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    Just got back from Estes Park Colorado

    It wasn't a rideing weekend, but while I was up there visiting my 94 year old mother, I enjoyed watching other people rideing their bikes in beautiful Estes Park.
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    DSC00109.jpgSpent the weekend enjoying the park with my beautiful wife and Mother.DSC00120.JPGDid a little rock climbing.
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    DSC00143.JPGDrove up Trail Ridge Road to the store.DSC00140.JPGDSC00141.JPGSaw a young elk buck with his herim of does at the top.
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    DSC00155.JPGDSC00157.JPGVisited the Stanley hotel made famous by the horror film "The Shineing" It really is haunted...
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    DSC00169.JPGAnother cyclist enjoying the day near Lyon's Colorado. We were on our way to the "Taste of Colorado" in Denver.DSC00179.JPGWhen we arrived in Denver many were enjoying the day on 16th Street. DSC00185.JPGSaw an interestin fixed gear at the festival. BigShotBikes.com.
    DSC00186.JPGWe hooke up with Sam and his pedal-taxi. He showed us around down-town Denver. It was awesome!DSC00187.JPGIt was a cool weekend!
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    hopefully you didnt try to eat anything at the "Taste of ", worst food on the face of the planet....
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    Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. I love Estes Park. I used to work at the riding stables (if they are still there) on the right side of the road, just as you come in from Loveland, back in the mid 60's when I was stationed in Cheyenne. I did it as a summer job before leaving for Viet Nam. I was actually wanting to go back there to live in that area after getting out of the military but then, as fate would have it, I met my wife and stayed here in Tampa. We have only been back there while on vacation visiting her brother in Casper, WY.
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    Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

    Forgive me, but I've been wanting to say this for weeks. There is no "e" in "riding" (nor in "Shining").
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachme View Post
    DSC00155.JPGDSC00157.JPGVisited the Stanley hotel made famous by the horror film "The Shineing" It really is haunted...
    Hopefully no ghost bikes.

    I really need to get back to the Rockies for some riding or backpacking.
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    Very nice Teachme. Continued good health to your Mother.

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    A few photos from Estes/Trail Ridge when we were there this past June-I sure wish we had your weather........I enjoyed tooling around Estes.

















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    Lived in Greeley in the 50's and went to estes for trolling/fishing andwater skiing at the lake most every weekend,,lots of times went over the pass to Grand lake for the same, as well..water in lake Estes was seriously cold...(still remember that...Brrr.),spent several days in the 70's handling health and welfare traffic out of estes ,when they had thehuge flood on the Big Thompson River down stream from Estes...(on ham radio)
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    We spent a year working In Boulder, and went up to Estes many times. Yes it is a real nice area. The summer of 76 a huge rain storm backed up on the front range and there was a huge flood in big Thompson canyon. In the narrow areas of the creek water ran 20 to 30 foot deep. Several pople were killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    We spent a year working In Boulder, and went up to Estes many times. Yes it is a real nice area. The summer of 76 a huge rain storm backed up on the front range and there was a huge flood in big Thompson canyon. In the narrow areas of the creek water ran 20 to 30 foot deep. Several pople were killed.
    139 WERE KILLED

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    How's the biking on 34 from Loveland to Estes Park? Can't remember what the shoulders are like, but there's always a shetload of traffic.

    Taste of Colorado is alright. Food is okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbiker View Post
    How's the biking on 34 from Loveland to Estes Park? Can't remember what the shoulders are like, but there's always a

    shetload of traffic.

    Taste of Colorado is alright. Food is okay.
    I dont remember for sure either , but doubt its to good,,,and the food must have changed, I went a coupleof times in the past and it was unedible garbage
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    Estes Park is a great place. The only thing it lacks is oxygen, a detriment when cycling. I really can't imagine cycling there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Erlenbach View Post
    Estes Park is a great place. The only thing it lacks is oxygen, a detriment when cycling. I really can't imagine cycling there.
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    Beautiful pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Erlenbach View Post
    Estes Park is a great place. The only thing it lacks is oxygen, a detriment when cycling. I really can't imagine cycling there.
    We visited Estes Park last year for the first time, after our second trip to Glenwood Springs. It rained the day we arrived at Rocky Mountain National Park but we drove to the top and toured the museum up there. On the way down we passed a cyclist climbing on a loaded recumbent! He was near the top but below the treeline. I caught him with the camera just in time...

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    On a short hike a day or two after arriving, one of my children laid down on the trail and curled up and wouldn't move, because her head hurt and she was SO tired. Living at 30 feet above sea level, and hiking (or cycling) at 9000 or so is not pleasant.

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    That's weird there's a lack of oxygen in Estes Park. Must be a local phenomenon. I biked Mount Evans a couple of weeks ago and there was plenty of oxygen there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldster View Post
    hopefully you didnt try to eat anything at the "Taste of ", worst food on the face of the planet....
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    LOL! I'm a little leary of festival food... We went out on 16th street to the Cheesecake Factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Looks like a beautiful place to visit.

    Forgive me, but I've been wanting to say this for weeks. There is no "e" in "riding" (nor in "Shining").
    Lol! What can I say? I'm a math teacher....
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    Quote Originally Posted by teachme View Post
    Lol! What can I say? I'm a math teacher....
    Isn't that a mathe teacher?

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