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    The FC winter trail condition thead

    Lets get this one started.
    I have nothing to offer at this time.
    Sounds like a few guys are climbing towers as I write this.

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    I have done Coyote Ridge the last 3 days. Still compact snow on 95% low pressure and stay in the saddle will get you to the top with out unclipping. Followed a Pugsley track up to Indian summer with out much trouble. No danger of damaging the trail but riding before 10am or so keeps the ground from getting soggy. Would love to do a night ride in the area soon if anyone else is up for the challenge.

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    Anyone know if there's enough snowpack on Youngs or Hewlett Gulch trails for a mid-day ride?

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    Rode with the 4:50 Club this morning and climbed the service road at Horsetooth, down Soderburg to Spring Creek, up Spring Creek to Wathen, up Wathen and then down the service road. All was rideable with patches of dry dirt and snow interspersed.

    Klaus and Hal rode Towers last night and reported via e-mail this morning:

    "Bone dry all the way up to Mill Creek/Spring
    Creek. Some snowy/icy patches, but always a dry path through or
    around.

    Most stretches of Towers are completely dry. Only from Mill Creek/
    Spring Creek up Towers is snow covered. 2" of loose and compressed.
    Difficult to navigate. We also went down Spring Creek to the Towers
    connector. Perfectly rideable. A mix of dry and light snow dusting.
    Only the connector had a closed snow cover. Rideable, but more
    exercise than usual."

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    Thanks for the post!

    I was just debating whether to pull the road bike off the hook for this weekend or gamble with the mud. Just looking at my current backyard conditions, the words "dry" and "rideable" at 0450 might translate to "moist" and "adobe" for certain sections after 1000. But I will try to get my arse out of bed a little earlier for a pre-thaw ride.
    Ok, here's the deal. I have a hangover. Who knows what that means?

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    Cold is Good

    Let's be good stewards of our trails. If the trails are wet, they will be muddy. Using the trails when they are muddy is not good stewardship.

    Last year coyote ridge was a disaster from the trail runners running in the mud. In my opinion there are two options:

    1) Don't ride until the trails are dry--which might mean May or June
    2) Ride when the trail is frozen

    So if the air temperature is < 32F and it is dark, everything is good. If the air temperature is close to 32F and it is sunny, you'll be in mud.

    My answer is to use some lights and ride when it's cold. If your a fair weather rider, Arizona might be a better solution for your problem .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    My answer is to use some lights and ride when it's cold.
    See you at 4:50am

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    See you at 4:50am
    what day? .
    We don't need more to be thankful for; we just need to be more thankful.

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    Coyote Ridge was pretty nice today, just got back from a quick lunch ride. Rode down the stairs going into Blue Sky then turned around & went back due to time. The conditions, even in mid 40's was fun as hell. Mud was not an issue, maybe 1/2" of soft, watery top soil, rest was sweet. Maybe rode a 100' of boot pack the whole way, rest was dry or slightly soft. Mornings would probably be prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    what day? .
    Probably latter part of next week, when the nights are warmer.

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    Did Maxwell Shoreline a few days ago and it was really really soft. I haven't checked it out in the last 2 days. But I'm willing to bet its still to soft to ride mid day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphyd
    Lets get this one started.
    I have nothing to offer at this time.
    Sounds like a few guys are climbing towers as I write this.

    As others, I've been riding Coyote/Rimrock/Indian Summer and off the trail by 9:30-10am.

    The trails are really good before the temps get over 30.

    It will all be really good if you catch it before it reaches freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow
    As others, I've been riding Coyote/Rimrock/Indian Summer......

    It will all be really good if you catch it before it reaches freezing.

    Brett
    That shouldn't be a problem for quite awhile after tomorrow, as well as a lot more snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest3070
    Saturday / Sunday Soderberg / Southridge climbing seem feasible to anyone?

    I'm talking about riding up the dirt roads - seems they're usually frozen / shaded / plowed and good to go . . .
    I haven't been up to Southridge this year, but I rode it several times last winter and you're right - with the exception of a few short shady sections, that road dries fast and is wide enough that you can pick your way around the mud.

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    Maxwell was firm last night after dark, but had obviously been sloppy earlier in the day. Trail rides are going to be best done early morning before thaw for the next several days. Road bike may have to come out of storage during the warm sunny hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Maxwell was firm last night after dark, but had obviously been sloppy earlier in the day. Trail rides are going to be best done early morning before thaw for the next several days. Road bike may have to come out of storage during the warm sunny hours.

    Yes, I agree Mike!

    To Everyone: PLEASE be off the trail by 10am or so this next week with these warm daytime temps!!! It will suck, and you WILL do huge trail damage, trust me if you try to ride during the day when it is 40+ degrees outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest3070
    Saturday / Sunday Soderberg / Southridge climbing seem feasible to anyone?

    I'm talking about riding up the dirt roads - seems they're usually frozen / shaded / plowed and good to go . . .
    4:50 Club reports hiking through loosely packed snow on shady sections of Southridge / Soderburg this morning, including a nice walk from the switchbacks up to the Audra Culver turn off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2melow
    Yes, I agree Mike!

    To Everyone: PLEASE be off the trail by 10am or so this next week with these warm daytime temps!!! It will suck, and you WILL do huge trail damage, trust me if you try to ride during the day when it is 40+ degrees outside.
    Time for the annual "Trash the Trails" season to begin.

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    How is Maxwell and penridge looking for night riding? Not late probably around 5 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    How is Maxwell and penridge looking for night riding? Not late probably around 5 or so.
    You mean in like an hour or so from now? It's 46 at the CSU Atmospheric sciences building on Laporte, it's going to be sloppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    You mean in like an hour or so from now? It's 46 at the CSU Atmospheric sciences building on Laporte, it's going to be sloppy.
    Yea you now after it gets dark.

    I have the next 2 days off so I wont be night riding till Wednesday or so. I was just wondering how the trails were starting to look in the area.

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    Dry dirt roads north of FC

    Road 80C starting just north of Livermore off 287, about a 20 minute drive from north FC. Very little snow up there. Totally dry/tacky dirt road with some good Southridge type climbs - perfect for the SS. 80C ends at the Rawah Wilderness many, many, many miles from where we turned around.

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    Here are a few shots of how the access road from Prospect/Overland up to the creepy little building inside the fence looks right now. With a few more days of nice weather I think wednesday could be possible if it doesn't precipitate anymore. I can try to keep tabs on it until then but right now it was too sloppy to justify going beyond the end of that road.








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    Thanx. Stupid snow

    Why can't it just stay cold and freeze or dry out??????

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    Bobcat Ridge Natural Area CLOSED

    Bobcat Ridge Natural Area is temporarily closed due to wet and muddy conditions. Rangers monitor trail conditions daily and reopen the site when conditions improve.

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during trail or site closures.

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    Dirt roads near Laporte and Bellvue are dry and made a nice loop on the MTB today when combined with Bingham, dams, and lower Rist. Rist was slushy. Trails all looked really sloppy from the road.

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    Road past Blue Sky at the tunnel this afternoon and it looked within a few days of being ready for mid-day riding. Unless...

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    Slight chance of snow in the morning...then snow and rain likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 2 inches. Highs in the 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

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    Some great conditions lately.....if you have the right tool for the job
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    Let's be good stewards of our trails. If the trails are wet, they will be muddy. Using the trails when they are muddy is not good stewardship.

    Last year coyote ridge was a disaster from the trail runners running in the mud. In my opinion there are two options:

    1) Don't ride until the trails are dry--which might mean May or June
    2) Ride when the trail is frozen

    So if the air temperature is < 32F and it is dark, everything is good. If the air temperature is close to 32F and it is sunny, you'll be in mud.

    My answer is to use some lights and ride when it's cold. If your a fair weather rider, Arizona might be a better solution for your problem .
    Amen Jeff ! And if you are going to ride at least stay on the trail unlike this bozo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    Some great conditions lately.....if you have the right tool for the job
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    What frame is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    What frame is that?
    It's a Fatback. Really digging it. 5lbs lighter than the Pugsley it replaced. Might start seeing more around, there's at least 4 of us in the area riding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
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    That 1st pic is sweet!

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    East Pineridge Trails are in okay shape - you won't damage the trail but you'll get your bike dirty in a few spots by the lake. West side of Pineridge (Timber, etc.) is a no go.

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    Just rode Coyote Ridge from the lot to the top of the Blue Sky stairs & back, near perfect conditions. There was minimal snow, 2-3 short stretches of very shallow mud, overall almost ideal dirt, so stoked
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    Quote Originally Posted by inkpad
    Just rode Coyote Ridge from the lot to the top of the Blue Sky stairs & back, near perfect conditions. There was minimal snow, 2-3 short stretches of very shallow mud, overall almost ideal dirt, so stoked
    good update... no snow in the forecast (so far) for the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jradin
    East Pineridge Trails are in okay shape - you won't damage the trail but you'll get your bike dirty in a few spots by the lake. West side of Pineridge (Timber, etc.) is a no go.

    I road Penridge last night when it was all still frozen. It was really good then. But I can see how it would be bad now. I'm hopping warm days with the wind will dry things out quickly.

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    Rode Pineridge, Maxwell, Shoreline, and Upper Michaud / Reservoir Ridge this morning before work.
    It was mostly dry with a couple of patches against the trees in Pineridge that looked like they could be a bit messy when the temps rise.
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    This trail report was posted in another thread today by dlab07:

    -lory:
    -east valley is 90% dry with just one muddy section and a couple damp sections
    -west valley is 70% dry with a some mud and some ice/snow around the bridges
    -timber has one wet section on the climb, the whole top is ice/snow
    -kimmons is totally dry

    -one section of mud in between new blue sky trailhead and tunnel (heading south)

    -blue sky totally dry

    -indian summer dry

    with the warmer temps, think i'd stay off west valley because it's going to get muddier, east valley should be totally dry in a day or two

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    10 AM Friday.

    Timber = good. Very little mud, some ice, mostly dry.

    Howard = better than Timber. Less ice than Timber.

    Arthurs = worse than Howard. Some mud at the bottom.

    East Valley = primo.

    Dirt Jumps = dusty.

    Afternoons will probably suck - that North facing slope on Timber just before Kimmons is going to be soup in an hour. It was solid ice at 10.

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    New Maxwell Signage...

    Last Friday I passed an Avatar in the bike lane on the way to the trails. Then it kept showing up on my ride. Weird! Anyway, the new signage on Maxwell is interesting...














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    Saw those yesterday. I immediately thought "if you're walking on this trail maybe you should explore the road". And those descending tips, priceless.

    I wish there would have been some advice on what eat for lunch after my ride, cause I was hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timroz
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    the new signage on Maxwell is interesting...
    Saw those yesterday....those descending tips, priceless.
    What's funnier is that the same descending tips are at the far S end of Pineridge.

    The yielding tips are along the the huge "sidewalk" at the N end as well.

    I'm hoping they'll get up a bunch of signs aimed at dog walkers and then a few more for the trail runners as well.

    I had a lot of close encounters with off- leash toddlers up there last weekend. Best post a few more signs for young parents.

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    Don't ride if you can't be done by 8:30am, but Coyote and Blue Sky were pretty good this morning.

    Coyote has lots of ice patches to keep you on your toes.
    Blue Sky from Rimrock to the tunnel had snow and ice patches, especially on shaded areas. Also kept me on my toes.

    Both of these look like they will be super sloppy when warmer, so early morning will be the best bet this week.

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    DBB was in good shape this afternoon with only a few wet spots (mainly at the start) Started to go down Blue Sky but turned around after a short distance. I think it will need a few more days before it's ready.

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    Anyone get out Monday or this morning? Wondering what might be dry for an afternoon ride today.

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    What about Walker Ranch, Dakota Ridge or Marshal Mesa? These warm temps should make them all rideable soon. Hoping for a few weeks of dry ground!

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    Michaud this afternoon was fine on the north and south sides of the loop, but the west side that paralells the road was sloppy in a few places. I ended up walking a few short sections.

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    HTMP and Blue Sky are wet and muddy as of 3 PM this afternoon (Feb 15). Rode out on the the mtb to see if they were primed and good-to-go. Nope! Still very soft, wet, and muddy. Unfortunately, it looks like quite a few mtbers, hikers and equestrian riders were not going to let the wet trails stop them

    Blue Sky might be good by Thursday. HTMP.....lots of snow/ice/mud/water once you get to the top of the opening climb from the main parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KERKOVEJ
    HTMP and Blue Sky are wet and muddy as of 3 PM this afternoon (Feb 15). Rode out on the the mtb to see if they were primed and good-to-go. Nope! Still very soft, wet, and muddy. Unfortunately, it looks like quite a few mtbers, hikers and equestrian riders were not going to let the wet trails stop them

    Blue Sky might be good by Thursday. HTMP.....lots of snow/ice/mud/water once you get to the top of the opening climb from the main parking lot.

    Yup, I sent my wife and kids out to Soderberg today to hike and she said pretty much the same thing as KERKOVEJ. She said the the lower east valley trails of Lory might be good by Thursday, 4-5 riders spotted (and muddy) at 1pm Tuesday.

    Road bike for me tomorrow.

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    2-16-2011_Maxwell & Shoreline are 100% perfect. Rode a quick lunch ride yesterday, 0 mud or snow, just some winds from hell, but I still had a blast!
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    Cycologist also FB'd yesterday that Blue Sky / Indian Summer are good to go....may try to get out this afternoon and have fun in the wind.

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    Rode Ginny @ Bobcat around 1PM today. Good conditions all around with only a few tacky spots.

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    Blue Sky and Indian Summer are good-to-go!

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    How's Coyote Ridge/Rimrock? I was thinking of connecting to Blue Sky that way since I've never started from that trailhead before. I usually start at Devil's Backbone or Soderberg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaeckerX1
    How's Coyote Ridge/Rimrock? I was thinking of connecting to Blue Sky that way since I've never started from that trailhead before. I usually start at Devil's Backbone or Soderberg.

    I am going there at lunch today, will report back. & if you have never started from there you are in for a (nice) surprise, as there are some VERY fun, technical sections to be had, going in, then going out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inkpad
    I am going there at lunch today, will report back. & if you have never started from there you are in for a (nice) surprise, as there are some VERY fun, technical sections to be had, going in, then going out!
    Thanks. Looking forward to the report. I'm bringing the squishy bike, so should be fun!
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    Jeff, great video. Can't wait to hit it this weekend.

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    Rode up to the upper HTMP lot this afternoon. Southridge up to Soderberg is 90% dry, some icy/snowy sections. Soderberg down to Spring Creek is great except for a few icy-sections-of-doom (esp. just below the technical drop above the bench). Spring Creek down to Stout is mostly dry and okay to ride. Stout to Tower has long sections of ice mixed with mud and needs more time. The trail that links the new Blue Sky parking lot with the tunnel is pretty sloppy and best avoided if you want to keep a clean drivetrain.
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    Hows stuff looking there now? I guess weekend will depend on how much moisture comes through Thursday/Friday?

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    Depending on conditions, Soapstone/Red Mountain is scheduled to open tomorrow.

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    As of noon today (March 1) the trails behind the stadium and the climb up to the top of the ridge were all good-to-go. Rode some of the Shoreline trail..but turned back after it smoothed out. It was getting soft and I was starting to pick up some mud in the tires. It was over 60F here today...so would think it might be good-to-go on Wednesday or Thursday.

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    Rode from the Bluesky trailhead to the backbone around that and back today....here we go...BS trailhead to tunnel was a mud pit after the big drop in recommend the road to the tunnel....from there was pretty dry with some north facing turns muddy to damp .DBB was pretty dry all around. Some guy told me Coyote was dry....
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    Quote Originally Posted by onbelaydave
    Depending on conditions, Soapstone/Red Mountain is scheduled to open tomorrow.

    Here is the trail report from FC open space website.


    Soapstone Prairie Natural Area will open on March 1st. As of Monday, 2/28, the trail conditions were dry to wet/muddy to snow covered (4 inches). Most of the north and northeast facing trails are wet and/or snow covered. Mahogany Trail on the backside (north facing) still has a fair amount of snow. Due to this snow/mud on Mahogany, bike use is not recommended on this trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    Here is the trail report from FC open space website.


    Soapstone Prairie Natural Area will open on March 1st. As of Monday, 2/28, the trail conditions were dry to wet/muddy to snow covered (4 inches). Most of the north and northeast facing trails are wet and/or snow covered. Mahogany Trail on the backside (north facing) still has a fair amount of snow. Due to this snow/mud on Mahogany, bike use is not recommended on this trail.
    Is it worth the drive from Denver? Any rec'd loops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Is it worth the drive from Denver? Any rec'd loops?

    That depends on what kind of riding your looking for. Its not technical at all. But you can get 20 miles in on dirt. There are some good climbs and its really really beautiful. Here is a track from last year.

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...5ce5b&t=h&z=13

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    Something I could take my rigid bike on. So that works. Will that loop be rideable now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Something I could take my rigid bike on. So that works. Will that loop be rideable now?

    No I don't think so. That loop uses the north east facing side of the Mahogany Trail. And it sounds like it still has snow on it. Soapstone is really not a place you want to ride if its soft or wet. The dirt will build up on your tires and stop the bike dead in its tracks vary vary quickly. give it a few weeks. Its also 1000ft higher then Fort Collins so its going to be colder up there.

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    That is what I needed to know. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Yea, if you're going to head up from Denver, I'd say go at a time when you can do a big, all-day ride.


    Bump for any updates.....Any word on Bobcat?

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    Shoreline good to go. Lory is a few days away from being dry.

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    What about DBB-Indian Summer?

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    Pineridge/Timber, Maxwell, Shoreline, Res Ridge were all great today. Some much needed dirt was had. Thinking about riding again early tomorrow, we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapes
    Pineridge/Timber, Maxwell, Shoreline, Res Ridge were all great today. Some much needed dirt was had. Thinking about riding again early tomorrow, we'll see.
    I would say Sunday is a MUST RIDE day. Forecast:

    Monday
    Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs near 30. East winds 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

    Monday Night
    Snow likely. Colder. Lows 7 to 11. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.

    Tuesday and Tuesday Night
    Snow likely. Highs 22 to 28. Lows 9 to 17. Chance of snow 60 percent.

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    Sunday was a MUST RIDE day. Glad I got out as Coyote Ridge, Rim Rock and DBB were mint.

    70-80% chance of that changing significantly today...
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    And what made Sunday even more special was seeing Georgia Gould CRUSHING IT up Indian Summer.

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    Rode Lory and some of BS today...Lory South Valley Loop is MUDDY on the west in every turn.and still ice and snow on some of them. BS is in pretty good shape...
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    Any update on HTMP? Planning 10-11am Sat 3/12.

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    If you ride it post a reply. I was planning on doing that Sunday...Thanks
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    4:50 club got into some ice in HTMP this morning. One guy down on a hip and shoulder. The warm temp and wind may have taken care of much of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    4:50 club got into some ice in HTMP this morning. One guy down on a hip and shoulder. The warm temp and wind may have taken care of much of it.
    Where was that ice at?


    ps, you coming tomorrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancruz
    If you ride it post a reply. I was planning on doing that Sunday...Thanks

    Come with us tomorrow, then you will know for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn hack
    Where was that ice at?


    ps, you coming tomorrow?
    Don't know where the ice was. I just heard about it through an e-mail report.

    (Would love to ride with you guys tomorrow, but I have to work all day, again. Crazy busy right now. Haven't had a day off since early February, and have only ridden 4 times since January.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Don't know where the ice was. I just heard about it through an e-mail report.

    (Would love to ride with you guys tomorrow, but I have to work all day, again. Crazy busy right now. Haven't had a day off since early February, and have only ridden 4 times since January.)
    Crazy busy is better than dead slow; we'll catch up soon enough.


    Thanks for the update... I think we will probably try it anyway. (famous last words )

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    Just got back from a ride @ Bobcat. Rode Ginny over to Mahoney park, only one little section of mud the rest of the trail was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    (Would love to ride with you guys tomorrow, but I have to work all day, again. Crazy busy right now. Haven't had a day off since early February, and have only ridden 4 times since January.)
    That is a good thing !

    After nearly 2 years of trying to find any work (I'm a trim carpenter) I've been busy to "too" busy as well. I got out last Thur. and finally get to test a lot of the wrenching I've been doing in the evenings.

    It felt real good !

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    I, for one, am happy to be keeping Sgltrk busy. Once we close, I'm forcing you into a celebration ride, Mike...
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    Volkstech, thanks for the Bobcat update and the Mahoney Park photo. I have not ridden there since the installation of that boardwalk. I will have to get up there soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbogner
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    I'm happy to be busy and I am definitely looking forward to an epic celebration ride, J!

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    HTMP update as of 3/12 (2pm). From the south lot up service road, there were the normal 2 spots of ice on the shaded areas of the road, but they are melting. We went spring creek to the top without much of any snow or mud at all. Back down Spring Creek to the Herrington cut off and around Stout and the old cattle trail; all good.

    There was snow at the bottom of Wathan so we skipped that, and because of time and a flat, we didn't get to hit anything else.

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    Snuck out for a quick one on Blue Sky / Indian Summer late this afternoon - trail conditions sent to #FRmtbTrails hashtag.

    As a side note Indian Summer's brake bumps are pretty awful. I'll be more than happy to take part in a trail day to work on that.

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    Did soapstone on sat before the rain came in. Was very dry other than 2 or 3 spots where there was 3-10' of deep mud. A couple patches of snow.

    Last mile was starting to get a little damp with the rain/snow coming in, but there mud yet and skys up there looked like they may have been clearing.
    We took pronghorn east up to sand wash to the canyon trail, then on to the cheyenne rim trail into wyoming, and then south down ruby wash, up to big hole back to cheyenne rim back SE to the truck. 26.5 miles with light rain, heavy wind, snow and awesome trails. Definately not a bad way to break in a "new" bike
    Bianchi San Jose commute/town duties and fixie trail riding. Bianchi C.U.S.S for days I feel like riding a MTN bike.

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    Sunday, 3/13, rode HTMP to Wathan, up Spring Creek to Carey Springs, down Carey Springs to Sawmill, down Sawmill & back to the Blue Sky lot. Conditions were really nice, some snow patches here & there & some short stretches of mud, but all the fast sections were riding REALLY good

    BTW, the dive bar across from the BS lot is really trying to get some MTB peeps coming in, bought us a couple rounds, owner was cool (female). Too bad every single person there was smoking, but the beer was good & cold, New Belgian & Odells on tap, yeah!

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    Some of the Wednesday night meetup ride always goes post-ride to the bar (Canyon Bar & Grill) for .75 taco's and margs... Owners have always been super cool and seem to be interested in taking bikers into consideration - certainly it's in their interest based on location but still nice as I happen to enjoy post-ride Odells very much.

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    Yeah, Canyon Grill is very supportive of mtbers. The noco meetup group is doing an ride this Wed @5:30, starting at the Grille (probably BS to Indian Summer and back) and returning for some post-ride refreshments.

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    HT probably good to go for the weekend? What about Lory?

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