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    Pueblo This Weekend

    Hello-
    I have never ridden down there, but given the majority of the front range is under snow, I was wondering if the trails will be ridable by this weekend? Thanks for helping a newb out.

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    this web site keeps daily up dates on trail conditions http://www.lakepueblotrails.org/doc_...trol&Mitem=324

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    if it doesn't snow down there, I'll be going... If snow does happen, I'll be skiing =)

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    It doesn't look good right now for this weekend. There is a lot of snow now that will take several days of high temps to melt, and there is more snow in the forecast. They are calling for snow on Thursday , Saturday , and Sunday . Keep your fingers crossed maybe the stars will align. Maybe making plans to ski next weekend is probably the best bet.

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    yeah. that's sort of what I was figuring. I got a new frame I can just spend some time building up a little.

    Funny how during ski season I want to bike, and in bike season I want to ski.

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    so tomorrow is probably a no go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipede jockey
    so tomorrow is probably a no go?
    Trails are still not ready, wait until they dry out again. Which might not be for a bit

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    Update?

    Quote Originally Posted by velocipede jockey
    this web site keeps daily up dates on trail conditions http://www.lakepueblotrails.org/doc_...trol&Mitem=324
    This is really cool if it's updated. But it has said the same thing for three days. Three inches of snow doesn't stay on the ground for three days in Pueblo. Even in February.

    I won't go there if it's going to be muddy, but need real info to avoid that.
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    You've spelled "Skiing" wrong in your title.

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    Muddy

    It rained most of the day on Thursday, today is starting out sunny ( will not be enough to dry the trails). I wouldn't ride at the lake this weekend. Give it some time and stick to winter sports like road biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP
    This is really cool if it's updated. But it has said the same thing for three days. Three inches of snow doesn't stay on the ground for three days in Pueblo. Even in February.

    I won't go there if it's going to be muddy, but need real info to avoid that.

    I update the SCTB Website, Trail Conditions, every morning at 6:00am, so the information is fairly accurate. Pueblo has continued to receive small snow additions this week that have kept the snow on the ground longer than usual. The ground is currently very wet and will take several hours of sun to dry. The canyons will take longer. So...check the date on the trail conditions, they should be accurate. xtreme-designs

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme-designs
    I update the SCTB Website, Trail Conditions, every morning at 6:00am, so the information is fairly accurate. Pueblo has continued to receive small snow additions this week that have kept the snow on the ground longer than usual. The ground is currently very wet and will take several hours of sun to dry. The canyons will take longer. So...check the date on the trail conditions, they should be accurate. xtreme-designs
    In case some one has not said it recently, "Thank you for the trail updates!" I have not made it down there to ride the Lake Pueblo trails yet, but it is certainly high on my list, and I appreciate being able to check conditions prior to every weekend...
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    Really appreciate the updates

    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme-designs
    I update the SCTB Website, Trail Conditions, every morning at 6:00am, so the information is fairly accurate. Pueblo has continued to receive small snow additions this week that have kept the snow on the ground longer than usual. The ground is currently very wet and will take several hours of sun to dry. The canyons will take longer. So...check the date on the trail conditions, they should be accurate. xtreme-designs
    Please realize that I appreciate the updates. And I know it can be quite a burden to keep up with that.

    Kind of critical for me because I'm starting a new job next week which will end all my weekday freedom. I need a singletrack fix very badly before returning to the cubicle.

    Also, I really really have no interest in riding in that adobe clay you have down there when it's wet.

    Looks like Wednesday might work if there isn't any more appreciable moisture, you think?
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    I hear ya. I need S.T dirt badly! Hopefully the fruita/moab desert dries out for spring break. If not I've been thinking Vagas!

    I'm thinking i might try wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocipede jockey
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    Any one know will Pueblo be ready for tomorrow?

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    Pueblo conditions.

    The South Shore trails are drying quickly with the current conditions sunny and 50+.
    Wednesday will probably be the transition day between mud and dry in the open areas.

    Shaded areas and the lower trails may be wet for another day or two. The weekend is shaping up to be perfect.

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    Thursday rather than Wednesday?

    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme-designs
    ...Wednesday will probably be the transition day between mud and dry in the open areas.

    Shaded areas and the lower trails may be wet for another day or two. The weekend is shaping up to be perfect.
    I was thinking of tomorrow (Wednesday) but it sounds like you would encourage Thursday instead? Do you think Thursday is a safe bet??
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    Every hour the trails have to dry, would mean less time at the car wash.
    Pueblo mud is unforgiving.

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    This is not good news, cuz tomorrow is my w/end.
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    All of the connecting trails are still pretty muddy. Some of the actual canyons (freedride, bones, pinball, lower dog) are in good shape, but the upper connectors can be muddy. Anything that collects ground water or is somewhat shady is a mud pit.

    Skull is icy, snowy, wet and muddy, and the upper connector into it is a very muddy.

    Hooters is a mud pit, and pretty much un-rideable.

    It still needs at least 2-3 more days of drying, since the ground is very saturated.

    Unless you know your way around and understand the terrain (what collects water, etc) it is still pretty muddy in a lot of spots. Doing laps just up and down the dry canyons is about all there is, plus the double track on top seems to be dry? Still needs some time...darn!

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    Thanks for the update

    Yesterday I went to Cheyenne Mountain, across Fort Carson,

    http://parks.state.co.us/NR/rdonlyre...SPTrailMap.pdf

    its also a mud pit,

    I had to stick to the main road, I got me a new SS, cant wait for the ground to dry up to hit the technical stuff.

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    Biker Fox works weekends?
    I will do a biker fox hop for you on saturday!

    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    This is not good news, cuz tomorrow is my w/end.

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    Argh. Meh. Shist.

    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    ...Unless you know your way around and understand the terrain (what collects water, etc) it is still pretty muddy in a lot of spots. Doing laps just up and down the dry canyons is about all there is, plus the double track on top seems to be dry? Still needs some time...darn!
    Sounds pretty clear: Thursday will still be messy, today would be pretty much stupid muddy even if there's another nice clear day. Do you think Friday might be doable for the most part? Or not before The Weekend? Probably kind of depends on whether Thursday brings any precip, or even cloudy weather...

    God help me, I need to ride some singletrack. If I could just do Outer Limits, Voodoo, and Cuatro Cinco it would be worth the 4 hour round trip. But I do not want to pack my bike with peanut butter mud. I fuggin' hate that.

    Tell me what you think.
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