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Old 06-10-18, 08:29 PM
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Video: Quick Ride to Manitou Springs and Back...

Late Sunday morning ride to Manitou Springs and back (central Colorado Springs 20 miles round trip). 82F start, 92F finish. Wore sun sleeves and neck shade, wetting both down periodically which kept me very cool. More new bike lanes, more new pavement, new rear cassette with lower low gear for my 56 year old knees, but same upper gears. This is the second bike I did this to this spring, and I'm really happy I did. My MTB-based commuter already has a rediculously low range.

I've been riding up to Manitou Springs for 26 years and even though there's more traffic every year, the infrastructure gets better every year. There's a couple of alternate routes including "The Midland Trail" MUP, but I didn't take that today. Filled up with water from one of the springs, but it wasn't so fizzy this time (it varies).

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Old 06-11-18, 03:38 AM
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Thanks for posting. I enjoyed your trip. Sent me back in time to when I lived in that area.
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Old 06-11-18, 06:52 AM
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I stayed at the Red Wing Motel in Manitou Springs for the two weeks I attended the Barnett Institute in 2004. The Garden of the Gods was right in the back yard, and a nice spot to ride.
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OMG. Manitou Springs has certainly changed. I was there back when it was still a counter culture enclave. Used to have a carousel and little game place. Loved it back then.
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Nice Video ! I could only dream of long straight roads like that.
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Nice Video ! I could only dream of long straight roads like that.
You would love the hills out here.
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You would love the hills out here.
You are probably correct, I do like doing hills.
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