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    It's time to ask...what is dry?

    I know, I know...somebody has to ask this silly question.

    Please dont ride on the trails for the next couple of days....it should all be good to go by the weekend.

    Thanks and now back to our regularly scheduled questions.
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    Or, if you've got to ride, go find a chunky jeep road in the forest that can handle being ridden in the rain. There's plenty
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    ah, I miss the northwest, where you actually looked forward to riding in the rain and mud!

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    nothing in fort collins been raining here all night and all morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    nothing in fort collins been raining here all night and all morning.
    Time to unpack the trainer and spin through a movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaba Klaus
    Time to unpack the trainer and spin through a movie.
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    My usual advice is to hit Walker just after a rain 'cause the trail can handle moisture. I thought I'd take up my own advice today. After yesterday's all day rain and probably more last night the trails today were...fantastic.

    Even with a little river running through it there was no trail damage and nothing stuck to my tires. I remembered it correctly. What do we call that section that goes left out of the main parking area? I'm pointing at it. I went down that then back up. Up is my favorite direction and it's always a shock for riders to encounter someone climbing. I know I'm not the only one who climbs it but I never see anyone climbing, just startled descenders.



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    The only thing in Northern Colorado that may be somewhat ok would be Coyote Ridge...that place is 1 big rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrock1079
    The only thing in Northern Colorado that may be somewhat ok would be Coyote Ridge...that place is 1 big rock.
    99.99% of the time DBB will be rideable before Coyote.

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    Did you only ride Walker down then back up that section or did you check out any more of the trail? I'm heading out there soon.

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    Is Hall dry yet? Did anyone attempt it today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by comtbguy
    Did you only ride Walker down then back up that section or did you check out any more of the trail? I'm heading out there soon.
    It's all the same kind of dirt, decomposed granite. I'd be willing to bet there's no "mud" on any part of the Walker Ranch trails. I didn't have much time so I went down the road from the parking lot and doubled back on the trail that circles up and ends up back at the lot. Said hello to some deer there. All good. Then over on the part I pointed to on the map to the bottom, turned around and grunted up and around all those switchbacks back to the top. Surprising traction, except for over the roots. Seemed like a long 4 or so mile out and back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    What do we call that section that goes left out of the main parking area? I'm pointing at it.
    Columbine Gulch if memory serves. Back in the old days there was a little sign on that section that said "not recommended for bikes".

    Which just says "tasty" to me.

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    What about White Ranch? Anybody ride there tonight? White's trail surface usually handles rain well.

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    Lookout was actually great tonite, though it started to rain at 820pm. There were only several small splash pads, and little to no mud.

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    Rode DBB tonight. No problems at all. Even started raining while I was riding and it was still fine. Should be perfect on Thursday.

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    Alderfer/3 Siters (Evergreen Mtn) was perfect this evening -- no rain, no puddles -- nice and tacky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimc
    What about White Ranch? Anybody ride there tonight? White's trail surface usually handles rain well.
    Also interested in White Ranch... Anyone know how it is? Did they get more rain overnight? Trying to avoid my road bike...

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    I'd expect some mud/ puddles on the lower section of White Ranch yet, but most of the upper stuff should be good if Chim Gulch is.
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    Rode Walker last night. Did the loop counter-clockwise. It was great - super sticky and no mud. The rivers are flowing fast. Met a guy with a prosthetic leg hiking his bike up the waterfall.

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    Any ideas on the Idaho Springs trails? Barbour Forks/Warren?

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    Hey, It's been a while since I've been on here! Anyway, I'm supposed to run a youth ride at Flying J on Friday (tomorrow) morning & don't have time to go check it out ahead of time. That park has been ground zero for a lot of rain. Anyone been there very recently?

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    rain

    Hey Andy, I haven't been in the park itself, but at my place in Pine it was clear sky at sunrise and by 9 am you wouldn't have even known it had been raining for the last couple days. I think you'll have a fine ride on Friday.

    Now, anyone know what the local Lyons trails look like today?

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    Lyons trails are good to go
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    Anyone been out to Coyote today?

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    thanks Dave!

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    Headed that way now for some pre pin riding.

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    Marshall Mesa, Dowdy?

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    Lots of water on Mathew's Winter's today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05Willys
    Lots of water on Mathew's Winter's today.
    Yep, was confused a couple of times as to whether or not I was riding a wet trail of biking in a stream.

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    How is it around Golden? Thinking about doing GM and area tomorrow

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    Tried to hit GM tonight - encountered lots of mud/standing water just on the lower south GM trail. I turned around to give it more drying time, but not soon enough to miss seeing a group of three riders go off a section of trail that is already double-track in what appeared to be an obvious attempt to create some triple-track!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake7
    Tried to hit GM tonight - encountered lots of mud/standing water just on the lower south GM trail. I turned around to give it more drying time, but not soon enough to miss seeing a group of three riders go off a section of trail that is already double-track in what appeared to be an obvious attempt to create some triple-track!
    What else is in that area that could be dry or more granite type? I am new to the trails up here.. I grew up biking Colorado Springs and Winter Park

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    GM has a ton of clay type soil that takes a while to dry out, especially around the bottom perimeter.

    Lair of the Bear was sweet tonight, as it generally has a better decomposed granite that drains fast. Same for Chimney/Lookout, and Walker in Boulder per xcg's photos above. Sounds like White Ranch is good to go as well.

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    Top of Dakota was ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosehead
    GM has a ton of clay type soil that takes a while to dry out, especially around the bottom perimeter.
    It's not just the bottom. I got screwed several years back on some of the "social" trails over on the N/NE side on top.

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    Hiked the pup on Dowdy/Springbrook trail this afternoon. Springbrook is good to go, should be nice an super tacky only 4 patches of mud--of which only one was more than 1 foot long. Couldn't try it myself, but another week and a half and the doc says I'm ready.. Hit the road bike today, first time in 5 weeks on a real ride!
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    Rode Mt. Falcon today. The climb is dry; just a few small wet sections on Parmalee - it's drying out quickly up there.

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    White Ranch was almost completely dry on Friday. Belcher was sandy.

    Sourdough/SSV were mostly dry yesterday. Occasional snow drifts in the high shady areas.

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    Indian Creek was good yesterday - only a few puddles to splash through. There was a group of 20 on horseback, but beyond that, just a beautiful day on a great trail.

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    ned is dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSD303
    Indian Creek was good yesterday - only a few puddles to splash through. There was a group of 20 on horseback, but beyond that, just a beautiful day on a great trail.
    JSD303 - did Indian Creek seem kind of torn up to you between the Stevens Gulch intersection and the campground? I rode there yesterday for the first time in a year, and that section seemed pretty torn up to me. But it's been a while since I was last there. Overall, great ride though with a few muddy puddles.

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    I was thinking of hitting a ride up this morning. Did the FR trails get hit hard by the rain yesterday?

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    Ignore nooby. Ned is sloppy and goopy. Stay away for several more days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunMetalGirl
    Ignore nooby. Ned is sloppy and goopy. Stay away for several more days.
    I'm thinking about Golden area. Probably Apex? I left Mt Falcon at 1:00 yesterday and drove right into the storm on my way home to Westminster.

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    ha, barely got a drop of rain yesterday or saturday. East mag was good to go. Can't speak for west mag.

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    I'm speaking for west mag...it's very wet and raining right now

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    Anyone know if anything is dry right now (Monday afternoon July 8) around South Fort Collins, Blue Sky, DB, coyote ridge etc???

    I live on the North end of town and we're soaked but I heard from people at work that South end of town was spared from yesterday's deluge...

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Well, I had another perfect day riding today. I hit Apex at about 11:00 and the trail was perfect. I guess the storm didn't hit Golden/Morrison area yesterday. I <3 Enchanted forest. I esp like the nice little jump to the right of the trail towards the end of EF. I had to turn around and hit it a 2nd time. Caught some decent air. From their is was up Sluicebox and down Pick and Sledge. That makes 3 awesome days!

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