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    New to Denver - Want to ride early in the morning---anyone interested?

    I could use a guide and riding partner for early tomorrow am. I am thinking either Centennial Cone or Lair O'the Bear. Keep in mind I am new out here and just coming off ankle surgery. I am trying to find a less technical area to ride because it is hard for me to hike my bike over stuff when I can't clean it. Also would love some tips on any riding that would be through woods, etc and not super difficult.

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    I'm down in Highlands Ranch and there are some non-technical trails in the HRCA Backcountry. You could get in 10-15 miles. Not too rigorous. I'd go along as I am planing on doing it anyway. Starting point is roughly 5 mi south of C470 on Quebeq which becomes Monarch. Let me know.
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    I do rides starting at 6:30 at the bottom of Chimney Gulch in the summer months. You ride for 1 hour and then turn around. Make it to the top and rest? Bonus.
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    What kind of ankle surgery did you have? I had arthroscopic ankle surgery last fall. It took me about 5 months to truly recover. I had to stick to easier trails at first.

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    I shattered my heal, got 12 pins and plate about 2 years ago. Sh1T hurts, ride to heal.
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    I had injured my peroneal brevis tendon (I am a first degree black belt) and they had to go in and repair, and also deepen a bone groove for the tendon to lay properly. I also had my shoulder scoped and my first big toe repaired. I am 4 months post op on the ankle and toe and about 3 on the shoulder. I still have a way to go for a full recovery. So, I can ride fine, but I can't hike my bike over rocky stuff I can't ride so well. I cannot afford a crash while clipped in because it will wreck my ankle. Today I went and rode some the Highlands Back Country and had a blast. It wasn't technical at all but rolled real nice and I got to open it up a bit without having to hike my bike at all.

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    Heal up and be careful out there.

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