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From the creators of the now infamous Grinch Grinder...

Join me on January 1st to usher in the new year the right way. Since the trails are unreliable at best right now, I am throwing together a little social ride with a dash of climbing involved.

Here's the tentative route:

Leave my house in Ft. Collins (near Edora Park) at 11am and work our way west with a combination of bike path and road. We will climb up to Horsetooth Res. via the middle dam road (by CSU stadium) and pause for a scenic vista at the top. From here, we will check out the trails and ride what we can, ultimately dropping back down into Ft. Collins with a spin through campus and maybe to the Bean Cycle if they are open. The ride concludes at my house for a beer.

Should be about 20 miles of mostly road unless we can find some frozen trail sections.

Our pace will be social but come prepared for wet and cold (mid 30's is the current forecast).

The theme for this one - How about retro? Wool is Cool. I don't really care, wear what you want but those of you at the Grinder know that sometimes costumes spice things up a little bit. Just ask Buddy the Huckin' Elf.

I'm thinking off spinning this thing out on the single speed rigid but you ride what you want.

Please drop me an e-mail at [email protected] or post here and I will give you directions to the house.

See you there.
 

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Need directions

Eupneic,

Interested in the ride, but need directions to your place from Loveland (just sent you an e-mail, also). Home phone is 663-9325 or cell is 509-280-9702. Just moved here a month ago from Alaska - been on 1 ride in the last 3 months, so bear with me. See you there.
 

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I rode Maxwell on the way back from the cement plant / Bingham Hill today. Top was packed / potholed with deep stuff on either side of the track. Middle was potholed, but good surface. Bottom was icy where the slush had frozen (only nutted myself twice). All was bumpy, but that could have been because I was running 55psi and full rigid.

It was tricky, but ridable top to bottom while in the shadow. However, it looks like it had been slushy (and muddy in spots) earlier in the day while in direct sun. Will have to assess conditions at the time we are there.

See you tomorrow. Happy New Year.
 

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Is there an obvious connect point? I could come down spring creek, run into you and join the ride.

Cheers

Klaus
 

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I must have gotten out before you guys, didn't see many fresh tracks. The first Hogback at Pineridge above the dog park is just barely solid enough snow to ride. It was good to get off the pavement finally.
 

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OBDave, We went over the first hogback a bit farther north, near the neighborhood. Then north along the east side of the lake. Climbed the road by the stadium and then came down Maxwell. Was getting pretty soft.

Was probably 11:30 when we were at Pineridge. Should have been obvious where we rode, since there were 12 sets of tracks. You should have joined us. I rode by your house on the way to the start, picking up another rider just a block from you, then we rode right by again on the way to Pineridge.
 

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Great riding with all of you. Nice meeting the new folks. Looking forward to lots of miles with all of you in 2010. Here are a few photos. Will get the rest up at www.flickr.com/sgltrak in the next day or so. Will also do a review at www.sgltrak.com
 

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Nice turnout!
looks like a good time... Happy New Year!
 

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NICE, guys!
Looks like a good one.
How about some MTBR handles with the group shot?!?!

And - - - no Buddy today?
 

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Wow what a turn out! For new years I got sick. (non alcohol related).

Maybe it's my old monitor to blame, but does the creature on the far left have any special powers we should know about? ;)
 

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bad andy! said:
How about some MTBR handles with the group shot?!?!

Back row from the left:
Steve (self described MTBR non-posting lurker)
millsm
Brian (plans to join MTBR soon)
Bridgestone14
Kaba Klaus
murphyd
Jerry (not yet MTBR member)
Medio-core
Fire Saddle
eupnic's 6th grade son (who rocked with the big boys)
eupnic

Front row hiding behind the rock:
sgltrak
 

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sgltrak said:

Back row from the left:
Steve (self described MTBR non-posting lurker)
millsm
Brian (plans to join MTBR soon)
Bridgestone14
Kaba Klaus
murphyd
Jerry (not yet MTBR member)
Medio-core
Fire Saddle
eupnic's 6th grade son (who rocked with the big boys)
eupnic

Front row hiding behind the rock:
sgltrak
Thanks for the names Between the distinctive jersey and the shark fin helmet, I've run into Steve many times in the past few months on the Spring Crk trail going and coming from points west. I'll give a shout out to him next time we pass. :thumbsup:
 
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