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South Denver Road Bike rental?

Old 09-01-04, 10:29 AM
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South Denver Road Bike rental?

I would like to rent a road bike in south Denver (highlands ranch) for a week or so. I am visiting for a week and found out that it will cost me $160 RTto bring my own bike.

I found a place that will rent a road bike in Boulder, but that is somewhat inconvenient. Is there anything in the south Denver area?
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http://www.greenmountainsports.com/ -- I think they rent.
http://www.littletoncyclery.com/html/rental.html

when ya get here, post up. Maybe some of us locals will join you if you want company.
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It looks like I can do a week for $88 if I go to Boulder and the nice guys at Littleton want some more than that. For that matter I'll just bring my own bike for $160 for the convenience. I appreciate the tip.

I am thinking Monday morning, Labor Day, riding Highlands Ranch to Conifer and back. Is anyone interested? Is that a good ride for climbing? Mind you, I'll be off the plane a day and a half from sea level, but I am a decent cat4 guy here...
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Depending on where you start in Highlands Ranch, you're looking at about 32 miles each way. From H.R., you drop 300 ft to Littleton, then gain 2900 feet from there to Conifer. I don't know if you consider that a good ride for climbing, but I get winded just driving it.

I figure you know most of this, or you wouldn't have planned the route. I wish I could join, but I don't have the bike, legs, motor, or time this year (my handle describes things pretty accurately). Good luck on your ride, and watch your a$$ on Hwy 285 - some think it's a racetrack, including the "optional" white shoulder lines. If you haven't done the route before, catch the Centennial Trail along C-470 to get from H.R. to Hwy 285 and be traffic-free for the first bit.

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But isn't there a road up that canyon that is not 285? looks like county road... Perhaps it's dirt? I certainly want no part of 285 with the traffic...

Whatever it is I'll be huffing and puffing up it with my sea level altitude acclimation.
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ewww... no no no... stay off of 285

check out http://www.teamevergreen.org/ for great rides

for example -- http://www.teamevergreen.org/Rides_2...erCityView.gif -- I recommend the out and back from 'start' to Conifer.

The route is popular with cyclists so the cagers are considerate, mostly.

High Grade Rd provides some serious scenic photo ops!

You (fly) sound like you're in good shape. I'll try to join you if you want, but I'm not fast.

I'm supposed to ride Idaho Springs up Loveland Pass (~55miles roundtrip, ~5% grade) on either Saturday or Monday... friends don't know which yet. If we ride Monday and you're interested, let me know and I'll ask the ride leader if it's cool for you to join us. I'm sure it is, but I haven't met the guy yet, so just don't wanna be rude.
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We can play it by ear. I don't know what I am going to be doing so I'll try to let you know ahead of time. I think 5000-8000 feet is pushing it within my first few days there. 8000-11000 feet might leave me dizzy. I appreciate the offer. If you don't hear from me go ahead.

I am most impressed with that website. It is so well done. You could publish those rides in a book as they are and sell it on Amazon for $20. Seriously think about it. I found the perfect ride on it, as well as some others I may do later in the week when in Boulder. I am most thankful!
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Last year a BF member wanted a bike, and I arranged a roadie rental at

www.Treads.com

They have a shop in Parker and Englewood.

I believe the cost was reasonable.
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