We are a niche group of social mountain bikers who ride a particular pace. Please read entire description. Note the trail rating explanation and release of liability below the 2 diagrams.
Primarily an over 40 (and 50, and 60) group. Minimum age 25.
Enjoys descents and riding rocks and other trail irregularities. Not a beginner group. Typical members have been mountain biking for years.
We are slow up hill. See diagrams 1 & 2 below for clarification.
We stop and smell the roses along the way.
Usually a little social time after the ride, either tailgating at the trailhead or at a pub or restaurant.
Safe and friendly, follows park / trail rules, good trail etiquette.
Self-sufficient riders. If separated from group each rider able to find their own way along route or back to their car. And while most riders will try to help if you have a bike problem, each rider needs to be able to deal with their own bike problems.
TRAIL RATING EXPLANATION
Trails are given two ratings, difficulty of climbs (C0 – C4), and technical difficulty (T0 – T4). Use this as a general guideline only. Trail ratings are subjective and difficulty varies along the route of any trail.
CLIMBING / ENDURANCE
C0 - Barely up hill. A rare thing with Colorado trails.
C1 – Climbs minor by local trail standards and not too long a ride.
C2 – Moderate climbs, huffing and puffing expected.
C3 – Lung buster. Prolonged climbs and/or a long duration ride. Some will walk their bikes in sections.
C4 – Tougher than C3.
T0 – Well groomed gravel. Like the gravel road up Waterton Canyon. We rarely ride these.
T1 - May have loose gravel, erosion ruts, rocks, tree roots. Requires paying attention but doesn’t require advanced riding technique.
T2 - Rocks, switchbacks, roots, etc that require experience and technique.
T3 - Tougher rocks and switchbacks and drops up to 1 foot or a little more.
T4 - Highest skill level required. We don’t ride these. Few mortals do.
Release of Liability
I, and my heirs, in consideration of my participation in the events with the "Not Over The Hill Yet Mountain Bikers" Meetup Group, hereby release any leaders or organizers for this group, the group's sponsors, event participants, and any other person connected with or helping organize any events with this "Not Over The Hill Yet Mountain Bikers" Meetup Group, from any and all liability for damage to or loss of personal property, sickness or injury from whatever source, legal entanglements, fines, imprisonment, death, or loss of money, which might occur while participating in these events. I am aware of the risks of participation, which include, but are not limited to, injuries from tripping, falling, crashing, collision with objects or other riders, lightning strikes, wild animals/snakes/etc., insects/spiders/etc., dogs, automobile accidents while traveling to and from the event, getting lost or separated from the group, exhaustion, and hypothermia. I understand that participation in this event is strictly voluntary and I freely choose to participate. I understand that group organizers and leaders are strictly volunteers and are not making any monetary profit from this event or from the "Not Over The Hill Yet Mountain Bikers" Meetup Group. I understand that this is a legal document and that I am giving up my right to sue or otherwise make any claim against group organizers or leaders, the group's sponsors, event participants, and any other person connected with or helping organize this event, and that I am responsible for any medical or other costs that I may incur as a result of my participation.