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We decided to celebrate our 12th by heading to a place we had never been to. Even though it is was only a 3.5 hour drive...and many of our friends head there regularly...we just never added this place in the rotation. Good thing for us, because we got a new adventure and a chance to explore some high country.

We had the good fortune of no mechanicals, flats, and the high country ride even ended with a heavy rain, right after the last bike was put and we were in the vehicle. Sometimes you just have to be lucky...

Hope you enjoy the pics....
 

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Nice! CO?

Nice pics. Looks like a great place to ride. Terrain/views look very similar to what we encountered in Crested Butte when I visited there a few years ago. Might this be in CO somewhere?

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Rocky Mountain High....

TrevorInSoCal said:
Nice pics. Looks like a great place to ride. Terrain/views look very similar to what we encountered in Crested Butte when I visited there a few years ago. Might this be in CO somewhere?

-Trevor
Thanks Trevor, and yes it is in Colorado, but not near Crested Butte! That
was a good guess though.

We can't wait to go back and ride some more in this place....
 

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har har--I'm gunna ride UP that sumbuck be4 I leave here. We have several 5 mile stretches here on Oahu with 12 to 15% grades. So, I'll cycle to the sun w/ no prob--prob wont be on the official race day though.

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They call this mountain biking too...


Maui Downhill Bike Mountain Bike Tours

Of course this is "DOWNHILL" mountain biking. From what I hear, its a little more eXtReMe than what you XC kids are used to.
 

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I was thinking the same thing.

34 miles of climbing. A few years back there was an article in Bicycling about a dude who climbed it on his road bike. He had to start way early in the morning. I think he went thorugh a couple temperature and weather changes on the way up. When he finally got to the top, he was so tired that he had to hitch a ride back down. Makes anything on any of the past Tour De Frances look like a speed bump.


My apologies to the original poster for hijacking this thread. His subject line just made me think of this Hawaiian silliness.
 

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The Berryman said:
They call this mountain biking too...


Maui Downhill Bike Mountain Bike Tours

Of course this is "DOWNHILL" mountain biking. From what I hear, its a little more eXtReMe than what you XC kids are used to.
hahaha! when i was there 'way back in the day' on a family vacation i did that trip. i remember the head-wind being so damned strong that i was in my granny pedalling for dear life just to get down the hill. then we'd hit a switch back and it'd be a wicked tailwind and fistfulls of brake until the next switch. it was still a blast. incredible scenery to appreciate -even as a kid.
 

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A friend rode the climb about six months ago

he was actually suprised at how easy it was. He did say the views and the road itself were pretty amazing. To quote him: "It was easier than a lot of our training rides."

My point, don't let the numbers (elevation) scare you, I'm sure you could do it. Wanting to may be another matter though :)
 

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That doesn't like like Taos

I guess you just kept driving north. Beautiful pictures.

Happy 12th guys!
 

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Timo said:
Thanks Trevor, and yes it is in Colorado, but not near Crested Butte! That
was a good guess though.

We can't wait to go back and ride some more in this place....
Guessing CO Trail between Molas and Coal Bank.

Craig - Durango CO
 

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Great guess!

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Guessing CO Trail between Molas and Coal Bank.

Craig - Durango CO
Hi Craig. Spoken like a true local who knows the trails. Yes, the latter is near Molas Pass on the Colorado Trail. Definately a memorable ride.

Thx for the comments!
 

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Wow!! I'm a little jealous, nothing like that in CT. All we have are trees, trees and more trees behind trees. Not too many good views.
 

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I just got back last week from there and

now after seeing those pics I wanna go back! We did some shuttling and did Molas to Durango Mtn Resort (via Engineer Mtn Trail after passing Pass Trail)...one of the best rides I ever did. Did a bunch of sections of the Colorado Trail and I can't recommend a better area to spend a coupla weeks of great singletrack riding.
 

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Great shots! Scenery looks OK too, but then I suppose it's why we live out west, eh? :) I'd have guessed somewhere between Silverton & Durango as well, leaning towards the Silverton end of things. Got to get up there this year, asap, if the dang race & life schedule would just cooperate!
 

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Wow!! I'm a little jealous, nothing like that in CT. All we have are trees, trees and more trees behind trees. Not too many good views.
You must have never biked up Talcott Mountain in Avon... Awesome views, but kind of stupid to bike it, might as well hike or drive. Its a fireroad with literally no flat points, just straight uphill at a pretty steep angle. You can see a whole lot of trees from up there ;)
 

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Thanks! Yet another alpine ride to do in Colorado. Maybe have to make Colorado next years summer vacation.

Not sure how I missed this thread when you first posted it.
 
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