Results 1 to 17 of 17
Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By Cafeend
  • 1 Post By Dirt n Dust
  • 1 Post By notyal
  • 1 Post By Chongo loco

Thread: Need to borrow a hitch rack. Also need advice where to ride near Denver.

  1. #1
    MoJo Mother Superior notyal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wimberley
    Posts
    1,978

    Need to borrow a hitch rack. Also need advice where to ride near Denver.

    I let this family trip sneak up on me and didn't adequately prepare. We are leaving next Thursday (7/20) and just staying for a long weekend. We'll be taking the wife's SUV and hoping to borrow a 2" hitch rack so I can sneak in a ride or two. I can compensate with a firm handshake, positive karma, and/or a 5 pack of your liking (unless it is a shandy or hef, then you can have all 6). I'm not picky about the rack except that I do have a 27.5+, so just need the rack to fit fat tires.

    I'll be staying right at the SE corner of this trail system (https://www.mtbproject.com/directory...ighlands-ranch), so I'll probably just ride there unless there are any "must do" rides close by. Since it is a family trip, I can't really take off all day for Monarch Crest or some other epic.

    Thanks!
    "living today like it is the first day of the rest of my week"

  2. #2
    MoJo Mother Superior Cafeend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Eastbound and Down
    Posts
    692
    PM Sent
    cramsay3 likes this.

  3. #3
    MoJo Priest txduc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Round Rock
    Posts
    58
    I used to live in Parker not far from there but that trail system south of Highlands ranch was not there at that time. It should have some good views and elevation changes but not many if any tree cover. Not too far south on 470 the trails near Morrison (Dakota Ridge and Red Rocks) are pretty good. Unfortunately for the really good stuff Winter Park/Fraser would be the closest but still 1.5 to 2hr drive.

  4. #4
    MoJo Priest Dirt n Dust's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    74
    No hitch rack but I can recommend Buffalo Creek.
    Desert Nomad likes this.

  5. #5
    prodigal son of Austin Teamsloan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    North Austin
    Posts
    1,482
    Sent you a PM in case Cafeend doesn't already have you covered.
    -the oracle has spoken.

    '12 Santa Cruz BlurLT 2.2
    '07 Scott Scale 30
    '01 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc (loaner/commuter bike)

    Charcoal Gray 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i


  6. #6
    Novice Narwhal ericandrewscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Austin, United States
    Posts
    407
    Also PMing.

  7. #7
    MoJo Bishop throet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Cedar Park, TX
    Posts
    197
    Buffalo Creek is great. I covered 31 miles of trail there with a massive amount of climbing. Not sure how well suited it is for shorter rides. Centennial Cone is a great option for a shorter ride and is closer in. If you're near Boulder, Betasso Preserve is a sweet little trail system for an even quicker ride.

  8. #8
    Mojo Slow-poke Austin Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Seat 21B - exit row aisle
    Posts
    16,721
    Rode buffalo, you can find details on my site.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all" - Paul Westerberg

    庄富瑞

    Click HERE for all your Austin Biking information


  9. #9
    Live Medium Bamwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Gnarnia
    Posts
    2,141
    I wouldn't ride anywhere near denver....you're gonna be soooooooo wasted lol!
    Grab life by the timbales.

    Sriracha Grilled Cheese dipped in homemade chicken soup. POW!

  10. #10
    MoJo Mother Superior Desert Nomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    693
    Buffalo Creek and Three Sisters for starters.

  11. #11
    MoJo Mother Superior TheSarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    NWAustin
    Posts
    828
    Have you secured a hitch rack?

  12. #12
    MoJo Mother Superior notyal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wimberley
    Posts
    1,978
    Yeah, I think I'm all set. Thanks to all who offered racks and riding suggestions.
    cramsay3 likes this.
    "living today like it is the first day of the rest of my week"

  13. #13
    Supporting Member
    MoJo SuppoRteR
    dburatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    18,693
    As others stated, check out Buffalo Creek. The newest loop is Little Scraggy.

    D

  14. #14
    MoJo Mother Superior notyal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Wimberley
    Posts
    1,978
    Yeah, now I'm even more unsure where to ride. I asked basically the same question on MTBR in the CO forum. They have been discussing where I should ride, too. I was pretty sold on a couple recommendations for Deer Creek due to proximity and reputation of being kind of a ball buster. Then the consensus became "well it's actually not that great and pretty crowded with hikers on weekends." Buffalo Creek is only a few minutes farther and seems to have a better reputation.
    "living today like it is the first day of the rest of my week"

  15. #15
    monkey see, monkey doo Chongo loco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Monkeyin' around at work
    Posts
    3,443
    Same deal with betasso. It's eh and crowded as schit on the weekend. Buffalo can get crowded but it's a big network.

    And I always tell people if you end up in Boulder bring a bike and hit Valmont bike park. It's a blast and has beg, int, and FUBAR lines for everything.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    notyal likes this.
    "It's a dog eat dog world, Woody and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear?" ~ N Peterson

  16. #16
    Live Medium Bamwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Gnarnia
    Posts
    2,141
    If you are talking Boulder then......Walker Hall and Heil Ranch are all good. Walker was my fav I think. Valmont is fun too for a few hrs.
    Grab life by the timbales.

    Sriracha Grilled Cheese dipped in homemade chicken soup. POW!

  17. #17
    monkey see, monkey doo Chongo loco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Monkeyin' around at work
    Posts
    3,443
    The OP said he was on a family trip. If they want to do the tourist stuff in Boulder it's 10 min from pearl st to Valmont to squeak in some fun stuff.

    A bit of a drive from where he's staying up to Lyons for hall & heil, but yeah I ride both every time I'm up there.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    "It's a dog eat dog world, Woody and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear?" ~ N Peterson

Remove Ads

Search tags for this page (caching method: table)

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •