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    ss ride from colorado springs to aspen

    7 of us rode from colorado springs to aspen on sat the 7th. we all rode single
    speed road bikes. we left at 430 in the morning. it took roughly 13
    hours (give or take) and was 180 miles (from my door). we climbed over 4 mountain passes. the last one being independence pass. here are some pictures.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottbo...11139337/show/
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    Scott and Co.
    That's a seriously [email protected]$$ ride fellas! Congrats on a fantastic epic! What time did you get into Aspen? I was thinking that the ride on a geared roadie would be plenty tough - but that's BUUUURLEEEEE!

    You are all now in the hero's club - which currently only has 2 folks in it and both have the last name LaLonde ...

    As they say in France:Chapeau...

    I'm also curious as to what gearing each of you used.

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    thanks! we pretty much all used a 42-17 give or take a few teeth here or there. one of the guys from salida that went rode it on a fixie with a basket, fenders and 38c tires. its a ride one guy does every year from his house. this year was the biggest turn out. we had riders from ft. collins, fruita and salida come all the way down for it. i hope next year has a good turn out as well. i know i will be there!

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    Looks like an awesome time - really cool stuff!

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    That is awesome, Way to go!

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    ok...its official...im moving to colorado

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcutterx
    one of the guys from salida that went rode it on a fixie with a basket, fenders and 38c tires.
    That would be Jason Shelman. I saw the title of this thread and though "this looks like something Shelman would have done" and low and behold here he is with you guys. He use to live in Fort Collins but now is in Salida. Finished 2nd at the Colorado Trail Race this year, would have won hadn't he broken his fork I heard....
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    Hi,

    amaaaaazing!

    As we say in Spain, ícon dos cojones!

    Well done.

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    A friend and I did that same ride in a day back in 1981. We massed about 200 pounds between the two of us, so the climbing was no big deal, but we sure got hammered by the winds in south park. I remember each of us whining to the other about not pulling enough -- at our weight and low power output we were great wheel-suckers until the tarmac pointed up. We also did it unsupported, refueling in Hartsel and Buena Vista. That ride wet my appetite for long point-to-point or big loop rides...

    I think you guys need to step it up next year. How about the Durango Death Loop next time -- Durango to Silverton to Ouray to Ridgeway to Telluride to Dolores to Mancos to Hesperus to Durango, a cool 210 miles and 25K of climbing.

    http://www.mapmytri.com/ride/united-...ango/358056241
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