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    100,000 Ft Ride

    Anyone else signed up for this?

    http://www.bmwmcc.org/100k_foot.php
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    That's on my list. This year I will be in the Boundary Waters so perhaps next?

    Looks like a lot of fun. Colorado is riding heaven.
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    I'll let you know how it goes. I stumbled across it and signed up! Seemed like a great excuse to see more of a beautiful state by bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sibud View Post
    That's on my list. This year I will be in the Boundary Waters so perhaps next?

    Looks like a lot of fun. Colorado is riding heaven.
    Do you do a lot of paddling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckerman View Post
    Do you do a lot of paddling?
    Not really, in 78 I took my teenage boys, now one of them is taking me back 35 years later.

    Hope this old man can still portage a mile at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckerman View Post
    I'll let you know how it goes. I stumbled across it and signed up! Seemed like a great excuse to see more of a beautiful state by bike.
    I'm working on my Passbagger 50 award. http://passbagger.org/
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    That sounds like a great trip. My old man is a crazy paddler who goes all over the world with his canoe to rivers I've never heard of.

    I'm going to sign up for that pass bagger. It may take a while, as I only get out there once a year, but another good excuse to ride! Thanks for the link.
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    I'll be at the 100K Ride. This will be my third year.
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    Nice! I'll be the bike with the PA plate! Looks like a great time.
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    I've done that ride a few times, sometimes signed up and official, sometimes just meeting friends along the way.
    the route changes each year, tho some passes are pretty much guaranteed due to proximity to Denver (Loveland, Tennessee or Fremont, etc.) If they advise having a Nat'l Parks Pass, you're going up into RMNP, and doing a portion of Trail Ridge Rd. That would then include Rabbit Ear's and Muddy going towards Steamboat, and likely Willow Creek as well. If no pass suggested, then you're going into the central and/or southern mountains- maybe Wolf Creek, Mammoth, possibly Independence, etc. Either way- count on a 400-500 mile day of mountain riding, if you want to do the whole route. Bring, and drink, plenty of water (best preventative to altitude sickness).
    Enjoy- it's always a good time, especially nice if you're unfamiliar with the area and want a quickie primer on spectacular vistas and constant temp changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfr View Post
    I'll be at the 100K Ride. This will be my third year.
    Where did they send you last year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    I've done that ride a few times, sometimes signed up and official, sometimes just meeting friends along the way.
    the route changes each year, tho some passes are pretty much guaranteed due to proximity to Denver (Loveland, Tennessee or Fremont, etc.) If they advise having a Nat'l Parks Pass, you're going up into RMNP, and doing a portion of Trail Ridge Rd. That would then include Rabbit Ear's and Muddy going towards Steamboat, and likely Willow Creek as well. If no pass suggested, then you're going into the central and/or southern mountains- maybe Wolf Creek, Mammoth, possibly Independence, etc. Either way- count on a 400-500 mile day of mountain riding, if you want to do the whole route. Bring, and drink, plenty of water (best preventative to altitude sickness).
    Enjoy- it's always a good time, especially nice if you're unfamiliar with the area and want a quickie primer on spectacular vistas and constant temp changes.
    Thanks for the pointers! I've been out there quite a bit, but never on my bike so I'm really looking forward to the ride. I've driven over many that you mentioned, but never been in the Park, nor explored Wolf Creek, so looks like a win-win no matter which way they send us.
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    as of today, Wolf Creek Pass is closed due to wildfires. that's a road closure status that could be changing in CO daily this summer. Right now we have 8 major fires being fought. So far, it seems to be a draw.
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    100k

    I will be there. Looking forward to it. After I am going to head to Utah's National Parks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckerman View Post
    Where did they send you last year?
    Didn't do last year. This is the route we took in 2010.
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