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    sitting in a hotel room in Lincoln Nesbraska and...

    I'm wondering what we should do first when we get settled in Fort Collins.

    My wife are in the middle of a move from Baltimore to Fort Collins. Tomorrow we'll finish the trip, and our stuff we'll arrive Tuesday morning. We should be unpacked and settled by the end of the week.

    So the big question is what to do next weekend? Mountain bike? Is there snow up on the trails? XC ski? Hike? Ideas?

    We only know the area a little, so we're looking forward to exploring.

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    Locate Wilbur's liquor's store first

    Enjoy your weekend... and your first time at a "low altitude" ride. It will be an eye opener.

    Then ride to your hearts content. As usual, the Ft. Collins "Banana Belt" is completely dry as of today. First choice would be HTMP (Horsetooth Mountain Park).

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    Weather is not great right now but I would hit Horse Tooth Mountain Park/ Lory State Park area. Lots of riding and can be ridden year round. Or if the altitude is too tough hit Devils Backbone in Loveland for a fun loop. Good luck and welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llama
    I'm wondering what we should do first when we get settled in Fort Collins.

    My wife are in the middle of a move from Baltimore to Fort Collins. Tomorrow we'll finish the trip, and our stuff we'll arrive Tuesday morning. We should be unpacked and settled by the end of the week.

    So the big question is what to do next weekend? Mountain bike? Is there snow up on the trails? XC ski? Hike? Ideas?

    We only know the area a little, so we're looking forward to exploring.
    Get up in the a.m. and ride Wilderness park, it's on the west side of Lincoln.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    leave your hotel room and go to Misty's. get the blackened prime rib and 3-4 micro brews.

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    first things first, leave lincoln asap

    what they said about foco riding

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    Ditto what the others said, I'd personally ride Horsestooth Mtn Park first because once the big snow comes that might be nasty afterwards.

    Like Mexican food? Post-ride food spots for ya..

    Taqueria Los Comales SW corner of College/Prospect. The al pastor is some of the best I've ever had. Awesome tacos.

    Big City Burrito - SE corner of College and Shields. Chicken mole burrito and potato burrito are awesome post-ride. (there are a whole string of Big City burrito chains now up and down the Front Range - this is the original hole in the wall location)

    Welcome to town!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    first things first, leave lincoln asap

    what they said about foco riding
    Foco?
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Go to New Belgium, O'Dells and Coopersmith's and beer it up with the best beer in the world!
    Biker? I don't even know her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Foco?
    FortCollins
    Now with more vitriol!

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    I hope you're outta Nebraska by now (for your own sake).

    Welcome to Fort Collins!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    FortCollins
    That's what I thought he was referring to. Do residents of Fort Collins actually refer to their city as Foco? I'd heard it was a hanging offense to do that. Just didn't want the newcomer to get any bad habits before he even moved there. Like living in San Fransisco and calling it 'Frisco.
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    That's what I thought he was referring to. Do residents of Fort Collins actually refer to their city as Foco? I'd heard it was a hanging offense to do that. Just didn't want the newcomer to get any bad habits before he even moved there. Like living in San Fransisco and calling it 'Frisco.
    Most students do, at least from what I always hear.

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    Welcome. I'm fron Golden, but if I found a job in Fort Collins, I'd move in a a heart beat. I love the vibe up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    Boy, was that a typical Front Range thread or what! Students saying that Foco is what they call it probably all text message saying "how r u?" so Foco for Fort Collins is just a logical abbreviation. Other texters come in from out of state, pick that up and suddenly it's Foco, Colorado. Me saying I've never heard it called that doesn't mean anything but...I never heard it called Foco until I saw it on this forum.

    I've read that if any outsider moves to San Fransisco and sez to some native "boy it sure is nice here in 'Frisco" they're met with blank stares and comments "what the heck are you talking about?" Apart from students do the native Fort Collins-ites call it Foco? Please tell me it ain't so
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Boy, was that a typical Front Range thread or what! Students saying that Foco is what they call it probably all text message saying "how r u?" so Foco for Fort Collins is just a logical abbreviation. Other texters come in from out of state, pick that up and suddenly it's Foco, Colorado. Me saying I've never heard it called that doesn't mean anything but...I never heard it called Foco until I saw it on this forum.

    I've read that if any outsider moves to San Fransisco and sez to some native "boy it sure is nice here in 'Frisco" they're met with blank stares and comments "what the heck are you talking about?" Apart from students do the native Fort Collins-ites call it Foco? Please tell me it ain't so
    kids from CU even say BoCo (boulder county)

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    Wow. Kids nowadays are GHEY.

    NTTAWWT.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Apart from students do the native Fort Collins-ites call it Foco? Please tell me it ain't so
    NoToFoCo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    NoToFoCo?
    Just say No2FoCoNBoCo2
    Who's in charge, the thinker or the thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Just say No2FoCoNBoCo2
    NoToFoCooBoCoFoSho

    it's gonna be a long winter

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    While you were debating about FORT COLLINS

    and texting amongst yourselves, I went riding up to Pineridge/Maxwell and never saw another human on the trails! Not a trail runner/ dog walker/ biker. An absolute first for a "nice" day. It was so fun I had to loop it twice.

    Ahh, Ft. Collins, Dec. 1, riding in baggies on bone dry, empty trails


    Enjoy llama

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    Thanks for the suggestions all. I've hiked Horsetooth during previous visits but didn't realize it was open to bikes. Depending on the snow maybe i'll try it this weekend.

    And thanks for the restaurant suggestions.

    I also need a new bike so I"ll be hitting the shops soon.

    It's only been 2 days but we already love this place

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    welcome from boco

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    bingo!

    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK
    Go to New Belgium, O'Dells and Coopersmith's and beer it up with the best beer in the world!
    I couldn't agree more to this statement. Settle in, grab a few beers, make some friends, relax. Then go ride on a warm / sunny weekend.

    fyi, the fort is a great town. I miss it.

    Porch
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