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    Colorado Thanksgiving near 10,000'!

    Great Turkey Day ride yesterday! We were able to rally 7 people to use the best part of the day for riding bikes instead of gobbling turkey.

    The plan was to shuttle, which is rare for us, mostly due to the fact that we're known for all day rides. If you've got all day to ride, why shuttle, right? Anyway, this was a true CO shuttle - more of a point to point. Still, who can argue with a 3hr ride with a net elevation loss.

    We were fortunate enough to get our good buddies at REEB Cycles and Oskar Blues to let us use their transportation for the shuttle.


    After about an hour of climbing on graded county roads then jeep roads, we spied a new singletrack that we'd never seen. You never know til you explore it, right?



    After some more, we found ourselves in a predicament.


    But we perservered. Damned if we didn't find our way to more singletrack.





    Finished up our ride coming down Lion Gulch, one of the tougher descents in the area. Again, steeper than it shows.




    Definitely chunky in spots, too.






    Back to load up the bus


    And back home


    We spent the best part of the day riding instead of eating. I was definitely ready for feasting when we were done!
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    That sign sums up just about every Redstone ride... Can't wait to see it on my own.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Nice Dave. Looks like a great ride. Thanks for sharing. I always count it as a bonus if you're still riding at elevation this time of year.

    I also went exploring a bit yesterday before the T-day feast on some new singletrack that eventually peettered out.... but that's OK. I just kept heading downhill knowing I'd get back to town eventually.

    I don't think I burned nearly enough calories to offset the huge amount that I ingested though.

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    Sounds like a great ride. It was definitely a great day for a ride here on the Front Range.
    I'll have to search out that sign post.

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    Great ride Dave, thanks for being tour guide. Definitely plan to explore that area some more.

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    nice stuff, gotta love exploring new trails!

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    S yeah!.
    Greant content.

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    Man that is SWEET!!! What a fun day that must have been!

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    Good stuff!
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    sgltrak, I think I'd be lucky to find that sign again Let me know anytime you want to come up to help look for it. Found something new in the way back Homestead area that made a good connector to Pierson Park trail.
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    Great thread. Best laugh I have had in a while on "damned if you do damned if you don't sign". Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    sgltrak, I think I'd be lucky to find that sign again Let me know anytime you want to come up to help look for it. Found something new in the way back Homestead area that made a good connector to Pierson Park trail.
    Cool! I'll pull my maps and do some studying, or better yet, just hook up with you guys next time you ride up there.

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    looks tasty! awesome looking, will need to check that out next summer, ridden in the Pierson park area, more to explore

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    Sweetness!
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