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    Easy passes to ride?

    I have just ridden Vail side of Vail pass and will do the copper side soon, what other passes are a good one for a beginner?
    I do like that Vail is on a bike path but know very few if any others exist like this.

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    Most of the Colorado mountain passes are pretty good for beginners. Squaw, Tennessee and Fremont come to mind. Loveland and Independence tend to be steeper than average.
    I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.

    I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of $hit, man.

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    I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.

    I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of $hit, man.

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    Thanks the link is nice. I may try Tennessee.
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    If you have the right gears, any pass is easy. Enjoy them all!

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    Thanks
    Another great link!
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    Which is a "nicer" ride?

    Copper to Fremont summit and back or
    Copper to Vail summit?

    The grade and distance are not that much or a worry more how enjoyable are the two routes? scenery etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinister_designs View Post
    Which is a "nicer" ride?

    Copper to Fremont summit and back or
    Copper to Vail summit?

    The grade and distance are not that much or a worry more how enjoyable are the two routes? scenery etc?
    Copper to Fremont summit = a road.

    Copper to Vail summit - bike path.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinister_designs View Post
    Which is a "nicer" ride?

    Copper to Fremont summit and back or
    Copper to Vail summit?

    The grade and distance are not that much or a worry more how enjoyable are the two routes? scenery etc?
    Scenary-wise they're both good rides. The road to Fremont has heavy truck traffic due to the mine at the top. There are little to no shoulders on several parts of the ride. The ride from Copper to Vail Pass is bike path which can have its own set of hazards.
    I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this.

    I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of $hit, man.

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