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Old 10-07-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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Colorado has wrecked my life

Hello mates
I just finished the CoBDR and UtBDR first of Sept. Some of you may have read our half assed ride report ( 4 Buds 2 BDRs ). I tried to get to ride Colorado for like 10 years and it finally happened. It was the greatest ride of my life. I thought that was gonna cure me. Well now all I think about is getting back. My wife keeps shakin her head saying no but its gonna happen. I love that place. I'm trying to go again next year.

Now I did the two BDRs and camped the whole trip. This time I want to haul my WR and my KTM . I want to ride trails not dirt roads. camp at the same spot for like 3 nites then move for another 3 nites. I dont want to be hauling gear on the bike this trip. Like I said I want to ride the trails this time.

So with that said can you locals point me in the rite direction. It can be rocky muddy sandy single track. I dont want to be bench pressing my bike up ledges all day but you guys get the picture. I know on the CoBDR it crossed over so many little trails that I just wanted to turn onto but didnt have the time. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Check out Taylor Park are near Buena Vista. Lots of riding. Also suggest annual Moose Run Rally first weekend in August hosted by Northern Colorado Trail Riders Club. They will ride the Snyder Creek Area.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Pat
I passed through Taylor Park on the BDR didnt have time to explore. What area is Snyder creek?
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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Check out Taylor Park are near Buena Vista. Lots of riding.
^ This.. greater Taylor Park area between Taylor Res, Crested Butte and Aspen can keep you on fun single for weeks.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:44 PM   #5
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Sounds to me like your wife is wrecking your life. She can be replaced.

Better yet, bring her with you next time. She might like it.

If she rides it's a no brainer.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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When it comes down to it she'll be behind me 100%. She just likes to bully me around so I let her . If it was up to just me I'd be living in Colorado.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:56 PM   #7
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Finished school in '08, could live anywhere, almost anywhere in the world probably and I chose Denver. I haven't been disappointed yet!

I do want to move up into the mountains eventually and am back in school to change careers to make that happen.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:02 PM   #8
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Taylor Park area will definitely keep you busy for weeks! Snyder Creek is located up hi way 125 between Granby and Rand and Grand Lake. Northern Colo Trail Riders hosts the Moose Run Rally in that area each year http://www.nctr.net. It's a cool rally where you can meet & ride with other people. They camp at the fairgrounds in Walden and have "A" single track, "B" intermediate ST/dirt road loop, & "C" dual sport road ride.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:15 PM   #9
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That rally sounds pretty sweet.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:55 AM   #10
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Not a single mention of all the quality breweries?


I totally feel ya - I'm a 2 summer CO veteran and the stays keep getting longer. Going a month plus in 15! I camp, ride a few days and move on. Worked in Brecktreck each trip. Taylor Park is heaven for this flatlander. You can spend a solid 4 days exploring. Four Mile is a nice 2 day warm up and the passes over by Ouray are a nice chill way to finish. Not sure what add next year to mix it up?
Mrs. Manfu flew out for a week to hang and check it out - loved it and is now hooked. Already talking it up and saving vacation time.

Did I mention all the good suds?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:15 AM   #11
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When it comes down to it she'll be behind me 100%. She just likes to bully me around so I let her . If it was up to just me I'd be living in Colorado.


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Old 10-09-2014, 11:37 AM   #12
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:13 PM   #13
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Sadly your story is already well documented in that 70s Eagles song; Hotel Colorado.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:30 PM   #14
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Well the wife is 55. If she was still wearing the fun police outfits I'd be riding her instead of the bikes.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:43 PM   #15
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Hightest, I can relate. I live in central Ohio and I went out there to ride Moab, Utah. Now I'm hooked. I've been back a few times.

I'm making plans to go out there with my CRF250X and two other couples that have UTV's for a week early next April. Trails we'll ride include Slick Rock, Hells Revenge, Porcupine Rim, Kane creek, Poison Spider, White Wash sand dunes and more. We'll be staying at Archview campground a riding directly to some of these. If any of that interests you, let me know.
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