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    Gowdy Grinder almost full

    I know there's a race in Salida this weekend, but if you're looking for something a little more low-key check out the Grinder. There are only 13 spots left, so we're going to do away with day-of registration and assume it's going to fill sometime this week. Registration is here.

    If you've never ridden at Gowdy, this is a great chance to introduce yourself to the trails.
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    Will the trails be closed for setup on Saturday, I was planning on riding up there that day.

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    No, they'll be open. We'll be up there sometime Saturday afternoon marking, but the trails are fair game for arybody. Have a good ride!
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    Open men full.


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    Here I come

    Luckily I'm all signed up. Never ridden at Curt Gowdy so pretty psyched about it. How are the trail conditions? We just had a bunch of rain here in Northern Colorado. See you Sunday.

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    Sunday afternoon's report was slightly wet after a socked-in weekend with some snow. The weather looks wet this week. We'll be up there Friday and Saturday keeping an eye on conditions and won't hesitate to reschedule if it's going to mess up the trails.
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    I have a friend coming in from out of State and was hoping to get to Gowdy on Saturday....it's looking like Sunday might be better unless the rain dissipates sooner than they are predicting.

    If we have to bump to Sunday due to weather is there a time period when the trails are closed....and even if the trails aren't closed when should the racing be done so we don't disrupt? Thanks!

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    Not closing the trails

    The trails aren't going to be closed at all. The races start at 10 and should be over by around 2:30 or 3:00. We're only using the upper trails, so Granite Ridge, Slabz (a real fun challenge), and everything below and including Canyons and Mahogony will be free of masses of dorks in tight shorts.
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    The Grinder's full now. Don't know why I didn't mention it on these boards earlier.
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    Those trails drain and dry pretty quickly if I remember correctly so even with rain they should be ok, is that right?

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    Deciding between my skis, kayak or bike, I'll probably leave the bike home.

    What would be the best transport for this weekend ?

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    evan did you get up to gowdy today? any idea what the trails are gonna be like tomorrow? thanks!

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    Trails are good to go

    I just got back from marking part of the course. Pinball, Sammie's Slide, Mo' Rocca, and Albert's Alley are pretty good. There is one spot that's a little slimy on Sammie's, and another one on Albert's. Other than that, the decomposed granite and properly built trails makes for quick drying. If the wind stays like it is now, it'll be super dry by the morning.

    Have a good ride!
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