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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lookout Mountain, Golden, CO

Does anyone else in the Denver area ride Lookout Mountain regularly? I try and ride it three times a week, winter and summer. A travel brochure lists 4.6 miles with 56 curves and seven hair-pins. Not as many as Deal's Gap, but it's all uphill (2,000 ft elevation gain), and there's few trucks and no cops. If you go up and down, it's 112 curves and 14 hair-pins. Let's ride!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 10:30 PM
 
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and how many oxygen stops are there on that stretch for tourists ?
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You don't need oxygen, but it is a good workout. You don't have to use the brakes much going up, but coming down, gravity adds a lot of speed. And those switchbacks are truly 15 MPH.

There's a lot of bicyclists who also ride it, so you have to ride in the outer tire track a lot. Going down, those bicyclists are crazy. They do 40 MPH on some curves with those skinny 7/8-inch tires. They are faster than the cars.

Last month, I took some guys from Texas on Lookout Mountain. On the CBR site, they said they were coming to Denver and asked if anyone knew any good roads. One guy went kind of slow because he was always looking over the edge. You do have to watch out for rocks and deer.
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You don't need oxygen, but it is a good workout. You don't have to use the brakes much going up, but coming down, gravity adds a lot of speed. And those switchbacks are truly 15 MPH.

There's a lot of bicyclists who also ride it, so you have to ride in the outer tire track a lot. Going down, those bicyclists are crazy. They do 40 MPH on some curves with those skinny 7/8-inch tires. They are faster than the cars.

Last month, I took some guys from Texas on Lookout Mountain. On the CBR site, they said they were coming to Denver and asked if anyone knew any good roads. One guy went kind of slow because he was always looking over the edge. You do have to watch out for rocks and deer.
hhmm..yeah the whole rocks n deer thing could definately but a damper on your day

Yeah man, those bicycle riders have no fear, heck, around here, you can see em riding down busy roads right along with traffic in the right lane ..insert EEK smilie here.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-2004, 02:48 PM
 
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I really miss the mountain roads that were out in Utah. That's one thing that sucks about Indiana, nothing very close for me to ride. The same two roads get boring after awhile.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2005, 04:47 AM
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That road is awesome! Where i live is mostly all straight-aways. Rode my bike out to Denver to visit some relatives and had to see how my baby performed on "the mountain" Hopefully i make it back out this summer.
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Rodogg, next time you visit the relatives, send me a pm. I'll show you some nice backroad twisties. Supposed to be in the 60's next couple days. That'll melt all the snow around here.
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hey thanks!!! im trying to get some buddys to go down in July!! Our plant shuts down for two weeks!! Hopefully i can make it down there sooner!!!!!!!!
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