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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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