I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get to this ride. The loop begins near the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison and follows a trio creeks–Deer, Turkey, and Bear–on a 42-mile tour of the Front Range foothills. Create Maps or search from 80 million at MapMyRide I rode the loop clockwise, so I began by following the C-470 trail south until I reached Deer Creek. Here’s a shot of the hogback, a geological feature that more or less [...]Continue Reading →
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On Saturday I took my longest bike ride of the year, a nearly 50-mile loop through the southern and western portions of the Denver metro area. About 90 percent of this ride is on paved multi-use paths that follow the South Platte River, Bear Creek, and Clear Creek. I can’t say I felt like a champion on the ride–it’s early in the season–but it was the first time I’ve connected these trails and I’d definitely do it again. Below are [...]Continue Reading →
I decided to do a little downhilling on my rest day here in Steamboat Springs. It was pretty sweet having a gondola whisk me up to the top of the mountain. Here are some of the video highlights: Downhilling at Steamboat Springs from Mitch Tobin on Vimeo.Continue Reading →
I’m three days away from one of the longest, toughest rides of my life. On Sunday, I’ll be one of thousands of cyclists taking part in the Triple Bypass, a 123-mile tour over three mountain passes in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Starting in Avon, west of Vail, the route climbs up and over Vail Pass (10,560′), Loveland Pass (11,990′), and Juniper Pass (11,140′), on its way to Bergen Park, in the foothills west of Denver. All told, it’s [...]Continue Reading →
There aren’t many summer afternoons with blue skies above Mount Evans, the 14,265-foot peak west of Denver that features the highest paved road in North America. Today was one of those days. Carpe diem. I had planned to bike from Idaho Springs, 7,555 feet, up to Summit lake, 12,830 feet, and then turn around after 23 miles or so. I’m training for the 47th annual Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb on July 21 and a 1,000-mile bikepacking trip along the [...]Continue Reading →