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    Back in the Saddle Again
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    How I Spent My Denver 'Vacation'

    First new thread on this board, so be gentle

    So since the company decided to stick me in Denver for the weekend I figured I might as well have a good time doing it. I rented a nice bike, picked up some gear I needed anyway, and hit the trail.

    Coming from MD these trails are amazing. Brutal climbs, rolling fast sections, only a little bit technical, but plenty of rocks to keep you on your toes.

    The best part though for sure was the views. I kept having to get off the bike because I would whip around a corner and be presented with great views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

    So without further delay... the photos...


    Mt. Falcon Park


    View from the parking lot


    This was the beginning of the trail, pretty good sign it was going to rock.


    These are the ruins of a land developer's dream home that was struck by lightning and burned to the ground


    Cheesin' it at a great lookout


    That's what Willis was talkin' about.


    More scrumptious technical singletrack


    Really great view of the Denver Plateau


    Mmmmmm twisty


    My fat ass taking a huff & puff break after a tough climb


    The unfinished foundation of the 'Summer White House' which was planned to house the President. Lack of interest and WWI killed the project.


    Would've been one hell of a view


    Hardest climb ever. 3 miles, 2000 feet...


    The top. Finally.

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    Beauwdiful! Sometimes you guys in the states get me jealous, you have real hills and mountains. Here in Aussie the land is so old that all our real mountains have weathered away, particularly in Western Australia, Perth is really flat.
    Mmmmm...shiney new parts...mmmm

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    Back in the Saddle Again
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    Being from the east coast our mountains, the Appalachians, are really old and smooth too, so travelling west was a great trip for a dirt junkie such as myself.

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    I need a holiday.

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    Old School Rad mtnbiker66's Avatar
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    Super good pics!Looks like good times fer sure.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Alright, alright, I've made up my mind. I'm going to University of Colorado!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaladShooter
    First new thread on this board, so be gentle



    Really great view of the Denver Plateau
    Hold it right there, Bucky! Denver does not sit on a plateau. No way! No how! It is properly called the Denver Basin. The only place lower than Denver in the Denver Basin is Greeley! So get your terminology straight!

    And it ain't your butt that's taking the huff and puff break...unless your personal plumbing is, well, weird

    Glad you had a good time!
    Stuart Black
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    Picking the Scablands. Washington and Oregon, 2005. Pie and spiders on the Columbia River!
    Days of Wineless Roads. Bed and Breakfasting along the KATY
    Twisting Down the Alley. Misadventures in tornado alley.
    An Good Ol' Fashion Appalachian Butt Whoopin'.

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