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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:55 pm 
BoTY Winner
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Short story for y'all-

This weekend was veloswap in Denver, Colorado. For a bike geek as serious as myself, this was six-hour drive worth it.

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Truthfully I was pretty disappointed with the retro turnout. A couple guys from MTBR had some good stuff ($300 slingshot), but overall there was little to be found. The good news for me was I sold the FRO to Shawn, owner of the Absolute Bikes museum in Salida, Colorado. On my way home, he invited me to check it out. He had some pretty serious players.

Yo and SAB.

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84 FAT

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Trimble with IRD fork (first time I've ever seen one in person)

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Glow in the dark Sling.

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Jeff Spencer's Yeti

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And last, but not least, the Cunningham & American Breezer. Whoa.

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Enjoy.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:02 pm 
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Mike, you are a lucky swine..

Cheers for sharing the pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:04 pm 
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Hilts wrote:
Mike, you are a lucky swine..


Well, not that lucky, I still dont have what I need :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:24 pm 
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Absolute Bikes is my favourite (bike) shop in the Yew Essay. Good, friendly people, a willingness to help, and lots of knowledge and a surprising variety of stock.

Add to that, one of the staff members is responsible for publishing what (to me) is quite simply the best guide to a trail I've ever seen - the Monarch Crest trail guide, with maps of all the options, elevation profiles, AND photographs of every junction on the route. It's brilliant. I seem to spend a couple of hours and at least a hundred dollars every time I go there.

Plus, the best route there from Denver takes you through South Park - yes, that South Park :D .


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:28 pm 
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:shock: Oh My God!! Jeff Spencer's ride, thats Retro heaven! So 8)

Thanks for pics mate :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:29 pm 
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I've got to wait till i get home to see the Trimble picture (and the other) as my pc Windows 98 wont dispaly any pictures on this site :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:32 pm 
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Back in 1970, when I spent the summer in Boulder, I stayed for a time in Salida. It was a six or seven mile uphill ride out of Boulder, and the last couple of miles off Arapahoe Canyon were dirt.

That daily ride put me in pretty good shape. I imagine the road into "town" (a dozen or so homes in 1970, some in seriously sad condition) has been paved since then.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:37 pm 
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anyone up for a mass migration to Colorado?

we could all claim retro asylum.

:?: :?: :?: :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:37 pm 
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Repack Rider wrote:
Back in 1970, when I spent the summer in Boulder, I stayed for a time in Salida. It was a six or seven mile uphill ride out of Boulder, and the last couple of miles off Arapahoe Canyon were dirt.

That daily ride put me in pretty good shape. I imagine the road into "town" (a dozen or so homes in 1970, some in seriously sad condition) has been paved since then.


Boulder to Salida would be a long way CK... like 150+ miles ?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:42 pm 
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Hey matey good to see the FRO go to a good home :wink:


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