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goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 5, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
Yeah the mtb is a joke, gotta agree after living in Colorado Springs however within 30 to 40 minutes there is Nederland, Jefferson County Open Space, Roosevelt Nat. Forest, which all together have 100's miles of trails. Once you get into the western slope, the Springs, and the South Platte it's endless, along with the climbing, hot springs, yadda yadda, but we shouldn't talk about that on a california forum.

I can ride trails from my backyard in Nederland to Boulder, Lyons, Golden, and Estes Park without ever having to deal with a car.


Fourth of July Road to Arapaho Peak


Trail to Estes Park outside Nederland


Jefferson County

Did someone mention the legal weed and micro brews yet?
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Aug 5, 2014 - 11:29pm PT
To yours truly, Eldo seems just fine, with a few caveats--more fixed gear and modern routes would be nice

I don't know blah, it seems to me that before we add more modern routes with fixed gear in Eldo (read: sport climbs), those of you that spend your weekends at Rifle and Tensleep should first successfully climb the routes that exist. I watched a guy who was a well-known 5.13 climber from the late 90's totally hang all over Darkness 'Til Dawn a year or so ago. I woulda thought a 5.13 climber of any type wouldn't have too much problem with a 5.9+ of any type.

I think the reason all the locals (as you say) hate Eldo is because it's too difficult to chase big numbers there.

(Just flipping' you a bit more $hit. I'm impressed that you're going to the Tetons :-) .
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Aug 5, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
Don't forget how to jam.
elAndy

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:29am PT
I too just made the move, to Gunnison, and have been STOKED thus far. Moving from Yosemite to CO, a state where everyone hates Texans and Californians, was a bit daunting at first. But seriously, it's (colo)rad(o). Enjoy the move!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:36pm PT
Oh no, don't leave us, Woodfords won't be the same!!

What about OOTD and SWL? I'm sure Colo has nothing like em!!! :)
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:55pm PT
Thanks for clearing that up Goatboy.

And , on behalf of all my friends in Boulder county,please go mountain biking in Durango.

Sourdough,enough said.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 6, 2014 - 05:03pm PT
Most mountain bikes in Durango were bought by "daddy".....trustafarian capital of Rado.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 6, 2014 - 05:21pm PT
More trustafartian than Vail or Aspen?
How is that possible?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 6, 2014 - 05:23pm PT
Let us not forget Telluride.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Aurora Colorado
Aug 6, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
Denver is underrated, it's clean and beautiful. The advantage Boulder has is the instant access to the foothills. You can just walk out of town onto hiking trails. Eldorado Springs is not a good destination for sport climbing but many of the best climbers I've met, I met there. It seems to be getting more polished as time goes on, or maybe its just hard to stay used to it.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Aug 8, 2014 - 05:38pm PT
Credit: wilbeer

It just looks terrible.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 31, 2014 - 03:57am PT
Turns out the call of the gold country was too strong.



Back to where I come from with a guitar on my knee.

I'm not rad enough is the most likely cause.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 31, 2014 - 04:09am PT
Denver just looked and seemed like a big reno.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 31, 2014 - 06:08am PT
Maybe. I didn't get the full layout in Denver reconnoitered by far. Nothing against CO but the reality of leaving the Sierra colluding with my wife and my job prospects as well as proximity to immediate family led to the decision. I am very happy with our decision and, while Reno was a necessary pit stop on the road, my biggest little birth town is not where I'd also like to end up buried.

Also, allowing Rong the full breadth of his hate for me by moving back to CA chuffs me.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2014 - 06:54am PT



Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Aurora Colorado

Aug 6, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
Denver is underrated, it's clean and beautiful.

Yeah in a Pittsburg sort of way....if you like Gary Indiana you'll Love Denver...
Good location though
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 31, 2014 - 08:27am PT
Jeebus, who gives a sh#t what that guy thinks? tell him you moved to candyland and tell him to suck a dick.
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