• 12-16-2012
    baker
    Thanks Joe. Looks like we might get another couple inches on Wednesday...
  • 12-17-2012
    hitechredneck
    Couple inches of snow could get interesting. I have not ridden up there in so long it will be nice to ride in Mo Town again.
  • 12-17-2012
    kristian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Couple inches of snow could get interesting. I have not ridden up there in so long it will be nice to ride in Mo Town again.

    If we get the 7" that the weather guessers are guessing on Wednesday, it will make Mt. Herman very difficult. Worst case scenario, we climb up the road and then ride down the trails. Stay tuned I guess...
  • 12-17-2012
    Jaydude
    I haven't posted up that I am out for the Solstice ride this year. Have a concert to go to in Denver. Hopefully conditions hold out or we get some good snowshoeing weather.
  • 12-18-2012
    scar
    Not sure where you guys get your weather forecast from....
    here is the latest that I have seen



    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/50...2_forecast.jpg



    :D

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  • 12-18-2012
    jaycastlerock
    Is that Fahrenheit or Celsius?
  • 12-18-2012
    kristian
    Well, that will sure take care of the snow :).
  • 12-18-2012
    hitechredneck
    First solid proof i have seen for global warming.
  • 12-19-2012
    BikesBoardsBrews
    I need to get me some lights and get out to these night rides...they sound fun. Especially when whiskey is involved!
  • 12-19-2012
    scar
    BikesBoardsBrews - Come on out! I will have a light for you.

    Anybody else thinking about coming out but needs a light, let me know. I am going to bring some extra lights down with me.

    What is the weather looking like down that way? We FIFO'd Chimney Gulch this morning. About an inch when we started and out tracks were totally covered on the way back down.

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  • 12-19-2012
    Pau11y
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    Ummm yeah....
  • 12-19-2012
    kristian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scar View Post
    What is the weather looking like down that way? We FIFO'd Chimney Gulch this morning. About an inch when we started and out tracks were totally covered on the way back down.

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    It's only snowing sideways so all of the snow is heading for Pueblo ;).

    Seriously though, we have about an inch here on the north side of COS, so there is probably a little more than that in Monument. We'll have to play this ride by ear--if they get 5-6" of snow it might be a little difficult to pull this off.

    Jay, I still haven't made it to the post office. Since you're going to be down here Friday, I'll just bring it with. Sorry for being a slacker!
  • 12-19-2012
    baker
    It's currently windy and snowing in Monument right next to the Preserve. Maybe 2" so far, but hard to tell due to the blowing/drifting. I'll post an update later today. Good thing I prepped my snow bike last week. :-)

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8209/8...30d87b39_c.jpg
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by bbaker22, on Flickr
  • 12-19-2012
    rr
    Looks like more than 2", if there's a night snowshoe/hike thingy I might make it. Still no MB but that should change by next week :D

    Night snowshoeing if fun
  • 12-19-2012
    hitechredneck
    Down at my place down by the canyon there is only a small dusting, just enough for you to leave tracks in but not enough to measure by the rule of guess.
  • 12-19-2012
    kristian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rroeder View Post
    Night snowshoeing is fun

    You should have been there last winter Solstice. There was a good 15" of snow in the preserve and we went "freeshoeing" off of Black Pearl in the direction of HZ. I have never contemplated shoeing on terrain that steep before. It was off the charts!

    I don't think we're going to have anywhere near that much snow this time so I'm guessing that this will be a bike ride Solstice....now what bike should I bring.....:cool:
  • 12-19-2012
    scar
    rroeder - why you off the bike?


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  • 12-19-2012
    baker
    Looks like 0-10" walking around my yard. So, maybe 4 or 5" of real snowfall...

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8...652c5718_c.jpg
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA by bbaker22, on Flickr
  • 12-19-2012
    hitechredneck
    Wow we only got a dusting down here. Went for a hike with the dogs in the open space and half of the trails all the snow blew off of them already. Not sure about up higher though. Any idea if it is going to melt off any by friday eve?
  • 12-19-2012
    baker
    The forecast is for clear skies and above freezing temps the next two days, so it looks like we'll get some decent melting between now and Friday evening. It could be just perfect or it could be crappy refrozen footprints.
  • 12-19-2012
    hitechredneck
    lets hope for just perfect!
  • 12-20-2012
    kristian
    So just to confirm, we're meeting at 6:30 right?

    So far I see:
    HTRN
    Baker
    Scar
    JoeMTBRCO
    Kristian

    Anyone else?
  • 12-20-2012
    baker
    I'll send out a note to some Monument/Palmer Lake locals and see if anyone else wants to join. I'm likely, but not guaranteed for tomorrow evening.
  • 12-20-2012
    jsj3831
    I am going to WP on Friday. If I get back in time to make it down there, I will but I kinda doubt it. I'll text K or Joe fri eve if I am coming. If not, have fun!
  • 12-20-2012
    rr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scar View Post
    rroeder - why you off the bike?

    Actually had a crash and F'd up my shoulder on a night ride last month, the shoulder is better but the rear shock on the bike also blew on the ride so no MB since. Funny cause I blew the primary shock for the bike while out in CA at Mammoth over the summer, then the backup blew on that ride.

    Took it as a sign I'm ready for something diff, it's in the works hopefully by next week

    Hey did you ever find an alternative helmet mount aside from the velcro? I'm getting a new helmet and will need something.