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    A little rain = tacky trail goodness

    Rained in San Jose tonight. Trying to decide where to ride tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fassn8 View Post
    Rained in San Jose tonight. Trying to decide where to ride tomorrow
    Shoreline! That's the only trail that got rain

    There was a good cell that went through North San Jose, Sunnyvale, into the bay, some redwood city, foster.

    All the local trails got skunked! But it's not over yet. Maybe we'll get some more bands of rain.

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    Right this moment in Los Gatos, it's coming down pretty good.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Skeggs got some earlier this morning. Saratoga-Fremont Older is getting it right now. Thunder too!!

    Looks like it's coming to the Gap.

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    Red dawn. Wolverines!!
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    20% chance of rain pffft! Been raining since last night here in San Jose. They'll probably close Santa Teresa. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darich View Post
    20% chance of rain pffft! Been raining since last night here in San Jose. They'll probably close Santa Teresa. Any suggestions?
    Every trail today will be perfect!!!!! We've had 4 months of bone dry conditions and this rain is not even .5 inch.

    Get out there.

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    Saw lightning on commute over 17 today. I imagine (hope) Gap + Demo got a little bit from that system.

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    Demo's gonna need a little more than just a light rain to get tacky. It was dry as hell out there. Pray for moar rain!!

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    Negligible precipitation in Santa Cruz.

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    Here's a photo at the end of the ride. Very nice dirt.

    Thought for the day: Unlike the word hero, tacky is not as complementary an adjective for a person as it is with dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Here's a photo at the end of the ride. Very nice dirt.

    Thought for the day: Unlike the word hero, tacky is not as complementary an adjective for a person as it is with dirt.

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    Riding on that steed puts you much closer to hero status. Definitely not tacky.

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    I noticed the dirt around here looked nice walking back from class.
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    fc, that's a beautiful sight to behold. I'm hoping for some rain @ Demo!

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    Hero dirt up unhero El Sereno...decent was pretty nice but already drying out...
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    Oakland Hills is still a dustbowl, we didn't even get anyrain.

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    Looks like Demo is getting dumped on right now. Hopefully it didn't just miss. I was planning to ride this weekend, but now I might have to.

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    Yes, I'm at SDF now and it is raining like heck. .10 inches for the 24-hour cumulative was reported earlier in the day at Burrell Fire Station, and now whatever this current rainfall adds to the total. Looks like it will be a 24-hour cumulative total of about .15 inches for SDF, when all is said and done, or something like that.

    And what on earth was that??......the thunder is loud and continues to menace the heavens!!

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    Highlights:

    The weather service also said that there may be hail tonight, up to 1 inch in diameter.
    The announcement also stated that there will be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph
    The store is located near the Lexington Hills or near Los Gatos...or better put, my backyard. zoikes.

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    If last night's sudden downpour was a bit of a shock, the National Weather Service wants you to know ... you ain't seen nothing yet.

    As of 4:47 p.m., the weather service announced a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for both Santa Clara County and Santa Cruz County. According to the weather service, there is a "20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11:00 p.m. Some of the storms could produce small hail and heavy rain."

    The announcement also stated that there will be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The store is located near the Lexington Hills or near Los Gatos, it said, and is moving northwest at 30 mph.

    Other locations included in this warning include Saratoga and Rancho Rinconada.

    The weather service also said that there may be hail tonight, up to 1 inch in diameter.

    So stay safe, make sure that you move your belongings you don't want to get soaked to another place and bust out those camera phones and snap a few pics and share!
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Santa Cruz was money today! woo hooooo!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Every trail today will be perfect!!!!! We've had 4 months of bone dry conditions and this rain is not even .5 inch.

    Get out there.

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    You were correct, though Santa Teresa was hardly tacky at all.

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    Wow, I didn't know stores could move 30 mph! Better get outta the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    The store is located near the Lexington Hills or near Los Gatos, it said, and is moving northwest at 30 mph.
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    Tasman by the new stadium had a good 1/4 inch of mud on it on my commute to work yesterday. I'm glad I work in a kitchen and could hose off my bike in the mop closet. Myself and the bike were totally covered in mud.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    got pretty wet riding Nisene yesterday. It certainly helped out the trails here!
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    Awesome trail conditions on Mt Diablo this am...super fun!

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    Trails should be awesome. My afternoon plans may change.

    With the rains coming, it is a good time to remind our few, not so considerate mtn biking friends (we all know at least one knucklehead) to stay off the soft muddy trails after a hard rain. Plenty of chunky trails and rock hard fire roads. And certainly don't poach a muddy trail. I have an off limits trail behind my house and an Open Space Commissioner a few houses down the street.

    Lots of trail riding opportunities are opening up. Now is a good time to show responsibility.

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    Been getting some good wrap around moisture here in South lake, been raining off and on all night and I woke up to the sound of rain and from out the window the ground looks like it got a very good soaking, I'm predicting some sweet riding this afternoon & weekend
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    Dust is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevXR View Post
    Trails should be awesome. My afternoon plans may change.

    With the rains coming, it is a good time to remind our few, not so considerate mtn biking friends (we all know at least one knucklehead) to stay off the soft muddy trails after a hard rain. Plenty of chunky trails and rock hard fire roads. And certainly don't poach a muddy trail. I have an off limits trail behind my house and an Open Space Commissioner a few houses down the street.

    Lots of trail riding opportunities are opening up. Now is a good time to show responsibility.

    It is a good message but it is premature. We had 4 months of zero rain and now we got 1/10 of an inch.

    The conditions are absolutely fabulous everywhere. But it will not last. Ride every day every where.

    These little bit of moisture is a gift. Take advantage of it.

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    Big Basin yesterday was the best it has ever been. Lots of brush trimming from the spring time is washed off and only the tackiest goodness was left.

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    Dirt schmirt!

    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Here's a photo at the end of the ride. Very nice dirt.

    Thought for the day: Unlike the word hero, tacky is not as complementary an adjective for a person as it is with dirt.

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    What's the beta on those Panracers?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Looks like Tahoe got a dusting of snow up high, Top of the Dipper chair at Heavenly
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    Gap was good yesterday morning.

    I'm headed up the Skeggs this afternoon. Hoping with the rain and drizzle this morning, that Skeggs will be primo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Shoreline! That's the only trail that got rain

    There was a good cell that went through North San Jose, Sunnyvale, into the bay, some redwood city, foster.

    All the local trails got skunked! But it's not over yet. Maybe we'll get some more bands of rain.

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    I was out on the Bay Trail by Sunnyvale on Wednesday and on the dirt road there, it was like someone had gone along with a hose and sprayed water here and there. There were wet patches then a foot away it was bone dry and dusty. Must have been right on the edge of the rain path. And it was like that for a good half mile or so and then a hundred yards away it was like it never rained and a hundred yards the other way and you could see where the ground had been even soaked with rain.

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    Well the was enough rain last night and today is south lake to cause puddles on decomposed granite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Crawler View Post
    I was out on the Bay Trail by Sunnyvale on Wednesday and on the dirt road there, it was like someone had gone along with a hose and sprayed water here and there. There were wet patches then a foot away it was bone dry and dusty. Must have been right on the edge of the rain path. And it was like that for a good half mile or so and then a hundred yards away it was like it never rained and a hundred yards the other way and you could see where the ground had been even soaked with rain.
    Yup, this storm was hella unusual. It set off small bands of intense thunderstorms that even delivered hail. And it was so big that it spanned about three states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Well the was enough rain last night and today is south lake to cause puddles on decomposed granite.
    Is that a puddle of your tears of joy for the awesome conditions?

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    Yes, but not for the trail conditions I wept for the damage that that was done by the evil mountain bikes [/end PCT rant]
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