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Let's come up with some good meeting places. I'm gonna start the list for up north riding. Conoco at the Morrison exit off of 470, access to Evergreen, Squaw Pass kinda roads. 7-11 on 93 in Golden for Golden Gate and Coal Creek Canyons. I live close to them so that's why I'm suggesting them. The more the merrier. I'm not a fan of Larimer because of the crappy riding through town and 6 ave. etc....My house would be perfect!
 

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My vote is for the Morrison Conoco. Essentially a fine jumping off place for any ride... north, west, or south. Keep it simple. Same place every ride. Easy C-470 access.

Have led many rides to the north from Morrison, and since most rides want to get up to the Peak to Peak, Morrison offers easy access to Central City Parkway, Golden Gate, Coal Creek, even the sedate Clear Creek. Most riders don't want to drone north on 93 much further than Coal Creek. Slogging through Boulder and riding congested / tar snake Boulder Canyon is not at the top of many favorite rides list.

Morrison also provides access to points west... Bear Creek, Squaw, Stagecoach, Berthoud, Loveland.

South? South and North Turkey Creeks, Indian Hills, Brook Forest, Pine Valley Rd., Deckers... even great rides into South Park... Hwy 9, High Park Rd., Hoosier, Bishops Castle, Arkansas Canyon, Monarch, and Cochetopa. Have rides planned for Independence Pass and further this summer.

Finally, a very large parking lot and one sees a lot of other bikes gathering and rides launching.
 

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I live in Greeley and I did a meetup once @ the morrison spot. It was about a 300mile day for me and I was the only Duc there. Yeah, i was hurtin... I wouldn't mind meeting there again if the meet time isn't too early and the route generally heads north.
 

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We like to chill over coffee and grub and look at the bikes form a table 1 foot away before we head out usually. The Market always works as it is open all the time, even on holidays. If you are unable to make it we will pick you up at a 2nd location a long the planned route.
 

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erinpaul said:
We like to chill over coffee and grub and look at the bikes form a table 1 foot away before we head out usually. The Market always works as it is open all the time, even on holidays. If you are unable to make it we will pick you up at a 2nd location a long the planned route.
Sounds like a subset of the Morrison Conoco :). This is a BreakPlace place. Riders grabbing coffee or any kind of food at this BreakPlace. Munching inside or outside at a table or grassy area next to the bikes. Open 24/7 365 days. Riders optionally filling the bikes up. And many bikes... coming, going, parking, not just from Bologna.

But who cares. This is a list for good meeting places. The Market would be one for downtown. Other locations would include...

- Pine Junction Grocery on 285
- Grand Prix Motorsports at Santa Fe and C-470. Free t-shirts for group rides originating there
- El Rancho McDonalds off of I-70
- Woodland Park McDonalds
- Loaf n Jug near Golden Gate Canyon
 

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I'm with Erin on this one. Many of us live downtown, or East and South, so Downtown has worked well for us.

I will start adding a second pick-up spot enroute on rides that I organize.
 

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I'm with Erin on this one. Many of us live downtown, or East and South, so Downtown has worked well for us.

I will start adding a second pick-up spot enroute on rides that I organize.
This is interesting. Do you ride from Boulder to downtown and then back to the mountains for The Ride? Of the countless group rides I've been a part of, riding downtown with the nest of traffic and stop/go lights was to be avoided like a communicable disease. Even those east and certainly south I ride with skirt downtown to get west as soon as possible to the meeting/rendezvous. Maybe this is an Erico or Ducati Monster kind of thing. Superbikes or Supersports downtown - ugh, only if necessary. A downside to two meeting spots is the time expended. There's always hanging around, getting the ride organized, stops planned and communicated, etc. But if The Market is working for some -- go for it.
 

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This is interesting. Do you ride from Boulder to downtown and then back to the mountains for The Ride? Of the countless group rides I've been a part of, riding downtown with the nest of traffic and stop/go lights was to be avoided like a communicable disease. Even those east and certainly south I ride with skirt downtown to get west as soon as possible to the meeting/rendezvous. Maybe this is an Erico or Ducati Monster kind of thing. Superbikes or Supersports downtown - ugh, only if necessary. A downside to two meeting spots is the time expended. There's always hanging around, getting the ride organized, stops planned and communicated, etc. But if The Market is working for some -- go for it.

I can ride to Steamboat by the time you get going with what you just described!

:D :D :D :D :D
 

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erinpaul said:
We like to chill over coffee and grub and look at the bikes form a table 1 foot away before we head out usually. The Market always works as it is open all the time, even on holidays. If you are unable to make it we will pick you up at a 2nd location a long the planned route.
So where is the "Market". I wouldn't mind meeting you guys down there. what are the usually dates and time you guys meet up?
 

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So where is the "Market". I wouldn't mind meeting you guys down there. what are the usually dates and time you guys meet up?
The Market is at 1445 Larimer, about the middle of Larimer Square, on the West side of the street.

We usually meet there around 8:30 - 9:00 on ride days, on the road no later than 9:30 (So we can get out of town before the traffic picks up.) As we get into summer, that will get earlier.

Usually a pretty decent crowd - 8 to a dozen or so.
 

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The market is right in Larimer Square between 14th and 15th street. We are not married to this location, however, it usually works. We average about 8-9 riders, sometimes 15+.
We are just a group of friends who love our bikes, we are not attempting to be a club with a bunch of rules. Our only real guideline is that we stop and wait, when appropriate, for newer or inexperienced riders.
In reply to:
"I can ride to Steamboat by the time you get going with what you just described!"
You've missed the point. :)
 

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The Market is at 1445 Larimer, about the middle of Larimer Square, on the West side of the street.

We usually meet there around 8:30 - 9:00 on ride days, on the road no later than 9:30 (So we can get out of town before the traffic picks up.) As we get into summer, that will get earlier.

Usually a pretty decent crowd - 8 to a dozen or so.
Whens the next meet up?
 

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Our only real guideline is that we stop and wait, when appropriate, for newer or inexperienced riders.
In reply to:
"I can ride to Steamboat by the time you get going with what you just described!"
You've missed the point. :)
Understood, just being difficult...

with my new Duc, I feel like a noob now... I'm not sure I want to ride in a big group till I get my rusty carvin' skills dusted off... ugh...
 
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Fila85 has just informed me that breakfast and coffee will be provided for any rides originating at his house -way to go Fila85!
 

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erinpaul said:
Fila85 has just informed me that breakfast and coffee will be provided for any rides originating at his house -way to go Fila85!
The shop is definately NOT open at 7:30 am.
 
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