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    Denver area, Deer Creek/High Grade road

    So it's still rideable up there but the water coolers are empty.

    Is there a source of water in the (deer creek canyon, high grade, turkey creek canyon etc.) area?

    Thanks,
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    There's usually water there??? I dunno... two bottles was enough to get me to Evergreen, where I bought water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807 View Post
    There's usually water there??? I dunno... two bottles was enough to get me to Evergreen, where I bought water.
    The Grange usually has coolers of water and sports drinks and asks for a donation in return. My first trip up High Grade I was in trouble after running out of water. I'm pretty sure those coolers saved my life.

    If you keep going down that road to 285, there are some retail places close by.

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    Did you ride it during the week?? I know the coolers are full on the weekend.

    Oh be careful riding that road, a group of us total of 6 riders got flats cause the locals put "tacks" on the road to keep the cyclists off the road. I was the only one magically not to get a flat. Some of my friends had flats in both tires.
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    more on the tacks
    the follwoing was posted on Denver Bike Touring Club web site Sept 23

    This morning
    Right as the climb was starting and the first bike lane appeared I
    noticed a bunch of very small nails in the road. These nails were
    black and no more than a 1/4 inch long. Just the right size to put
    holes in the bike tire. I believe that these were there
    intentionally. The reason that I am saying this is that they were
    only in the bike lane and they were concentrated within a 4 to 5 foot
    area. I easily picked up close to 100 of these nails. I know for a
    fact that they caused many punctures since I saw numerous people on
    the climb today changing flats. There were 5 people that I asked and
    they all had small black nails in their tires. These were the same
    nails that I saw at the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado dale View Post
    more on the tacks
    the follwoing was posted on Denver Bike Touring Club web site Sept 23

    This morning
    Right as the climb was starting and the first bike lane appeared I
    noticed a bunch of very small nails in the road. These nails were
    black and no more than a 1/4 inch long. Just the right size to put
    holes in the bike tire. I believe that these were there
    intentionally. The reason that I am saying this is that they were
    only in the bike lane and they were concentrated within a 4 to 5 foot
    area. I easily picked up close to 100 of these nails. I know for a
    fact that they caused many punctures since I saw numerous people on
    the climb today changing flats. There were 5 people that I asked and
    they all had small black nails in their tires. These were the same
    nails that I saw at the bottom.
    This was my group of riders HA HA HA. Yep people suck!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowy View Post
    Did you ride it during the week?? I know the coolers are full on the weekend.

    Oh be careful riding that road, a group of us total of 6 riders got flats cause the locals put "tacks" on the road to keep the cyclists off the road. I was the only one magically not to get a flat. Some of my friends had flats in both tires.
    One of the riders that went with me got a flat from one of those. I didn't think anything about it at the time.

    And yes, we went on a weekday.
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    I vowed not to ride High Grade Road again for that reason!!! I was pissed when my friends had to change not one tire but TWO tires.
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    you stop riding, they win.

    To comment on the original topic, I ride on weekdays, but have had water for the past few weeks. I went this tuesday (oct 2) and the coolers were both empty. I seem to remember reading something about them being stocked until october.

    I suppose i'll look into evergreen. My route generally turns right at that neighborhood after the school and sends me back toward Chatfield
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    I stopped RIDING THAT ROAD!!! I will never stop riding

    You could ride lookout and never have issues like that, plus its right in my back yard.
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