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Last Post 01/05/2016 02:41 PM by Orange Crush. 7 Replies.
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huckleberry

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12/21/2015 03:45 PM
Is it worth a cycling visit? With my wife?
Nick A

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12/22/2015 09:50 AM
I lived there for one year between '93/'94. At the time my thoughts were that it is a beautiful place. There are trafficked urban streets, and then state and county roads that are the only "fast roads" for cars. So, it was hard to find less trafficked roads to ride on...unless you went into the hills. So, not sure when you said "with my wife", if that meant less hilly? It was a year when I didn't ride much, and it was a long time ago, so it'd be difficult to give you specifics, but around Horsetooth dam and east, there were some nice, not too busy roads. Also, it's been so many years, not too sure what's paved, or widened, but back then the more regular roadies used dirt roads as segments of their routes, because they had to.
ChinookPass

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12/22/2015 10:29 AM
What are the other choices?

I love riding in CO but haven't ridden in the front range. RMNP should be on your bucket list if you can find a day of good weather. Though I'd recommend doing some hiking there too. The experience from TRR is just scraping the surface.
Nick A

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12/22/2015 01:38 PM
I live in Albuquerque, and lived in Ft. Collins, but didn't ride much while in Ft. C. I know there's a huge riding community in Boulder. I also have ridden in and around Durango. Durango (and around) was awesome. So, it's sounding like CO riding is better west of the front range cities? Boulder is just that little bit west, so that might be the difference. The true front range is Kansas. LOL.

Nick
longslowdistance

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12/22/2015 09:12 PM
Tiny contribution here.
Rt. 14 (cache la poudre) is a great bicycle route. Had the pleasure of riding from Walden in north park ( not to be confused with south park) to FC, great 100 mile one way ride with 50 miles of downhill.
Sorry that is all I know.
Except the politics are not pink like in Boulder.
smokey52

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12/23/2015 06:41 AM
I've never been in Fort Collins, but my nephew is moving there in January. I was checking online for local options for a Christmas present for him, and I ran across this website: [http://www.fcgov.com/bicycling/]. The city has platinum rating by LAB.
Nick A

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01/05/2016 12:15 PM
Um, not super important, but I meant Horsetooth dam and WEST. In Albuquerque the ever present mountains are to the east, and in the front range to the west. It took me awhile to get used to that when I moved here. LOL
Orange Crush

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01/05/2016 02:41 PM
Posted By Nicholas Arenella on 01/05/2016 12:15 PM
Um, not super important, but I meant Horsetooth dam and WEST. In Albuquerque the ever present mountains are to the east, and in the front range to the west. It took me awhile to get used to that when I moved here. LOL


One of worst moments of my life was driving through this area as part of move from California to Onterrible: mountains in the rear-view mirror; only flat land looking ahead. B...R...U...T...A...L.
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