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Old 01-15-06, 06:36 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-15-06, 06:57 PM   #2
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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.
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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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Super good pics!Looks like good times fer sure.
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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!
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