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    May 18, 30" of snow predicted for "The Front Range"

    Ah, "Springtime in the Rockies".

    Up to 30" of snow expected by tomorrow night above 10,000'. Checking SNOTEL last night, several of the higher Front Range TH's still had 9-12 FEET of snow on the ground.

    From NOAA:

    Winter Storm Warning

    Tonight: Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 12. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph becoming north northeast. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.

    Thursday: Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 26. Wind chill values as low as -1. North northwest wind between 8 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

    Thursday Night: Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -2. Breezy, with a west wind between 18 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Friday: Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 25. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind between 13 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

    Friday Night: Snow showers. Low around 15. Breezy, with a west wind between 16 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

    Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy and windy, with a high near 35.

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    Typical.
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    awesome!
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Uggh... I was hoping to get some high-country riding in before the world ends on Saturday

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    Good high country photos of Trail Ridge Road:
    http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20...ge-Road-season

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    Quote Originally Posted by topmounter
    Uggh... I was hoping to get some high-country riding in before the world ends on Saturday
    Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by topmounter
    Uggh... I was hoping to get some high-country riding in before the world ends on Saturday
    It's not the end of the world. It's the rapture. There's going to be all kinds of fire and brimstone and fire breathing demons which should melt all this snow. We should be able to get a little high country riding in before the end of the world which comes later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    It's not the end of the world. It's the rapture. There's going to be all kinds of fire and brimstone and fire breathing demons which should melt all this snow. We should be able to get a little high country riding in before the end of the world which comes later.

    Crisis alleviated, thank you.

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    I will be in Fruita Saturday. Maybe the headless chicken will delay the Rapture.

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    Called Poison Spider yesterday.

    Me: "So you guys shuttling the whole enchilada yet?"

    PS: "LOL, thats not going to be open until well into June."

    So then I called Absolute bikes in Salida

    Me: "When do you guys think you will start shuttling Monarch crest?"

    AB: "After the 4th of July, its really buried up there."

    I didn't bother calling about trail 401.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffcoHo
    Called Poison Spider yesterday.

    Me: "So you guys shuttling the whole enchilada yet?"

    PS: "LOL, thats not going to be open until well into June."

    So then I called Absolute bikes in Salida

    Me: "When do you guys think you will start shuttling Monarch crest?"

    AB: "After the 4th of July, its really buried up there."

    I didn't bother calling about trail 401.....

    Well if there's no shuttling there's no point in breaking out the bike.

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    Since when is above 10,000 feet considered the front range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggs
    Since when is above 10,000 feet considered the front range?
    Those mountains back there, the really tall ones? They're called "The Front Range".

    Since it's 33 degrees at my place in Westminster, I bet it's snowing a little higher up. And I can't see **** because of the thick gray mist. What is the snow line and how deep is it at, say, 8000'? Have a nice day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggs
    Since when is above 10,000 feet considered the front range?

    Aweseome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Those mountains back there, the really tall ones? They're called "The Front Range".

    Since it's 33 degrees at my place in Westminster, I bet it's snowing a little higher up. And I can't see **** because of the thick gray mist. What is the snow line and how deep is it at, say, 8000'? Have a nice day.
    No, those really tall ones are more like Summit County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggs
    Since when is above 10,000 feet considered the front range?
    From 14ers.org

    Front Range
    Grays Peak* Front 9th 14,270'
    Torreys Peak* Front 11th 14,267'
    Evans, Mt.* Front 14th 14,264'
    Longs Peak* Front 15th 14,255'
    Pikes Peak* Front 31st 14,110'
    Bierstadt, Mt.* Front 38th 14,060'
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    Well, if it's on a website, it must be true... Most Colorado folks consider the Front Range to be the....oh screw it! Why am I arguing with you retards today. I'm going to go outside and piss into the wind instead.

    This f*&King weather needs to go away so I can get away from my computer and ride a bike!

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    From where I sit

    I can see the top of Mount Herman Monument, and there is just a dusting at the top, 9100.

    Trails are gonna be beautiful when this storm breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggs
    Why am I arguing with you retards today. I'm going to go outside and piss into the wind instead.
    That was the best post I've read in months!

    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggs
    Well, if it's on a website, it must be true... Most Colorado folks consider the Front Range to be the....oh screw it! Why am I arguing with you retards today. I'm going to go outside and piss into the wind instead.

    This f*&King weather needs to go away so I can get away from my computer and ride a bike!

    You heard it here (yes, on the internet!) - most Colorado folks are smarter than the internet!
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    So the snow level is 9000'? Cool.
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    Aaargh! Looks like it snowed in Ned again... http://nedcam.nednet.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by edenger
    Aaargh! Looks like it snowed in Ned again... http://nedcam.nednet.net/
    I'll take your word for it. It said one of my plug-ins was disabled so it wouldn't run. I went back and "enabled" some Java plug-ins and it still wouldn't run. xc "computer illiterate" guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edenger
    Aaargh! Looks like it snowed in Ned again... http://nedcam.nednet.net/
    Here is a screenshot:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails May 18, 30" of snow predicted for "The Front Range"-webcam.png  


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