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Colorado / Riding up Mt. Elbert and Lincoln
« on: February 21, 2012, 12:57:30 pm »
At 43 years and with a busy lifestyle, I am still stay fit enough to do the more extreme rides, and this is the year of offroading 14ers Elbert and Lincoln.  I don't know too many other riders with such a mad lean, so thought it was worth sounding off here to see if there'd be anyone interested in joining a average to above average flat-pedal mt biker.  Never caught onto the clipless for some reason and don't really care if I do, even with the advantages. 

Gear Talk / compact sleeping bag for mt. riding.
« on: April 05, 2009, 04:53:59 pm »
I've been searching for a downs sleeping bag for an overnite tour in the mountains.  Looking at temperature ratings of 10-25 degrees. However, I am not impressed with the bulkiness of the choices before me currently.  I suppose if you want more warmth, your going to have to deal with the lack of compression.  Anyone have a recommendation of how to select a lite-weight and compact sleeping bag for cooler summer temperatures?

General Discussion / finding a riding partner
« on: February 10, 2009, 02:34:27 pm »
I am a 40-year-old guy, who has been riding seriously mostly on Mt bike for long-distance multi-terrain tours since college, excluding a eight year vacation from riding due to life's challenges (ie: family, finances and frequent moves).   I have been in Colorado for eight years now and while balancing the needs and responsibilities of wife/kids I've returned to a semi-serious mtb/road riding, going on multi-day tours 1x per year and getting in two 10-17 mile bike commutes to work / week and at a minimum of two 40-50 mile rides in a month mostly in the higher elevations.  As a result of my current life style, though, it has been hard finding a rider of equal enthusiasm and yet similar limitations for training and what not.  Either my partner/friend is less adapt on two wheels for extended periods of time, or the individual is a bachelor or just too young to comprehend the slower pace that has apparently accompanied my age and lifestyle.  I'm not a novice by any stretch, but no expert rider either, undertaking a 300 some mile self-created mtb bike tour in southern CO, and am back to the drawing board of finding a rider of equal limitations and strengths. Is there anyone out there who has any idea where I'm coming from and/or knows of someone who would be interested in such an undertaking? 

General Discussion / Colorado riders
« on: November 19, 2008, 07:57:00 pm »
I'm a Coloradoan 7 years and counting.  Live in Littleton and work in Golden.  I've come to love true mt biking at elevations 9-13,000 feet.  I love long distance trail riding, but am admittedly not the greatest technical rider.  Limited by work and family for the time that I put into it, but shoot for 2-3 rides a week, counting work commutes.  I ride solo 90% of the time.  Hoping to find someone of similar interest and caliber to join me in some 50 or 300 mile rides next year.  For more info see my post in the companions wanted.

General Discussion / Riding companion for August
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:18:27 pm »
Anyone interested in joining a self-made tour of the Colorado San Juans through 4wd trails and dirt road with some paved roads mixed in?  Looking at doing three Days in early Aug.

General Discussion / Want to tour the Rockies?
« on: December 06, 2007, 05:16:18 pm »
Looking for someone to join me and one other guy on a guesstimate 250 mile mt bike adventure in the Colorado Rockies.  The trip will include Telluride, Silverton and  Platoro.  Part of it will parallel the Great Divide Mt Bike Route.  I'm looking at a stretch of singletrack, 4wd and dirt road, with a little pavement mixed in hear and there. If you want to see some incredible mountain scenery up close and just have fun riding some rocky terrain let me know.

This message was edited by gjjmtnus on 12-6-07 @ 4:40 PM

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