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    Green Mountain

    Anybody know how the trails at Green Mountain are looking? Also, anybody know any good loops/rides to hit there?

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    Unless you ride early and it is frozen.

    DO NOT RIDE.

    Common sense, folks. Its going to be a little while.

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    Any other suggestions for potential trails that are ok to ride now near south denver?

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    Pueblo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Unless you ride early and it is frozen.

    DO NOT RIDE.

    Common sense, folks. Its going to be a little while.

    Just curious if you actually have been out there Rontele. With todays wind much of the mud has dried out. It is much better than last Sundays ride. Go early and you will be fine. If the sun is out and it is 50 degrees use discresion. We are real close. If it doesn't snow on Thursday, it looks like we can start riding in the afternoons next weekend on GM

    Green Mountain got banged up by the horses. Suprisingly the bike abuse is not as bad as I have seen. I think mountain bikers are getting smarterabout riding in the mud.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99
    Just curious if you actually have been out there Rontele. With todays wind much of the mud has dried out. It is much better than last Sundays ride. Go early and you will be fine. If the sun is out and it is 50 degrees use discresion. We are real close. If it doesn't snow on Thursday, it looks like we can start riding in the afternoons next weekend on GM

    Green Mountain got banged up by the horses. Suprisingly the bike abuse is not as bad as I have seen. I think mountain bikers are getting smarterabout riding in the mud.


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    Nope. I just rely on shoot at the hip internet speculation.

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    Denver is finally starting to dry out. White Ranch is good to go to the bench and GM is "oh so close". I know Dakota is ready to go at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99
    Denver is finally starting to dry out. White Ranch is good to go to the bench and GM is "oh so close". I know Dakota is ready to go at any time.

    Erik
    I assume Long-shorthorn is a disaster still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unospeedo
    Anybody know how the trails at Green Mountain are looking? Also, anybody know any good loops/rides to hit there?
    My neighbor did it yesterday, said it was pretty good considering other areas.
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    Lower Green Mountain from the Florida Parking lot is good. Rooney Valley is surprisingly good, Summit is a no go and Hayden could use a little more drying.

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    The way I went on Greem Mountain was "leave from the Rooney lot, rooney trail to Florida. go back take Green Mountain trail to summit road and take the road back down". The valleys on GM trails still have some ice, but it is not that bad. I just walked it. I agree with mountaingoat, the summit can use some more drying.

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    Thanks for the clarification on Green Mountain! I may hit it up tomorrow!
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    North Table was dry for the most part yesterday. A few icy patches, and windier than hell...but dry.
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    I'll call ya up Dawg and we'll head up soon. Right now I've got to get rid of this pulled back muscle thingy right now. ugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg
    North Table was dry for the most part yesterday. A few icy patches, and windier than hell...but dry.

    Even up top? hat's usually a muddy mess until June. Hmm... May have to leave work early one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    Even up top? hat's usually a muddy mess until June. Hmm... May have to leave work early one day.
    I was up last Friday and if it is frozen it is ok up top, but there are some of those low areas up there that are a complete mess if it is warm out. Also the new single track around the front still has some areas that will be really muddy if warm. It was cold yesterday so things didn't really warm up. Yesterday I went up chimney to try and avoid the wind some and it is not worth it yet, pretty much becomes a sheet of ice at the first bridge.

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    Cool, man. Take care of that back!
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    Yeah, it was pretty cold yesterday....not sure if it was below freezing but there wasn't any mud. Lots of tire tracks in what used to be mud. There's also some new signs up there marking some (not all) of the trails.


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    Even up top? hat's usually a muddy mess until June. Hmm... May have to leave work early one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg
    Yeah, it was pretty cold yesterday....not sure if it was below freezing but there wasn't any mud. Lots of tire tracks in what used to be mud. There's also some new signs up there marking some (not all) of the trails.
    Just got back from a ride up there and it has dried out a lot more since last Friday, still better when it is cold and it was pretty cold out there tonight once it got dark. Big improvement in a couple days that wind must have really helped...hopefully we don't get any snow this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05Willys
    I assume Long-shorthorn is a disaster still...
    Rode Belcher's up too Sawmill and down Longhorn today. Belcher is good until the junction with sawmill. Sawmill is good until the ranger's house. A lot of snow afterwards, but it's a short walk to the parking lot. Longhorn is good (no snow) all the way down to the short uphill part leading the Whippltree jct. Whippletree is icy but good (will be a mud fest if the temp goes up)

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    That settles it.
    I'm gonna try out this mountain biking fad & head up to GM tomorrow after work.
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    Ran GM yesterday and rode it early this evening (Monday). No mud on the loops I did on the south side. Even the saddle at the top was good to go. Probably want to stay off north aspects.

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    Good news,

    Greenmountain and zorro are ready. A little icy on Hayden towards the top, but everything else is completely. No mud, not frozen. 98% dry.

    Now go have fun.

    Zorro is 100% dry.

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    Better news-
    Mary Jane had plenty of powder in the trees/glades today and we've got more storms lining up...
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    I came to realize that brownies & Space Invaders don't keep you in shape as well as I was hoping.

    The worst part of BoR wasn't even that bad...'cept for the 'new' lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    I came to realize that brownies & Space Invaders don't keep you in shape as well as I was hoping.

    The worst part of BoR wasn't even that bad...'cept for the 'new' lines.

    West is where I wanna be.....
    Nice shots lubes, this year may just put my or our shovels and backs where our mouth is. t.i.t.s. adopt a trail on GM. specifically BOR. Gonna need some help on this one. It needs lots of work! I just don't want it too smooth or "sanitized" i mean it is a tits favorite after all! Just need to work on the bog section and the lower "gully" maybe a reroute a switchback would be nice!
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    Rode it today, it was in great shape. Did the fire road around to Alameda parking lot, took Hayden back to top, came down through the valley, forget the name. Only a small section of ice and mud Hayden, rest was totally dry. Enjoy!

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    1-3 inches of snow tonight/tomorrow.

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    Snowing (lightly) on GM at 7:00 pm, Wednesday night. Window of opportunity = closing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    this year may just put my or our shovels and backs where our mouth is. t.i.t.s. adopt a trail on GM. specifically BOR.
    Well, make it happen!

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    Just finished a ride there...was near perfect winter conditions IMO. Love getting freshies, even if they have to measured in micrometres.....

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    Sat 30th in late afternoon was reasonably clean. Hayden good except section just above wood steps which needed to be walked, Rooney Valley completely dry, Green Mtn good except saddle just west of antennae. Green Mtn handily beats the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    Sat 30th in late afternoon was reasonably clean. Hayden good except section just above wood steps which needed to be walked, Rooney Valley completely dry, Green Mtn good except saddle just west of antennae. Green Mtn handily beats the gym.
    Glad you got in a ride Moose..

    GM's Box o' Rocks was pretty muddy in places today. Zorro was clear. Dakota Ridge still snowy in places (especially the north dside of the saddle). MW was good right up until the end - last couple of hundred yards were a mess before the bridge - still some snow in other places.

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    Agreed most of GM in great shape. As stated above Hayden above the waterbars is a no go. Stay on GM trail and give the other some more time.

    one from the t.i.t.s. ride
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    Little moist on bor
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    hopefully we'll get this section adopted and rework this area. Lubes and i scoped out a few options today and will meet with lakewood and see what we can do.
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    A friend and I are gonna hit GM on Monday and probably Wednesday. Lubes, you said it DUDE! Went out riding today and discovered the same thing you did -- dang! ya loose it fast in the winter! bleh....
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    I thought I was gonna be a feature on 'I Shouldn't Be Alive' during our last ascent....my legs/lungs were toast & my body was eating itself alive!

    How did I get in front of PBR Me! on a climb?!?


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    I thought I was gonna be a feature on 'I Shouldn't Be Alive' during our last ascent....my legs/lungs were toast & my body was eating itself alive!
    Stick to 45 minute downtown bike path rides. It makes you feel like your'e in shape.

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    Whats a good loop to do there? I've only been there once and made the mistake of trying to head up the road on my singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unospeedo
    Whats a good loop to do there? I've only been there once and made the mistake of trying to head up the road on my singlespeed.
    Willard: "Never get off the singletrack." Absolutely g$dd*&n right! Unless you were goin' all the way... Kurtz got off the dirt. He split from the whole f#*^in' MTB program."

    Climb 'Rooney Valley', or 'Box o' Rox', 'Green Mt' trail or 'Hayden'. Avoid riding road at all costs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    hopefully we'll get this section adopted and rework this area. Lubes and i scoped out a few options today and will meet with lakewood and see what we can do.
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    Dude, sign me up to help when you get pers. That section has needed help for several years. It has stayed so wet in the spring sometimes that I wonder if it is fed by hidden springs. I have often thought it could use some 'log' work - think skinnies.

    Thanks.

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    From the Rooney Rd lot up to the lower GM trail that's off to the right. Hit the intersection, go right and loop the lower part of GM. Hit the Big parking lot and go UP to the radio towers then take the nice gravel road back down going as fast as you dare!
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    god damn that was good today!! Green Mtn, Hayden, Box o Rocks, Rooney Valley. Hello 2010 mtb season!

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    Hoping to ride it again this Saturday, assuming today's moisture mostly holds off. looking good so far -
    http://www.dickgilbert.com/goldencam1.htm

    Please keep me posted if Green Mtn gets much snow.

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    Rode GM yesterday. I live on the north side (6th ave west) and that side was quite muddy. As was stated earlier, the whole south side is dry and so fine. Too bad i let myself slide all of December and January - it was tough on 29SS 32x20. I must have stopped 5 or so times to catch my breath.

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