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    New question here. top 10 towns in CO for MTB

    working on a little somethin' somethin' and wanted to get some feedback...

    top 10 towns in CO for riding (i.e. trail access)?

    (first attempt; in no particular order):
    Steamboat Springs • Durango • Golden • Fruita • Pueblo • Grand Junction • Crested Butte • Lyons • Colorado Springs • Buena Vista (or Salida or Nathrop??)

    discuss.

    *yes, i'm neglecting the north, only because i personally haven't ventured up past loveland. make your case.


    thanks in advance.

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    hmmm... forgot about breck.

    decisions decisions.

    let the spirited discussion commence.
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    don't forget uravan...

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    I'd dump the Boat in favor of Breck, Grand Junction and Fruita are kinda the same place, Bowlduhr in place of Lionz, Winter Park in place of Pueblow... ...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    Bowlduhr in place of Lionz,
    it's all relative i s'pose, but i'd consider ned in before boulder (in terms of easy access to worthy dirt). i mean, i enjoy walker ranch, but when i think of heil/hall (and then crosier/etc.) i think lyons before i think boulder (now boulder county, sure...).

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    Year long living, 2 wk vaca, or weekend trips ?

    Most of the "major" mountain resort towns are too expensive to live in without holding multiple jobs so that would cut into the riding time. Vacations are another story.

    But if you've never ridden in Fort Collins, you're missing a great "ride from town" location. Forget Boulder for "ride from town"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    it's all relative i s'pose, but i'd consider ned in before boulder (in terms of easy access to worthy dirt). i mean, i enjoy walker ranch, but when i think of heil/hall (and then crosier/etc.) i think lyons before i think boulder (now boulder county, sure...).
    I see what you're saying. I'm just thinking in terms of lumping things into "metropolitan" areas. In my eyes, Ned=Boulder=Lyons=Ward=Jamestown... ...etc I don't live there but since I can ride and have ridden to each place starting in Boulder they're all lumped into the same bucket. I do ride Heil from Boulder. Now I can ride Heil and Hall from Boulder. Depending on how granular you want to be, you could use Gold Hill or Sunnyside in place of Ned for certain trails.

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    What exactly is the criteria here? You can ride to the trails from town or get to trails via a reasonable drive from town.
    The former I would include Nederland. The latter would include Boulder.

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    Not a town per se but, Buffalo Creek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Most of the "major" mountain resort towns are too expensive to live in without holding multiple jobs so that would cut into the riding time. Vacations are another story.
    no overthinking allowed...
    think good dirt, nearby.

    But if you've never ridden in Fort Collins, you're missing a great "ride from town" location.
    good to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Disney's Frozen Head
    Depending on how granular you want to be, you could use Gold Hill or Sunnyside in place of Ned for certain trails.
    true dat, but i'm looking more for towns that have a bit more name recognition (i.e. not so granular).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboCO
    Not a town per se but, Buffalo Creek?
    ahhhh, but BC 'tis indeed a town... good call.

    so sayeth wikipedia:
    The town of Buffalo Creek was established about 1877 along the stream of the same name.[1] The Buffalo Creek Post Office opened on August 16, 1878. [4] The town has been destroyed by fire several times.[1]

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    ahhhh, but BC 'tis indeed a town... good call.

    so sayeth wikipedia:
    The town of Buffalo Creek was established about 1877 along the stream of the same name.[1] The Buffalo Creek Post Office opened on August 16, 1878. [4] The town has been destroyed by fire several times.[1]
    Well, there you have it, twice over.

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    You're certainly missing Gunnison. And what about Leadville?

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    from my door, in under an hour on the bike i can be riding...
    west mag
    dots
    walker
    betasso
    switzerland
    sourdough
    caribou (505)
    jenny creek/rollins pass rd.
    not to mention a bunch of stuff i cant post.

    give me an hour and a tiny bit and i can be at ggcsp too.

    i say that makes ned top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    And what about Leadville?
    hmmm, not sure what to think about leadville... other than the LT100, which, if i understand, is mostly on dirt roads and the like, is leadville really that attractive to a mountain biker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    i say that makes ned top 10.
    i'd say you made a pretty convincing case.

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    From the original list, Id say Fraser/Winter Park has to be on the list. Fort Collins. Breckenridge.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    The Fraser Valley is pretty gosh-darned nice for riding. If you need to specify a town, I would actually say Fraser, as the Experimental Forest and Idlewild trails are *right there* with the mtn an easy pedal away. The Fraser to Granby trail gives access to Snow Mt Ranch and Sol Vista via dirt. It's a short season, though.

    Boulder County's trail system is certainly improving year by year. Judicious use of the RTD can definitely cut down on pavement time here, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Fort Collins.
    The Fort definitely would be on my top 10 list. Lots of trails, and a huge variety from fast and flowy to super techy.

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    What about Limon?

    Brush?

    Fort Morgan?

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    Idea! closer?

    Breckenridge • Durango • Golden • Fruita • Fraser • Ft. Collins • Crested Butte • Lyons • Colorado Springs • Nederland

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    Breckenridge • Durango • Golden • Fruita • Fraser • Ft. Collins • Crested Butte • Lyons • Colorado Springs • Nederland
    Swap out Lyons for Steamboat?
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    If you're going for ride-from-the-house rides... I'm thinking you'll have to include Golden. While it is hardly glamorous and certainly hasn't appeared on these lists before, take note that I can ride to Chimney, Apex, White Ranch, Matthew Winters, Dakota Ridge, Green Mountain, South and North Table Mountains. Now with some effort, I can ride to Mt. Falcon, LOTB, Bear Creek State Park boring singletrack, Golden Gate State Park and even Walker Ranch before even I think it is silly...

    Now within an hour's drive? Wow... While not exactly epic in terms of each trail, consider them from your door and consider them linked. Aren't you near here anyway? Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettf
    If you're going for ride-from-the-house rides... I'm thinking you'll have to include Golden.
    If you look closer... you'll note that he DID include Golden. In his original & revised list.

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    go ned!

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    Clear Creek County (don't know if you'd say Idaho Springs or Georgetown)

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    FTC and Loveland suck, mostly weak a&& trails and too crowded..................now Greeley, there is something special!!

    also give a shout out to Sterling............................

    seriously though, you put Lyons on and left off Steamboat and Vail/Eagle Vail/Eagle??
    WTF?
    go back to the original list.

    and what is this about Pueblo? am I missing something??

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    Dunno how you can leave out Eagle County towns. I just think 10 is too small a number in this state.

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    Fruita should get docked a few points for the fact that there's NOTHING to do after 8:00 at night. The riding is world class but we're talking about the town right? Likewise, Breck gets a few extra points for being a fun town with good riding nearby (although not as good as Fruita).

    To be fair, I could be under-rating the Dinosaur museum- that might be the cultural experiance of a lifetime.

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    Crested butte and gunnison should be on everyone's list. I mean they are the two worst places to mountain bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettf
    Now within an hour's drive? Wow...
    not fair.
    if you drive fast enough on 25/70, you can be in almost every county in the state.

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    now we're getting somewhere...

    Breckenridge • Durango • Golden • Fruita • Fraser • Ft. Collins • Crested Butte • Buffalo Creek • Nederland • ... Steamboat? ... Vail?

    (sorry infucables)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    Breckenridge • Durango • Golden • Fruita • Fraser • Ft. Collins • Crested Butte • Buffalo Creek • Nederland • ... Steamboat? ... Vail?

    (sorry infucables)
    Maybe you should concentrate on picking a most prominent town within a certain radius. Vail is so close to Breck (at least from a perspective of someone driving from Boulder) that these two essentially get bunched up. You could select Frisco or Copper for a more centralized location. Dillon's got the best brew house None of those have anything that would add up to night life. Same goes for Ned/Boulder/Lyons (not in terms of night life, that is, at least not Boulder). They're all within half hour's drive, and all the stuff in between. At least Boulder and Lyons have a brewpub . Also, rather than Golden I would say Evergreen, that's close enough to Golden and it opens you up to stuff on the other side, too.

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    Thanks for putting Steamboat back on the list. We don't have the best gravity system, but our XC network is one of the best in the state. With six or more, epic, 25+ mile rides do-able without driving, and a 6000 acre mt park on our backdoor, Steamboat is worthy of the list. If you factor a thirty min drive, add another ten or more rides. Not to mention the history MTBing has in steamboat, Kent has been making and riding MTbikes in Steamboat for three decades!!

    I have to put up Salida for inclusion, with the Monarch crest, and it's network, the Colorado trail, The Rainbow trail, and the "local" singletrack on the BLM near town, If you have not spent time riding Salida, you are missing out on one of the hidden jems of trail riding in the state. I would reccommend riding the "Guts" trail to the Small or Large Intestine for a real taste of Salida. (If you can find the stoner that led us down these trails this weekend)

    Why not just put Golden,Ned, and Bear Creek into a Foothills cat. and allow for more towns?
    What are we looking at as criteria for "Best"?
    Longest ride from your door? Most elevation gain or loss on a local trail? Longest All singletrack ride without shuttle? Best gravity system?

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    Salida

    What Sbsbiker said, I couldn't imagine a top 5 list that didn't include Salida, let alone a top 10.

    Last time I checked, there were not any crazy long threads about rangers handing out yielding tickets near Salida. I guess you could just lump Gunnison in with Crested Butte since they are so close. So call it CB/Gunnison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustWest
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    Last time I checked, there were not any crazy long threads about rangers handing out yielding tickets near Salida.
    No - but the cops are busy handing out speeding tickets!

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    Colorado Springs is the great secret mountain biking mecca of Colorado.

    Captain Jacks, The Chutes, Palmer Park, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, the Falcon Trail, Jones Downhill, Elk Park, Red Rock Canyon, Ute Valley Park, Intemann Trail, Section 16, and the list goes on and on... And those are almost all in the city limits! Within an hour's drive, the riding possibilities are endless.

    Best of all, it's all open to bikes. The city has closed only a part of Garden of the Gods and one other short trail to bikes. Everything else is open and bikes are welcome here.

    We also have NORBA, USCF, the Velodrome, and SRAM's research facility. Real jobs are here and housing is cheap, especially compared to Boulder or the ski towns.

    And don't forget King's Chef to fuel up before the ride and Bristol Brewery and Trinity Brewery for after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    Breckenridge • Durango • Golden • Fruita • Fraser • Ft. Collins • Crested Butte • Buffalo Creek • Nederland • ... Steamboat? ... Vail?
    Should toss in Moab for extra credit.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    Clear Creek County (don't know if you'd say Idaho Springs or Georgetown)
    Guess not?
    Don't know what you'd take off to add it in!
    Maybe you need a top dozen, or 15!

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    Gunnison should definitely be on the list weather you lump it w/CB,. Gunnison/CB should be the call. There is more riding in Gunnison and east of Gunnison than CB could ever hope to have!

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    Or go by County instead of City.

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    Eagle!!

    My Eagle back yard. Lots of trail options , long ride season , saweeet singletrack
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    Top 10

    I suppose it depends alot on your riding style but I am going to give my big 10.

    Golden - Manitou Springs - Evergreen - Fort Collins - Nederland - Breck - Eagle/Vail - Fruita - Grand Junction - Boulder.

    Alot of mine are based on the ability to ride to trails if you live there, as opposed to driving to the trail head.

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    What about Aspen/Snowmass (Roaring Fork Valley)???

    Mushroom Rocks
    Prince Creek
    Basalt Mtn
    Smugglers
    Snowmass
    Govt Trail
    Rim Trail
    Boy Scout

    Just to name a few.

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    I'd make the case that your list should be based on the number of rides and quality of rides that can be accessed by riding a relatively short distance -- less than 30 minutes seem fair -- from a central location, such as a downtown. I think that would nix some of the suggestions that folks are offering. This is the list of great MTB towns, not great MTB regions. My list in no particular order:

    Golden -- Home. Obvious
    Breck -- Ridiculously great riding and often overlooked as ride destination
    Winter Park -- Obvious
    Crested Butte -- Obvious
    Gunnison -- Obvious
    Evergreen -- Obvious
    Fort Collins -- Lory/Horsetooth/Blue Sky/etc
    Grand Junction -- All the stuff out of the Tebegauche TH is pound-for-pound the best riding in Mesa County
    Manitou Springs -- Not always obvious, but tons of fun
    Durango -- Geez, soo much great riding from town its unreal

    NOT ON THE LIST
    Nederland -- Yes, lots of great riding, but is none of it is centrally located and easy to access from a centralized point

    Glenwood/Carbondale/Aspen -- Again, great riding, but over too big of an area. Couple of good rides in G-wood, a couple in 'bonedale and a bunch more in Aspen, but you've got to get in a car to access it.

    Fruita -- I'm not saying Fruita is over-rated, but it sort of is. You can ride everything at 18 Road (except the Edge Loop) in a day and on a rigid SS. Loma is fun and so some of the stuff at Rabbit Valley, but those are all several miles from town so by my hard-and-fast ride-from-town-in-30-minutes rule it doesn't fit.

    Eagle/Vail -- I honestly haven't ridden there enough to pass judement. It is one of the only gaps in my ride resume.

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    Aspen must be included as one of the greatest Mtn Bike Towns. The riding within 30 min from Downtown Aspen is incredible. Along with the XC in Snowmass and Aspen, Snowmass has some fun DH stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    If you look closer... you'll note that he DID include Golden. In his original & revised list.
    LOL.... reading comprehension fail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    Breckenridge • Durango • Golden • Fruita • Fraser • Ft. Collins • Crested Butte • Buffalo Creek • Nederland • ... Steamboat? ... Vail?

    (sorry infucables)
    Just want to point out that Ft. Collins has just been designated the "Gold" rating as a Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists:
    http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/b...iendlyamerica/
    This is the second highest rating in Colorado (Boulder has Platinum rating) and the best rating among the above list of cities.

    In any case I think the list is fairly subjective and of limited value. Because of the huge differences in geography between cities in Colorado I think its hard to make these types of comparisons (ie hard to compare the riding in Fruita and FC to Fraser and Breck).

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    Quote Originally Posted by afox
    Just want to point out that Ft. Collins has just been designated the "Gold" rating as a Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists:
    http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/b...iendlyamerica/
    This is the second highest rating in Colorado (Boulder has Platinum rating) and the best rating among the above list of cities.
    I'm not sure that such a ranking is meaningful for this discussion. That ranking is based on the ability of a cyclist to get around town -- bike lanes, bike paths, etc -- not the quality of the singletrack MTB riding near town, which is what we are discussing. For instance, Boulder is an AWESOME place to ride a bike and it has some of the best road riding in the world, but the MTB riding in/near town pretty much sucks. Betasso is the only thing that's really rideable from town and it is really nothing to shake a stick at. Walker Ranch, is great and all, but you've got to ride or drive up Flagstaff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    None of those have anything that would add up to night life. Same goes for Ned/Boulder/Lyons (not in terms of night life, that is, at least not Boulder). They're all within half hour's drive, and all the stuff in between. At least Boulder and Lyons have a brewpub .
    I take it you've not been up since the addition of Wild Mountain Brewery. Mmmm.. good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    NOT ON THE LIST
    Nederland -- Yes, lots of great riding, but is none of it is centrally located and easy to access from a centralized point
    You need some better guides. I can access nearly 100 miles of singletrack starting within 500 feet of my front door.

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    As someone from the east that has come out to Colorado 5 times, here are some towns I have visited, and many that I continue to come back to.

    Winter Park- one of the first systems I usually hit, as not far from Denver, close camping ie less than 3 miles from free camping to town, and everything can be ridden from town. Not the most elevation (about 2,000 +/- feet) compared to other places. Some things to do in town at night.

    Steamboat-Fun town, some killer epic fs road/single track loops, Fish creek falls, Mt Werner, and close to town options at Emberald park. Stuff to do in town at night. Free camping a little bit out of town about 8 to 10 miles.

    Crested Butte- Great trails, free camping on Slate River is great, but 6 to9 miles from town, some nite life.

    Gunnision Hartman's is Fruita like riding, W is a great breakfast place, town is dead at 9pm, only 30 minutes from CB

    Salida-Absolute Bikes rock!!! Monarch Crest, Colorado trail, rainbow trail, starvation ck, silver creek, all great riding. Never camped there, but seems to be plenty of free camping on Poncha springs road, less than 10 miles from town. Place is kind of dead after 9pm.

    Durango- hi desert/ alpine type riding, all within reach of town. Paid camping not far from town, but never tried the free camping route.

    Ft Collins- City has a lot to offer, but too many stoplights! Lori and Horsetooth, tied into Bluesky gives some good long rides. Not sure about camping as crashed at friends house for the summer, inbetween road trips. I think a great place to live, and have road trips to some other places when you want to. Plenty to do at night.

    Breckenridge-plenty of riding, plenty of nite stuff, and Tiger creek about 10 miles away for free camping. I have heard it called the new CB.

    Fruita-Long stretches of hi desert type riding without slick rock, not much to do at nite, cheap motels, but I am sure camping not far away as well.

    Telluride-cool town, camping at edge of town, I don't remember a huge # of trails as only spent a day there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
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    (sorry infucables)
    Don't be sorry. There is no riding in COS...


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    If you are going on the amount of riding from town, Breckenridge is pretty hard to beat. Salida is also pretty good. Of course CB is legendary for good reason as is Durango. Winter Park is also great for out of town riding.

    Fruita is great, but the riding isn't really right out of town.Aspen has some fun trails, but it's not super expansive. I haven't ridden in T-ride much, but from what I hear it's kind of like Aspen in that there is good riding, but not super expansive, or what's there is over run with OHVs.

    Bottom line: There are many, many great mountian biking destinations in Colorado.

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    Ned/ Fort/ Breck/ WP/ Lyons/ Durango/ Fruiter/ Butte/ Springs/ Boulder.
    Who the hell are we kidding? This state rocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker
    Thanks for putting Steamboat back on the list. We don't have the best gravity system, but our XC network is one of the best in the state...and a 6000 acre mt park on our backdoor
    And its legal to ride at night! Gawd I heart Emerald.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martlet
    Colorado Springs is the great secret mountain biking mecca of Colorado.
    meh...much better places to advertise, I mean ride, than Co Spgs...

    baker

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK_
    You're certainly missing Gunnison. And what about Leadville?

    _MK
    Leadville actually has alot of hidden trails, but it's not publicly promoted. A bunch of stuff close to town. Certain issues come up with some of the trails which is why they are not promoted.

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    Alternatives . . .

    Burlington, Limon, Wray, Yuma, Holyoke, Sterling, Cheyenne Wells, Punkin Center, Hugo, La Junta
    All other things are rarely equal . . .

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    Good job! hot off the press

    okay, so i couldn't narrow it down to 10 ... (apologies to leadville).





    (it's not SPAM if they're not available for purchase yet, right??)



    thanks for the input, all.

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    Cool, T. Each of those dots should be a check box so tourons will snap up shirts and check them off like a bird freak's life list.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Cool, T. Each of those dots should be a check box so tourons will snap up shirts and check them off like a bird freak's life list.
    Excellent, T! Still think Moab should be on there -- isn't it really like an extension of Colorado??!! Hope you make some "girl" t's like that one there.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    okay, so i couldn't narrow it down to 10 ... (apologies to leadville).





    (it's not SPAM if they're not available for purchase yet, right??)



    thanks for the input, all.

    Nice where and when can we pick up one of those?

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    nederland reprazent!

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    sweet

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    The Inflexibles are going to put a hit out on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steadyflow
    Nice where and when can we pick up one of those?
    you didn't hear it from me, but come february 1st @ www.cottonquips.com
    (though i suppose if you're local, other arrangements could be made via PM)


    P.S. fwiw, i will be advertising here on MTBR.

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    Terry, you're a dead man.




    I like the check boxes idea... a lot.
    A trail that’s too difficult wouldn’t exist because it’d never be used. But, trails can exist that’re too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    The Inflexibles are going to put a hit out on you.
    if you turn it inside out, there are directions printed to nickle's house and/or some trail(s) that may or may not exist nearby.

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    . . .We'll ride the spiral to the end
    and may just go where no one's been.

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    Nice site! I LOVE the shirt on that hot model top left

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Nice site! I LOVE the shirt on that hot model top left
    Dude, I almost put my foot so far in my mouth. I was like "damn, she really is ho... wait a second... Michelle?" Oops.
    A trail that’s too difficult wouldn’t exist because it’d never be used. But, trails can exist that’re too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Nice site! I LOVE the shirt on that hot model top left
    That's some photochop skills there, making a bud look like a real beer.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    La Junta

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    tourons
    I only know one other person who uses that word. Have you been hanging out with a freak lately?

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    What, no Raymond? Everybody loves Raymond.
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Another plus for Colorado Springs is the Pikes Peak gravel, everyone loves it! Nothing like plowing through a bunch of pea gravel. Plus the sandy soil dry's out quickly, very little mud, except for Palmer Park and Ute Valley, stay away when they are wet, please.

    Best part of the Springs it's cheap, and plenty of good Christian girls waiting for a manly mountain biker. And of course you have the Inflexibles gang, need we say more.

    You can put pretty much put any town near some hills on the list, so narrowing it down can be tough. Maybe we need a some function to get it:

    number of quality trails + (30 - average distance to trail head) - high cost of living + decent night life - number of snow days, etc.

    EDIT: cost of living

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    Evergreen sucks....don't ride anywhere near there ;-)

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    Evergreen, duh.

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    another vote for Breck. Frisco/Dillon/Silverthorne have not much compared to Breck. The Upper Blue River valley has incredible options. And, the Breck town trail system is unmatched in CO in my opinion. and of course that's just the trails in town. the connectors out of town are epic. The only other ski town trail sys I've seen that's as good or better is Park City.

    Boulder? funny. pretty miserable place to be if you're not a roadie. Sure there are some good rides within 20-30min, but you can't easily ride anything good right from town. maybe the valmont bike park will be good in the future. the leftist elites there seem to have gone overboard at the expense of us mtb'ers with their at-the-time progressive open space program.

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    Picking the best MTB town in colorado is like the BCS Bowl Series, too many factors come into play, and without a definite head to head playoff, it's all just voodoo, and personal choice.

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    I think we should just say when it comes to mountain biking in the US, Colroado is number one and all the cities have their own little perks.
    Whatever hurts you, can only make you stronger

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