Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Mountain - Plains Colorado | Kansas | Missouri | Montana | North Dakota | Nebraska | South Dakota | Utah | Wyoming

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-10-07, 10:14 AM   #1
jfmckenna
Tiocfáidh ár Lá
Thread Starter
 
jfmckenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The edge of b#
Bikes: A whole bunch-a bikes.
Posts: 5,440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Heading to Boulder / Denver

I posted in the road forum a few weeks back about riding in CO in Denver. But I just noticed this regional forum and thought I'd seek advice here. I am doing the Cross Nationals in KC and my GF and I decided to just continue out to Littleton to visit her mom for Xmas. Anyway it will be the first time I've been out there with a bike, but of course it's not the best time of year I presume either.

Anyway in my home town there is a great group of folks who regularly meet at a local coffee shop and ride off for several hours. Anyone and everyone are welcome. Is there any sort of regular ride that you know of in either Boulder or Littleton/Denver area? It seems that this sort of thing is pretty typical so I'm sure there is a regular open group ride, I just don't know where.

Also if you know of any cross races in the area that would be great too. Thanks.
jfmckenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-07, 09:15 PM   #2
oldster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Denver, Co.
Bikes:
Posts: 699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bring your studded tires...there is snow on all the paths/roads.and more forcast....
Bud
oldster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-07, 06:14 AM   #3
Chezhoff
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Erie, CO
Bikes: 2004 Trek 1500, 200? Diamond Back Topanga
Posts: 142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
I posted in the road forum a few weeks back about riding in CO in Denver. But I just noticed this regional forum and thought I'd seek advice here. I am doing the Cross Nationals in KC and my GF and I decided to just continue out to Littleton to visit her mom for Xmas. Anyway it will be the first time I've been out there with a bike, but of course it's not the best time of year I presume either.

Anyway in my home town there is a great group of folks who regularly meet at a local coffee shop and ride off for several hours. Anyone and everyone are welcome. Is there any sort of regular ride that you know of in either Boulder or Littleton/Denver area? It seems that this sort of thing is pretty typical so I'm sure there is a regular open group ride, I just don't know where.

Also if you know of any cross races in the area that would be great too. Thanks.
When are you coming out? We're getting snow right now, but, who knows, it could be gone in a few days and the weather "perfect" (or as perfect as it gets here) for riding!

Our last cross race of the season (the State Championships) was last weekend.
Chezhoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-07, 08:52 AM   #4
jfmckenna
Tiocfáidh ár Lá
Thread Starter
 
jfmckenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The edge of b#
Bikes: A whole bunch-a bikes.
Posts: 5,440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
I don't have any studded tires so I guess I'll bring my skis just in case

I am leaving KS for Littleton on Sunday. I've been watching the weather out there and sure do hope it clears up for my drive. Sounds kind of nasty.
jfmckenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-07, 10:53 AM   #5
bvfrompc
Senior Member
 
bvfrompc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
meh, its supposed to be in the forties by Sunday, bring your summer kit

brrrr, it was cold shoveling the 6-9 inches off the driveway this morning. My last ride was a couple of Sundays ago and goign up I had to walk a few switchbacks on Lookout mountain and I took the I70 frontage road down and was the coldest I have ever been on a bike, stopped for 20 minutes at a quickstop just to thaw.

Send a pm to Snowy, apparently this weather is nothing for her, she did a duathlon in the snow last weekend.

You can find me at spin class this coming weekend, like last wekend.......
bvfrompc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-07, 11:08 AM   #6
jfmckenna
Tiocfáidh ár Lá
Thread Starter
 
jfmckenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The edge of b#
Bikes: A whole bunch-a bikes.
Posts: 5,440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Ha HA yeah I think it's the descents that would be the worst this time of year. I guess bringing a sheet or two of newspaper might help.
jfmckenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-07, 11:21 AM   #7
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The 40s in winter barely allows much of anything to thaw.
It usually reaches that high for a short amount of time. The fact that the ground and most of the air is cold limits the thawing.
The more snow the smaller the melting effect it is. When we had our lovely winter weather last winter it would occasionally jump into the 50s. I would get excited that it would melt. All that happened was more ice would form. Oh joy.
Now if it jumps into the 60s...........
DataJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:58 PM.