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 06-10-09, 02:43 PM   #1
PeanutDance
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CO - Littleton - Long Straight Roads For 2x20s

So I've mostly stayed on the MUPs like the C-470 trail but there are quite a few lights and lots of other walkers/cyclists.

I know of Monarch/Daniels Park Rd but it is fairly hilly, although I guess it isn't that big a deal, just makes controlling heart rate a little tougher. Are there any good long, flat roads, preferably with a shoulder that I can get to by bike around the Littleton/Highlands Ranch area with minimal stops? Mainly looking for a place I can do 2x20s outside and avoid my trainer and MUPs when the weather is nice.
PeanutDance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-09, 08:04 AM   #2
cyccommute 
Mad bike riding scientist
 
cyccommute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Some silver ones, a black one, a red one, an orange one and a couple of titanium ones
Posts: 17,852
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeanutDance View Post
So I've mostly stayed on the MUPs like the C-470 trail but there are quite a few lights and lots of other walkers/cyclists.

I know of Monarch/Daniels Park Rd but it is fairly hilly, although I guess it isn't that big a deal, just makes controlling heart rate a little tougher. Are there any good long, flat roads, preferably with a shoulder that I can get to by bike around the Littleton/Highlands Ranch area with minimal stops? Mainly looking for a place I can do 2x20s outside and avoid my trainer and MUPs when the weather is nice.
Wadsworth from C-470 (actually from the Chatfield entrance to the Waterton Road). Relatively flat and with a wide shoulder. You can map a profile here.
__________________
Stuart Black
New! Pokin' around the Poconos A cold ride around Lake Erie
New! Dinosaurs in Colorado A mountain bike guide to the Purgatory Canyon dinosaur trackway
Solo Without Pie. The search for pie in the Midwest.
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'.
cyccommute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-09, 07:47 AM   #3
cyccommute 
Mad bike riding scientist
 
cyccommute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Bikes: Some silver ones, a black one, a red one, an orange one and a couple of titanium ones
Posts: 17,852
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
Wadsworth from C-470 (actually from the Chatfield entrance to the Waterton Road). Relatively flat and with a wide shoulder. You can map a profile here.
Another good candidate would be the frontage road to I-25 from Castle Rock to Toma Road. Either side would be good, however, the east side of the highway gets slightly less traffic from what I've observed. The road is relatively level with a slight rise to the south.
__________________
Stuart Black
New! Pokin' around the Poconos A cold ride around Lake Erie
New! Dinosaurs in Colorado A mountain bike guide to the Purgatory Canyon dinosaur trackway
Solo Without Pie. The search for pie in the Midwest.
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'.
cyccommute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-09, 02:45 PM   #4
PeanutDance
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks guys, completely forgot about Wadsworth and the frontage road looks good.

Anyone ride Perry Park Rd/Hwy 105 often? Looks like it might be nice, just not sure about the traffic.
PeanutDance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-09, 09:19 AM   #5
ProudDaddy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I live in Lone Tree and really like the Perry Park/105 route. It is a great road, not much shoulder but still fairly bike friendly, thing is you have some climbing to get there and back via Monarch/Daniels Gate. You can make some nice loops down there via Thoma/Walsenberger.
ProudDaddy 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 05:56 PM.