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    Boulder vs Jeffco Trails - Which are better?

    I have a few friends that live in Boulder and they are always ragging on the water bars on Jeffco trails ie White Ranch and Mt Falcon. I really dislike some of the Boulder country trails because of all the loose rocks ie Picture Rock and Heil.

    In your opinion, which country has the best overall trails based upon natural terrain/characteristics?

    Would you prefer water bars and hero dirt or loose rocks with no water bars?

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    This is one of those joke threads, right? You should have included a couple of these:
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    I'll bite:


    "In your opinion, which country has the best overall trails based upon natural terrain/characteristics?"

    USA

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    Boulder, the correct answer is Boulder. There is no reason to ever leave Boulder. If you ever ride anywhere other than Boulder then you'll get fat and your skin suit will no longer fit.

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    Is it hotter in the south than in the summer?
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    It's better in Colorado than in Chicago. Is that what you're asking? Because otherwise, it doesn't f-ing matter. They're 25 minutes apart... if you don't like riding a certain trail, then don't ride it.

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    don't be so mean, he means well. Ha, Haa!

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    To the OP; comparison of Boulder Co. to Jeffco is totally unfair. Once you add in the Ned and peak to peak area the odds are stacked.

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    I think potato has better trails.

    Seriously though, do you mean County trails or county trails? It makes a big difference.

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    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
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    Look! A squirrel!!

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    BoCo's squirrels kick Jeffco's squirrels @$$e$.
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish View Post
    BoCo's squirrels kick Jeffco's squirrels @$$e$.
    It all depends on whose got the biggest nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    It all depends on whose got the biggest nuts.

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    It's threads like these that make my lunch break so much more enjoyable.

    Thank you.

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    Mtn. bikers complaining about water bars that sounds like road bikers complaining about Lefthand Canyon being too steep. I certainly prefer some trails over others but they all have negatives and positives. For me it all comes down to drive time. I live in Denver so I prefer Jeffco trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frntrngcactus View Post
    I live in Denver
    Sucks to be you.

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    really...better trails...Jeffco or Boulder? um..........what was the question again....right, Boulder, hands down

    But which trail system, Boulder or Jeffco, has the most bagged dog terds on the sides of the trail?

    And while on the topic of terds - which county's trails have the most piles of steamy horse pooh in the middle of the trail, Boulder or Jeffco?

    Sorry 'bout hijacking the thread but no matter how "great" the trails may be - bagged terds along the trails and piles of horse pooh on the trails really sux.

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    I dont get your comment, why does living in Denver suck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calzonical View Post
    Sorry 'bout hijacking the thread but..
    Don't be sorry, this is the way of forums.

    Who has better micro brew beer? Boulder, Golden, Ft Collins or Denver?

    I really like Great Divide and the Old Mill Bar/Brewery in Littleton has an awesome brown. But what about Idaho Springs? Tommy Knocker dark IPA is awesome. And GCB makes lots of good beer. Crap this isn't going to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frntrngcactus View Post
    I dont get your comment, why does living in Denver suck?
    This



    instead of this


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    Uncle, I am merely posting about things I find interesting. I have several friends from Boulder that complain about Jeffco trails but I prefer them. I was hoping someone would enlighten me about hidden gems in Boulder. About the only trail I enjoy in Boulder is Hall. Are there any other trails that aren't a big pile of loose rocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitecrwlr View Post
    Uncle, I am merely posting about things I find interesting. I have several friends from Boulder that complain about Jeffco trails but I prefer them. I was hoping someone would enlighten me about hidden gems in Boulder. About the only trail I enjoy in Boulder is Hall. Are there any other trails that aren't a big pile of loose rocks?
    Considering the Front Range is comprised of granitic stocks, metamorphosed rocks, and tilted sedimentary layers, it's pretty much a big pile of loose rocks. What, with in situ weathering and subsequent erosion, enjoy the rocks as much as you can. One day they could well be back at the bottom on an ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    This

    Must have been some serious photoshop to remove the nasty NOx cloud.

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    There's lots of trails in Boulder County that are a big pile of embedded rocks.

    Instructions for finding hidden gems in BoCo or elsewhere. Buy map, find jeep road, get lost. You will find hidden gems somewhere along your way.

    I've always joked that I need to bring down some silver naked ladies or some Yosemite Sam's for the mud flaps in JeffCo OS. Back off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitecrwlr View Post
    Uncle, I am merely posting about things I find interesting. I have several friends from Boulder that complain about Jeffco trails but I prefer them. I was hoping someone would enlighten me about hidden gems in Boulder. About the only trail I enjoy in Boulder is Hall. Are there any other trails that aren't a big pile of loose rocks?
    No you are not. You are trolling and just admit it. You always troll here. Nothing wrong with that, just have the balls to admit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitecrwlr View Post
    Uncle, I am merely posting about things I find interesting. I have several friends from Boulder that complain about Jeffco trails but I prefer them. I was hoping someone would enlighten me about hidden gems in Boulder. About the only trail I enjoy in Boulder is Hall. Are there any other trails that aren't a big pile of loose rocks?
    Just giving you a hard time. No pain intended.

    Honestly it never ceases to amaze me how the guys north of Monument so
    easily disregard the great riding AND BEER south of Monument Hill.

    From JeffCo the drive to epic riding is much shorter than you might think,
    the trails are less crowded,
    they dry out faster,
    we have none to few Park Rangers,
    the girls are prettier and more friendly,
    we have Rudy's BBQ,
    basically everything a redneck could hope for.

    And I bet if you checked out Spruce Mtn/Greenland(DougCO), Mt Herman
    and the AFA
    you might just find the trails to your liking much more than
    Boulder, or even JeffCo IMHO. The drive time is about the same from
    Denver.

    Some of my rides

    Other places to check out further south;
    Cheyenne Mtn State Park
    Red Rocks Canyon Park/Section 16
    North Cheyenne Canyon Park
    Palmer Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    No you are not. You are trolling and just admit it. You always troll here. Nothing wrong with that, just have the balls to admit it.
    Wow, 15 posts and you're already pissed off, relax dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    Wow, 15 posts and you're already pissed off, relax dude.
    What's your excuse?

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    Troll Definition

    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    No you are not. You are trolling and just admit it. You always troll here. Nothing wrong with that, just have the balls to admit it.
    Troll : In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, , or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response.

    I don't feel that anything I post is inflammatory or off-topic. To be a troll I would have to post that anyone riding a niner is a sissy, or that anyone who brags about being an alcoholic in their username is a loser! Now that would be trollish.

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    So you're saying that both JeffCo and Boulder suck and the Springs area is where it's at? -jk-

    My friend is from Castle Rock and is always bragging about the trails there. I think I'll join him for a ride and avoid the mess out North entirely.





    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    Just giving you a hard time. No pain intended.

    Honestly it never ceases to amaze me how the guys north of Monument so
    easily disregard the great riding AND BEER south of Monument Hill.

    From JeffCo the drive to epic riding is much shorter than you might think,
    the trails are less crowded,
    they dry out faster,
    we have none to few Park Rangers,
    the girls are prettier and more friendly,
    we have Rudy's BBQ,
    basically everything a redneck could hope for.

    And I bet if you checked out Spruce Mtn/Greenland(DougCO), Mt Herman
    and the AFA
    you might just find the trails to your liking much more than
    Boulder, or even JeffCo IMHO. The drive time is about the same from
    Denver.

    Some of my rides

    Other places to check out further south;
    Cheyenne Mtn State Park
    Red Rocks Canyon Park/Section 16
    North Cheyenne Canyon Park
    Palmer Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitecrwlr View Post
    Troll : In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, , or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response.

    I don't feel that anything I post is inflammatory or off-topic. To be a troll I would have to post that anyone riding a niner is a sissy, or that anyone who brags about being an alcoholic in their username is a loser! Now that would be trollish.
    Can I have your liver, when you are done with it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    What's your excuse?
    Way to make an entrance, man. I love your style.
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Boulder / Lyons for a perfect day of riding. Ride Hall in the am, stop at Oscar Blues for lunch, then Heil afterwards, then back to Oscars for refreshments, then figure out how the hell I am getting back to Fort Collins after 3-5 too many Gubnas & Dales to wash down a BB King burger

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    You wouldn't want my liver. I'm sure it's shot with all my post-ride Tylenol binges!

    Quote Originally Posted by drunkenbikesnob View Post
    Can I have your liver, when you are done with it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    There's lots of trails in Boulder County that are a big pile of embedded rocks.

    Instructions for finding hidden gems in BoCo or elsewhere. Buy map, find jeep road, get lost. You will find hidden gems somewhere along your way.
    Lies.. all Boulder County trails suck. Folks should remain in JeffCo. Preferably Apex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Way to make an entrance, man. I love your style.
    your new bff?

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    At least in Boulder the composters collect all the little bags of poop and take them home.

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    While we are at it, what tires work best in Jeffco and Boulder County?

    Time to cue the "Sh!t Front Range Mountain Bikers Say" video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    While we are at it, what tires work best in Jeffco and Boulder County?

    Time to cue the "Sh!t Front Range Mountain Bikers Say" video.
    Round, made out of rubber, preferably pneumatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    While we are at it, what tires work best in Jeffco and Boulder County?

    Time to cue the "Sh!t Front Range Mountain Bikers Say" video.
    I'm super hardcore. I ride right on the rim.

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    If you have to ride trails in "the bubble" ride there
    If you have to ride trails in JeffCo, ride there

    Please pass the popcorn and soda......
    Last edited by yetirich; 03-15-2012 at 08:18 AM.
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Round, made out of rubber, preferably pneumatic.
    Awesome, but can you be more specific? I'm a moron on mtbr.com. I need brand names cuz they rule.

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    FWIW Buff creek is in Jeffco. That makes me lean towards Jeffco, but I rarely make it to Boulder county anyway.

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