I live in the "new" Commerce City. All the new construction north of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. I moved here from a place that was all corn fields and farmland so this pretty much feels like a semi-arid desert with these prickly buggers hiding in the fields.
So how bad is the infestation of goat head thorns around the Denver metro area? I have been riding my mountain bike/hybrid that has some beefy Geax Evolution tires on it that are 2 pounds of tread and they laugh at the thorns.
I'm piecing my road bike back together and was planning on using some tubular rims I have, but I'm wondering if the thorns are so unavoidable that I would be better off doing some clinchers because eventually the thorns will get you no matter where you ride??