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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions? 5/26

    I'm gonna start this up again... After the Seattle-like conditions over the passed week or so, who has ridden what?
    Let's all start a mrsalty is a whiny biatch thread...

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    Rode Homestead yesterday Didn't even wanna try PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C
    Didn't even wanna try PP.
    Thank you. I hope other trail users had the same discretion.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    I've been out of town for the past few days, how has the weather been? Palmer still too wet to ride?
    Just circles turning circles....

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    Gonna walk over there tomorrow to see how the trails are. I will report after lunch.

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    I might try to hit Ute Valley tomorrow, the 28th. I will keep you guys posted.
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    on monday ute valley was a sloppy mess. Might be better after today.

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    I rode Ute last night. Good to go, just a few small puddles here and there.

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    Palmer Park was good yesterday where I went. I can see where others hit the trails too soon. There are some nice new obstacles with the washout. It's soft and sandy.. not muddy!

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    As I can see, UV and PP were dry. And if they're dry, then you all already know that Red Rocks is. It was dry dry. No puddles or even any tacky areas
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    falcon trail good to go.

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    Ground really soaked it up...wow

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    I've only ridden in the canyon lately. jacks seemed more torn up by the moto guys than normal.

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    I rode Pipeline, Jones, CJs and Chutes on Monday and had a blast. It was snowing on Monday at Frostys Park when I started and rained the whole way down but had an absolute blast. Conditions should still be good.

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    Cheyenne mtn state park is dry as a bone already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    I rode Pipeline, Jones, CJs and Chutes on Monday and had a blast. It was snowing on Monday at Frostys Park when I started and rained the whole way down but had an absolute blast. Conditions should still be good.

    NICE!!! I was just talking about jones with a buddy of mine.

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    Rode CJ's today... and lots of loose parts of the trail from motocross riders....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    I rode Pipeline, Jones, CJs and Chutes on Monday and had a blast. It was snowing on Monday at Frostys Park when I started and rained the whole way down but had an absolute blast. Conditions should still be good.
    Is the one BIG drift still there; the one that used to/maybe still has the shovel in the tree next to it?

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    palmer park was super dry today. Lots of track though :-(

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    Palmer trail and section 16 totally dry this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryguy79
    I've only ridden in the canyon lately. jacks seemed more torn up by the moto guys than normal.
    Not to be a dick but when are we going to try and push for the moto guys to be booted from Jacks and Buckhorn both? Mountain bike advocate or not, that hillside just isn't sustainable for motos.

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    Heading up to Falcon Trail in the morning. Hopefully it didn't get much rain today. From Calhan it looked like CS was getting hammered but my buddy says no.

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    we didnt get any rain to speak of. You will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bngofast
    Not to be a dick but when are we going to try and push for the moto guys to be booted from Jacks and Buckhorn both? Mountain bike advocate or not, that hillside just isn't sustainable for motos.
    Before you give that a shot contact CMTRA (http://www.cmtrail.org) and see what you can do to help maintain the trails. The vast majority of maintenance of the Captain Jack's Mutli-use trail, as well as the trails up in the Jones Park area, is done by NFS and CMTRA. Been in COS 25 years and I can count the number of times I have seen any other user group doing maintenance on those multi-use trails. You can find folks doing maintenance on all sorts of other trails but when it comes to the aforementioned trails mostly you just hear *****ing about motos and very little productive dialog.

    Every year, in the Spring, there seems to be some selective memory loss about the state of the trails and how the motos are, all of a sudden, doing more damage. I find the state of the Chutes to be more degraded than Captain Jacks in the last 10 years. Hell, I run into a lot less motos now than 10+ years ago.

    Bottom line is Captain Jacks is an important access to the trails higher up in PNF and has been for longer than mountain bikes have been using the trails. A little bit of cooperation and we can all benefit from the trail access we luckily have in COS.

    Oh yeah...I am all in favor of crushing any moto that poaches Buckhorn as it is closed to OHV.

    Back on topic, the trails higher up in the Jones area are tacky and sweet with the recent rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChavyChav713
    Is the one BIG drift still there; the one that used to/maybe still has the shovel in the tree next to it?
    We rode pipeline that drift is usually on the top section of jones. So I cant say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bngofast
    Not to be a dick but when are we going to try and push for the moto guys to be booted from Jacks and Buckhorn both? Mountain bike advocate or not, that hillside just isn't sustainable for motos.
    Dude just chill
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32x18
    Before you give that a shot contact CMTRA (http://www.cmtrail.org) and see what you can do to help maintain the trails. The vast majority of maintenance of the Captain Jack's Mutli-use trail, as well as the trails up in the Jones Park area, is done by NFS and CMTRA. Been in COS 25 years and I can count the number of times I have seen any other user group doing maintenance on those multi-use trails. You can find folks doing maintenance on all sorts of other trails but when it comes to the aforementioned trails mostly you just hear *****ing about motos and very little productive dialog.

    Every year, in the Spring, there seems to be some selective memory loss about the state of the trails and how the motos are, all of a sudden, doing more damage. I find the state of the Chutes to be more degraded than Captain Jacks in the last 10 years. Hell, I run into a lot less motos now than 10+ years ago.

    Bottom line is Captain Jacks is an important access to the trails higher up in PNF and has been for longer than mountain bikes have been using the trails. A little bit of cooperation and we can all benefit from the trail access we luckily have in COS.

    Oh yeah...I am all in favor of crushing any moto that poaches Buckhorn as it is closed to OHV.

    Back on topic, the trails higher up in the Jones area are tacky and sweet with the recent rain.
    That was a fine post. It's a shame that the first thought from people isn't "how can I help find a solution," but "how can I get rid of the problem?" It's a good thing the majority of hikers and equestrians don't have that mentality. If they did, we'd be the ones being booted from trails.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Ute was relatively dry today. Some muddy areas, but they were avoidable. It was pretty tacky!!!
    Let's all start a mrsalty is a whiny biatch thread...

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    I'm thinking PP will still be pretty sloppy tomorrow afternoon. Anybody know if RedRock or Ute will be dry enough to ride after work Thursday?

    Curtis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C
    I'm thinking PP will still be pretty sloppy tomorrow afternoon. Anybody know if RedRock or Ute will be dry enough to ride after work Thursday?

    Curtis
    I may go for a walk at redrock tomorrow morning, I'll post up if I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessep
    I may go for a walk at redrock tomorrow morning, I'll post up if I do.
    Careful, Jesse. You don't fall and break yourself.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Careful, Jesse. You don't fall and break yourself.
    again.... or is it again, again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C
    I'm thinking PP will still be pretty sloppy tomorrow afternoon. Anybody know if RedRock or Ute will be dry enough to ride after work Thursday?

    Curtis
    Went out today (6/4) and Ute was dry w a few puddles, so I'm sure Red Rocks was dry, too.
    Let's all start a mrsalty is a whiny biatch thread...

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