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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    Is anything in town rideable right now? Palmer, Ute, etc...? The Man has been keeping me down all week, and I haven't had a chance to recon anything.

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    Re: Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    I would think everything is going to be muddy this weekend. Your best bet is to get out early before it warms up.

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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    Yeah same here! I'm riding this weekend and I think everything is gonna be muddy which is gonna be awesome!
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    KJbike said palmer was a no go without doing lots of trail damage.

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    Yea, as much as I want to get my new MTB on some dirt this weekend, it looks like I'll be in roadie-mode. Hopefully, if the weather stays decent, we can hit some dirt by the end of next week!

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    Oh...I had considered heading up to Ridgeline, but I called up there, and everything in Castle Rock is under a foot of snow. I drove through there last weekend, and they were bone dry, but they got blasted this week.

    Sounds like Pueblo might be the best option for dirt this weekend.

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    Palmer is definitely muddy! Also the Guardians of Palmer Park will be out there doing trail work today, so expect some cross looks if you go rolling through where they're working with mud covered bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMTbiker89 View Post
    Yeah same here! I'm riding this weekend and I think everything is gonna be muddy which is gonna be awesome!
    I hope this was sarcastic. The mud around here doesn't really support riding in and hurts the trails.
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    Any Ute Valley reports?

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    Go to Pueblo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet View Post
    Go to Pueblo...
    Great excuse to make the drive!

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    rode the hogback trail a few times at red rocks (ridge trail that ends near Rudy's) & it was in the best shape I've ever ridden it! Dry, with some tacky corners, and no signs of mud... and the climb back up is 95% dry too. Great to get out, amazing weather.

    although the rest of RROS is the worst kind of sticky mud/snow right now, as is probably ute valley and palmer park

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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    Man! what's up with people not getting a joke today!
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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    Today was EPIC pueblo day. Shorts and short sleeves was great! Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362271021.076427.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMTbiker89 View Post
    Man! what's up with people not getting a joke today!
    Because, sadly, there's way too many people that are dead serious about "getting muddy".

    And, based on the people I saw at the trailhead near my house today, they were all out there. In gym shorts, seats too low, sneakers and skateboard lids. Heading up the dirt road by Pinon Valley park for a ride in Ute.

    I'd like to tomorrow, but I know better... and have to break out the roadie to enjoy the weather.
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    High Drive/Buckhorn/Jacks - extreme melting the last two days. May actually be rideable by tomorrow. I rode today but some pushing up the hills. This is some of the toughest snow we've had in a few years. Just a couple more days and it should be good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Today was EPIC pueblo day. Shorts and short sleeves was great! Click image for larger version. 

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    Awesome! I saw some other pics from Pueblo as well, and it looked like you guys had summer conditions down there! I got in a road ride with the Cafe Velo crew instead of heading down there. Not dirt, but still a great ride!

    If the weather stays decent, when do you guys think Palmer or Ute will be rideable? Sorry for the ignorance, but I just moved out here a year ago, and haven't gotten the snow-melt-trails are rideable cycle down yet.

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    Took a short ride at Palmer early this morning. Trail was frozen but it's going to be a muddy mess with lots of trail damage as soon as it unfreezes. Only rode a half hour or so (was just testing the install of a new fork). Trail running will suck, too, for whatever it's worth to you cross-trainers.
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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    I'm rolling down to pueblo again around noon. Along with hitechredkneck well he's a maybe so if anybody else is down drop me a message

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    Went out to Ute late yesterday in the hopes it was drying out, but left early because it was still very muddy and I did not want to damage the trails. I think it will be a few more days of sunny warm weather before most trails around here are good to go. That is, unless it all freezes up again. I may check out Pulpit Rock tonight as there is more sand and gravel out there. Maybe it will deal with the moisture better.

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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    Hopefully we don't get much of anything today, things will be good for an after work ride later this week! Of course, rumor has we're gonna get some more snow this weekend.

    Mother Nature must really hate my new bike!

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    Colorado Springs Trail Conditions?

    Went on a very short hike at Palmer Saturday and would say the trails are muddier than I've ever seen them,,, give it a week or so of dry weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasttreker View Post
    I think it will be a few more days of sunny warm weather before most trails around here are good to go.
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    give it a week or so of dry weather.
    Well, so much for that.

    But, we can't complain... because if we don't get water, Ute and Palmer will probably burn up this summer!
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