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    Centennial Cone Conditions?

    So, I NEVER have the opportunity to ride during the week ... unless, of course, there's an inland hurricane brewing outside.

    Is Centennial Cone open and rideable? and would it be safe with the wind?

    Any other trail suggestions for this morning? I would really like to ride SOMEWHERE since I have the morning off.

    Thanks!

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    MW/DR and Mt. Falcon were good last weekend.

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    I'm going out there this morning myself. Keep in mind the elk closure, so you can't ride it as a loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Girl
    So, I NEVER have the opportunity to ride during the week ... unless, of course, there's an inland hurricane brewing outside.

    Is Centennial Cone open and rideable? and would it be safe with the wind?

    Any other trail suggestions for this morning? I would really like to ride SOMEWHERE since I have the morning off.

    Thanks!
    Please keep in mind that the trail on the northern part of the park (which compltes the loop) is closed for Elk Calving season. CC will be out and back for a while.

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    It's on the JCOS but I believe it opens June 15th. Gotta give the elk privacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Girl
    So, I NEVER have the opportunity to ride during the week ... unless, of course, there's an inland hurricane brewing outside.

    Is Centennial Cone open and rideable? and would it be safe with the wind?

    Any other trail suggestions for this morning? I would really like to ride SOMEWHERE since I have the morning off.

    Thanks!
    Rode Mathew Winters and Falcon on Saturday. MW was very muddy, Falcon was perfect. Anyone know how White Ranch is doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyncStar
    Anyone know how White Ranch is doing?
    El Rancho Blanco is good to go, including Rawhide.

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    Apparently the mountain biking ban at CC so elk calving is not disturbed works better than my attempt at an elk calving ban in my yard so mountain bikers in training are not disturbed

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    Out and back ... yuckO.

    I can't thoroughly enjoy bombing the downhill without the little Devil whispering in my ear "YOU REALIZE, this is going to suck ASS climbing back out." Go to hell Devil

    Thanks for the input everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Girl
    Out and back ... yuckO.

    I can't thoroughly enjoy bombing the downhill without the little Devil whispering in my ear "YOU REALIZE, this is going to suck ASS climbing back out." Go to hell Devil

    Thanks for the input everybody.
    Are you kidding? If you start at Mayhem Gulch and do it as an out-and-back you get, by my count, SIX downhills, including a ripping descent back into the Mayhem Gulch parking lot. What's not to love about that?

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    ^^^ I agree... out and back from Mayhem Gulch could be better than the loop itself.

    There isn't a climb at CC that should make you think "this is going to suck ass"... and I'm not even a good climber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topmounter
    Apparently the mountain biking ban at CC so elk calving is not disturbed works better than my attempt at an elk calving ban in my yard so mountain bikers in training are not disturbed

    It's not a MTB band. No users can use the trail. According to JCOS, this is one of the last "wild" migrating elk heards, so they are trying o preserve that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    Are you kidding? If you start at Mayhem Gulch and do it as an out-and-back you get, by my count, SIX downhills, including a ripping descent back into the Mayhem Gulch parking lot. What's not to love about that?
    True. CC is relatively flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan
    ^^^ I agree... out and back from Mayhem Gulch could be better than the loop itself.

    There isn't a climb at CC that should make you think "this is going to suck ass"... and I'm not even a good climber.
    Yes, there are no "ass sucking" climbs at Centennial. I'm not speaking about CC specifically ... just out and backs in general.

    I do love to climb, just prefer to not go up what I just came down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Girl
    Yes, there are no "ass sucking" climbs at Centennial. I'm not speaking about CC specifically ... just out and backs in general.

    I do love to climb, just prefer to not go up what I just came down.
    Centennial Cone is the exception here. While the loop is pretty killer, you bypass a lot of doubletrack as an out and back and you don't have to decide on clockwise vs counterclockwise direction (as each has its benefits there) and get to do both.
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    Update: just did Mayhem Gulch and across Travois up to the stairs... it's in perfect shape folks. Bone dry except for two tiny little water crossings.

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    How was the wind?

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    Forgot to mention the wind. $hitty but manageable. Some parts of the ride had no cover from the wind and it's seriously beast out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Girl
    I do love to climb, just prefer to not go up what I just came down.
    And believe me, the Girl does love to climb!! (altho I just haven't figured out why!!) Climbing up Mayhem and then coming back down Mayhem is a rippin downhill that this yetigirl likes!
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