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Routes / Colorado to SF via Yellowstone
« on: February 25, 2004, 03:08:17 am »
Hey, its Doug again, sterting out in July shouldn't present any problems, although it may be quite warm. The problems that I've encountered in southern and central Wyo. are mainly between Rawlins north and west to around Lander, and that area didn't have many facilities for food or lodging. That was a few years ago, and things may have improved, but... There seems to have been motels in MOST locations, although I, personally love to camp out!
Acclimising yourself to elevation is not a deal breaker, just take it easy for the first couple days, and take along (and drink) plenty of water ;) You can always dispel it when you need to!
The idea of Jackson is great, as long as you understand the "tourist-trap" mentality in Jackson. Its a nice town! I don't know if you even WANT to circumvent around Yellowstone. Its so georgeous, just alot of traffic. Try the ideas put forth in the above reply, just make sure you leave time to be a tourist. Oh, and also DO NOT miss spending awhile in Grand Teton NP, the views are killer

Routes / Colorado to SF via Yellowstone
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:26:55 pm »
This is a wonderful ride, but not necessarly for the weak of spirit. There are several tough parts, south/central WY and in Yellowstone park in particular, but the scenery which you'll encounter makes this trip one of my favs! I've done it four times, twice W to E and twice E to W, the major advantage of W to E is that you encounter some hills (or mountians) right west of Denver, so, unless your acclimated to the climate and physical endurance needed to last, it can be intimidating. The two times I did it E to W, I was leading Trans-Am tours, and the others had had awhile to get used to riding. I'm a native of CO and just LOVE to ride in the mountians, so that helps. If you want to do it, GO FOR IT, but be ready :p Most of the route is fairly rider-friendly, just be careful in Yellowstone, as the roads are not wide and the traffic is horrendous. OR and the coast are just georgeous. Have fun, and let me know what you think of it. I have set up to get replies, so let me know if there are specific questions that I can help you with!

General Discussion / Donate used bikes in Denver area
« on: February 19, 2004, 10:28:39 pm »
I have several good condition bikes that I would like to donate to a worthy cause, and I don't really want to pay "shipping" charges on it, so...anybody have any good suggestions?

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