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Evergreen // Colorado

 
gregval   1 week ago
replied to Oldest Mountain bikers
 
I'm 62, been riding for about 20 years.  My wife is 63, has been riding for about 15 years.  I am still at my high school graduation weight, so pretty good shape....
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The main advantage for a smartphone app, with a GIS-enable map is that you can't get lost.  The app will show you exactly where you are on the map.
The general problem with hanging a mtn bike has to do with the hydraulic brakes.  If they are pretty well used, you may have an air bubble up in your calipers (even...
I live "up the hill" in Evergreen.  Your choice depends on what kind of rider you are and your trail preferences. My preferences are trails with "good flow".  Many of the trails right...
gregval   on May 20, 2017
added Rodeo
 
You start by going south on Chisolm trail. Then take a right onto "Rowdy" trail, which is a small loop...
gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added Wire Mesa
 
Brand new intermediate trail. Just completed Dec 2016. 7 mile loop travels around the edge of the mesa, with great...
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gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added Rim Runner Loop
 
The Rm Runner Loop is more easily accessed from the Cove Wash TH. This can be accessed up the "black"...
gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added More Cowbell
 
This is a lariat loop off of Dead Ringer. Park at the JEM TH. Named after the deceased cow, WITH BELL, found...
gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added Dead Ringer
 
This is an alternate down/up to the JEM trail, which has sections of one-direction traffic only. One end starts at the...
gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added a review of Bearclaw Poppy
 

Road up the left side (one way up), then up Stuckl Cutoff, then back down Jay's Wash, and then crossed...
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gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added a review of Bootleg Canyon
 

Road both the Lower/Mid Lake View loops and Caldera. Lower/Mid Lake View has lots of big dips, which were great. Have...
gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added a map of Wire Mesa
 
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gregval   on Apr 16, 2017
added a map of More Cowbell
 
gregval   on Feb 9, 2017
replied to Going smaller than a 30T chainring
 
I bought a 1x11 last year (biggest ring in rear was 42) and was concerned about the lower gearing, since it won't go as low as a 2x10.  Immediately I bought a...
gregval   on Sep 30, 2016
added a review of Eadsville Trail
 

Great flowy ride. Eadsville is the shorter loop. You can add a great side loop called North 40, to the...
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gregval   on Sep 30, 2016
added a review of Riverside State Park
 

Great area for beginners, most of it is almost pan flat. Only a single climb of any significance. LOTS of...
gregval   on Sep 30, 2016
added a review of Beacon Hill
 

Wow, great trail. You can choose what level you want. The green trails are really green; not too steep, smooth,...
gregval   on Sep 29, 2016
added a map of Eadsville Trail
 
gregval   on Sep 14, 2016
added Chisholm
 
For intermediate riders. Slickrock, ledges, dirt; slightly technical. Crosses gas pipeline, Mineral Bottom Road and Hwy313. Average grade about 3%. The...
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gregval   on Sep 14, 2016
added Chisholm
 
For intermediate riders. Slickrock, ledges, dirt; slightly technical. Crosses gas pipeline, Mineral Bottom Road and Hwy313. Average grade about 3%. The...
gregval   on Aug 4, 2016
added Little Scraggy west section
 
Southern part of this new west side climbs about 250 vertical to a saddle, then the latest completed section drops...
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gregval   on Aug 4, 2016
added Little Scraggy west section
 
This is the west section of Little Scraggy trail. Starts at the Kelsey Campground then goes west and north back...
gregval   on Aug 4, 2016
added a map of Little Scraggy
 
gregval   on Jun 29, 2016
added a review of Glendo State Park
 

Finally got here; been to Curt Gowdy a few times, Rode it just before Glendo. SO, rode the south trails first...
gregval   on Apr 27, 2016
added a review of Lake Atalanta
 

The trail IS open as of today. We ran into Nathan, the city of Rogers guy in charge of the...
gregval   on Apr 27, 2016
added a review of Slaughter Pen Trail
 

From research, we know that the trail has lots for everybody. However, even with the best Bentonville map, it was...
gregval   on Apr 25, 2016
added a review of Iron Mountain
 

Great trail, the green and yellow loops have the bigger climbs, but still flowy. We had so much fun, wife...
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gregval   on Apr 26, 2016
added a review of Lovit: Section 1
 

Started at Denby, the first 3 miles to Tompkins has some steep, short climbs. Wife and I had to push...
gregval   on Apr 25, 2016
added a review of Cedar Glades Trail
 

Close to Hot Springs. Good trails, good flow. Some climbing, but not bad. Got a bit lost at the north TH,...
gregval   on Apr 25, 2016
added a review of Hidden Diversity Multi-Use
 

Rode Little Clifty Creek Loop and Bayshore, both CW. Little Clifty mostly gradual up/down (870 ft climbing on the loop)....
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gregval   on Apr 25, 2016
added a review of Sweet Spot Trail
 

Very flowy. Wife and I road all the trails CW. Some steeper drops every so often, but very fun. Only...
gregval   on Apr 10, 2016
added a photo of Oil Well Flats
 
Oil Well Flats trail map
gregval   on Apr 10, 2016
added a review of Oil Well Flats
 

Wife and I rode it, to warm up for an extended trip to Arkansas for mtn biking. As the reviewers...

Great flowy trail system. All of the trails are now complete. We did a CCW loop to include much of the...
gregval   on Sep 29, 2015
added a review of Zion Curtain
 

Its always interesting the variety of reviews, depending on the age and skill of the reviewer. Wife and I are older,...
gregval   on Jun 11, 2015
added a photo of Wasatch Mountain State Park
 
Dutch Hollow trail map
gregval   on Jun 11, 2015
added a review of Wasatch Mountain State Park
 

First, these trails are better referred to as Dutch Hollow. Took 1 day to ride these trails when in PC...
gregval   on Jun 8, 2015
added a review of Strawberry Narrows
 

Yes, no crowds. We rode on a Sunday in June, saw 1 couple. The first 4 miles from the east...
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gregval   on Jun 8, 2015
added a review of Jenni's
 

Easiest way to go UP to Mid Mountain trail, and others in PCMR. Nice gradual climb, no killer steep sections....
gregval   on Jun 8, 2015
added a review of Mid-mountain
 

Great trail, for weekdays. We rode up Jenni's, then south on MM. Talked to a local mtn biker near the...
gregval   on Jun 8, 2015
added a review of Flying Dog
 

We rode it starting from Jeremy Ranch TH, going up 24-7 trail. This shortened the ride and got the "fun"...
gregval   on Jun 8, 2015
added a review of Glenwild
 

Rode it CW, starting at Spring Creek TH. Gradual climb for a few miles, then goes steeper for the last...
gregval   on Jun 8, 2015
added a review of Round Valley
 

Nothing much more to add. Good early season ride, lots of loop options. The climbs/downhills are gradual, mostly smooth, and...
gregval   on Apr 17, 2015
added a review of Navajo Rocks
 

First time on this original 9 mile loop; Ramblin and Rocky Tops. About 60% slickrock, although it was fairly smooth,...
gregval   on Oct 20, 2014
added North Fork
 
This is a new machine-made singletrack, that largely runs on the side of mtn's. Can be done either as out/back,...
gregval   on Oct 11, 2014
added Little Scraggy
 
This new intermediate trail was built by COMBA, just completed after a few years of work. From the Little Scraggy...
gregval   on Sep 23, 2014
added a review of Levis Mounds
 

Wife and I finally got a chance to stop by, after visiting family in Milwaukee. Road most of the IMBA Epic...
gregval   on Sep 16, 2014
added a review of Sugar Bottom
 

Wife and I had a good ride, although it was the day after a light rain. The trails were a...
gregval   on Jul 20, 2014
added a review of Southbound Via Channel Lock
 

Channel lock and southbound are part of a larger network; Horseshoe area. See other trail listings for Driggs. The climb up...
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Road up the Hagens river trail a bit, but bailed back to Cache Creek trail before the nasty climb on...
gregval   on Jul 20, 2014
added a review of Beall Trail
 

Reroad this trail (loop with Ridge and Rotary) again. Still amazing; smooth uphill. The first 1.5 miles were a bit...
gregval   on Jul 10, 2014
added a review of Baker Tank Trail
 

Haven't ridden this trail in about 5 years. We found it really getting "rooty" and rocky now. Too bumpy for...
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