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    front range riding season?

    really, I searched!
    what would the generally reliable season of riding be, say if you lived in Jeffco? I realize people drive a couple hours in shoulder seasons to other places, but I mean local rideable conditions?
    How about year round? Is Moab how far you have to drive?
    thanks a million

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    hehe ...you said "member"
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    I ride year round here. Helps to have cold weather gear, but it's generally doable
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    Yep, year round. Sometimes it's just dirt roads in crap weather, but it's still year round. You can generally get off road 10-11 months out of the year, most years.
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    Somebody from Boulder once told me that the FR has just enough bad weather/snow to keep you from over training through the winter.

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    last singletrack ride of 2009 was DEC31.
    1st singletrack ride of 2010 was JAN1.
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    Pueblo is pretty much year round if the FR trails aren't ridable, and about 120 miles from Jeffco.

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    not actually bad :)
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    I'll take a stab at it, and guess that you probably mean riding on dirt, and not mud, ice or snow.
    With that in mind it can start anytime March thru May, and end anytime Oct thru Dec.
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    It's only really good in June and then again for a couple weeks in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    It's only really good in June and then again for a couple weeks in October.
    I guess I'll move to Michigan then, flat as a pancake but better riding season

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    Quote Originally Posted by batorok
    I guess I'll move to Michigan then, flat as a pancake but better riding season
    You're gonna love the weather in Michigan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    last singletrack ride of 2009 was DEC31.
    1st singletrack ride of 2010 was JAN1.

    ah my birthday ride i remember that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by batorok
    I guess I'll move to Michigan then, flat as a pancake but better riding season
    I moved FROM Michigan to the Front Range.

    MI is better pretty much in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Somebody from Boulder once told me that the FR has just enough bad weather/snow to keep you from over training through the winter.

    LOL.... That would be my problem...

    Yeah, we ride all year round. Some manic's actually 'skil' during the winter, but I really don't like the crowds

    If the trails get muddy/icy, I usually work on my technical skills by riding urban or trials during the winter. You can ride all year long, but you may not be riding the exact same trails all year long. Mixing it up helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Some manic's actually 'skil' during the winter, but I really don't like the crowds

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    Damn people from michigan - all over the FR.


    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I moved FROM Michigan to the Front Range.

    MI is better pretty much in every way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg
    Damn people from michigan - all over the FR.
    Yeah... but I've been here way longer than you.

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    Unfortunately, I had to spend 9 terrible years in Utah getting spoiled on the pow.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Yeah... but I've been here way longer than you.
    "Serves you right to suffer." -The Wife (after being 2 hours late)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg
    Unfortunately, I had to spend 9 terrible years in Utah getting spoiled on the pow.
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    Rideable trails exist proportionally to the riders toughness or stupidity. That goes for almost all definitions of rideable, which means close to none.
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