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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: colorado springs, co
Bikes: yes please.
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yeah, i'm 6'4". i have a on-one rigid ss 29er. i'm actually going to be using my mountain bike on friday morning... i'm probably going to head down to pueblo and ride the reservoir. i hope it's not too busy!! then on saturday i'll probably do a tour de cheyenne canyon. or at least buckhorn/jacks, etc.
what sort of mountain bike are you looking for? 26 or 29? geared or single? i'll ask a few tall folks i know if they have anything they want to get rid of. i know a friend with a rigid 29 indy fab frame and fork kicking around, but i wouldn't call that mid level.
do you work in a bike shop? if a ss 29er is of interest to you, i'd check out the redline monocog. it's steel, has a low rake fork... so it handles great, is fairly light, and is inexpensive. it's about as much as the bikesdirect ss 29, which does not come with a trail friendly gear ratio. or at least not a colorado gear ratio.
i've never done the ride from rampart range to palmer lake and so forth, but up near woodland park there is a connector road that takes you over to the watershed and down to palmer lake. if you drive to rampart reservoir from woodland park, when you have to turn right onto that dirt road, if you go straightish/leftish (to use the technical term) instead, i *think* that's the one that connects.