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    Aw..what the hell...what is dry?

    it just had to be posted at this point in the day. thought there would be others that would do this before me.

    Only got about an inch of snow down by Chatfield. If the weather stays the same until Friday, everything should be tacky and nice to ride with 70's in the forecast all weekend.
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    Why can't we just keep this to one Thread per month people?. I am not bashing you YetiRich but i know were you coming from but for others to keep posting the same thing gets old.
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    what's the driest trail for the front range....


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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    what's the driest trail for the front range....




    Awsome my thoughts exactly

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    still snowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    still snowing.
    How can the word "snow" illicit ALL these emotions??!! sigh
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    at least the snow is getting drier now, easier to shovel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    at least the snow is getting drier now, easier to shovel.

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    Colorado Springs

    Head south. Down here in C/S we have lots of singletrack that is dry and good to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    at least the snow is getting drier now, easier to shovel.
    Snow is not "dry" a snow crystal is 99% water (traces of other things are present). However, the ways that snow crystals pack in next to each other can have more or less air space between them due to the various forms those crystals can take due to variations in temperature and humidity. Thus, the correct term would be, "at least the snow crystals are packing in less densely". Note that this only pertains water in it's crystalline (snow) form. Once it begins to turn to liquid water, it's a different creature.

    Thank you and back to your regularly scheduled shoveling.

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    I think I get it. The amount of liquid in a controlled volume is less currently, therefore it would take less time to evaporate, hence it's closer to being dry, hence the drier-i-ness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Snow is not "dry" a snow crystal is 99% water (traces of other things are present). However, the ways that snow crystals pack in next to each other can have more or less air space between them due to the various forms those crystals can take due to variations in temperature and humidity. Thus, the correct term would be, "at least the snow crystals are packing in less densely". Note that this only pertains water in it's crystalline (snow) form. Once it begins to turn to liquid water, it's a different creature.

    Thank you and back to your regularly scheduled shoveling.
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    Rain snow mix still still in Lyons Wet, as in water coming from the sky. Not dry at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Snow is not "dry" a snow crystal is 99% water (traces of other things are present).
    Ok smart guy, what constitutes the other 1%, and should I be worried about said 1% when catching snowflakes on my tongue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy!
    Dude, I hope to meet you someday.
    You are simply a wealth of information.
    I think you may even be smarter than bacon boy.
    He's definitely way older than I am.

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    My bike is dry.
    This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!

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    hows Soapstone looking. i t was dry as a bone last sunday.... super fun trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Snow is not "dry" a snow crystal is 99% water (traces of other things are present). However, the ways that snow crystals pack in next to each other can have more or less air space between them due to the various forms those crystals can take due to variations in temperature and humidity. Thus, the correct term would be, "at least the snow crystals are packing in less densely". Note that this only pertains water in it's crystalline (snow) form. Once it begins to turn to liquid water, it's a different creature.

    Thank you and back to your regularly scheduled shoveling.
    I would think that the snow this time of year would be less dry and more packed. Making it harder to shovel an equal depth. ie more crystals, more densely packed in an inch of "wet" snow than a inch of fluffy "dry" snow. I'm no snowspert though.
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    when you push the snow and it changes color to a light brown, you know you're effed

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    It's all about density. A powder skiier is looking for low density 'champagne powder'. Not Sierra cement or Cascade concrete.

    Grand Valley: Sunny and dry, a great weekend to be in western Colorado. The only thing I miss about the Front Range is the storms, we just don't have weather over here.

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    This isn't another thread about how perfect the riding is a Lake Pueblo, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by too40sx
    hows Soapstone looking. i t was dry as a bone last sunday.... super fun trails

    Yesterday they were mostly snow covered. Today, I would say wet and muddy with drifts in some places.

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    The rollers in my basement are dry...

    Quote Originally Posted by yetirich
    it just had to be posted at this point in the day. thought there would be others that would do this before me.

    Only got about an inch of snow down by Chatfield. If the weather stays the same until Friday, everything should be tacky and nice to ride with 70's in the forecast all weekend.
    Never thought I'd still be riding them in May. Nothing but white outside my window, I'm afraid!

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    I know someone with Weirwolf tires knows what is ridable today. Ours were the only tracks out there. tricky tricky

    Someone w/ a Superfly 100 I want to kick in the nuts for riding at Green mtn today. Hopefully he didn't continue on past the rut that I saw going up the hill from the bridge trailhead.

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