Ross, your completely correct that the front range is the shit. And your also correct that the Poudre is barely the Front Range. If you start claiming Battlement Mesa or Dotsero as a sick mountaintown near Vail, then we will start including Ft Collins, even when they embarass us with crap like balloon boy.
Yet nobody likes to be called front rangers, you see, because if you live in Ft Collins, you think the rest of the front range sucks. If you live in downtown Denver, you are pretty sure Highland's Ranch blows, saudi Aurora is just that, and Boulder is a bunch of socially awkward hippies. The sprawl between Ft Collins and Denver is disturbing and generally to be avoided, places like Erie and Longmont. Co Springs seems great if you live downtown, crazy bible thumping around the rest of the city, and not a lot in common with Denver. We have weed stores on every corner, and they have military bases. Pueblo has some nice gas stations while on the way south to epic whitewater. Basically we have way to many f'n people on the so called Front Range that when you lump us all together with all the other gapers that live near me, we get annoyed because we know we are so much more badass than our gaper neighbors.
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