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On Friday, a buddy and I rode up Virginia Canyon Rd out of Idaho Springs and then off onto smaller roads.

Continuous climbing for a few hours with great views.

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Definitely some exposure to test my fear of heights. Although this site is a bit hyperbolic in it’s description as we drove back home on the road in my Toyota Sienna.

I got a dual suspension bike a few months ago and fairly new to this. I’m intermediate / difficult trail rating level - no black diamond trails.

We hit the entertaining section coming back down through abandoned mining property. The rocks weren’t big but the 33% grade in this section was tough. Good planning as we hit this trail coming down - we certainly aren’t capable of riding up it.

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