Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Other Hobbies > The Bike Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 02-01-2016, 03:54 PM
subzali's Avatar
subzali subzali is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 8,609
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
...A good Saturday loop is White Ranch/Chimney/Apex/Matthews-Winters and back to Golden. This is the morning half of the Tour d'Front Range. The whole Tour would add Green Mountain/Bear Creek/Mt Falcon/Lair of the Bear in the afternoon and typically is about an 8ish hour tour.
More info please. Do you park in Golden and ride from there? At White Ranch, east lot up to the top and then back down the same way or different way? At Matthews-Winters, ride to the top of the mesa and loop back around? Clockwise or counter clockwise?

For the afternoon, do you climb Green Mtn. or just skirt it to get to Bear Creek? Circle Bear Creek before heading to Falcon via Morrison?

Let me know, I've been working my legs getting ready to ride this summer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DouglasVB View Post
I've got thoughts on linking a ride from Apex/Chimney Gulch to Mount Galbraith to White Ranch to North Table to South Table and back to Apex. Someday soon...
Let me know if you want to do any riding. I love all those trails.

Quote:
Originally Posted by smslavin View Post
There's also Centennial Cone which is up US6. I like that one.

I'm assuming you know about MTB Project?
Centennial Cone is good too. Did not know about mtbproject. That could be great.
__________________
Matt Miller
TLCA# 13684
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, no more Sanden OBA (factory emissions), so Puma OBA
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari intercooled turbo, Warn M12000, OEM CDL switch, cup holder, and hand throttle, Metric TLC leather, heated seats, JDM switches, Puma OBA
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-01-2016, 05:12 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is online now
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 8,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by subzali View Post
More info please. Do you park in Golden and ride from there? At White Ranch, east lot up to the top and then back down the same way or different way? At Matthews-Winters, ride to the top of the mesa and loop back around? Clockwise or counter clockwise?

For the afternoon, do you climb Green Mtn. or just skirt it to get to Bear Creek? Circle Bear Creek before heading to Falcon via Morrison?

Let me know, I've been working my legs getting ready to ride this summer.
If you can get a shuttle to White Ranch (assuming starting in Golden), but generally:

White Ranch: Belcher Hill-Longhorn-Shorthorn-Longhorn-Belcher-Mustang to top
Golden Gate down to 93, pavement to Chimney Gulch
Chimney Gulch, Windy Gulch to top of Lookout to Colorow TH, down Enchanted Forest and Apex to parking lot
Colfax up to Mathew-Winter parking lot (good place to stop for lunch)

Choice:
Dakota Ridge to Zorro directly to Green Mountain
Mathew-Winters-Red Rocks Trail-Morrison Slide- Red Rocks Park and then either Alameda or up Dakota Ridge backwards.

In Green Mountain, assuming I came down Zorro and skipped Mathew-Winters, I do Box of Rox to Summit Trail, Rooney Valley down to the Utah St TH (by Forsberg park), down to the Bear Creek on the bike path by the golf course.
Out of Bear Creek by 74, through Morrison on pavement to the east lot of Falcon.
Climb Falcon on Castle Trail, out of west lot to Parmalee to O'Fallon, down through Lair of the Bear and back to Morrison on 74.

From here it's your choice, but most likely back to Golden via Red Rocks and bike paths. Or go to Morrison Inn, get three margaritas and wait for wife to pick you up. If you got a shuttle at about 8AM, it would be about 5PM when you get to Morrison Inn.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna

"The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change." -- Heraclitus
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-01-2016, 05:29 PM
subzali's Avatar
subzali subzali is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 8,609
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
If you can get a shuttle to White Ranch (assuming starting in Golden), but generally:

White Ranch: Belcher Hill-Longhorn-Shorthorn-Longhorn-Belcher-Mustang to top
Golden Gate down to 93, pavement to Chimney Gulch
Chimney Gulch, Windy Gulch to top of Lookout to Colorow TH, down Enchanted Forest and Apex to parking lot
Colfax up to Mathew-Winter parking lot (good place to stop for lunch)

Choice:
Dakota Ridge to Zorro directly to Green Mountain
Mathew-Winters-Red Rocks Trail-Morrison Slide- Red Rocks Park and then either Alameda or up Dakota Ridge backwards.

In Green Mountain, assuming I came down Zorro and skipped Mathew-Winters, I do Box of Rox to Summit Trail, Rooney Valley down to the Utah St TH (by Forsberg park), down to the Bear Creek on the bike path by the golf course.
Out of Bear Creek by 74, through Morrison on pavement to the east lot of Falcon.
Climb Falcon on Castle Trail, out of west lot to Parmalee to O'Fallon, down through Lair of the Bear and back to Morrison on 74.

From here it's your choice, but most likely back to Golden via Red Rocks and bike paths. Or go to Morrison Inn, get three margaritas and wait for wife to pick you up. If you got a shuttle at about 8AM, it would be about 5PM when you get to Morrison Inn.
Dave, is the Tour d'Front Range something you made up or is it a "thing?" EDIT: nevermind, Google'd it:
http://trailcentral.blogspot.com/200...ng-part-i.html

I've thought of similar rides but have never brought myself to do it. On my bike I get pretty beat up. Maybe a new fork would help. Or a new bike. Ha.

I could probably do either the front half or the back half, but not both in one day. Cripes.

I'm glad you skip the "long" part of Longhorn Trail. That descent and immediate climb sucks. I think you need to add a Maverick connection on there for White Ranch though if I'm following you correctly?
__________________
Matt Miller
TLCA# 13684
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, no more Sanden OBA (factory emissions), so Puma OBA
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari intercooled turbo, Warn M12000, OEM CDL switch, cup holder, and hand throttle, Metric TLC leather, heated seats, JDM switches, Puma OBA
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-01-2016, 05:46 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is online now
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 8,408
Default

I didn't make it up, it's been going on for a number of years. I first heard about it on the Telemark Tips forum about 10 years ago.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna

"The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change." -- Heraclitus
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-01-2016, 09:48 PM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 11,235
Default

Great to see all you guys are getting fat bikes.
__________________
82 fj40, 99 uzj100, 06 gx470

05 525EXC, 06 TW200, 89 TW200, 09 TTR125, 07 TTR90

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-02-2016, 07:53 AM
DouglasVB DouglasVB is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Free Republic of Cascadia, Oregon Division
Posts: 1,203
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nakman View Post
Great to see all you guys are getting fat bikes.
Having a fat bike to get to work today would be pretty useful.
__________________
Douglas in the Free Republic of Cascadia
1986 Toyota 4runner with all of the desirable features - The Albino Rhino
1988 Toyota 4runner DLX - Goldilocks has gone to a new home!
1989 Honda Pacific Coast PC800
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 hot hatch
KD7YBQ
TLCA #23604
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-02-2016, 10:10 AM
smslavin's Avatar
smslavin smslavin is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: On a plane...
Posts: 924
Default

hey dave, i expect to see you racing this next year...

fat bike worlds

Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-02-2016, 10:15 AM
DouglasVB DouglasVB is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Free Republic of Cascadia, Oregon Division
Posts: 1,203
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smslavin View Post
hey dave, i expect to see you racing this next year...

fat bike worlds

I like biking but I don't like it enough to get branded on my backside! (last photo in that link)
__________________
Douglas in the Free Republic of Cascadia
1986 Toyota 4runner with all of the desirable features - The Albino Rhino
1988 Toyota 4runner DLX - Goldilocks has gone to a new home!
1989 Honda Pacific Coast PC800
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 hot hatch
KD7YBQ
TLCA #23604
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-02-2016, 10:18 AM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is online now
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 8,408
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smslavin View Post
hey dave, i expect to see you racing this next year...

fat bike worlds

Exactly. All you need is some nordic skiing trails and you're set. The Cloud City Wheelers have been been racing at the ski areas for years and not just the nordic trails, but singletrack and snowmobile trails, too.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna

"The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change." -- Heraclitus
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-02-2016, 02:00 PM
RockOn's Avatar
RockOn RockOn is offline
Lifted
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 114
Default

Anybody doing the Old Man Winter Rally this weekend?

Also - I've heard it called the 'Morrison Monster' before, but tour d' front range works too. I've got a couple races this year so I would be up for some bigger rides as snow thaws.
__________________
1996 FZJ80
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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 01:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.