crappy trail near Estes Park

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by orion650, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. OldenSlow

    OldenSlow Been here awhile

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    Yes, now that is Craptastic trail -- nice composition, too. Is that air under the back wheel?

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  2. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I tried some new (to me) trails in Wastach last fall. They were really crappy.
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  3. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    Was there even a trail!!!! :eek1
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  4. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    The line you pick is the trail! Its called Tom's Diner.
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  5. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    do you get that Suzanne Vega song in your head when you ride it?
    doot doot doo doo doot doot doo doo
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  6. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    No but it's stuck in there now. Thanks. :lol3
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  7. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    I'm a giver!

    I used to play around Pole Hill a lot. It's been years, but we would Mtn bike around there a lot. I remember a cookout area with a view toward Lyons. I think they used to do 6x6 tours up there. Also gave vague memory of the connection to Rattlesnake (Pinewood) Reservoir. Sure would be sweet if that was legal!
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  8. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    :clap
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  9. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    A very crappy trail, why don't they tell you it's not for bigger bikes. Skip to the end if you just want to watch me toss the bike
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  10. dmac1

    dmac1 Long timer

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    Nice! What trail is that?
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  11. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    Mt Rosa down here by Colorado Springs. It's a blast, it's a real adventure when you go up the back side.....just very steep, but then you have it easy coming down this rocky section.
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  12. Brake

    Brake "Tractor right up it"

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    "Crappy" beginning to a trailhead....up and over we go...
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    ....with "crappy" swicthbacks. One after the other of this....
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    ...to a less "crappy" view of this:deal
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    "crappy" trails have a bad rep:rofl
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  13. OldenSlow

    OldenSlow Been here awhile

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    I rode some crap singletrack in Albany. It was so crappy that I didn't stop to take any crappy pictures (which is pretty crappy of me).

    Ride report: Damp and deep in spots. So crappy I only rode that crap twice.
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  14. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Albany is extremely crappy.. then just when you think it can't get any more crappy, loop two starts. Hope you're okay.
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  15. OldenSlow

    OldenSlow Been here awhile

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    Okay as I ever am, which depending on who you ask...:rofl

    FWIW, I didn't ride the whole system twice, just one section twice. Weaksauce, I know.

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  16. Isopach_Zach

    Isopach_Zach n00b

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    I made the same mistake with my loaded KLR. I made it up that initial climb and turned right back around. Definitely more of a scramble than I liked with my TKC 70's. XD Glad to hear it gets better after the entrance! I second Switzerland being very easy. I used to love taking my outback along there.
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  17. Rogue_Ryder

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    Pole Hill isn't crappy, the only crappy part is there's no legal way to connect down to Carter Lake or Drake. I definitely agree that the first couple hundred yards could be a challenge on a big bike like a 12GS but on a Thumper it's quite fun. Once you get to the top of that first hill you can pretty much rip around on the rest of the trails.

    Here's a good vista from that crappy trail:
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  18. Isopach_Zach

    Isopach_Zach n00b

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    Thanks Rogue. I'll probably air down a little more and give it another shot!
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  19. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    yeap and lets put a big metal lunchbox on back of our pig, and stuff it with our stuff, before heading out to climb singletrack. That's gonna work out well, maybe not well. The secret for fun on CO trails is light weight and low gears. Favorite line of an old timer I know.
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  20. Motornoggin

    Motornoggin Two-Bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    A buddy and I did Pole Hill many, many years ago on our dirt bikes. Made it up the rocky section only to find some folks up there camping out of the back of a Ford Escort wagon.
    :lol3:eek7
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