Friday, August 18

Fw: Fwd: Monday August 21st ride


Hi everyone
We will be meeting at 9:30 am, ready to ride, at the Dillon town hall for the Monday August 21st ride.  We will be riding around Lake Dillon. Riding to Montezuma or Loveland Pass are alternate options.  The Monday picnic will follow in the adjacent park. The will be no grill.  As usual, bring a sandwich and something to share. John  Bowyer will be out of town so I am leading the ride. If anyone is willing to assist me that would be much appreciated.
Bob Giordano


Thursday, August 17

Monday August 21st ride

We will be meeting at 9:30 am, ready to ride, at the Dillon town hall for the Monday August 21st ride. We will be riding around Lake Dillon. Riding to Montezuma or Loveland Pass are alternate options. The Monday picnic will follow in the adjacent park. The will be no grill. As usual, bring a sandwich and something to share. John Bowyer will be out of town so I am leading the ride. If anyone is willing to assist me that would be much appreciated.
Bob Giordano

Friday, August 11

August 14 Ride

Hello Summit Bikers:

A reminder to print out the ride and bring it with you.  The annual meeting will follow our picnic.  We will have a grill.  See you at North Pond in Silverthorne ready to ride at 9:30.

R at stop sign (Hamilton Cr Rd)
Ride to top and turn
L on Lakeview Circle
Complete Lakeview Circle turn
L at bottom of Circle 
(continuation of Hamilton Cr Road)
R on Bald Eagle
Cross Rt 9 to Golden Eagle
L on Falcon Dr.
L on Golden Eagle
L on Two Cabins
R on Arnica Ln
L on Currant Way (easy to miss)
L on Hunters Knob Rd
R Game Trail Rd
R on Rt 9
L at N. Pond

John Bowyer

Tuesday, August 8

August 14 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers:

Next week August 14 we will ride from North Pond in Silverthorne, starting at 9:30.  North Pond is about 2 miles North of  I 70, across from the elementary school. 

The route is below.  Please print this out and have for the ride. If lost ride downhill as the recpath is along the Blue River. 


R End of Path (Allegra Dr)
R at stop sign (Hamilton Cr Rd)
Ride to top and turn
L on Lakeview Circle
Complete Lakeview Circle turn
L at bottom of Circle 
(continuation of Hamilton Cr Road)
R on Bald Eagle
Cross Rt 9 to Golden Eagle
L on Falcon Dr.
L on Golden Eagle
L on Two Cabins
R on Arnica Ln
L on Currant Way (easy to miss)
L on Hunters Knob Rd
R Game Trail Rd
R on Rt 9
L at N. Pond
R on Allegra Dr.
L on Recpath
Return to Start
Picnic start 11:45 or so

An alternative route from North Pond through Silverthorne to the top of the dam and onto Frisco and returning around 11:45.  We will have a grill so please bring something to grill, a drink and to share with your friends.  Our annual meeting will follow the picnic so please plan to stay a little longer than normal.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn about what is occurring in the County with regards to biking.

If there is an emergency my cell number is 970 393-2190.

Margaret and I will be gone for the next two weeks, however the rides will organized by Bob Giordano. 

Ride Safe and have fun!

John Bowyer

Monday, August 7

August 7 Bike Ride

Good Morning,

It appears we can get the ride in Vail done today prior to rain.  Be sure to take rain gear, just in case.  If you get to Big Horn Park and are ready early, feel free to start.  We will have the picnic along with the grill afterwards.

See you in East Vail!

John Bowyer




Sunday, August 6

August 7 Bike Ride

Check your email in the morning regarding the ride.  As of this writing there is a good chance of rain, however, after last week I am reluctant to call off the ride until the last minute.  I will try to have an email out before 7 am.

Hope to see you in the morning.

John Bowyer

Wednesday, August 2

August 7 Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,
 
Next Monday, August 7 we will once again venture outside Summit County to East Vail.  The ride will be from Big Horn Park, starting at 10 am.  There will be a grill available so plan to bring something to cook (more people either need to use the grill or we should stop having it), a drink and a dish to share with your friends. For those who would like to car pool meet at the west end of Frisco at the parking lot at 8:45 am.  Carpools are recommended  as parking is tight.  Multiple rides are available from Big Horn, including West Vail Pass and the Gore Trail trough Vail and onto Minturn or Edwards.  The picnic will start around noon.

Directions to Big Horn Park: Go West to exit 180 in East Vail. Get off on the right and turn left going under I-70 on Bighorn Road. Go right on Streamside Circle. Stay on Streamside Circle and turn right on Meadow Drive. Bighorn Park is on the left ahead.

The following week, August 14 will be our annual meeting so plan to attend.  Other changes are also being made to the calendar for future rides, such as adding Turquoise Lake back in.

Remember the tourist are in town (West Vail also gets many downhill riders), slow down and do not cut corners.  Use hand signals and let others verbally know where you are.

Ride safe and have fun!

John Bowyer

Sunday, July 30

Turquoise Lake Cancellation and New Ride for 7/31

Hello Summit Bikers,

The forecast for Leadville is not promising for tomorrow and I hate to have everyone drive up to see Turquoise Lake in the rain, so we need to postpone the ride once again.  As an alternative we can meet at North Pond (in Silverthorne) and ride up the dam and around the lake.  There may be a morning shower in Silverthorne and if it is still raining at 9 am do not show up.  

There will be no grill as fire restrictions still apply (although they should be eliminated next week).  One advantage to meeting at North Pond is we can go inside if it does rain for our picnic.  Bring a sandwich and a drink for lunch.  You do not have to bring things to share since things are iffy and I realize most of you prepare things ahead of time..

North Pond is about 2 miles North of the I70 exit for Silverthorne, across from the elementary school.

Hope to see everyone tomorrow.

John Bowyer 

Tuesday, July 25

July 31 Bike Ride

Next week's ride, July 31, we will once again try Turquoise Lake near Leadville.  This is beautiful ride with great views of the lake and the mountains around it.  Please be ready to ride at 10 am.  We will meet at the Maid of Erin parking area.  To get there take route 91 at the Copper exit toward Leadville.  As you enter Leadville there will be a Safeway on your right at a stop light.  Take a right at the stop light (Mountain View Drive) and follow the signs toward the golf course.  As you near the golf course there are signs for Turquoise Lake.  Follow these until you reach road 9C, take a right here and the Maid of Erin Parking area is on the left.  (If you reach the dam you have driven past the turn.)  There is a small fee, reduced for those with Access Cards.  Fee envelopes are available as you enter the parking area.  Please bring a pen to complete the envelope.  If this area is full there is free parking near the dam (which is a short bike ride or walk back to the picnic area).  To reach the dam go out of the Maid of Erin parking area and take the first right, go past the road you drove in on and park on the right just before the dam.  To walk back to the picnic area after the ride follow the path along the lake, it takes about 5 minutes.

I am still checking on how to ride but have talked to others who have ridden during the road construction and it sounds like it will not be a problem.
 
Do not count on a grill.  If this changes I will let you know.  Plan to bring something to eat for lunch as well as something to share with your friends and a drink. 
 
Those that would like to car pool are encouraged to meet at the west end of Frisco in the parking lot at 8:45.  If the chance of rain in the morning is over 50 percent an email will be sent out Sunday night. 

Ride Safe!

John Bowyer

Tuesday, July 18

July 24 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

 Next week we have one of the most popular rides of the season, Bob Gilson's ice cream ride!

There seems to be a problem with people remembering to bring name tags so next Monday when the line forms for ice cream priority goes to those people with name tags.  Lets see if that improves the number of people wearing tags. 

The ride July 24 is to Ute Pass. There will be two starting points; North Pond in Silverthorne starting at 8:30 am (A group riders -- faster group perhaps with pace line) or from the bottom of Ute Pass road at 9:30 am (where Ute Pass intersects Route 9). North Pond is on the North side of SIlverthorne, across the street from the elementary school.  Ute Pass is on the right about 8 miles North of Silverthorne.  I plan to leave from Silverthorne, so if I am not at the bottom of Ute Pass at that start go without me.  
 
The reward for the trip will be a picnic hosted by Bob and Jay Gilson in Hamilton Creek, Silverthorne. They will have a propane grill available for those who want to cook. As usual, bring something to eat and something to share with your friends as well as your drink.

Below are the details from Bob:

I plan to make some ice cream for the Ute Pass post-ride picnic at our house next Monday, 7/24. I expect to have plenty, but you just never know who the professional ice cream eaters are out there. The picnic will be on our deck and in the house, so please leave your bike shoes off at the porch, since we don't really have a lawn, and the view is prettier from the deck anyway. We have about 6-8 deck chairs and about the same inside, so bring a chair. The deck rail is 2x8 flat, so it makes a good rest for a glass or dish.
 
From the Silverthorne Elementary School, which is on Hamilton Creek Road, drive/ride 1.3 miles up Hamilton Creek Road, then turn right onto Crescent Moon Trail. We're the 4th house on the left and the address is: 0137 Crescent Moon Trail. For those of you who know Roger and Sue Paluska, they live in the first house on the left of the same road.

We give extra points for those who ride up to the house, but if you're driving, we have room for some 8-10 cars to park just beyond our driveway in a cul-de-sac; plus you can park along one side of the road to allow others from the few houses beyond us to get past. About 6 can park in our driveway, but you'll have to back down to get out. If you're concerned, just carpool up from the elementary school. Or... this is where the extra points for riding up the hill come into play.

Bob's home phone is: 262-6123 if any questions or problems. His cell phone is: (405) 210-6222 if you're calling while we are on the ride.  
 
Ride safe
 
John Bowyer