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    hall + freak snow event?

    just curious if lyons got any of that snow last night. There was 3-4 inches in boulder canyon and nothing at my place off magnolia. I was planning a hall ride for early Saturday and was curious about snow totals there. thanks!

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    I've heard Longmont didn't get much snow. Gun Barrel got accumulation last night (ice roads), Longmont sounds like most of the snow didn't stick.

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    Golden was dry but once you pass Indiana the roads were all slop.

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    It snowed in Lyons, but not at Hall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    Golden was dry but once you pass Indiana the roads were all slop.
    Yeah, really wierd.....nothing in Golden at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbc
    It snowed in Lyons, but not at Hall!
    are you serious? I've heard people lie on the internet

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    Estes got no snow.

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    It'll be good to go on Sat. The loop will be muddy as all get out.

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    No snow in the Green Mountain vicinity either - very tempting to try a daylight ride.

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    Best I could do at the moment

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    excellent thanks!

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    Nothing in Loveland either. Squeaky and I are riding at 1:30 today if anyone is interested.
    Either Bobcat or Devil's Backbone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    Nothing in Loveland either. Squeaky and I are riding at 1:30 today if anyone is interested.
    Either Bobcat or Devil's Backbone.

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    Boulder / Lafayette got about 3-4" of snow. Roads were complete ice this morning but are now just slop.

    If we don't get snow again tomorrow...it should be gone by the weekend....off the roads that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weimie
    Boulder / Lafayette got about 3-4" of snow. Roads were complete ice this morning but are now just slop.
    I had a good ride in to work...except for constantly having to worry about falling on long stretches of ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    I had a good ride in to work...except for constantly having to worry about falling on long stretches of ice.
    Wow...you rode in today, your tougher than I am. I saw one guy riding down Valmont this morning and I thought he was crazy, the roads were complete ice.

    Only a few things keep me from riding in, a snow storm currently happening, the day after a snow storm (roads are such crap) and negative degree temps.

    The bike messenger girl that delivers to my bf's shop said she slid under a cop car that was at an accident scene. She was riding her fixie and just couldn't stop, skidded on some ice and ended up sliding sideways under the cop car....

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    Did she receive a careless driving ticket: failure to control her vehicle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Did she receive a careless driving ticket: failure to control her vehicle?
    It was in Boulder.....maybe. What would have been funnier is if she took the cop out also while she was sliding

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    Quote Originally Posted by weimie
    Wow...you rode in today, your tougher than I am. I saw one guy riding down Valmont this morning and I thought he was crazy, the roads were complete ice.

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    Stupid might be the better word. I was tricked because the dirt path from my house in Gunbarrel was not icy and neither was the cottonwood trail. It really started when I got to Foothills Pkwy at Valmont---all the way to work on 27th and Broadway.

    I think it will be worse going home in the dark, so I think I will be taking the bus as far as I can.

    Did anyone get caught in the cluster fuuk leaving Boulder last night? I was fortunately going the other way on S Boulder road, while traffic was at a standstill from the cars that couldn't get up the hill.

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    other than the white out going up canyon, I was luckily spared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Did anyone get caught in the cluster fuuk leaving Boulder last night? I was fortunately going the other way on S Boulder road, while traffic was at a standstill from the cars that couldn't get up the hill.
    My bf was caught riding home last night at around 7pm. He said the roads were so bad that he was passing cars on his bike. After a while he had to just jump on the sidewalks because there was fresh snow to ride in instead of slushy, snowy car tracks in the bike lane.

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    Heil and Hall are as dry as they were On the weekend. Weird I know but man at least we have somewhere to go for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman

    Did anyone get caught in the cluster fuuk leaving Boulder last night? I was fortunately going the other way on S Boulder road, while traffic was at a standstill from the cars that couldn't get up the hill.
    Oh yes, I usually head south on 75th out of Gunbarrel to Louisville, but my wife had me stop at REI to get a giftcard. 36 was a mess, so I headed up S. Boulder, and an hour later, makeing it just far enough to see the traffic light at the bottom of the hill, I u-turned and took Cherryvale to Marshall to Superinferior to home, a mere 30 minutes after the u-turn. Some jackball on Marshall Road stopped in the middle of the lane to shake out the snow on his wipers, freaking idiot.

    This morning there were 10 police-taped cars on the S. Boulder hill - including a Lotus Elise(!??!) and 2 or 3 cars were still abondoned this evening on 36.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    Oh yes, I usually head south on 75th out of Gunbarrel to Louisville, but my wife had me stop at REI to get a giftcard. 36 was a mess, so I headed up S. Boulder, and an hour later, makeing it just far enough to see the traffic light at the bottom of the hill, I u-turned and took Cherryvale to Marshall to Superinferior to home, a mere 30 minutes after the u-turn. Some jackball on Marshall Road stopped in the middle of the lane to shake out the snow on his wipers, freaking idiot.

    This morning there were 10 police-taped cars on the S. Boulder hill - including a Lotus Elise(!??!) and 2 or 3 cars were still abondoned this evening on 36.
    And some bike-commuter passed me on the shoulder of S. Boulder cruising past all the cars as though nothing was going on.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    heil

    is the full loop of Heil good including wild turkey or just the climb? thx.

    edit: just saw you post in another thread saying that heil was clean so no worries.

    Quote Originally Posted by bstrick
    Heil and Hall are as dry as they were On the weekend. Weird I know but man at least we have somewhere to go for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Did anyone get caught in the cluster fuuk leaving Boulder last night?
    not me, nor boulder, but a friend said it took her 2 hours to get from interlocken (b'field) to north golden... none of the 2wd cars could make it up the hill on indiana!

    the crazy thing was our little pocket in golden had almost zero snow, but apparently 2 blocks away they got like 3 inches...
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    New question here. P.s.

    will marshall mesa / community ditch / dowdy draw be ridable tomorrow about lunchtime? looks like temps will cooperate (i.e. freezing) but how's the trail? snowed in?

    thanks in advance.
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    No snow in Fort Collins. Looks like the storm passed south. Great ride today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    No snow in Fort Collins. Looks like the storm passed south. Great ride today!
    Where did you ride? I got out for a quick ride at Pine Ridge and up Maxwell after work. It got dark on the way home. They have the Timber Trail at Pine Ridge closed.

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    i got 5-6 inches in nw denver.. weird...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash5twelve
    Where did you ride? I got out for a quick ride at Pine Ridge and up Maxwell after work. It got dark on the way home. They have the Timber Trail at Pine Ridge closed.
    I rode Maxwell / Shoreline / Michaud. Were you in a green jacket? I followed someone in a green jacket down Maxwell around 4:15.

    Maxwell was in good shape. Icy at the hairpin.
    Shoreline was pretty good. Could be a bit messy in spots just below the drop if not frozen.
    Michaud could use a bit more warm weather. Boot packed ice down the trail bed in a lot of spots.

    Glad they have Timber closed. Gets pretty messy. Sometimes they close the whole Pineridge area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    I rode Maxwell / Shoreline / Michaud. Were you in a green jacket? I followed someone in a green jacket down Maxwell around 4:15.

    Maxwell was in good shape. Icy at the hairpin.
    Shoreline was pretty good. Could be a bit messy in spots just below the drop if not frozen.
    Michaud could use a bit more warm weather. Boot packed ice down the trail bed in a lot of spots.

    Glad they have Timber closed. Gets pretty messy. Sometimes they close the whole Pineridge area.
    Wasn't me. I didn't get out until after 4:30. Only other riders I saw was a group of four on big travel bikes coming down Maxwell when I was climbing it. That ice at the hairpin got me coming up and coming down.

    Worst part of Pineridge was on the east side of Dixon Reservoir. Lots of snow and ice still along the trees there. People are creating a third track along there to keep off the ice. There is potential for some mud still when it warms back up.

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    hall = good

    Hall was prime today. We rode up to the bench and back due to daylight issues. We did ride a little past the bench to look at the north side down to Antelope. It was cold but we didn't encounter any mud. There might be a couple of soft sections if it warms up a ton, but conditions should be prime all the way to the loop.

    Now that things are relatively thawed out for the time being, it's time for my early late Winter/early Wpring soapbox: If there's snow/ice/mud in the middle of the trail, ride thru it. From Antelope up to the loop especially, there's a bunch of sections that are getting hella wide from folks bypassing the ice and snow. It looks like double track in a couple of parts now.

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    amen!

    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    If there's snow/ice/mud in the middle of the trail, ride thru it.
    preach it brutha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debaser
    And some bike-commuter passed me on the shoulder of S. Boulder cruising past all the cars as though nothing was going on.
    That could have been Dan...was it between 7pm / 7:30ish?

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    looks like I will hit hall at 1pm today if anyone cares to join?
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    looks like I will hit hall at 1pm today if anyone cares to join?
    hmmm... i'll probably be about an hour behind you, so don't forget to yield to me on your way down.
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    you could always clothesline me that helps me slow down
    I probably climb the rock garden 2-3 times since bench-bench is sloppy
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    anyhoo, I will probably be at hall on saturday morning around 8:30am or possibly Heil about 5 minutes earlier(still can't decide) if anyones interested.


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    ended up doing walker ranch since I had less time than I thought. Lots of packed snow and ice in the shade. Ate sh*t a couple of times on the backside switchbacks and the stairs were pretty harrowing but did the entire loop. temps stayed low so no mud

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