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    Damn Colorado Weather

    Damn Colorado Weather. I've lived in Colorado most of my life so you'd think I know better. I left the house for a quick ride today after work. When I left, it was sunny with just a few clouds that didn't look threatening at all. Twenty minutes into my ride, got dumped on with rain/hail. With the helmet, the hail really didn't hurt or anything, just really annoying to ride in. Oh well, I still had fun! It was the first real mud I got for the season

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    Suck it up, Princess.

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    I enjoyed the mud!

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    me too

    This Princess had to abort the ride tonight.

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    this princess rode MW, DR south, waiting out the 15 minutes of storm clouds, back up Zorro, DR north and down to the car. Giddyup. I love bad weather.
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    I hate the forecasters. They said the weather was going to be crap and so I didn't even get the bike out. Then it turns out to be a perfect day to ride. Damn weather guessers.

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    was on the bike at 6p and did the loops and climbs at Falcon with no rain at all on the trail. it appears that Morrison got hammered though. Best part of riding up there, you can see where the rain is going.

    The Parmalee trail has a couple of places with some serious mud and runoff issues. I will say that 98% of the trails up there are in great shape.

    tomorrow might be a whole different story.
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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    I stayed inside and hid because of the tornado warnings.

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    Must be a different Colorado.. it was beautiful in Evergreen this afternoon

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    Some of us Divas

    rode at Betasso between storms this evening -- perfect weather and great fun!
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    Nice!

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    One thing about CO weather you CAN count on.

    "it'll either clear up, or clear up to your arse"
    Seen it both ways many times.

    That's what I don't like about fenderless bikes!!

    Cute pics though!

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    Classic!
    I think I know the one in the middle in white. Cant be for sure though.

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    We're still trying to stretch out winter up here! Hoping for about 3 or 4 more good weekends on the snow! Sounds like today is gonna cooperate with us a bit. 6+" of fresh, going riding Thursday afternoon!
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    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetigirl
    rode at Betasso between storms this evening -- perfect weather and great fun!

    Awesome ride and fun to get to ride with a Pro from Giant! Good times!
    Ride Fast, Take Chances!

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    Some some really close lightning on the top of NTM, otherwise the LBG and I had a great ride/hike/something or other... !

    The older I get, the faster I was.





    Punch it, Chewie.

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    I'm really fortunate - the weather doesn't affect me in the least since I have NO time to ride.

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    What's the best weather for the Front Range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEKSTOY
    I hate the forecasters. They said the weather was going to be crap and so I didn't even get the bike out. Then it turns out to be a perfect day to ride. Damn weather guessers.
    You could always form your own opinion, instead of believing everything the media tells you, ya know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetigirl
    rode at Betasso between storms this evening -- perfect weather and great fun!

    Well girls. If you got it flaunt it, butt stripes and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Well girls. If you got it flaunt it, butt stripes and all.
    Hey - how's the snow in Breck? Is summer likely to ever come this year?

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    Yeah, Doesn't hurt me, I'm still healing up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Hey - how's the snow in Breck? Is summer likely to ever come this year?
    Snow just slowed down a minute ago, been snowing pretty heavy for a little while.

    Not accumulating on anything but the old snow here just above breck.


    oh, to answer the 2nd question... no. We had it scheduled for early may, but it's too late now. Get ready for fall.
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    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryislife
    Snow just slowed down a minute ago, been snowing pretty heavy for a little while.

    Not accumulating on anything but the old snow here just above breck.


    oh, to answer the 2nd question... no. We had it scheduled for early may, but it's too late now. Get ready for fall.
    Bring the skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Hey - how's the snow in Breck? Is summer likely to ever come this year?
    Actually, due to the sub par snowpack this year, the melt out is pretty much on schedule. A lot of the lower elevation stuff is just a few good sunny warm days away from being snow free. (NOT the same as dry, but one step at a time). It's supposed to warm up and dry out a bit starting tomorrow/Fri and through the beginning of next week so I'd expect to see things moving along within the range of what can be called "normal"

    As to skiing, the new snow has covered up the dust for now. That's good in that it will keep the snow from getting sun cupped so fast. It hasn't really been true corn yet. With the cloud cover it hasn't been real cold at night. The upper snowpack has been saturated with maybe a little bit of powder on top until the sun pops out which quickly turns it to glop which doesn't quite freeze hard like you'd like to see. From an avalanche point of view, I don't trust it as much as i would normally trust a mid May snow pack. The dust layer(s) is definitely a weakness too. There's been good skiing, but I'm not totally sure it's ready to really push the boldest of lines, at least not with my level of acceptance of risk.

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