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    Apex CLOSED

    Trail was washed away.
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    It's raining again
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    Yowza. Pretty wet up here too. The ground is saturated and a lot of trails are muddy and staying muddy. It's been a long time since it's been this wet.

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    This is clearly the work of hikers. Damn hikers.

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    Apex CLOSED

    Still raining.
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    Punch it, Chewie.

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    Y'all need to share that rain, only a few sprinkles here.
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    Sorry, my new bike is supposed to be in this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Y'all need to share that rain, only a few sprinkles here.
    No thank you. It's perfectly moist here. Keep it north.
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    Reports were that Chimney drained well and was fine this morning, but it's now raining again steadily in Golden. Be safe out there, not a dummy.
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    I didn't see any of the trail, but the daycare in Heritage Square was getting dug out at 6pm yesterday. There was ~6" of mud on the parking lot in places, and water flowing over the access road in a few spots. I think Apex trail has just relocated to further down the hill...
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    It's not called a gulch for nothing.

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    All the rain should mean the dust on the rocks of Dakota Ridge is washed off offering moar grip, or is it all clays up there and the place turns into an ice rink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    All the rain should mean the dust on the rocks of Dakota Ridge is washed off offering moar grip, or is it all clays up there and the place turns into an ice rink?
    if you try to climb the hill to DR when it is wet, you are guaranteed to be riding a 50 lb + rig and a trip to the car wash will be the only cure..
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    This is really gonna screw with my Strava times
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    not trying to start a riot or anything, but would the trail being washed away have anything to do with the recent "sanitation" of the trail.. I am no expert on the matters, but noticed it was much different the other day when I rode it..
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    Rio de Apex...



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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    Rio de Apex...



    wow.. thats crazy
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    What are the best set of tires for riding Rio de Apex?

    Holy shniky, saw another video of some guys newly poured concrete patio being spread across the guy's back yard. Have to wonder if they are completely off the grid not seeing the potential for that to happen. Then again, when was the last time a foot of hail fell in an hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybobzia View Post
    not trying to start a riot or anything, but would the trail being washed away have anything to do with the recent "sanitation" of the trail.. I am no expert on the matters, but noticed it was much different the other day when I rode it..
    Unlikely. More to do with way too much rain in a short period of time.

    That said... I suspect a lot of the sanitation will have been "fixed" by this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    it's been a long time since it's been this wet.
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    You guys suck im all bummed now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    All the rain should mean the dust on the rocks of Dakota Ridge is washed off offering moar grip, or is it all clays up there and the place turns into an ice rink?
    Yep, the Dakota Group is bounded on the east by the Pierre Shale and the Morrison Formation on the west. They're the slope forming units and they both contain large amounts of clay. The Pierre contains units of bentonite and the Morrison contains radioactive dinosaur bones. It's worth noting there is a uranium roll front along Turkey Creek where 285 cuts the hogback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobGolden View Post
    Then again, when was the last time a foot of hail fell in an hour?
    15-20 years ago.

    I grew up along Lena Gulch that Apex Gulch joins east of Heritage Rd. I'm sure it was near its banks seeing those photos from Apex. I've seen that stream go from one foot across to a torrent 15 feet deep in less than 30 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Yep, the Dakota Group is bounded on the east by the Pierre Shale and the Morrison Formation on the west. They're the slope forming units and they both contain large amounts of clay. The Pierre contains units of bentonite and the Morrison contains radioactive dinosaur bones. It's worth noting there is a uranium roll front along Turkey Creek where 285 cuts the hogback.

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    Yeah, okay... Radioactive ice rink...bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Yeah, okay... Radioactive ice rink...bad!
    Nah, no hotttness in the slippery, sticky stuff. It's all locked in the carbon bits in the sandstones: think hydrocarbons and fossils. So, the fun stuff on the top of the ridge has hot rocks. Makes the ride more interesting.

    *Note: no fear-mongering here. This stuff is harmless; unless, you wear a chunk around your neck. Just a geologic curiosity to appreciate. Besides, in 4.5 Ga half of that U will be Pb.

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    moar pix...





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