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    Singlespeeding in Denver?

    My wife and I are relocating to Denver at the end of this month. Just curious if anyone on here rides or has ridden in or around Denver? Where to go? Good trails for after work ride?
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    Its a bit far but Buffalo Creek and Pine Valley Ranch are awesome. Strawberry Jack to Charlies Cut Off to Homestead to Skipper and down Bucks Gulch is a fun ride. Lots of really good stuff to ride out there.

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    Plenty of SSers. Just go west for great rides after work. Areas around Golden, Littleton, Morrison, Boulder all have great trails. Just put on your climbing gears.

    I think most 26" singlespeeds are running 32x18-20 and most 29" are 32x20-22.

    Centennial Cone is probably one of the best singlespeed ride around
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the info.

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    we have a single speed group ride every sunday in colorado springs.
    http://www.myspace.com/singlespeeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by nepbug
    Plenty of SSers. Just go west for great rides after work. Areas around Golden, Littleton, Morrison, Boulder all have great trails. Just put on your climbing gears.

    I think most 26" singlespeeds are running 32x18-20 and most 29" are 32x20-22.

    Centennial Cone is probably one of the best singlespeed ride around
    Singlespeeding in Denver is great. Harder than most places but just about everything is ridable. Green mountain is the place to start for sure.

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    I envy you - the mountain biking in the Denver area makes the Bay Area look pretty weak. You can mountain bike almost everywhere except Boulder Mountain Parks and wilderness areas. Unlike here where the yuppiefreakhikingnazis control everything.

    I recommend the following places to ride (going from south to north) -

    Mathew Winters/Red Rocks near Morrison and Golden
    White Ranch - north of Golden
    Walker Ranch - on the other side of the Flatirons in Boulder
    Hall Ranch - near Lyons

    The altitude and the heat in the summer time will take some getting used to, but the riding is worth it.

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    What everyone else said. Just one more to chime in. I ride mostly with SSers. There is some walking involved on long steep days. Come get some, we're good at sharing the pain.

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    On a side note- any Denver area or CO. singlespeeders have any suggestion on gearing for the Silver Rush 50? 32-20, 26-15 ............? Just not sure how steep and gradual the climbs are. 7% versus 10% would change my game plan.

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    what did you find?

    Chadbmx, what have you been riding? I am moving out myself at the end of this month, and found this thread to be very informative. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts -

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