Northern Colorado Fall Colors Tour

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  1. Graywolf11

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    Northern Colorado Fall Colors Tour
    Begins Thursday, September 22nd :clap
    and ends whenever you get tired of following me around
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    Our ride got a little large last year so new for 2016 is a southern tour starting on 9 / 29 out of Morrison.
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    Also new for this year are road routes for those that want paved twisties with a view.
    I would like to keep all team sizes to five people to make things more manageable.

    Stay tuned to this first post for updates
    Join with friends to reserve cabins. Cabins and camping are being held under Fall Colors Tour so let them know you're with the ride.

    9 / 23 Riverside, WY
    Call Lazy Acres for camping 10.00 / tent 307-327-5968
    Call Riverside Garage for cabins 307-327-5361

    9 / 24 Ripple Creek Lodge, near Buford, CO
    No need for camping reservations
    Call for Cabins 970-878-4725

    Ethanol Free Gas;
    Granby - Tall Country 551 East Agate

    Steamboat Springs - Ski Haus 1450 South Lincoln
    Hayden - Bear River CO-Op 193 US Hwy 40
    Meeker - Flat Tops Fuel 427 East Market
    Silt - Master Petroleum 1650 Main Street


    Thursday, 9 / 22
    Meeting at the Stone Cup coffee shop in Lyons at 9:00 a.m. St Vrain canyon to Peak to Peak with lunch in Estes Park. Over Trail Ridge Road to Granby. Pat and Cindy have once again graciously offered to host Thursday night's camping and a BBQ at their home. We've bumped the price up to $15.00 and any money left over will be for beverages.


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    Friday, 9 / 23
    Dirt; first option with intermediate terrain on Buffalo Pass.
    Hwy 125 (fun twisties) to Rand, Coalmont, Grizzly Creek, Buffalo Pass, lunch in Steamboat Springs, Clark, Steamboat Lake, Big Red Park, Hog Park, Riverside.

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    Dirt; second option with easy terrain on Lynx Pass.
    Hwy 40 to Kremmling, Gore Pass, Lynx Pass, Stagecoach Reservoir, lunch in Steamboat Springs, Clark, Steamboat Lake, Big Red Park, Hog Park, Riverside.

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    Pavement; Kremmling, Gore Pass, Toponas, lunch in Steamboat Springs, Rabbit Ears Pass, Walden, Centennial, Snowy Range, Riverside, WY.
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    Saturday, 9 / 24
    Dirt; Battle Mountain Pass (fun twisties) to RC 1, Black Mountain, Hayden, Ripple Creek
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    Road; Battle Mountain Pass, Craig, Dinosaur, Rangely, Meeker, Ripple Creek. Note; the last few miles up to Ripple Creek Lodge is good gravel.
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    Sunday, 9 / 25
    Dirt; Buford to Newcastle Road, Divide Creek, Buzzard Divide, west side of McClure Pass. I'll be taking the North Rim of the Black Canyon road home. Anyone wishing to join me is welcome Others may want to head over McClure and then Independence or Cottonwood Passes to head home.
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    Road; Meeker, Debeque, Grand Mesa, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, west side of McClure Pass. I'll be taking the North Rim of the Black Canyon road home. Anyone wishing to join me is welcome. Others may want to head over McClure and then Independence or Glenwood Canyon.
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  2. Graywolf11

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    It looks like I will miss Thursday night, but count me IN for Friday and Saturday nights. I'm happy to either catch the group on my own or ride with others if someone else is heading out Friday.
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    Hey Cathy!
    So what are you doing on the next weekend? :D :lol3
    I'm sure that we could use a support truck on the Southern FCT too!
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    Thanks, I'm working on range of motion and see the doc on Wednesday to see how soon I can start riding pavement.
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    First time in a couple years that the work schedule looks like it will accomodate this (maybe both North and South).
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    In! Wish I could make the Southern tour too but it's not to be.
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