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    Marshall Mesa Dry?

    Looking for a nice ride with the g/f and wondered if MM is dry?

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    Good question.

    There should be an app for that..!!!

    ...but that app, and twitter and BMA site seems to not be utilized or developed well enough to answer that question.

    Based on other trails around, I would say, Marshall is good, High plains is good but Doudy draw and Springbrook might be sketchy.

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    Somewhere in Boulder County:
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    Heil

    Heil from Lefthand is good to go.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    That bottom pic is on the north side north facing and it looks good. If its muddy that's where it would be muddy.

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    East side is good, west side is slop

    Everything east of 93 is fine as of a couple of days ago. Doudy and Springbrook are still way wet. Doudy *never* dries out pretty much until spring once it loads up with any significant snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    Everything east of 93 is fine as of a couple of days ago. Doudy and Springbrook are still way wet. Doudy *never* dries out pretty much until spring once it loads up with any significant snow.

    -Walt
    But Flatirons View must be ok. Loop it back down the gravel road starting at Dowdy.

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    Dowdy = Doudy.

    It's Doudy. Grandma told me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dry

    I rode the Northern part of the Dirty Morgul ( New Trail in Superior - Completes Dirty Bismarck | 303Cycling News ) on Thursday and it was dry. I think everything East of Hwy 93 is dry.


    Quote Originally Posted by WaySlowWhitey View Post
    Looking for a nice ride with the g/f and wondered if MM is dry?

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    Thanks XCGuy. Got out yesterday and enjoyed the ride (except for the wind). No mud at all.

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    [QUOTE=lidarman;8955332]Dowdy = Doudy.

    Be careful, you might pop a hernia.

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    Doudy and Springbrook are both OK. Only one major bog on the first hill when you turn right onto Springbrook. Would suggest riding clockwise to the top, then come back down that way, or walk your bike through the bog. Flatiron Vista is dry as well as high plains.

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    Just finished the 15 mile loop from Coalton Rd. trail head. Dry as a bone and Effing windy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    Dowdy = Doudy.

    It's Doudy. Grandma told me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    fuk it....nevurmind!
    I'm doubty your spelling is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyechka View Post
    I'm doubty your spelling is correct.
    Potato, potatto, tomato, tomatto, I say bananner you say banana, lets call the whole ride off.

    Marshall is definitely dry by now....f-ing windy but drei.

    I'm going to go ride in Constantinople.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post

    I'm going to go ride in Constantinople.
    What's the best tire choice for Istanbul?
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    That's weird...

    I rode about 1/4 mile (just past the gate) up Doudy this afternoon and turned around due to consecutive sloppy sections. Didn't make it to Springbrook as I didn't want to add more huge ruts to the trail or have to wash my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    Doudy and Springbrook are both OK. Only one major bog on the first hill when you turn right onto Springbrook. Would suggest riding clockwise to the top, then come back down that way, or walk your bike through the bog. Flatiron Vista is dry as well as high plains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    I rode about 1/4 mile (just past the gate) up Doudy this afternoon and turned around due to consecutive sloppy sections. Didn't make it to Springbrook as I didn't want to add more huge ruts to the trail or have to wash my bike.

    -Walt
    Maybe the snow melted more, I didn't have any trouble on Doudy, just a little stretch before the turn and then a little ice at the bridge. Springbrook clockwise had a couple stretches of softness and then a little snowbank on the north face. The tree section was dry except a short stretch of melting ice at the top. I barely had any mud on my tires when I finished. Sorry about your experience, must have been a lot warmer or something when you went. The section from the meadow down to the connector had several snowfields and the bog at the bottom, that's why I recommended not going that way.

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    It's been fine on the Cowdry/Mayhoffer/Singletree area. Well, until we get dumped on today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    I rode about 1/4 mile (just past the gate) up Doudy this afternoon and turned around due to consecutive sloppy sections. Didn't make it to Springbrook as I didn't want to add more huge ruts to the trail or have to wash my bike.

    -Walt
    Good call.

    It's interesting how different the perspectives are on what is "good enough."

    Every spring, I ride trails where I can see people put huge ruts in the trails or skirted way around. The good news is that it eventually heals on most of the Boulder stuff.

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    Yup

    I don't mind so much when people ride through the mud. It's ugly, but everything smooths back out in the spring. I just don't like to trash my drivetrain in that godawful clay. So my personal standard for "too muddy" is probably a bit stricter than most.

    Don't get me started on the people who ride off the trail. Coal Seam and the bottom section of Doudy are quickly becoming completely straight 10' wide paths thanks to people who can't manage it. I'd like to see some Heil-style boulder additions to stop that sort of thing... but then again, as folks here have said before, gaper trails = gaper behavior. Maybe serving as a sacrifice zone is all we can really expect from some of these close to town trails.

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    Good call.

    It's interesting how different the perspectives are on what is "good enough."

    Every spring, I ride trails where I can see people put huge ruts in the trails or skirted way around. The good news is that it eventually heals on most of the Boulder stuff.
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    This thread needs to be re-titled "Marshall Mesa Under 20" of Snow?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    I don't mind so much when people ride through the mud. It's ugly, but everything smooths back out in the spring. I just don't like to trash my drivetrain in that godawful clay. So my personal standard for "too muddy" is probably a bit stricter than most.

    Don't get me started on the people who ride off the trail. Coal Seam and the bottom section of Doudy are quickly becoming completely straight 10' wide paths thanks to people who can't manage it. I'd like to see some Heil-style boulder additions to stop that sort of thing... but then again, as folks here have said before, gaper trails = gaper behavior. Maybe serving as a sacrifice zone is all we can really expect from some of these close to town trails.

    -Walt
    I think I explained that when I rode those trails I barely had any mud on my tires, let alone made any ruts. I don't ride off trail, if it looks like I might damage the trail I don't ride it. OK? If you are the trail police, you need to look for another culprit.

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    What?

    I don't think I accused you of anything.

    ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    I think I explained that when I rode those trails I barely had any mud on my tires, let alone made any ruts. I don't ride off trail, if it looks like I might damage the trail I don't ride it. OK? If you are the trail police, you need to look for another culprit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    This thread needs to be re-titled "Marshall Mesa Under 20" of Snow?"
    Gonna be a while now. Crap!

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    Anyone been on the mesa lately? I'm figuring its still muddy in spots.
    Huh?

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    I was up by there yesterday, but I'm not saying anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork View Post
    I was up by there yesterday, but I'm not saying anything.
    Come on .. I will be going up there on Monday since 60 deg's is in the forecast ,I hope they are wrong about the Snow tonight !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YETI_Chris View Post
    ,I hope they are wrong about the Snow tonight !!
    totally!

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    So far so good. No snow in Bloomfield. Yahoo! Sounds like MM on Sunday. Along with every other MTBR in the metro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by givati View Post
    So far so good. No snow in Bloomfield. Yahoo! Sounds like MM on Sunday. Along with every other MTBR in the metro.
    Where is Bloomfield ? What state is this in ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YETI_Chris View Post
    Where is Bloomfield ? What state is this in ?
    Illinois.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    Illinois.
    I knew it was not here in Colorado !!

    Thank god i Live in BROOMFIELD, CO
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    Anybody been on Marshall this weekend? Conditions please? Might head out there today if the wind dies down a bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by COjacket View Post
    Anybody been on Marshall this weekend? Conditions please? Might head out there today if the wind dies down a bit...

    Might want to check this before you head out:

    NREL: MIDC/NWTC M2 Real-Time Weather Display

    This is a cool dashboard readout of the weather at the wind turbines.

    It is still gusting to 40+ MPH as of 10:45AM.

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    Rode Cowdrey, community ditch, plateau, high plains, coalton, new trail, singletree back to the car. I guess this is the dirty bismark. Everything is pretty good with a few mud, soft spots that are rideable. High plains had the usual snow at the second bridge and a large snowdrift at the last corner (just pick up your bike and walk over the snowbank). Wind seemed like 60 mph steady with higher gusts, but maybe I was just getting tired. Blew me off the trail 3 times, got some air at least. Runners I met said doudy had a little mud, looked like still snow up in the trees at flatiron, but I didn't go that way. The wind was terrible!. Had a few mud specks on my bike when finished, if that helps. Oh yeah, in case you all forgot, ride through the mud, not around it.

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    Well high 60's is in the forecast now so will be heading up to the mesa about lunch time ,Pic's will fellow tonight !!
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    Was surprised at how rutted it was from the top of McCaslin down to 66th.
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    Yea on the top it was beat up as well !! only one spot of MUD and the is when you go right just past the first gate in the trees That is IT !
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