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    Pics at the Lair! Funday Monday

    I had Monday off. While I did have a large list of items to get done I also wasn't going to pass up a day to ride. I went over to Lair O the Bear park. It was great. The weather was perfect, I love this time of year. The trails were open and the views beautiful. I really couldn't ask for more. Hope more of you out there get to enjoy this time of year on 2 wheels!
















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    Beautiful area! Nice pics
    Move along....nothing to see here....anymore.

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    That is absolutely gorgeous. If I had some place that awesome to ride, I might actually do the mountain biking thing.

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    Amazing! Where is Lair O The Bear? Gimme directions starting from Idiot - er I mean Idaho Springs. Awesome pictures.
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    Looks like a great place to ride. Much like the lakes country an hour east of where I live.
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    Don't you get scared of wildlife. Just wondering. From someone who has lived in/near urban areas most of my life.

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    Thanks for the comments!! Give the MTB thing a try, I promise it is a blast!
    Quote Originally Posted by tractorlegs View Post
    Amazing! Where is Lair O The Bear? Gimme directions starting from Idiot - er I mean Idaho Springs. Awesome pictures.
    Take 70 East to the El Rancho exit. Follow to Evergreen. Go threw Evergreen on HWY 74 to Kittleridge. A couple miles past Kittle ridge on the right side is the parking area. If you hit Morrison/Red Rocks you went way to far.
    Quote Originally Posted by FMadridRN View Post
    Don't you get scared of wildlife. Just wondering. From someone who has lived in/near urban areas most of my life.
    That is part of what makes it better. Wildlife is awesome, believe me you are missing out!

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    great pictures. I think you should take the rest of the week off too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by funrover View Post
    Take 70 East to the El Rancho exit. Follow to Evergreen. Go threw Evergreen on HWY 74 to Kittleridge. A couple miles past Kittle ridge on the right side is the parking area. If you hit Morrison/Red Rocks you went way to far.
    Got it Thanks! My next trip up there I'll look it up
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    Gorgeous scenery! Too bad I'm home sick because looking at your photos makes me want to get my mtb out of the garage and go riding. But I'd have to bring a barf bag and wear a blanket around my shoulders. Blah!


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    I wish we had stuff like this in the Chicago area that isn't trashed. Beautiful pics!

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    Awesome. I've decided I'm coming to visit!
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    ughhh i wish Louisiana wasn't so flat. this is beautiful

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    That first set of pictures are awesome; it's like you're taking surreptitious pictures of a ghost rider or something. I can imagine seeing that bike pedaling itself around the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tractorlegs View Post
    Got it Thanks! My next trip up there I'll look it up
    Hit me up, I'd be more than happy to show you around the trails. Do you know the Idaho Springs area well? I want to start riding up there more.

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    I wish we had stuff like this in the Chicago area that isn't trashed. Beautiful pics!
    Is there anything close? It has been years since I was in Chicago.

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    great pictures. I think you should take the rest of the week off too!
    I like the way you think!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
    Gorgeous scenery! Too bad I'm home sick because looking at your photos makes me want to get my mtb out of the garage and go riding. But I'd have to bring a barf bag and wear a blanket around my shoulders. Blah!
    Get better bud!

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    Awesome. I've decided I'm coming to visit!
    LOL Plenty of photo ops!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMadridRN View Post
    Don't you get scared of wildlife. Just wondering. From someone who has lived in/near urban areas most of my life.
    I think I'd personally be more afraid of urban wildlife than rural wildlife. It's easier to outride a bear, or just scare off a medium-to-big cat, than it is to scare off a thug/hobo with a baseball bat and a mental issue.

    Still pretty though, but if I couldn't hit the trail right outside my door, I'd never go to the trouble of putting my bike on the rack and driving out to the destination. At that level it becomes a bigger event than just going for a ride.

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    I dunno about outrunning a bear, lol..they can run pretty fast.

    We saw one a couple of weekends ago, and we couldn't catch it with the car.

    On my rides today I've come across 4 piles of bear poo. Here we have black bear...I don't know that bear have ever attacked cyclists. I know cougars have.

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