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Offline FrankMoritz

Informal ACA Rides Here in Colorado
« on: February 20, 2009, 05:28:06 pm »
Hi, all --

I'm starting up this discussion thread because I've had a number of previous requests from Colorado members for a way to connect with others to arrange rides in this area.

You're invited to tell this online community about your riding interests: day rides, weekend overnight trips, week-long or other multi-day trips -- either self-contained or by using your credit card to cover the logistics. I have also found that it's useful to be pretty specific in describing your own riding preferences for such things as daily distance, riding pace/speed, what area you prefer to ride in, etc. when you are seeking riding companions.

If you are unfamiliar with the logistics of organizing and planning a multi-day and/or self-contained trip, I and many other folks in this forum will be happy to share our experience with you. It's not really rocket science, and different arrangements will work for different people, but we'll all try to ensure that everyone's on-the-road experience gets better. It's especially my hope that anyone who is anticipating their first overnight bike trip will use this space to make that experience a great one.
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Offline herrmann.bill

Re: Informal ACA Rides Here in Colorado
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 09:58:26 pm »
Hi Frank:
     Nice of you to take on this "extra" assignment.

Anytime I'm in Alamosa (Adams State College academic year) ACA memebers passing thru are welcome to visit my back yard!

Bill Herrmann


Offline gjjmtnus

Re: Informal ACA Rides Here in Colorado
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 07:04:43 pm »
Hey Frank
 
I was just thinking it would be nice to know how other organize and manage the logisitics of multi-day rides, in case I can learn something new.  I've done solo mtb rides, or w/ one other in the CO Rockies of 50-360 miles for a few years now, and my methods are to backpack, lodge and camp when meeting a support person/friend.  I map my rides, and research the trails and hope for the best.  I've gotten turned around a few times in the backcountry on the s-track trails and have missed meeting my support, due to weather or inaccurate trail data, but overall my tours have been successful.  If you would share the methods in detail that you or others use on the road/trail, maybe there's something I could learn.

Hi, all --

I'm starting up this discussion thread because I've had a number of previous requests from Colorado members for a way to connect with others to arrange rides in this area.

You're invited to tell this online community about your riding interests: day rides, weekend overnight trips, week-long or other multi-day trips -- either self-contained or by using your credit card to cover the logistics. I have also found that it's useful to be pretty specific in describing your own riding preferences for such things as daily distance, riding pace/speed, what area you prefer to ride in, etc. when you are seeking riding companions.

If you are unfamiliar with the logistics of organizing and planning a multi-day and/or self-contained trip, I and many other folks in this forum will be happy to share our experience with you. It's not really rocket science, and different arrangements will work for different people, but we'll all try to ensure that everyone's on-the-road experience gets better. It's especially my hope that anyone who is anticipating their first overnight bike trip will use this space to make that experience a great one.
Climb till there is no trail, then keep climbing.