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Today 08:30 AM
killclimbz
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^interesting



I rode Silver Couloir on Buffalo Mountain Tuesday. We climbed straight up the face. Very tough climb..would've been nearly impossible without our crampons/ice axes. A great ride though.










The Silver is one of North America's 50 classics. Nice work! I did it five or six years ago. Definitely one of the best couloirs in the state. Dragon's Tail in RMNP ranks up there too.
Today 08:08 AM
deagol
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I know we had a discussion on the new Rocky Flats development projects awhile back and figured I'd share this interesting recent article.

Rogue Agent | 5280

Interesting excerpts:

Smith, who retired from the EPA in 2002, lives in Golden. He says he believes the refuge is safe. However, he adds, “Based on some of the things we saw out there, there were areas where they had stuff buried for years.” And when I asked him if he would buy a house in the Candelas development near Rocky Flats, his response was: “Not now, not ever. I think people are nuts buying downwind.”

Michael Ketterer, who came to Denver in 2013 to chair the Metropolitan State University of Denver chemistry department, specializes in plutonium-isotope tracing. Ketterer has tested soil near Rocky Flats—including the Indiana Street corridor east of the refuge—and found elevated levels of plutonium compared with other locations he’s sampled in the continental United States. “There’s no other way to look at it,” Ketterer says. “Numbers don’t lie. There is a global background of plutonium, which everybody needs to take into account—but the baseline levels are far exceeded in the immediate vicinity of Rocky Flats. And we know with absolute certainty that it is from Rocky Flats.”

Folks, if you're looking to move to Colorado, DO NOT BUY ON ROCKY FLATS! For god's sake don't do it. It's a fucking superfund site. Not only that, but I'd tell you the same thing if it wasn't. It's windy as hell 80% of the time and downright stupid wind more often than you'd think. There's a reason there's a wind energy research facility on the north side of Rocky Flats. It's a miserable place. Just don't do it. Even if you're not worried about the ground glowing in the dark, don't do it because of the insane wind and ground blizzards in the winter.
Interesting to read this. I rode past there twice last summer and was surprised to see this. I was sort of floored to see the development going on out there. I guess so many frickin people want to move here for this supposed lifestyle they think they will have, that they are desperate enough to do almost anything (or more likely ignorant of the areas' history). The marketing is quite cheesy, with all the banners they have along Coal Creek Canyon Road East of 93.
Today 06:36 AM
AgingPunk
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
It's windy as hell 80% of the time and downright stupid wind more often than you'd think. There's a reason there's a wind energy research facility on the north side of Rocky Flats. It's a miserable place. Just don't do it. Even if you're not worried about the ground glowing in the dark, don't do it because of the insane wind and ground blizzards in the winter.
When I lived in Boulder in the early 90's a CU art student put up an art project on billboards out there, nuclear apocalypse warning of sorts. High winds destroyed the project pretty damn quick!
Today 01:35 AM
zackmorris ^interesting



I rode Silver Couloir on Buffalo Mountain Tuesday. We climbed straight up the face. Very tough climb..would've been nearly impossible without our crampons/ice axes. A great ride though.










Yesterday 11:23 PM
linvillegorge I know we had a discussion on the new Rocky Flats development projects awhile back and figured I'd share this interesting recent article.

Rogue Agent | 5280

Interesting excerpts:

Smith, who retired from the EPA in 2002, lives in Golden. He says he believes the refuge is safe. However, he adds, “Based on some of the things we saw out there, there were areas where they had stuff buried for years.” And when I asked him if he would buy a house in the Candelas development near Rocky Flats, his response was: “Not now, not ever. I think people are nuts buying downwind.”

Michael Ketterer, who came to Denver in 2013 to chair the Metropolitan State University of Denver chemistry department, specializes in plutonium-isotope tracing. Ketterer has tested soil near Rocky Flats—including the Indiana Street corridor east of the refuge—and found elevated levels of plutonium compared with other locations he’s sampled in the continental United States. “There’s no other way to look at it,” Ketterer says. “Numbers don’t lie. There is a global background of plutonium, which everybody needs to take into account—but the baseline levels are far exceeded in the immediate vicinity of Rocky Flats. And we know with absolute certainty that it is from Rocky Flats.”

Folks, if you're looking to move to Colorado, DO NOT BUY ON ROCKY FLATS! For god's sake don't do it. It's a fucking superfund site. Not only that, but I'd tell you the same thing if it wasn't. It's windy as hell 80% of the time and downright stupid wind more often than you'd think. There's a reason there's a wind energy research facility on the north side of Rocky Flats. It's a miserable place. Just don't do it. Even if you're not worried about the ground glowing in the dark, don't do it because of the insane wind and ground blizzards in the winter.
Yesterday 03:27 PM
snowklinger Sometimes you just have to look good when you go to the Wal-Mart.
Yesterday 02:43 PM
Mystery2many
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Hairy Yoga pants...you got it! Thanks brother, shoutouts to Killz and Donutz for getting back to me so quickly

OH LAWD!
Yesterday 12:39 PM
raffertyk2
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was it a batch banning?
snowklinger is always banned lol
Yesterday 12:26 PM
AgingPunk
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snowklinger is banned. He just hasn't realized it yet...
was it a batch banning?
Yesterday 12:25 PM
killclimbz snowklinger is banned. He just hasn't realized it yet...
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