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Old 10-07-05, 10:37 AM   #1
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Here a few pics of my home town and the surrounding area. Some of these pictures were taken during bicycle rides. Others were taken during over night mountaineering trips on 14,000 foot peaks. The remaining are just pedestrian shots.

An Orientation of Summit, Lake and Pitkin Counties


Panorama of Leadville


A few minutes from home ...walking the dog


Historic Harrison Ave., Leadville


Looking west on 7th St.


Leadville ...ski fence ...recycling at work


My house is next to the pink church


It's an old pink church ...everything here is old ...err historic


Tennessee Park ...between Leadville and Vail


Panorama of a part of the Sawatch Range ...L to R... La Plata Peak, Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive ...Elbert and Massive are the two highest peaks in the entire Rocky Mountain Range at 14,433 and 14,421 This picture was taken from Mt. Bross


Mountain Goat on Grays Peak


Ptarmigan on Mt. Bross


Shadow of Quandary Peak early morning sunrise ...near Breckenridge


Fremont Pass ...between Leadville and Copper Mountain ...I take this pass every day to work ...sometimes I commute by bike


Hoosier Pass ...on the way to Breckenridge


Loveland Pass ...you can see "The Legend" in the background, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area


Berthoud Pass near Winter Park and Mary Jane Ski Resort ...that ski lift is no longer there

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Old 10-07-05, 10:47 AM   #2
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awesome shots. i love looking at other people's hometowns. you should consider yourself lucky, it's a beautiful area.
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Old 10-07-05, 10:50 AM   #3
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That must be incredible to live in a place like that. Some people go their whole lives and don't ever see scenery like that. Most others give up thousands in airfare and hotel rooms to be near places like that.
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Nice! I had a friend that lived in Leadville for a year. The worst year of his life, but not because of Leadville - he loved the town. He used to do web work for Top of the World Cyclery, which has moved off the top of the world to Moab, UT. I still have a bunch of TotW socks that he gave me! I loved it there, when I wasn't gasping for air!
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Sweet pictures.... just a correction, though... that's not Mary Jane at the top of Berthoud Pass.... that was actually Ski Berthoud Pass (It was never in operation any of the many times I went over the divide there...). Mary Jane is the left side of Winter Park ski resort, correct? [Edit... just re-read your post... you state the chairlift is NEAR WP/MJ.... my bad!]

Anyway, awesome pics. I remember the time my dad and I had dinner at one of the restaurants in Leadville on the main drag. What a great town (wheezing to catch my breath!). Do you ever get to ski over at Ski Cooper? Went there one time and they had to start up the chairlift for us because we were the first folks there that day... practically had the whole place to ourselves! (note... Ski Cooper is a different place than Copper Mountain...)
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Hey Nick Cool pics!!!
I'm going to have to come up soon and ride with you and Shannon before there is TOO much snow on the ground!!!
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awesome shots. i love looking at other people's hometowns. you should consider yourself lucky, it's a beautiful area.
I was in your neck of the woods last August ...between 54th and 53rd on 6th... right across from MOMA. I like the Big Apple. I ran around CP every morning ...lots of cyclists there. The food is pretty tummy too ....Il Gato Pardo, Bici, The Penninsula, many more yummy places. I saw a Dominican Republic Parade that lasted for hours. I saw Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway. I saw the same bums every morning. I partied every night. Then I dragged my tired ass home.



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That must be incredible to live in a place like that. Some people go their whole lives and don't ever see scenery like that. Most others give up thousands in airfare and hotel rooms to be near places like that.
Thanks ...I sometimes forget what it is like looking from the outside. I grew up in Southern MD in a place called the Moyoane Reserve.



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Nice! I had a friend that lived in Leadville for a year. He used to do web work for Top of the World Cyclery
I knew them... now a coworker of mine and her boyfriend own the same place and also run a bicycle shop there called the Bicycle Haven.



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Do you ever get to ski over at Ski Cooper? (note... Ski Cooper is a different place than Copper Mountain...)
I've skied Chicago Ridge a few times. That's the area above Ski Cooper that is SnowCat accessible.


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Hey Nick Cool pics!!!
I'm going to have to come up soon and ride with you and Shannon before there is TOO much snow on the ground!!!
You know you have an open invite. I'm riding tomorrow.
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Can't ride tomorrow, staining backyard fence FUN HUH????
But, I finally got the singlespeeder to get a roadbike!!!!
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Great shots Telenick, making me pretty homesick here dude!! The shot of the Delaware Hotel brings back a flood of memories. I would stay there, and hang out listening to a band that played only Grateful Dead tunes, sipping on suds to sooth the tele muscles. Those WERE the days man, glad to see that it hasn't changed too much over the years.
Another time I stayed at the Super 8, well there was a dog sled race in town that weekend, dogs heckled one another all night long, gotta love Leadville!
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Hammerheads!
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YES TJ, Hammerheads unite!
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making me pretty homesick here dude!!
We're gonna have a good time, Shifty. We'll try not to get arrested.


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But, I finally got the singlespeeder to get a roadbike!!!!
Of course you did ...women have a way of getting their way.



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Yes but its SINGLE SPEED TRACK BIKE!!!!
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Yes but its SINGLE SPEED TRACK BIKE!!!!
He's relentless. You sure know how to pick 'em, snowy.
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Yes, but I just tell him that it will make him faster for racing next year!!!! I think it was already hard enough to get him the roadie, so I couldn't fight to much with the single speed.
We are going to ride Lookout this Sunday early morning. I'll tell you how it goes!!!
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That picture of the shadow of Quandry is fine! Have you skied that mountain? That NE face from the summit is fun, got to dig a pit first though. We skined to tree line, then the ridge was wind blown so walked up to the top.
That's a fine shot!
Did you have to rope up for Bross? or did your Grandmother lead on mountain bikes!! :-)
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She once led Carlos Carsolio up the Aconcagua South Face on a unicycle while setting fixed ropes in the more difficult pitches. The story about Bross is myth.
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Beautiful country Telenick. I'm very jealous... One of these days I will have that view!
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Nice pictures. Iíve always liked goats.
I've been to Loveland Pass. Passed through after a day at Copper on our way back to Minturn. Unfortunately for us it was a very cloudy and grey day, so visibility was not so good. That was somewhere around 98-99?
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The more I think about it the more I wonder whether Colorado is where I should move
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The more I think about it the more I wonder whether Colorado is where I should move
When I lived in Colorado I heard it said that the only thing wrong with Colorado is that it's too far from God and too close to Texas.
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If it wasn't for the Manhattan Bar and the Lutheran Church, those pictures could almost pass for Switzerland!

(Lovely area you live in.)
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