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Old 06-26-07, 04:01 PM   #1
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Denver Area Get-together

DENVER AREA GET-TOGETHER

Okay - we have four folks (+1) so far from the Denver area.

DnvrFox, head_wind, Old Hammer Boy, terry b (and Norafox)

I have a suggestion.

I think we should have a get-together - perhaps lunch and a ride. You are welcome to come to my house in Parker, which is easy to get to (right off of E470 and Jordan) and is right on the southern Cherry Creek Trail.

Personally, I think we should keep the ride fairly easy so that all feel comfortable to participate, and no one doesn't come because of too many hills, or excessive length, or whatever.

We could do a nice 20 or 30 mle ride, pretty flat and very scenic. We have some great places for lunch right on the trail.

Any other suggestions or thoughts?

My wife (also a BFN member) would join us for a part of the ride.

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Old 06-26-07, 08:17 PM   #2
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Sounds great. I can't come. I live in California. But I think you should do it.
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I'd love to, but when?
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I'd love to, but when?


We are now up to 7 folks (plus my wife)!

bentnail, Coloradopenguin, DnvrFox, head_wind, Hwy 40 Blue, Old Hammer Boy, terry b (NoraFox)

When?

Great question.

When are folks available?

A Saturday would be best for me.

July 7th?

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Old 06-27-07, 09:38 AM   #5
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Nutz!! As they (whoever they are) say, timing is everything. This
is week 4 of my retirement and we are about to begin the next
adventure. .....................................................................

Dnvr, I've been intending to call you for ages. For the last 5 years
I worked near the intersection of Orchard and Yosemite/DTC. I
seldom drove (took FREX) so it wasn't convenient to have a bike
there.

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Hmm. Are you saying lunch and a ride or a ride and lunch? I ask because the first Saturday of the month is a ride with my Bike Friday club, but we do that in the morning. I think. We've only had one, due to outstandingly crappy weather. Let me find out when that BF ride is -- since I already committed -- and get back to you.
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Hmm. Are you saying lunch and a ride or a ride and lunch? I ask because the first Saturday of the month is a ride with my Bike Friday club, but we do that in the morning. I think. We've only had one, due to outstandingly crappy weather. Let me find out when that BF ride is -- since I already committed -- and get back to you.
Depends on the weather, but if the temp is 90F+, I would sure rahter go in the morning then lunch!

Any other suggested days?

And the Bike Friday club

rides on Saturday?
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Give me a time and place and I will be there :-)
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Depends on the weather, but if the temp is 90F+, I would sure rahter go in the morning then lunch!

Any other suggested days?

And the Bike Friday club

rides on Saturday?
I can't make it the 7th. I am working night shift in Boulder. I could make it the next weekend. Since I will be off Fri-Sunday.
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I can't make it the 7th. I am working night shift in Boulder. I could make it the next weekend. Since I will be off Fri-Sunday.

Hmm. Are you saying lunch and a ride or a ride and lunch? I ask because the first Saturday of the month is a ride with my Bike Friday club, but we do that in the morning. I think. We've only had one, due to outstandingly crappy weather. Let me find out when that BF ride is -- since I already committed -- and get back to you.

Give me a time and place and I will be there :-)
SATURDAY, JULY 14. 2007 8:30 AM AT MY HOUSE? LUNCH OR SNACK OR PIE OR WHATEVER ALONG THE WAY?

20-30 easy, relaxed, friendly miles (that's for me, folks)

EMAIL ME FOR DIRECTIONS AND TO CONFIRM.

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SATURDAY, JULY 14. 2007 8:30 AM AT MY HOUSE? LUNCH OR SNACK OR PIE OR WHATEVER ALONG THE WAY?

20-30 easy, relaxed, friendly miles (that's for me, folks)

EMAIL ME FOR DIRECTIONS AND TO CONFIRM.

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Now we can all send DF email saying we can't make it and clog up his inbox
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I'm in!
OK, we have 3 folks.

Who else?
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Sorry, but I'm off to Wyoming that weekend . . . going to test the trails around Casper with my son.

But it's a good idea!
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DnvrFox,

You guys won't ride to fast for my training wheels will ya :-)
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SATURDAY, JULY 14. 2007 8:30 AM AT MY HOUSE? LUNCH OR SNACK OR PIE OR WHATEVER ALONG THE WAY?


Okay, Count me in.
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SATURDAY, JULY 14. 2007 8:30 AM AT MY HOUSE? LUNCH OR SNACK OR PIE OR WHATEVER ALONG THE WAY?
Ah, yes, the first annual DnveFox Bastille Day Memorial Ride and Pie Eating Adventure. It sounds like a blast. Sorry I can't be there, but you guys (and gal) enjoy yourselves---PICTURES!!!
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OK - we've got 5 folks now.

Here's the forecast:

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Would 8:00 am be a better starting time than 8:30?
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OK, we have 5 folks. I will email all of you privately. Looking forward to the ride!

If anyone else wants to join us, please email me directly at

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Oh, darn. I was just out there for the 2007 Bicycle Tour of Colorado which just ended this past weekend. I'll watch for invites for next year when I'm flying there along with my bicycle.
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I have emailed all five riders that I know about, giving directions, etc. If you didn't get an email, contact me ASAP at

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It's not too late for others to sign up!

We have changed the start time to 8:00 am
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Can't make it to this one since I was already just out in the Denver area for vacation.
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Here's the forecast:

Friday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 90. North northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph.


Looks pretty good!

See you all on Saturday 8:00 AM.

You are in for a treat. I'm washing my bibs. If I can get it on, I am going to wear my original BFN jersey. This is the one with the European cut - where the XL was more like a medium.

Anyone else want to join us?

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Proposed Routes:



This is an older map, and does not show all of the trail system. It has been extended about 8 miles to the south, and has other additions. I live just north of Challenger Park.

Leave from my house, south on the CC Trail to Scott Road - 9 miles.

Return north to Sulphur Gulch Trail - 6.5 miles

East to the top of Sulphur Gulch Trail and return to CC Trail 9 miles

North to the Lighthouse Cafe - pie and other goodies (but no Blueberry) - right off the trail. 2 miles.

North on CC Trail to Cottonwood, end of CC Trail in this region. - 4 miles

Return to my house - 3.5 miles.

Total - about 34 miles or so.

Or, we could go south on the CC Trail to the end at CO 86 (near Franktown) and return - also about 34 miles. However, this includes about 1.5 miles of dirt road each way. I can do it fine on my 700x25's, but it may be a bit rutty for others??

In all there should be about 4 very low traffic residential street crossings, no matter which way we go.

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