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Rocky Mountain High 2005
MTBR Gathering


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Summit Valley, CO area gathering Aug5th -> Aug. 7th:

website for updates/info:
https://kirkmetz.com/RMH05/index.html

It's less than 2 hrs from Denver.

Here is the tenative ride itenary:

Aug. 4th: Arrival day, pre gathering rides
Folks Arrive in Denver, get bikes, head to
Golden to ride Apex, Dakota/matt winters, Chimney
Gulch or Green Mountain, depending on time and level
of riding. Then they head to Summit Valley.

Aug. 5th: day 1
Tiger Run Colorado Trail ride for intermediate
riders. Beginner riders, ride Keystone XC trails (no
lift needed)

Aug. 6th: day 2
Shuttle Commando Run. Everyone.

Aug. 7th: day 3, leave summit county
Keystone DH with XC riders doing Copper to
searle Pass.

Aug 8th: Leaving CO, post gathering rides
Return to Front Range and ride easy ride as
time permits. This might be another near golden that
wasn't ridden on the way in.

For questions, etc, I can be emailed
here


Campsite Reservations
We are staying at Prospector Campground in Summit County/white river National Forest
Loop D, Site 47, 48 have been reserved so far for us, nights of Aug4th,5th,6th.

Localnotes:
--Keystone has world class lift assited DH.
--Tiger Run road has an aweswome piece of Coolorado
Trail Single Track that connects into Keystone.
--It's close to Vail which has a classic EPIC
Shuttle, Commando Run, which starts at the to of Vail Pass, 10,000+ft
--At Copper, is another amazing ride from the ski Area
to Searle Pass and beyond.
--From Breck, one can even ride to Georgia pass and Kenosha Pass if they are in the mood for a really long ride--this ride will depend on number/conditioning of attendees-- very big ride
--There are zillions of places to eat includding the
Dam Brewery.
--Lodging is abundant, Frisco, Breckinride, Dillon, Silverthorne all work well.
--Plenty of camping.

Email me to help out, the more the merrier.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
ScottN said:
Didn't you post some pics about that a while back?

Think it's doable on a SS?

SN
Some pics here:
http://kirkmetz.com/gallery/commando/commando2004_frame.htm

Depends how strong an SSer you are, whether you consider it doable or not. Majority of the riding is down, but one nice climbs(that I remember) that you may find yourself pushing on(I'll be pushing my Heckler for sure in spots). We won't be setting any crushing pace, so you should be fine.
 

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more regarding SS on Commando.

There are three sections that are really steep. Most gearies even walk about 100 feet of each section. So in that sense, it's doeable. I wouldn't worry.

Like brian said, it's mostly downhill and a lot of the up is on a dirt road.

It's definitely fun to have suspension travel on Commando...lots of roots and rocks in sections.
 

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Going Commando!

If you plan to run Commando, I recommend taking it all the way thru to Minturn. That's a much more enjoyable ride than going over the top of Vail Mtn. Just my opinion... ;)
 

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Whozier said:
If you plan to run Commando, I recommend taking it all the way thru to Minturn. That's a much more enjoyable ride than going over the top of Vail Mtn. Just my opinion... ;)
Yep, that is the plan...Commando to two-elk. The bushwacking in the jungle cannot be missed!
 

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camping

For those camping, I highly recommend making your spot resevations ASAP (see main post). Ideally we can get all/most spots on the D loop so we disturb as few people as possible. ;)
 

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Full size pano of above pic here:

get ready to scroll....taken on the Colorado Trail close to Keystone, just below Georgia pass.
 

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Hey Kirk, see you there!!!!

ibmkidIII said:
For those camping, I highly recommend making your spot resevations ASAP (see main post). Ideally we can get all/most spots on the D loop so we disturb as few people as possible. ;)
Actually, a compadre of yours has offered me his condo while he is riding in Europe. Is it close to the rides? Should I still bring camping gear?

We plan on coming out there early week. Might make it one long day trip, leaving in the middle of the night, stopping in Durango for a short ride/lunch, then on through. Might make it a two day trip, too.

Anyone from AZ interested in a 'caravan'? We might have vehicle/passenger space, too.
 

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Hmm...I assume you're talking about Dave's condo or his house?...it's not 100% sure we'll have the condo then. His house is no where near the rides (2 hours away), but good for a night in Denver. I'd talk to him about it. My suggestion it to play it safe and bring camping gear and reserve a camping spot. Plus you can hang with the cool kids at the campground.
 

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ibmkidIII said:
Hmm...I assume you're talking about Dave's condo?...it's not 100% sure we'll have it then. I'd talk to him about it. My suggestion it to play it safe and bring camping gear and reserve a camping spot. Plus you can hang with the cool kids at the campground.
He said we would have it all to our selves, he'll be leaving on Wednesday of that week. I plan on getting to his place Monday. He wants to show me some places before he takes of Wednesday night.

I'll check with him. I'll be ready for whatever happens.

So, same question, condo close to the rides, (if still available)? 'Uncool' to not camp? (I'll bring gear, just in case, important to fit in, always wanted to hang with the 'cool kids&#8230;lol)
 

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Dave's not in the loop with this gathering at all. He probably thought it was happening on the front range which it isn't. Hang with him, ride with him, but trust him for nothing. He was probably talking about his house which is in Denver, but I really don't know. Condo is very close to the rides, but we are just renting a single room there, and we'll likely be kicked out by March, but we MIGHT be able to stay through august. Kicked out by Sept. for almost sure.
 

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ibmkidIII said:
Dave's not in the loop with this gathering at all. He probably thought it was happening on the front range which it isn't. Hang with him, ride with him, but trust him for nothing. He was probably talking about his house which is in Denver, but I really don't know. Condo is very close to the rides, but we are just renting a single room there, and we'll likely be kicked out by March, but we MIGHT be able to stay through august. Kicked out by Sept. for almost sure.
okey-dokey, I'll plan on camping. I'll bring a couple Ez-Ups for the big camping area, (besides my tent/vehicle tent), if it is just ME and myself in the car. Maybe others can bring theirs and we can create a big party area.
 

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Wazzup Louis.... if you come early, we might be able to find a trail to take you and CJ on. ;)
 
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