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    Hwy 40 Blue and I and Some Friends Ride

    Hwy 40 Blue and I and Some Friends Ride Together

    Yesterday, 3 friends of mine and I drove to Golden, CO, to meet Hwy 40 Blue for a ride on the Clear Creek Trail. All of my friends were over 70 - including Sally, a lady who does triathlons, Jerry, who has ridden across the country on a mtn bike when he was 66yo, and Ted, who is a veteran of several RAGBRAI's. The four of us rode road bikes - all with drop bars - Ted on his classic and cherished 10 speed with downtube shifters.

    We had a great time on a nice 24 mile round trip ride into the Denver area, ending at the remarkable Ralston Creek Trail bridge, which joins the Clear Creek Trail.



    There were a couple of challenging hills along the way. Hwy 40 Blue does VERY well on her folding Bike Friday, and I had to work to keep up with her - and I think she was playing with us, and generally goes much faster!

    Anyway it was great fun. Thanks, Hwy 40 Blue for leading this ride. Sorry, no one took a camera!


    The map below shows the Clear Creek Trail - in the upper left-hand corner, 2nd trail down from the top. If you find the "Gold Strike Bridge" square on the map, that is where we turned around.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 09-08-07 at 07:54 AM.
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    Senior Member ?? Beverly's Avatar
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    How can anyone take a ride and NO camera

    Sounds like a great time. Just wish I lived closer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    How can anyone take a ride and NO camera

    Sounds like a great time. Just wish I lived closer
    I couldn't find mine. Of course, it turned up immediately AFTER I got back from the ride.
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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    Really glad you folks had a chance to get together. I also hear that Blue has a pretty mean golf game as well.

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    Man...I feel left out. Kinda like the third guy on a date....I suppose you hip people didn't want to be seen with some silly git on a bent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandwarrior View Post
    Man...I feel left out. Kinda like the third guy on a date....I suppose you hip people didn't want to be seen with some silly git on a bent
    I would love to get together with you. Let me know.
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    Just looking at that map I'm so jealous!
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    Sandwarrior, sorry about that. I thought you worked weekdays. We did this Friday. Next time I will post an upcoming ride here, on the 50+ Forum, and everybody who sees it and can make it is welcome!

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    I was teasing DNVR. I think he mentioned a ride sometime back, but I was coming off a 12 hour mid (630 pm to 630 am) on Friday and knew I wouldn't be able to make it. So while you all were hard at work peddaling up those hills, I was snoozing the day away.

    It had been a fairly rough night too, and the commute home was a great refresher. I got to bed just before 8 am and slept until 4:50 pm. I was wiped. I am glad you had a great ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    How can anyone take a ride and NO camera

    Sounds like a great time. Just wish I lived closer
    I forget my camera all the time.

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