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vbeckman74   1 week ago
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Camino de Santiago
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What a great experience! I wanted to do it again as soon as I finished. I rode from Pamplona to...
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of Herrington
 

It's short and can be ridden either up or down.
+ 7 others
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of Soapstone Natural Area
 

This is the loop I wanted the Edge Loop in Fruita to be. The climb is gradual, but will make...
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of Hewlett Gulch
 

The first part of the climb is easy enough that you won't be pushing your bike. The loop at the...
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of Foothills Trail
 

This is a better run than a bike ride. I'd rather ride anything else in the FC area.
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of Blue Sky
 

This is an easy up one way and a cool roller coaster coming back down.
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of Wathen Trail
 

Cool singletrack in the Horsetooth system. Best ridden west to east.
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of South Ridge Service Road
 

This is the standard ascent route at Horsetooth. It's wide and well groomed, but is bottom gear steep.
vbeckman74   on Apr 10, 2014
added a review of Horsetooth Mountain Park
 

This park is awesome, but not for the bronchially challenged. We rode the twin loops as they are described in...

This is a great trail that is pretty fast and smooth for the elevation gain. Make sure you do it...
vbeckman74   on Feb 25, 2014
updated Spruce Mountain Trail Upper Loop
 
to Freeze/Thaw.
vbeckman74   on Feb 18, 2014
added a video of Palmer Park
 
Riding with the dingo, my Blue Heeler.
vbeckman74   on Feb 18, 2014
added a video of Palmer Park
 
Riding with the dingo, my Blue Heeler.
vbeckman74   on Feb 17, 2014
added 2 photos.
 
My bike
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vbeckman74   on Jan 20, 2014
added 3 photos.
 
My 28 pound Heeler treed this mountain lion on the Tanner portion of the loop.
+ 2 others
vbeckman74   on Jan 20, 2014
added a review of Tanner-stultz Loop
 

I think this is a better hike than a mountain bike ride, unless you like taking your bike for a...
vbeckman74   on Jan 20, 2014
updated Alafia River State Park
 
to Dry.
vbeckman74   on Jan 20, 2014
added a review of Alafia River State Park
 

Alafia is fun and very manicured. It's a fraction of the effort of the IMBA epics I have done in...
vbeckman74   on May 5, 2013
added a review of Apex Park
 

Steep but very ridable. We saw a herd of about 60 elk on top, just hanging out.
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vbeckman74   on May 5, 2013
added a review of Mount Falcon Park
 

The climb never lets up. There's no real flat parts to catch your breath, but the trail is manicured enough...
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
updated 18 Road Trails
 
to Open.
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
updated Joe's Ridge
 
to Open.
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Prime Cut
 

Prime Cut is uphill only. If you don't want to ride the road, this is the best way to get...
+ 11 others
 

This is a great trail for everyone. It's impossible to get lost if you follow the 18 hour race signs....
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Rustlers Loop
 

It's rated as green, but it's not boring. It also has cool signs to help newbies on riding technique. It...
 

Fruita continues to be spoiled. The trails on this loop are amazing and the views will make the most serious...
 

This is newer, and my favorite ride at 18 Roads. The designers really put some thought and effort into this...
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Edge Loop
 

None of the people that work in any of the local bike shops have done this trail, but they were...
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Chutes and Ladders
 

The initial climb is short and steep as Hell. Good luck. The rest of the trail has some good ups...
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of 18 Road Trails
 

Fruita has really created something unique with this trail system. It may be better than Moab.
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Zippety Do Dah
 

I think this is the hardest trail at 18 Roads. It is doable, but you may have to walk some...
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Frontside
 

This is usuallu used as access to the other trails, but it is very fun to ride by itself. Lots...
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Kessel Run
 

This one is very fun and fast. It's enjoyable swoopy roller coaster for every skill level.
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
added a review of Joe's Ridge
 

This trail is awesome, and very ridable if you're not an expert. It will make you pay attention, however. Great...
vbeckman74   on May 1, 2013
updated Prime Cut
 
to Open.
vbeckman74   on Nov 17, 2012
added a photo of South Shore Lake Pueblo
 
In the wati.
vbeckman74   on Nov 17, 2012
added a review of South Shore Lake Pueblo
 

We rode Pueblo for the first time today. The western loops are cool, flowy singletrack. It's amazing how much work...
vbeckman74   on Oct 27, 2012
added a review of North Catamount Reservoir
 

Cool ride around the reservoir. It shares some of the Ring the Peak Trail on the north side. It's a...
vbeckman74   on Oct 21, 2012
added a review of Elk Park Trail
 

Elk Park is a great ride. If you're going to ride Pikes Peak, I prefer to start at the summit...
+ 2 others
vbeckman74   on Oct 21, 2012
added a review of Schultz Creek
 

Schultz is a local favorite for good reason. It's fast, cool singletrack.
vbeckman74   on Oct 21, 2012
added a review of Tsali Recreation Area
 

I have ridden all four of the loops listed here. They are all fast, twisty fun on smooth singletrack with...
vbeckman74   on Oct 6, 2012
added a photo
 
Canon City to Cripple Creek
vbeckman74   on Sep 30, 2012
added a photo of Cisneros / Snowslide
 
Cisneros in the Fall
vbeckman74   on Sep 30, 2012
added a review of Cisneros / Snowslide
 

Snowslide Trail isn't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin getting it on. It is made up...

The mountain you have to go over from Waterton to PLatte is steep, rocky and not to be taken lightly....
+ 2 others

Beautiful, twisting, fast single track through the famous Buffalo Creek area. This is what CO mountain biking is all about....

This section is a fast, smooth down hill if you start at Buffalo Creek. It goes through much of the...
vbeckman74   on Sep 16, 2012
added a review of Red Rocks/ Dakota Ridge
 

The hogback section of this trail is rocky and rough as Hell. If you can clean it, you're badass. It...
vbeckman74   on Aug 18, 2012
added a review of Monarch Crest Trail
 

"This is a lot of uphill for a downhill." Don't think you'll just point 'em south and bomb. You'll spend...
vbeckman74   on Apr 30, 2012
added a review of The Crags
 

This trail is a fast, easy after work ride. The problem is that it's nowhere near anyone's work. It's a...
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vbeckman74   on Apr 30, 2012
added a review of Pancake Rocks
 

You WILL walk your bike. The top is cool and the air is thin. We swore we'd never come back...
vbeckman74   on Apr 7, 2012
updated Colorado Trail / Green Mountain
 
to Open.
vbeckman74   on Apr 7, 2012
added a review of Buffalo Creek
 

Buffalo Creek is as good as everyone says. You don't need much suspension. Most of the trails are fast and...
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The Green Mountain Loop is probably the most technical riding of the Buffalo Creek area due to some roots and...
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