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Old 02-05-2019, 01:24 AM
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Hi guys trying to capitalize on this nice weather were having in Denver lately. Wondering if anyone has any loops that don't involve the mountains.
 
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Old 02-05-2019, 05:56 AM
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The 105 loop is always popular. Take 83 (Parker Rd) south to the Monument turnoff (Highway 105). The 105 takes you west through Monument then turns north and runs through Palmer Lake, which is a good place for a lunch stop then continues north up to Sedalia and Santa Fe Blvd, (Hwy 85) which takes you back to the metro area.

It's a pretty scenic and rolling terrain ride.
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:29 AM
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That looks like it could be fun. Too bad it's supposed to snow on my day off tomorrow. Was really looking forward to riding.

Any suggestions on back roads to Cheyenne? Sorr of want to say I've ridden my bike to another state. Haven't done so since I got here
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:17 AM
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Not a lot of choices for Denver to Cheyenne, but Hwy 85 is usually what I take, as I-25 north of the Denver area is one of my least favorite rides

Be prepared for riding in some cold wind when you get near Cheyenne! It's a windy, cold place every time I've been up there early in the year!

Another option is ride east on I-70 to Byers, then go north through town to Hwy 36, and take that east to St. Francis KS. There's a cool motorcycle museum there full of old Harleys, Indians, some import stuff and a bunch of pre-WW1 bikes from long defunct makers. It's a fun day trip!

https://stfrancismotorcyclemuseum.org
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:31 PM
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Damn that musem looks awesome. Back in NY we had one up in newburgh that took about the same amount of time, but most of the ride was in 1 St or 2 nd stuck in traffic. I'm excited. Hopefully this snow storm melts quickly
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:47 PM
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A nice early season loop I like - besides 105 to Palmer lake is:
Castle Rock - out 86 to Limon, back 24 to the Springs area
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:37 AM
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The ride to Carter Lake west of Berthoud isn't bad. There are about a half dozen county or state roads you could take, zigging and zagging north and west till you get there. There's a decent bar and grill right next to the lake, also. this takes you very slightly into the foothills - enough for a few curves and a view, but if it hasn't snowed in a while it should be clear.

Edit - tried to post a link to the spot. Just google "Windjammer Roadhouse Bar & Grill". You'll find it.
 
 


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