Front Range Western Suburbs? (Golden, Applewood, Arvada)

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by error cooled, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    Just got back from a trip to Denver with the wife. Long story short a move to the front range does not seem as likely - my wife has reservations about the area.

    However we spent some time in Boise and loved it. We shall see where this ends up.

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  2. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    You've got me curious. Can you expand on that?


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  3. cidi

    cidi cidi

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    Thank you for posting a follow up, would love to hear where you end up. I have never been to Boise but I have heard it’s a really cool place.
    Best of luck!
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  4. Golden955

    Golden955 Been here awhile

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    If snocapped mountains, a beautiful sunset at Coors field and a street party equaled wife's reservations, you are right, it's not for her.

    Late to the thread but fun to see how many neighbors I have on here.

    If it even matters, Golden has your walkable downtown and close to light rail, Applewood has the big yards and great neighborhoods, Arvada has never seen a vacant lot they don't want to build multi family housing on or vast big new developments on radioactive soil on the west side of town.

    Stopped by Boise on an 8 day ride around CO/WY/ID/MT this summer and was blown away riding up the spine of Idaho through three national parks.
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  5. eakins

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    I'd guess too many people now and crazy house prices is the concern.
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  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Next time I'm out to dinner with you Rob I'm going to check your wallet before you order :-)
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  7. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    Me too, but who knows.....too sunny? afraid of the devil's weed? too liberal? too many bums? afraid she'll never see her husband again because he'll be out riding too often?


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    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    Oh-oh....I've got it!.....Too many millennials!!!


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  9. randingo

    randingo Voted "Class Lounger"

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    Rob......I'm pretty impressed you kept the story as short as you did.....HA! Hope you're felling better!!
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  10. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    A close friend just moved from Seattle to Golden - close to North Table Mountain. He has a plated Husaberg 390 for dualsport and single track. He hasn't been on the bike in a LONG time, so he's looking for a mellow dualsport ride close by to get back into riding again. What are some options near his area?
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  11. nomad_games

    nomad_games Long timer

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    Closest dual sport stuff I know of is around Idaho Springs. Pretty quick ride from Golden. There's some pretty awesome trails around Georgetown, too.

    as to the rest of this thread...comparing Denver to LA = LOL. Hardly. The traffic sucks and it's getting worse but moving here from Brooklyn a year ago, I find it pretty tolerable, and it's a far cry from the gridlock of LA or NYC. I will say that the amount of driving you have to do to get to the mountains sucks, and I'm trying to figure out how to move out to Summit County even though my fiancee works in Denver. And the housing market is no joke. Recent study found it to be 8th in the nation, right behind NYC.
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  12. cloudcamper

    cloudcamper Adventurer

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    Nothing right near Golden - its all been paved over for your convenience and safety.

    But Golden Gate Canyon Rd is a very tight and twisty canyon road you can take all the way to Blackhawk - just mobbed with Harleys, canyon racers and bicyclists.

    Best ridden on a weekday.

    The Thundervalley Motocross track south of Golden has a small off track area to ride for $20/day.
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  13. delux2769

    delux2769 Thumper!

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    NorthWest of Golden is Switzerland Trail. Tons of dirt riding out in that area... We live in Lakewood with 2x F650GS Dakars and ride dirt every weekend, and during the week. There's Yankee hill area near Saint Mary's Glacier off Fall River Road to the SouthWest. Then to South SouthWest, there's Webster Pass (super fun). Tons of dirt riding there... Housing is ridiculous out here!
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  14. rdrcr56

    rdrcr56 Just passing through

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    I only ride during the week and most of the time I am all by my lonesome. I did make the mistake of playing around on Switzerland trail on a Saturday and almost got taken out by a razor, no more weekend riding for me unless it's Snyder creek or north park
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  15. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    Castle rock, close enough to Denver to enjoy the benefits of a major metropolitan area but far enough away to not actually have to deal with all of that. 15-20 minutes away from tons of trails. Single track mountain bike trails out my back porch. We love it, but to each his own.
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