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    Leadville Single track?

    I'm staying at the Continental Divide hut this weekend and was hoping to ride some single track... Can anyone share some good recommendations? Looking for about 20-25 miles with more technical/advanced single track. According to the Turquoise Lake review there is "singletrack all over the mosquito range and around the CMC." THANKS!

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    I thought segments 9 and 10 of the CO trail were closed due to the Holy Cross and Mount Massive Wilderness areas. So I assume you mean segment 11 'Halfmoon Creek to Clear Creek'?

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    I was thinking more the Tennessee Pass -> Copper section.

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    Thanks! I had the mental blinders on and wasn't even looking at that segment... that looks like a great segment of CO trail that I've never ridden. :-)

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    The climb from Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass will be a B1TCH.

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    Stay away from anything near turq/twin lakes on sat.The lt100 is on,and even though the race doesnt use those trails,they will be busy w/fans/crew/etc....
    just my opinion

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    There's the Mitchell Loop as well as the CT section to CH and beyond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoulderfu
    Stay away from anything near turq/twin lakes on sat.The lt100 is on,and even though the race doesnt use those trails,they will be busy w/fans/crew/etc....
    just my opinion

    Ah yes, but he would miss out on the chance to see ME wearing spandex. Something few have seen, and what could only be described as..... bulgy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubystreet
    Ah yes, but he would miss out on the chance to see ME wearing spandex. Something few have seen, and what could only be described as..... bulgy.
    Is your a$$ really that fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Is your a$$ really that fat?


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    How's section 11 - Halfmoon Creek to Clear Creek Rd? Specifically, the 1st 5 miles or so from Halfmoon?
    I see the whole section shows 21.5 miles and 2,212 feet.
    Is it technical or more "flowy/buff"?
    Worth riding if you're in the area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    How's section 11 - Halfmoon Creek to Clear Creek Rd? Specifically, the 1st 5 miles or so from Halfmoon?
    I see the whole section shows 21.5 miles and 2,212 feet.
    Is it technical or more "flowy/buff"?
    Worth riding if you're in the area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    How's section 11 - Halfmoon Creek to Clear Creek Rd? Specifically, the 1st 5 miles or so from Halfmoon?
    I see the whole section shows 21.5 miles and 2,212 feet.
    Is it technical or more "flowy/buff"?
    Worth riding if you're in the area?
    The first 1/4 mile or so isn't bad, but then the next 1/2 mile up to the Mt. Elbert trail intersection is a real b!tch steep hike-a-bike. Once you make it past this, it get's real fun until you get to Twin Lakes where it's flat. Once you get half way around Twin Lakes, it get's real steep again. Overall, it's a pretty fun section. It's a pretty good mix of tech and flowy. Definitely worth riding. If starting at Halfmoon/Mt. Elbert th, might wanna consider having someone meet you with a car at Clear Creek reservoir.

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    Just got back from an amazing weekend @ Continental Divide cabin. Mitchell Loop and surrounding sections of the CO trail were awesome with plenty of trails around the area to link together. I highly recommend this hut -- it's a .8 mile easy hike from the TH and super kid friendly (down to the pack & plays).

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