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General Discussion / Family Riding the Great Divide
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:12:33 pm »
The section through southern Colorado's San Juans and northeast through the Rio Grande have awesome views and are relatively easy trails from New Mexico border north to Silverthorne. I don't know of anything that is not littered with some significant uphills, but taken as a whole this is a liter fare. I have not ridden the sections north of the point between I-70 and Steamboat.  North of Steamboat Springs it is best characterized as rolling hills and mostly paved. Although beautiful not the greatest you've ever seen.
Good Luck

General Discussion / Where's your bike taking you this summer!?
« on: March 28, 2008, 02:20:09 pm »
Southern Colorado -- San Juans off road trails

General Discussion / Want to tour the Rockies?
« on: December 22, 2007, 10:09:25 am »
I'm shooting for the end of July or early August to ride through south-central Colorado.  It is potentially a 6 day journey with maybe a day break in between.  It is self-supported with pack, extra gear, tools and food.  Stops at places with accommodations is essential.  I may have a support person again this year to meet at points, but so far that is not a guarantee.
I too mostly ride solo. This is not a mass ride, but a one-man show.  I have a friend that went with last year and was my support guy.

Thanx for your reply.  Sorry I took so long to respond.  I haven't checked the forum since I first put this message on.

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

General Discussion / Bike Tour
« on: December 06, 2007, 08:24:05 pm »
To prepare seriously for a trip this is the regime I use:
Winter: train cardio increasing time and mileage goals daily on stationary bike.  Work lower/upper body and abs for strength.
Spring; Short bike runs with one weekly long run, work towards 1/2 the distance of your daily goal (50 mi).
Summer emphasize 2 long bike runs a week, increase difficulty w/ hills/obstacles.  Add to the overall length of each trip gradually.
Finally one trail run at the distance and technical difficulty that your daily ride will be on average.
It's not scientific, but its what I do

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