Coffee Talk Tuesday - Where will we ride?

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As the flood waters recede, basements are dry and immediate volunteering complete some are getting out and riding again but many peoples recreational patterns and routes have been greatly hampered. There are still tons more work to be done but most cyclist believe that is OK to get out a ride again. But where? First off, for those who need to have that route planned before they go out than check out this resource showing which roads are closed. For many this is an opportunity to checkout sections of the county you might not have every traveled to like out east but even routes out there are limited. Hardest hit are the off road cyclists or gravel road riders as many of those routes are closed or trashed with a lower priority to repair.




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Unlike after the Four Mile fires a few years ago, it was isolated to a small area and after a few weeks pretty much everything went back to normal (for the cyclist) but not so this time, major popular routes are gone and most likely will be closed or at least closed to non resident traffic for many many months.

But this is the power of coffee talk, where can we ride, indoors or out. Will group indoor rides become more popular this year?

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I know of at least one person that has made that drive even before the floods, so it's not entirely unreasonable to expect others.

After 30-40 times up NCAR, Lookout and Deer Creek won't be so far away.

"Coping"

Great discussion. I'm working on a piece about how Front Range roadies and triathletes are "coping" with the closed canyons and reduced riding options. Eli mentioned climbing NCAR 12 times. A guy up in Fort Collins is doing hours of micro loops around his house. Others are doing mad sprints in the middle of spin classes. In addition to volunteering and discovering new roads, what else is everyone up to? Have the dynamics of your group ride been affected?

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