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    Conditions: Hall, Bobcat, Backbon, Coyote, Maxwell, Horsetooth...

    Ladies and Gents,

    It is predicted to be near 50 for the next three days! I know that many of us are planning some sweet rides. Lets keep a consolidated conditions thread for those of us in the Fort Collins/Loveland areas. Im going to be at Bobcat w/ in 2hrs and will pony up the results ASAP.

    Hall, Backbone, Coyote, Blue Sky, Bobcat, Horsetooth, Maxwell, Foothills, Michaud, Lory, etc....

    Hell yeah!

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    Devils backbone was great last weekend

    Pics and discussion here.....

    Screw Pueblo, how about Loveland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSLICE
    Im going to be at Bobcat w/ in 2hrs and will pony up the results ASAP.
    Hell yeah!
    My prediction is that it will be muddy with the recent snow and warm temps. But let us know. I personally won't be riding until the trails are dry or the temps are cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    My prediction is that it will be muddy with the recent snow and warm temps. But let us know. I personally won't be riding until the trails are dry or the temps are cold.

    Agree. It's not going to be warm enough for long enough to melt AND dry all the stuff out facing north or in the shade.

    I'd rather have it cold and icy than warm and muddy.

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    Still gotta go out there and look. The DBB/BS system dries out quickly and has relatively few hold-out pockets of snow and wet, so it dries faster than one might think.
    Ginny is still an unknown to me, and I have high hopes it will dry quickly too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    I'd rather have it cold and icy than warm and muddy.
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    Nice to see your new website, ignazjr.
    You gonna be around Saturday?
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    Just got back from a short ride at Maxwell and it's in good shape with a few short muddy sections, but not bad to ride through. Was planning on checking out shoreline and michaud but pussed out because of the wind by the reservoir. I was getting blown all over the place. Rode through the eastern side of dixon reservoir in pineridge to get there and it was an icy rutted mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Nice to see your new website, ignazjr.
    You gonna be around Saturday?
    I will. I recently restocked the beer in the fridge, too. With any luck, there should be some left yet tomorrow...
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    Here is what Maxwell looked like today.



    I wish!
    Deterred by the winds and skiing tomorrow.

    I must say however that I have ridden Bobcat 5 times since the 1st and the trail is pretty much bone dry with the exception of two short snow/ice sections until ~.5 miles before the end of Ginny. There was much less snowfall out of the last system near the Fort than Denver area. What fell was gone in ~2 days so I would imagine that good riding is there for the taking.

    Im sure that I'll make it Sunday...

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    Hewlett this morning

    Some pics from this mornings ride w/ dogs. Wouldn't be good if it's too warm, but it was primo early.
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    couple more

    Hewlett Gulch cont.
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    Quote Originally Posted by front range migz
    Hewlett Gulch cont.
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    Maxwell is good

    Just finished a ride up maxwell. Came in from the end of prospect road and the gravel road has about 100 yd. stretch of ice that was fun (sketchy). Not sure how it is if you come in from pineridge side. A little muddy/icy by the fence and up on the switchback at the top but other than that it was totally rideable. First time on a bike in about 6 weeks and it was great to ride again.

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    Rode HTMP last Sunday. Mostly ridable as the temps were <32 that day. There was a lot of ice in the usual places (northern exposure/shady) making it more sketch/tech ride than normal especially the descents. I assume conditions are pretty much same this weekend if you get your butt up there before the ice turns to a muddy mess.

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    I just got back from a quick Hall Ranch ride. Antelope was a total mixed bag - dry, snow, ice, deep snowpack. It wasn't bad when it was shaded and frozen, but it could get sloppy if it really warms up. From Antelope up to the loop was good, there was just a little ice on the final approach to the loop. I rode out on the loop a little bit, but it got too snowy/icy/chunky so I turned around. Between the top bench and Antelope was snowy/icy and will be muddy if it warms up quite a bit. The descent down the front side was bone dry and good.
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    So did anyone hit Bobcat yesterday? Conditions?

    I know Backbone is fine, but would prefer to hit Bobcat if it's good.

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    Bobcat is fine. A fair bit of snow on sections of Powerline. Gennie is mostly dry and clear. Just one section of thin snow on the lower part. Probably 300 yards.

    Rode it yesterday. A feast: Up Powerline down Gennie. (Or however that is spelllledd)

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    Larry,

    DBB is fine although Blue Sky headed North to Indian Summer was pretty muddy.
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    Devil's Backbone

    Rode DBB this morning. It's in good shape--just a few short muddy spots before you start the climb that aren't a big deal. The upper loops are almost completely dry. We checked out the first part of Blue Sky as well. It is a muddy mess and not worth riding right now. Big mud holes with ruts and people widening the trail to get around. I would say we're going to need a bit more warm weather to dry it out. I'd say it could be ridden right now on a cold morning before it thaws.

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    Ha, I was riding the road bike yesterday and saw a group turning from the tunnel at the end of Blue Sky heading back to town. They were really brown and the trail looked really bad on the east side of the tunnel. Went the bathroom at HTMP and the few bikes I saw being loaded on the car looked like more post-ride cleanup that I like to do right now...

    It's 55 out now, so historically the backbone should be real dry and the best ride in the FtC Loveland area. Blue Sky might need another week or so (or at least more of this warm windy weather to melt some more.)
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    Sunday at Bobcat:

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    Just bump'n this to the top. With highs in the upper 50's this weekend, conditions could be fair or slop. Lets hear it.

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    How are conditions @ Devil's Backbone?

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