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So, who rode in and what was your route and experience? I rode in across Broomfield to the Interlocken area collecting food and schwag along the way. Yes, there was a lot of yahoos out, but, it made me feel fast when passing them. Not like I am fast anyway. The funny thing is, I drove in last night with clean clothes for today. So, I still have the same carbon footprint, but, I got a little biking bliss for today.
 

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I rode in from Golden to Broomfield this morning. Weather-wise, what a great morning to ride! I wish Broomfield would work harder on watering the green stuff and not the road, though. Midway Boulevard between Main and Sheridan had standing water on it for crying out loud. I really hate a dirty road bike...
 

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Intenserider2 said:
The funny thing is, I drove in last night with clean clothes for today. So, I still have the same carbon footprint, but, I got a little biking bliss for today.
You should have taken your clothes in the last time you drove for work. That's what I do, it's better than packing them on the bike, and you don't have to make an extra trip!
I'm still waiting for a pic of you riding with a kid on the tag along!!

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I really hate a ... road bike...
Haha - good one!
There was a river flowing on the clear creek path at the Sheridan underpass - from an overflowing river though, rather than watering!

Does anyone have any idea why they design some of the underpasses with the path actually below the level of the water, separated by a concrete wall? I always think that's strange, and clear creek where the path passes under 44th Ave east of Kipling, is about to overflow over the concrete wall!!
 

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You should have taken your clothes in the last time you drove for work. That's what I do, it's better than packing them on the bike, and you don't have to make an extra trip!
I'm still waiting for a pic of you riding with a kid on the tag along!!

Andy- Thanks again. I usually do bring clothes the day before but rode in on Tuesday as well so they got used up. I then found out it was BTWD.
 

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I walk to work. Does that count? Bars are too wide to get through the doors/hallway in the house (in other words, doable but wife would not be happy).
 

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38th and Newton up in the Highlands to 3rd Ave Cherry Creek North. The ride is 7 miles one way with about 5 miles of it being on the Cherry Creek Trail. I love the fact I don't have to worry about losing my life on most of the ride. If I do it on my 32 pound Covert it takes about 30 minutes, but on the road bike I can knock it out in about 24.
 

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Had a nice 9.5 mile ride to the office. My wife and daughter got up early to ride with me as far as the breakfast stations, and then take off on a ride of their own. Couldn't get my son out of bed. We were able to hit 4 different stations and saw people we knew at three of them. Whole Foods had omelettes, fruit, coffee cake and schwag. REI had chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes. Also hit Panera for a bagel and another stop for a breakfast burrito that I am saving for lunch. Lots of people out, but a very good experience and lots of happy faces.
 

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Part of my ride today. Perfect day to ride.

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First Stop, 7;00 AM, Gunbarrel, Breakfast Burritos, chocolate and great coffee.

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Ripstop repairs right on the path.

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Best swag-fest at Vitamin Cottage

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The vendors even gave away bottles of dressing.

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Whole Foods had a huge turn out.

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Why I carry a large pack--for what I couldn't fit in my stomach. Lots of booty.

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Golden to the DTC for 32 miles. The problem was that I left too early (got to be in by 7 a.m. you know) and missed out on all the food and schwag. Very busy out there, which is cool to see.
 

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19 miles from the Highlands area of Denver to Louisville Tech Center. Stopped at the bike station run by some Boy Scouts on the corner of Sheridan and Midway for a free breakfast burrito and some Gatoraid which was nice. We had about half of the staff of 100 bike commute today so the HR people had a nice breakfast spread setup here at the office for us. Between the boy scout burrito and the office food I am stuffed. :)

I echo the previous posters sentiment about watering Midway - that street was covered in water. What a waste.
 

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Part of my ride today. Perfect day to ride.
Rich, did you stop at Dushanbe Tea House? That was the best stop this morning IMO!
 

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17 miles from Mineral RTD station to downtown. I ride it regularly, and it was pretty crowded today. Everybody was very cool and courteous. Stopped at the REI flagship for some coffee.

A girl on a road bike at REI had her tube blow out on her while her bike was just sitting there, it sounded like a gunshot. She said she just had the tech guys air her tire up, but maybe it didn't need any more air....duh. Anyway, I was satanding right next to her, noise scared the heck out of me, almost marked my laundry.
 

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About 13 miles today, from my house (N Golden) to daycare (Heritage Sq) and back. I don't often pull the trailer loaded to daycare, and it's noticeably more climb to get there than it is to go home. The trick will be if weather allows me to pick her up today, too.
 

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I ride Longmont to Boulder (15 miles each way) about 4.5 times a week on average. Only a few more people along the highway but lots more in Boulder.
 

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too dangerous

It's too dangerous for me to ride to work--the stairs to my basement are really steep and my office is a hard right turn right at the bottom :D

I rode to see my accountant this afternoon, though.

My wife commutes a few times a week. It's over 30 miles one way. Sometimes she drives half-way, then rides, sometimes she does the whole thing. Today she did the whole thing and she said there were quite a few people out riding. Usually she doesn't see many. Given the thunder i hear right now, I may be driving to pick her up at some point, though. Oh well.

Sounds like there was some pretty good food available in Fort Collins.
 

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As a contractor i don't get a chance to commute alot, but occasionally i will be on a job for a while and can set up and have all tools and materials on site. The nice thing about btwd is everybody is smiling! Sure i passed alot of squeeky chains and misfiring gears but everybody was enjoying the day! I only got to hit one stop at chatfield (thanks to rei) not much swag this year but clif bars and those luna moon things were pretty good! :thumbsup:
 

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:thumbsup: gotta love the shwag! It's enough stuff to fuel a few rides this summer. I go by at least three bike stations on the way from Evergreen to Cherry Creek and grab few items at each stop.
I purposely ride the beater chopper bike on BTWDay so others can snub me and feel superior to my under geared clunker and lack of cycling prowess. Its my little way of giving back to the community. :D
 
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