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    Northern Colorado vintage ride

    I tagged along on this vintage ride yesterday, finding out about it from a poster in a local bar and then getting details from the facebook page. Turns out, one of the Brothers Mose has been scouring the local co-op and craigslist for the past couple of years and owns all of the bikes shown (except my red Jamis). This ride was basically him inviting his buddies out to ride on his collection of old bikes. Some of the riders were not mountain bikers. Besides the organizer, I was the only one who brought his own bike. We did have a couple of vintage Specialized jerseys and a vintage Bell Biker helmet. Jim Beam may have made a brief appearance during the ride, as well.

    All told, it was a great time. There were 9 of us and we cranked out about 14 miles of tacky Colorado singletrack on the old bikes under a clear autumn sky, finishing with the requisite refreshments provided by the other of the Brothers Mose. Event t-shirts were provided by the organizers for this inaugural event. I only knew one of the riders before this ride, but feel fortunate to have met 7 new friends. It brought back memories of just playing around on bikes. No STRAVA, no stopping to adjust suspension sag, no pretense, no seriousness.

    None of the bikes was high end, but nothing was newer than '88. I don't know if I got pix of all of the bikes, but I believe there was an '88 Stumpjumper, '86 Cannondale red sled, mid-80's Nishiki, mid-80's Diamond Back Ridgerunner, late 80's Diamond Back Ascent, 3 mid-80's Stumpjumper / Stumpjumper Sport, and my '86 Jamis Dakota. There was a 24" Stumpjumper along in case we were short a bike, but it stayed in the truck.

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    Wow! Way to do it right, Brothers Mose!

    Provide vintage bikes for everybody, and people will show up.

    Any talk of doing this again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Any talk of doing this again?
    Yep. They would like to make it an annual event. Will probably happen again mid to late summer next summer.

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    Fun!
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    awesome! ... and the weather looks like it was stellar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Wow! Way to do it right, Brothers Mose!

    Provide vintage bikes for everybody, and people will show up.
    Next time we'll ride from your place and you can provide all of the bikes, DC. There are several in your stable I would love to ride!

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    No ghost jumping!

    Slowly getting some trails back here. What a mess.

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    You Colorado dudes sure know how to do it! Thanks for all the photos and the write up.

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    Great to see a good turn out Mike. It looks like you rode Lory Park?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Great to see a good turn out Mike. It looks like you rode Lory Park?
    Hey Jeff, We started at the Blue Sky trail head and rode through the valley at Horsetooth, then did a figure-8 loop of the Lory valley trails and back to the start. Kept it mellow since there were some non-mountain bikers with us and a few folks had spent the prior night behaving badly. I wasn't running toe clips, so more technical would have been a bit of a challenge. Of course, the bonus was having the bar / restaurant right across the street from the parking lot for post ride snacks on the patio. Hope you can join us next year.

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