Calling all riders in the Denver, CO area

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by TonyMelton, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. TonyMelton

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    I am going to be in Fort Collins, Colorado from Saturday 29th of May to
    11th of June. It would be very cool to hook up with some local riders in
    the Fort Collins/Boulder/Denver area and go for some rides. I'll be
    bringing my MUni with me (its second visit to the USA) for some offroad
    action. I should have plenty of time to ride and a flexible schedule
    too.

    Where can I go MUni-ing around Ft Collins? Anyone know of any good
    areas/trails to try?



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  2. gbarnes

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  4. Jim_Rob

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    Hi Tony;

    We'd be happy to hook-up with you for a ride. We're in Boulder, and
    alot of our favorite trails are in between Boulder and Fort Collins.
    Also there is a Wed night trials thing we do in a local gym, lots of fun
    and a soft floor to land on! Send me a PM and we can talk further.


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  5. Jim_Rob

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    Hey George;

    Sorry, didn't mean to leave you out, give us a holler when you're in
    town.


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  6. Ken Cline

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    Hi Tony,

    Look me up when you get to Fort Collins, but I'll warn you I'm pretty
    new to MUni riding (about 1/2 year experience) and ride/hobble a slow
    pace.

    Anyway, the city has Natural Areas with some nice MUni friendly trails
    and free access. Horsetooth Mountain Park, outside of town, is well
    worth checking out despite the $6 fee. Its trails vary from fire
    roads to technical rocky challenges (for me, anyway) and they climb
    more than 1000 feet to Horsetooth Rock. Also, most of the entry fee
    can be avoided if you are willing to ride an extra 4-5 miles of easy
    trails through adjacent Lory State Park. Unfortunately, the mountain
    trails in Lory are off limits to cycling. We also have several skate
    parks in town, and I'd love to watch a good rider cruise the BMX track
    that I've been trying to ride cleanly.

    That should get you started.

    Ken <[email protected]>
     
  7. cline

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    I posted a reply to this thread via Usenet, but the gateway is down.
    The bottom line is there is good riding near Fort Collins, and I'm sure
    plenty more if you head south towards Denver.

    Let's hook up for a ride (easy for you, hard for me :) when you get to
    town. Send me an email or look me up in the phone book.

    Ken Cline


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  8. quark soup

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    Hi all. By all means, count me in if you get something going. Shoot me
    a PM or email me at ahoggatt *at* comcast *dot* net. Can't wait! Been
    looking forward to meeting Jim_Rob and others.

    Andy


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  9. TonyMelton

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    Wow what a response to my post! I haven't checked on RSU for 3 days as
    I've been out of town at the first NZ MUni weekend. Looking forward to
    going riding with all of you guys. Thanks a lot George, Ken, Andy and
    Jim. I will get in touch with you once I arrive in Colorado, either by
    email or PMs.

    Can't wait to Muni-ing in ther Rockies!


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  11. hopeful

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    I will be in Denver tomorrow (tuesday) and will be there through
    Saturday. It would be great to meet other unicyclists and ride!


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  12. Jim_Rob

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  13. Ed Hansen

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    I'm 2 hours south of Denver, but go up there all the time. I'd love to
    get a good ride in. I have Tues/Weds off work this month if that works
    for you. There are a crap load of good trails along the entire Front
    range.


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  15. TonyMelton

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    Boy it looks like I'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Muni! I'll
    try and go riding with as many of you as possible... i just hope my legs
    will cope!


    -Tony


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  16. BOSQUE

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    I'm not a unicyclist, but I am hoping someone on looking at this thread
    will know where a 36 in coker or similar 36 in rim can be obtained right
    away. A friend of mine is in the Kinetics race in Boulder this
    Saturday, May 7, and his Coker rim just pretzeled. Please email
    [email protected] if you have any info on bike shops or anyone in else
    in the Denver area that might be willing to sell a rim or wheel now.

    Thanks


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  17. Tom Holub

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    BOSQUE <[email protected]> wrote:
    )
    )I'm not a unicyclist, but I am hoping someone on looking at this thread
    )will know where a 36 in coker or similar 36 in rim can be obtained right
    )away. A friend of mine is in the Kinetics race in Boulder this
    )Saturday, May 7, and his Coker rim just pretzeled. Please email
    )[email protected] if you have any info on bike shops or anyone in else
    )in the Denver area that might be willing to sell a rim or wheel now.

    Sorry, I can't help you, but I thought it was interesting that
    someone's doing a kinetic sculpture race on unicycle. I'm currently
    preparing a unicycle entry for the 3-day Arcata-to-Ferndale Kinetic
    Sculpture race over Memorial Day Weekend. What's the Boulder race like,
    what kind of distance and terrain? Are the rules similar to
    Arcata-to-Ferndale? What's the Coker rider using for flotation?
    -Tom
     
  18. BOSQUE

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    Actually, its not a unicyle. The craft is a sort of tricycle with a
    separate paddle drive for the water. But the wheels are 36 in. cokers,
    and I noticed that some unicyles use these. Thanks for the reply.

    I've only seen the Boulder race once. I would guess about 3 miles, dirt
    roads, mud and maybe a mile worth of water in total.


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  19. Tom Holub

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    BOSQUE <[email protected]> wrote:
    )
    )Actually, its not a unicyle. The craft is a sort of tricycle with a
    )separate paddle drive for the water. But the wheels are 36 in. cokers,
    )and I noticed that some unicyles use these. Thanks for the reply.

    Ah, interesting. Yes, I'm sure there's someone near Boulder who has a
    Coker, but I'm not sure it will help you much; the hub is totally
    different, so you'd have to deconstruct the one wheel, steal the rim,
    and reconstruct the other.

    Cokers tend to be pretty easy to de-taco; you might be better off just
    detensioning the wheel and banging it around a bit until it's more or
    less straight, then retensioning. If your wheel doesn't require strict
    tolerances.

    )I've only seen the Boulder race once. I would guess about 3 miles, dirt
    )roads, mud and maybe a mile worth of water in total.

    Sounds fun!
    -Tom
     
  20. BOSQUE

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