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    How long is the Front Range Riding Season

    I know you guys just got some snow, so is everyone still waiting for the season to start? Are Hog Back and Apex rideable or is there still to much snow? When does the first snow typically blanket the trails come fall?

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    Last riding day in 2012 was Dec 31.
    1st riding day of 2013 was Jan 1.
    Les grimpťes, je m'en fou!

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    How long is the Front Range Riding Season

    What lubes said.


    I tapped that

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    We don't wait for the seasons to start. The seasons wait for us to start.

    Seriously, though, snow doesn't stop us. It merely helps us (or me) ride better when it's dry. With that said, the weather can be very unpredictable so there's no way of telling when the trails will have snow or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Last riding day in 2012 was Dec 31.
    1st riding day of 2013 was Jan 1.
    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Last riding day in 2012 was Dec 31.
    1st riding day of 2013 was Jan 1.
    Damn straight!

    Combine the right gear, being determined, and being willing to search around for a trail that's rideable; this is the truth.
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    If you have enough time the seasons go like this:
    riding/fishing/ski season
    riding/fishing/riding season
    riding/riding/riding season
    riding/fishing/riding season
    back to
    riding/fishing/ski season
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    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    What is this "season" you speak of?
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    There is no bad weather, only inappropriate tire choice.
    Take three hours of single track through a pine forest and call me in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinerider View Post
    There is no bad weather, only inappropriate tire choice.
    Careful! You're leading into "What is the best tire for the front range for each of the seasons?"

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    Ditto - I've ridden between 50 and 200 miles in each of the last 12 months, and 480 miles already this year. Just have to wait a few days to a week for the trail conditions to improve occasionally.

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    Never ends if you have a fat bike. Even if you don't there are plenty of dry days in the middle of winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Last riding day in 2012 was Dec 31.
    1st riding day of 2013 was Jan 1.
    I hate to disagree, but this is a bit of an exaggeration. Some of us need at least one day off during the season.


    My last ride of the 2012 season: December 30th




    My first ride of the 2013 season: January 1st:





    Muddy trails are about the only time some of us stop riding. I usually wimp out on extremely windy days, too.
    I've got nothing witty to say....

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    Two words: Pue blo. Got heat stroke there in the beginning of March. Came back to Aurora to shovel snow.

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    Front Range season - 7 months +/- 5 months.

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    Agreed i think i rode 15 days in january and half of them were in shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319 View Post
    Last riding day in 2012 was Dec 31.
    1st riding day of 2013 was Jan 1.
    It is said this one speaks with wisdom.

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    The season is all year, it's the locations that change.

    Summer = go higher!!
    Fall = start coming down
    Winter = Stay lower (I don't always remember this one)
    Spring = see how high up you can get!

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