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Illustrated Ride Report (cross-post from Cyclo-Cross forum)(14 posts)

Illustrated Ride Report (cross-post from Cyclo-Cross forum)lonefrontranger
Oct 14, 2002 10:19 PM
Warning to all roadies: open only if you dare. Dirt contained herein...

lonefrontranger "Illustrated Ride Report: Boulder Valley Open Space" 10/14/02 11:14pm

Unfortunately I am not privy to the trick of posting multi photos in one reply, so you'll have to just bear with me. I did size and optimise them for the web however, so those of you poor souls still languishing in dialup hell should manage okay.
Thanks LFRangerGW Rider
Oct 14, 2002 10:41 PM
Those are great pictures of your home trails. I recognized some of those landmarks from when I was in Boulder last year. Cross season starts in a week and a half here and I can't wait, your pics just made me salivate to get on the cross.

Keep the pics coming of Boulder and the front range. I love the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia but it's nice to see the biggins every now and then.

Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down.
More pics on the waylonefrontranger
Oct 15, 2002 7:27 AM
This was actually Saturday's ride. It took 4 hours, not because the route was particularly long (although it is 35 miles of dirt, which is a lot), but because stopping to take pics really slows you down! Hence the scramble home in the dark.

I did another 4-hour 'cross ride on Sunday, only this time I got a lot more vertical (went up into the foothills a bit). Pics to follow tonite.
WOW! No warning required, I am a dirty boy!MB1
Oct 15, 2002 4:08 AM
Can I come visit?
absolutely :)lonefrontranger
Oct 15, 2002 7:32 AM
Bring Miss M, we'll get along just fine. My SO grumbles about how far I go, too. I actually wanted to do quite a bit more (6 hours instead of 4) on Sunday's installation, but got suckered into wasting half the day on household chores at the old man's behest.
Ya done good!mickey-mac
Oct 15, 2002 4:54 AM
When you do something, you do it right. I'd like for my 5 year old daughter to meet you some day.
Did you ever have ambitionsscottfree
Oct 15, 2002 5:03 AM
to be a writer? You have great verbal facility. I think you should shoot for that great cycling book that's never quite yet been written.
too disorganized, but thanks anyhowlonefrontranger
Oct 15, 2002 7:36 AM
I doubt I have the discipline required to turn out acceptable work on a schedule. I find it very difficult to be creative on deadline...
way cool !!!!JohnG
Oct 15, 2002 5:54 AM
Very nice pics and descriptions LFR. :-)

I do miss the sights of the Rockies though. Do you ever get up into Estes Park and or other high areas??? I skied and hiked there way back in the late 70's and still remember the area very fondly.

Loved the "McMansions" comment.

ride on
JohnG
Esteslonefrontranger
Oct 15, 2002 7:35 AM
We go there several times a year. I haven't yet done the whole Boulder-Estes-Boulder ride although we've talked about it. One of our goals this winter (assuming we get anything like normal snow) is to do a bunch of snowshoeing on some trails we've discovered up that way.

Also did the Estes Park Stage Race. Boy was that ever fun, especially for a non-climber like yours truly :-P
Didn't know Colorado was that pretty :-) (nm)kenyee
Oct 15, 2002 7:30 AM
Nope, Pack Meat blew my cover again...lonefrontranger
Oct 15, 2002 7:38 AM
He's right, it's just old shots of Ohio disguised with some creative Photoshopping...

... ;-)
And that's why all the mountains are hazy, right? ;-)kenyee
Oct 15, 2002 9:29 AM
Beautiful rideBipedZed
Oct 15, 2002 8:43 AM
I still think about that ride with the fresh new snow last January. That was one of my favorite rides of the year.

Unfortunately I'm in the midst of cross season with a race every Sunday this month. In Nov most are on Sat so we could do an open space ride on a Sunday.

See you at Veloswap unless I see you this weekend at Red Rocks #1?