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Well not so much as riding from one peak to another. More like riding a fav front range colorado trail off the peak-to-peak highway.

It's surperb technical trail that no newbie should even consider--South St. Vrain. Lots of rock gardens and steep stairstep downhills. I don't have many pix of that today since what is bonus on this trail is it's beauty.

A group of four rode this on Saturday morning with the idea of exploring a trail we never rode called the waldrop trail. It was a great time full of adventure. The waldrop trail, which we thought was a downhill going east, was actually a climb, but a marshy climb at that. Despite the moquitos and mud, the trail was very lush and pleasant.

It was a good time but somehow, besides the typical small scale crashes and bailouts we get on this stuff, Zak, hit a rock wrong, lost control, slammed his head and knocked himself out for around a minute. He wound up with a mild concussion which was more imparing to the rest of us as we had to hear him repeat himself all the way home for the next 45 minutes, "Did I hit my head, how did it happen?"

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Jim, who is around 6 foot ? has a custom Lenz sportz 29er FS with a Leonard Zinn signature. It's a beautiful bike with something like 190 mm cranks. I tried to ride it and it rolled beautifully over rocks but, wow, those are long cranks.


The beauty of the trail










Samples of the carnage



Zak sporting a concussion


safe exit
 

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Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
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Sweetness. The Sourdough-Waldrop-SSV loop, and variations, are some of my most favourite rides close to home. Just was up there last about a week ago!



Looks like a good day was had.
 

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I've got to check out that stuff. I tend to always head to either Sourdough or Ned when I'm up that direction, but looks like I've been missing some great stuff.

Nice pics, they tell quite a story.
 

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Hey Jdub,

Jdub said:
I've got to check out that stuff. I tend to always head to either Sourdough or Ned when I'm up that direction, but looks like I've been missing some great stuff.

Nice pics, they tell quite a story.
Let me know when you want to go. I'd love to check it out.
 

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scrublover said:
Sweetness. The Sourdough-Waldrop-SSV loop, and variations, are some of my most favourite rides close to home. Just was up there last about a week ago!
So Dave, or anyone for that matter. When did they re-route SSV at the Stapp lake trail junction? Was that last season? It might have always been there but now the narrow gully climb was filled with logs and stuff, with a hairpin turn if you take the normal bomb down the stapp trail.
 

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lidarman said:
So Dave, or anyone for that matter. When did they re-route SSV at the Stapp lake trail junction? Was that last season? It might have always been there but now the narrow gully climb was filled with logs and stuff, with a hairpin turn if you take the normal bomb down the stapp trail.
last year, at the request of the folks that own that section of land. the church camp folks got tired of the once in a while rider dropping into camp, so a work party ensued. i helped out that day; was a pretty good work day.
 

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Nice pix Rich, as usual

Great ride. Yes, Waldrop was sketchy but maybe it'll grow on us.

Zach had a CT scan Saturday evening and checked out OK. He argued with his wife about going to the hospital. He reasoned that if he was really hurt, that Jim and Dan would have taken him in right away. She didn't buy it. Sunday he only had a residual headache but still didn't remember anything about the fall or the ride back to the car & home.
 

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Great shots as always Rich. I rather like Waldrop going from the road to SSV. It's a climb in general but has some really good techy rocky short downhill pitches. And SSV, sooo nice.

I got out a little late on Sunday. I road up Middle St Vrain road and came down Buchannan Pass Sunday as the day was going away. It was great. Saw zero people.
 

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nicely done Rich. as Andy said, glad to see you're finding time to break away from the summer of science for a ride now and then. and to hit a new (to you) trail is even better.

Have a blast in CB this weekend. I wish I could ahve made it. I have to "settle" for a trip to Kingdom trials in VT. CO will have to wait until next month.
 

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Awesome pics Rich...

Got alittle lost up there last Friday after work, umm, trying to do alittle 'alternate routing'.

Hope that your buddy feels o.k., I've eaten it a few times on the church camp bypass section.
 
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