Colorado trip -- Sept 2020

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  1. complex.technician

    complex.technician New Member

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    Hello All,



    I wanted to make a short post about an upcoming trip I am planning.

    I aim to do this trip Labor Day week 2020. (roughly Sept 5th-12th)

    I plan to travel to Colorado, specifically around the Colorado Springs—Denver—Breckenridge area.

    I have ridden around the Pike & San Isabel Forests, and that is very nice indeed!!

    I would love to go North towards Grand Lake or Walden, even over to Loveland/Ft. Collins.

    I have heard nothing but great things about the Rocky Mtn Natl Park area – but have not been there yet.



    If anyone lives anywhere around these areas and wants to link up with me that week… comment on this thread and we can go from there.



    Thanks for your time and consideration, folks! Great days and safe riding to all.



    EZ
     
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    Sounds like fun! I'm just West of Denver, and I could meet with you for a day ride and show some favorite roads.
    Al
     
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    Tiutis, shoot me an email and we can discuss details as we get closer to September. Thanks.

    complex.technician at usa.com
     
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    I'm planning a similar trip for Father's day weekend - I live in the Springs and want to do the "Walden Loop".
     
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    Email sent.

    Igrok, we can maybe come up of with a fun ride locally soon!
     
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    sounds good to me! this weekend was a great ride!
     
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    What's the Walden Loop?

    I ride out of castle Rock and like the woodland park, deckers, pine loop
     
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    My ride
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    and then back home through Deckers. :)
     
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    Whoah.... I'd be interested in trying that route at sometime... let me know if you want company..
     
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    That's a long loop but a fun loop. Lots of traffic on the weekends but I do it during a weekday sometime.
     
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    I definitely want to get in on some part of this trip because I'm moving away from Denver in October of this year. Taking part in this ride would be a good send-off for my Denver days.
     
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    So. Are you going to change your name to GreginPrudhoeBay?
     
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    No, moving to Huntsville, Alabama. But I don't know about changing the screen name (Denver was where I finally took the leap into the VFR world after many years of watching from the sidelines). I can see this is bound to cause confusion in the future...
     
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    Tiutis is right, traffic is bad on the weekends (especially on squaw pass rd and quanella pass) I'll post up a day in the next week or 2 and let's do this!
     
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    I am off on Friday for the 4th - thinking about a ride if anyone is able to join me.
     
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    I'm in California right now but headed back to Golden next week. Maybe I can join you guys? 96 VFR
     
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    So, it appears that we have some interest in this kinda trip. Nice!!

    Although... my plans have changed somewhat. (not all my fault)

    Instead of Labor Day week, I will be over there the week of August 1-9 -- so a month from now.

    I still plan to be in that same area, still plan to ride those same lovely roads, still plan to see the same beautiful scenery.

    Hopefully, since early August does not coincide with any major holidays, there should not be much traffic on those roads.

    I did notice that someone mentioned those roads can get busy on weekends, so... maybe we try to do a group ride on a week day?? (Mon-Fri)

    I aim to be there that Saturday August 1st, and I will probably leave Friday the 7th or Saturday the 8th -- so we have plenty of opportunity.

    See what you guys can swing with your schedules, and I'm sure we can coordinate something.
     
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    I'm running a "short" version of the loop tomorrow:

    Colorado Springs -> Woodland Park -> Deckers -> Pine Junction -> Grant -> Guanella pass -> georgetown ->Idaho Springs -> Mt. Evaans (Squaw Pass Road) ->Evergreen ->Pine Junction -> Deckers -> Woodland Park -> Home.
     
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    I'm in! Just picked this up last week, I'm in Denver as well.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
     
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    Ran 417 miles today - COS to Independence pass, then to Idaho Springs and Squaw Pass rd, then back home.
     
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