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    The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    Now that I am fully recovered from last week's meetup, this Wednesday has my full attention. Tuesday might bring a little snow/rain. Temps and precip for Wednesday looks decent. I could really use an easy weather day this week.

    I don't remember any talk of where to ride this week, nor do I remember anything else from last Wednesday, but perhaps you guys do? I can tell you that I don't really want to ride Jacks, purely out of repetition. Would Limbaugh be doable you think? I could go for Ute possibly..

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    Based on an earlier post regarding Monument conditions, I think the upper stuff like Limbaugh is out right now (even the lower stuff is muddy).

    I would really like to ride somewhere other than Jacks or Section 16, but those might be the best choices if we get more precip tomorrow. We could always do another SiS ride (Stay in Stratton). I'd say that we should be flexible and decide tomorrow or Wednesday where the best place will be. I definitely agree that Jacks has been in the playbook a lot lately so I'd prefer an alternative if this system misses us.

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    I will be watching this thread and hopefully be able to join this week if I get feeling better I think my body is working on making sure I have a nice long cold this year.

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    Re: The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    The snow just started at my house.

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    Thats it Im going back to New Mexico. They have this thing called "spring" down there...

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    Spring was awesome this year - remember January and February?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsj3831 View Post
    Spring was awesome this year - remember January and February?
    & don't forget the pipeline shuttle on a Weds night ride at the tail end of November...

    i miss ABQ haha, pretty incredible riding out there!!!

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    How about up High drive & upper Jacks and down 666, we have never done this combination.

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    Re: The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Tennubs View Post
    How about up High drive & upper Jacks and down 666, we have never done this combination.
    Are you saying ride up Jacks? I don't know if that has ever been spoken before. It sounds wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    Thats it Im going back to New Mexico. They have this thing called "spring" down there...
    80s today=50 degree spread CS to ABQ
    but only 70 something tomorrow, I probably won't go outside.
    I sure miss them CSprings Snow rides! Wait, miss might be the wrong word...
    Well, im sure Ill be missing Co in a couple of months when we in the 100s and everything is closed. Fire restrictions beginning now.
    I guess I'll see you in Angel Fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by bismirle View Post
    Are you saying ride up Jacks? I don't know if that has ever been spoken before. It sounds wrong.
    I think nick has a good idea here.

    After climbing High Drive you do end up riding/hab up the lower jacks and parts of the upper buck horn trail until you get to 666. Its about the only way to make a loop out of it.

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    I rode up upper Jacks and down hornbuck this weekend and it was not bad. It was very enlightening to see upper Jacks slow and backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoPaul View Post
    80s today=50 degree spread CS to ABQ
    but only 70 something tomorrow, I probably won't go outside.
    I sure miss them CSprings Snow rides! Wait, miss might be the wrong word...
    Well, im sure Ill be missing Co in a couple of months when we in the 100s and everything is closed. Fire restrictions beginning now.
    I guess I'll see you in Angel Fire



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    Yeah, thanks again for the great time, awesome trails, and excellent hospitality... ABQ is a very worthy riding destination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennubs View Post
    ...very enlightening to see upper Jacks slow and backwards.
    . .

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    Re: The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    I'd be down to do this loop, but...with this snow we might need some scouting before we commit. I could see 666 retaining snow (north facing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    I'd be down to do this loop, but...with this snow we might need some scouting before we commit. I could see 666 retaining snow (north facing).
    I dunno, there wasn't a huge response on this route. There is always pulpit rock that handles the moisture pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    I dunno, there wasn't a huge response on this route. There is always pulpit rock that handles the moisture pretty well.
    I think the route sounds like fun. I don't think I communicated my sarcasm enough in my post above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bismirle View Post
    I think the route sounds like fun. I don't think I communicated my sarcasm enough in my post above.
    Yeah, it's been a very long time since I've ridden 666, and I love that trail. If we do do this route, I would like to consider Section 16 on the way down so we don't have to ride down High Drive (assuming anyone has any energy left after High Dr. and H-A-B up to the tippy top of Buckhorn). Chris does make a good point regarding snow though--we could be trudging through a few inches at the top of Buckhorn and 666 could be down right devilish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Based on an earlier post regarding Monument conditions, I think the upper stuff like Limbaugh is out right now (even the lower stuff is muddy).

    I would really like to ride somewhere other than Jacks or Section 16, but those might be the best choices if we get more precip tomorrow. We could always do another SiS ride (Stay in Stratton). I'd say that we should be flexible and decide tomorrow or Wednesday where the best place will be. I definitely agree that Jacks has been in the playbook a lot lately so I'd prefer an alternative if this system misses us.
    Yep, the upper stuff off Mt Herman needs some more time to clear out.

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    Re: The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    I dunno, there wasn't a huge response on this route. There is always pulpit rock that handles the moisture pretty well.
    Pulpit! Post-ride Il Vicino noms!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    Pulpit! Post-ride Il Vicino noms!
    I'm agreeable to this too--all that matters to me is that we ride bikes, have fun, drink some beer and share some good times (and in a perfect world, it will be on a non-muddy trail that is not named Cap'n Jacks ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    I'm agreeable to this too--all that matters to me is that we ride bikes, have fun, drink some beer and share some good times (and in a perfect world, it will be on a non-muddy trail that is not named Cap'n Jacks ).
    what if we push up the highway to hell (666) to mt. buckhorn and upper jacks, blackjack to pa... (looks outside) OH nevermind!

    lets just slip-n-slide down some pulpit trails & sip some brews!

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    Re: The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    I've been rehabbing a knee, so I'm a maybe for tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post

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    Looking good Paul. Looks like you even put up a backdrop to showcase the new fork. Only if it wasn't for the friggin inclement weather in Kansas you would have fully tested this beautiful suspension device in NM by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post

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    Oh Snap! look who got a new phone.

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    I am up for Pulpit it think, I have gone OTB the last two rides there. I can resist IL Vicino, I will be there.

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    Yeah Jay, ShortBus went all fancy with the phone this weekend. I almost stole it off his kitchen table and ran out........

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    Re: The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    I'm really liking it, it's more like a small tablet pc. It has a great camera on it too!
    Yeah, I would've chased you down Arin. :-)

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    The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    Just looking for a quick springs report. Did you get missed again? All dry down that way? Coming down Friday and would love to hit Palmer.

    Thx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GL1 View Post
    Just looking for a quick springs report. Did you get missed again? All dry down that way? Coming down Friday and would love to hit Palmer.

    Thx!
    Looking at the weather and what is on the ground right now, I'd say you should be good to go.

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    So is the plan to ride Pulpit?

    It looked good driving in this morning and Chris and I were discussing the drunken ride home from Il V's and it kinda got me excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    So is the plan to ride Pulpit?

    It looked good driving in this morning and Chris and I were discussing the drunken ride home from Il V's and it kinda got me excited!
    Yeah, I think that's the plan. Il V's (on N Nevada) at 6:00.

    It's kinda awkward with the construction, but I do hope to ride the techy UCCS trail down to campus again if others are willing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    It's kinda awkward with the construction, but I do hope to ride the techy UCCS trail down to campus again if others are willing.
    I'll second this idea as I haven't had a chance to put the lyrik through its paces yet!

    should be low 40's/high 30's with 40% humidity... not as bad as the last few weeks haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    It's kinda awkward with the construction,
    I think the only awkward spot is at the top of the flowy trail that parallels Austin Bluffs. It is fine, I found a way around it to the north that hooks back into the flowy trail. I'm down for the tech trail at the top too. Question is how we want to get up there: double track by the dorms or HAB up behind the dorms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    HAB up behind the dorms.
    is my vote, but i enjoy a good sufferfest...

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    I was going with the flats that are already on my bike, so HAB is fine--unless that hillside is sticky with clay, which it might be. We shall just have to investigate.

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    Gents, probably won't make this one at Pulpit.

    For anyone interested, yesterday at 4pm, Gold Camp was snow-free, damp, with some puddles near the top. High drive was clear on the lower part, south side, blanket of 3-4" smooth velveeta on the upper south side and entire north side. Lower Jacks was a few puddles; higher up, snow on the north aspects.

    45-50 degrees and sunny so far today.

    Riding here pretty soon so if anyone wants today's report, let me know. Suspect things will be mostly dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancesatmoonrise View Post
    Gents, probably won't make this one at Pulpit.

    For anyone interested, yesterday at 4pm, Gold Camp was snow-free, damp, with some puddles near the top. High drive was clear on the lower part, south side, blanket of 3-4" smooth velveeta on the upper south side and entire north side. Lower Jacks was a few puddles; higher up, snow on the north aspects.

    45-50 degrees and sunny so far today.

    Riding here pretty soon so if anyone wants today's report, let me know. Suspect things will be mostly dry.
    Thanks for the report Jim.

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    The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    Ya ill be riding buck jacks Palmer and s16. It's not bad down here maybe a little soft in places and most snow from what I have seen is gone except for higher up. Will say bring on those 70 degree days the weather guesser is projecting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjonessnp175 View Post
    Will say bring on those 70 degree days the weather guesser is projecting.
    Frigging Weather Guessers... And is it 6:00 yet?? I am ready to get the hell out of work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcjonessnp175 View Post
    bring on those 70 degree days the weather guesser is projecting.
    +1


    WEDNESDAY REPORT - CHEYENNE - AWESOME!!!

    Sorry so late - just got back... Chutes to Spring Cr to Columbine is in PERFECT shape right now. A few shaded areas with skiff o' snow, but mostly snow-free, dry to tachy, sweeeeet!

    Bucky looks good. Didn't ride Jacks but some snow still on the start out of the High Drive saddle.

    If you guys change your mind and ride around here tonight, let me know, I'll jump in.


    Weekend: Shelf on Sunday, easy stuff, anyone welcome to join. Longer ride on Saturday.

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    The Inflexibles Night Ride Colorado Springs April 24, 2013

    The tech trail down..... Well hmm you guys will have to wait up for at the bottom to get down. I'm rocking the hard tail and some borrowed carbon bling hoops so I will be slow going down.


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    I'm bummed I had to leave early. That's what I get for installing code on a Wednesday...

    Here are the pics I got.

    Jay loading up for the ride.
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    Thanks Chris for spotting this photo op
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    i'll have some pics up ASAP... helluva ride folks, Shortbus Kristian and Bismirle we had a round of shots in honor of your absence, hope we can ride soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post
    i'll have some pics up ASAP... helluva ride folks, Shortbus Kristian and Bismirle we had a round of shots in honor of your absence, hope we can ride soon!
    Thanks guys--I missed you! I'm you had a good time though!!!

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    Well I think that new trail and the one coming down to the school sucked!!! We should go back and do them a few more times just to make sure.....you know for science.

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    Did you guys even need lights last night? The moon looked really bright from inside. I almost jumped on the bike for a Ute night ride after I finished working, but then the couch distracted me...

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    The moon was super bright. We did use lights on the trail but there was a "look at the moon" Kman tribute!!!

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    Nice pictures P_Dubs! The time lapse of me pushing my bike is cool too. Since I am all caught up on video edits, I should have one out later today. Your photos will help add some connection to the video clips.

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