right now.

    Ok just kidding.
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    Sweetness! Nice views in them pics. What trail is that, Timo?

    In Durango you have a choice of 4 breweries, two with food and two with tasting rooms. Carver's has the Raspberry Wheat on tap now and Durango Brewing Company has Blueberry Wheat: they both equate as a beer-junkie's crack. I could guzzle the Raspberry all day long...

    Horse Gulch/Telegraph is all clear to ride, and baking hot! The cool thing about riding those trails is you can come down from the gulch and ride into downtown for a beer.

    I don't know when Durango Mountain Resort opens their lifts for downhill this season. I haven't ridden much else locally except for my mountain I live on, around Durango, and Bayfield.

    Mountain Bike Specialists http://www.mountainbikespecialists.com/ is a Specialized dealer in the downtown strip. There is also Pedal the Peaks http://www.pedalthepeaks.biz/home.htm and 2nd Ave Sports on 2nd Ave, both Downtown. There are a few more, but I would just stick to D-Town Durango for your main needs (bikes/babes/beer).

    Also, your camping options are endless around here. There are even cabins aavailable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    Bite your tongue!

    I've only seen one halter top, and not a single miniskirt! It CAN"T be over yet!!!
    Today was quite a different day downtown, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrossman
    Today was quite a different day downtown, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbrossman
    Today was quite a different day downtown, eh?
    I had my first Bikini top & Jeans sighting for the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    I had my first Bikini top & Jeans sighting for the year
    After spending the majority of last summer as well as the 16 summers before that looking at the Mongoloids that AK has to offer, I kinda feel like a dirty bastard gaping at all of the hotties. But then I look around at everyone else swerving in trafic and almost walking into sign post and I realize that I'm not alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bones get broke
    After spending the majority of last summer as well as the 16 summers before that looking at the Mongoloids that AK has to offer, I kinda feel like a dirty bastard gaping at all of the hotties. But then I look around at everyone else swerving in trafic and almost walking into sign post and I realize that I'm not alone.
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    It's all for the greater good.

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