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    Matthews/Winters - Red Rocks trail conditions

    Ran into a few guys on the Dakota Ridge trail yesterday. They asked me to post up trail conditions if I went over to Matthews/Winters park.

    We started at the Matthews/Winters parking lot...The Village Ride trail was a bit muddier than one should ride directly after the bridge, but it is a fairly short section and easily able to walk around in a few minutes. The section of Red Rocks trail to the east and north of Morrison slide are completely dry or iced/snowed over, same with Morrison Slide trail. We did not hit the southern section of the RR trail. It ended up being a great ride yesterday.

    I say go for it...

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    Yep, except for the muddy spot on Village Ride that should be walked, it was good riding today. Saw a lot of smiling hikers and bikers enjoying the nice weather.

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    I think I'm the one that suggested you post up the conditions- I was on the white Transition Covert. Thanks for posting, and good to hear it's starting to look ok over on the M/W side.

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    Red Rocks south to Dakota Ridge is dry and fine as well.

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    I'll just add that the south side of Morrison Slide is dry and even dusty in spots. The top has a few wet sections, the north side is an ice rink.

    I'd imagine Zorro is a muddy mess, anyone?

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    Zorro is perfect. No mud, no snow, dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99
    Zorro is perfect. No mud, no snow, dry.

    Erik
    Nice! thanks, Erik

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    what... no one is using the trail conditions websites anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99
    Zorro is perfect. No mud, no snow, dry.

    Erik
    I am perfect thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    what... no one is using the trail conditions websites anymore?
    what are they?
    thanks man,
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    I rode red rocks, Matthew winters, Dakota ridge, zorro, green mt, around then back. everything was was good other then the north face of Matthew winters, I wouldn't go yet. its pure ice. There is a little mud in the bogs at the beginning of box or rocks climb. Also ice on the left side of dakota ridge from zorro. The steps are all ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99
    Zorro is perfect. No mud, no snow, dry.

    Erik
    Erik - thanks for the heads up - I had a blast over there yesterday.
    saw this:



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    ^^^^^I love that spot.

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    Is this area worth a drive from Ft Collins tomorrow morning? Need some fresh dirt, hell, just dirt period!

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    Dakota is bueno. Cept the stairs are hard to clean with biking shoes on.



    Quote Originally Posted by inkpad
    Is this area worth a drive from Ft Collins tomorrow morning? Need some fresh dirt, hell, just dirt period!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Dakota is bueno. Cept the stairs are hard to clean with biking shoes on.





    Yes
    Sweet, now gotta get some lazy peeps to go with me

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    Do most people hit this? I've never sent it before but rolled it a few times. The entry is what throws me off.... I'm going to stop being a pvssy this year and hit it. On another note, cleaned the upper stairs after the first set for the first time this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inkpad
    Is this area worth a drive from Ft Collins tomorrow morning? Need some fresh dirt, hell, just dirt period!
    Save a few minutes drive and hit up Marshall Mesa...unless you're looking for technical riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobstopper
    Do most people hit this? I've never sent it before but rolled it a few times. The entry is what throws me off.... I'm going to stop being a pvssy this year and hit it. On another note, cleaned the upper stairs after the first set for the first time this week.

    I wouldn't say most, but it is doable. Use a spotter to make sure you don't run over any other trail users- it's a fast landing. I'd be more scared of rolling that thing than jumping it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmiston9
    Save a few minutes drive and hit up Marshall Mesa...unless you're looking for something fun.
    Fixed it for ya.
    HAHA J/K,
    I kinda like Marshall Mesa, but not in the same way as DR/MW.
    Ink - think buff xc (MM) vs. fun techy (DR/MW).
    Last edited by bad_andy; 02-05-2010 at 08:39 PM.
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    I rode Green Mtn from Rooeny lot, Dakota-Red Rocks then Dakota ridge down Zorro today. Green mtn was great except for the bottom section of the Hayden climb was very muddy but rideable. (I would climb a different trail). Dakota ridge south of the road was good to go. Red Rocks was perfect expect for the steep switchback section that was very icy. Sidi's suck on ice! The "bikes only" section just before the parking lot is a big wide muddy mess. I would recommend walking it before clogging your bike. Dakota ridge and Zorro were great. All in all great conditions, hit it before the snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin1
    Erik - thanks for the heads up - I had a blast over there yesterday.
    saw this:


    Plenty doable. Scrub speed on the take off.

    Please see this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBDGn...rom=PL&index=6 and scroll to 1.13 for further instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDubau
    I rode Green Mtn from Rooeny lot, Dakota-Red Rocks then Dakota ridge down Zorro today. Green mtn was great except for the bottom section of the Hayden climb was very muddy but NOT rideable. (I would climb a different trail). Dakota ridge south of the road was good to go. Red Rocks was perfect expect for the steep switchback section that was very icy. Sidi's suck on ice! The "bikes only" section just before the parking lot is a big wide muddy mess. I would recommend walking it before clogging your bike. Dakota ridge and Zorro were great. All in all great conditions, hit it before the snow.

    There -- fixed it fer ya! Dont' wanna ride them muddy trails and ruin em, ya know!
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