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    Rain Rant

    Yes, I'm glad we're getting rain and I've lived here long enough to understand the positive impact that precipitation has on our state but...it has rained or snowed on me every chance I've had to ride for the last three weeks and I'm starting too take it personally. I haven't ridden this month, not one mile. Maybe it's time to get some mud on the tires. Anyone else have the feeling that the weatherman has it out for then?
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    Seriously! Would you prefer wild fires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by casey View Post
    Seriously! Would you prefer wild fires?
    He's frustrated, let him b**ch.

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    The urban jungle's never to muddy.........jus sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopsalot View Post
    Yes, I'm glad we're getting rain and I've lived here long enough to understand the positive impact that precipitation has on our state but...it has rained or snowed on me every chance I've had to ride for the last three weeks and I'm starting too take it personally. I haven't ridden this month, not one mile. Maybe it's time to get some mud on the tires. Anyone else have the feeling that the weatherman has it out for then?
    Are you familiar with the saying, "shut up and pedal?" Put on a jacket and get your butt out there! Are you spoiled by Colorado weather? You don't want to ride in snow or mud or rain? Southern California may be calling you.
    Really dude, shut up and pedal.
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    Seriously? I was hoping we would get back to a normal pattern of rain every afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    Are you familiar with the saying, "shut up and pedal?" Put on a jacket and get your butt out there! Are you spoiled by Colorado weather? You don't want to ride in snow or mud or rain? Southern California may be calling you.
    Really dude, shut up and pedal.
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    I bought a surly pugsly fat bike last fall, rode it all winter and spring, up to two weeks ago. My conclusion is riding season lasts all year, you just need the right equipment, whether it's a bike, or just a Gore-Tex jacket.
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    Hops,
    Come ride at noon with me. No rain, just nice trails.
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    Rain Rant

    You know it didn't rain at all yesterday on the north side of town, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    You know it didn't rain at all yesterday on the north side of town, right?
    Rained like a sumb!tch in Westminster for about an hour. Glad the trails aren't here!
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    As long as you don't mind washing and maintaining your bike, rain isn't a big deal. Just need to know where to ride where riding in the rain is going to be minimal impact. Find some jeep roads and go. Muddy bike tracks aren't even relatively problematic in those situations.
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    It may have looked like it was pissing and pouring rain on Tuesday, but starting at 6:00 p.m. a group of us rode Chimney Gulch, Enchanted Forest, etc., and didn't get hit by anything but 70 degree weather and loamy trails. Sometimes you just have to pack the rain jacket and be prepared to ride no matter what...sometimes you get rewarded with nothing but cooler temps...sometimes it's rain...which isn't bad either.

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    Suck it up, Princess.

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    I Bing Goldilocks and this is what I get....

    I like my riding to be not too dry, not too wet, not too hot, not too cold... a bit of a Goldilocks myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    wow.. would you rather have a drought?
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    Hops, you missed a good ride at lunch. Caught it right before the rain......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Today it rained on and off while I rode Blue Sky, and I actually enjoyed it. Nothing to get me socked, but showers that cool the heat a bit. Good luck scoring a ride
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    There are three things I won't do.
    1. Shuttle Apex
    2. Yell Strava
    3. Ride muddy trails

    I finally got a ride in last night, 3 Sisters, it was Goldilocks conditions for sure.
    Glad I waited for the trails to dry out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Hops, you missed a good ride at lunch. Caught it right before the rain......
    Hey Jay. Do you know of any "trails" that will get you into The Meadows from Daniels Park or Happy Canyon?

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    Hasn't rained at all in S. Boulder and I've ridden the last 2 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by guacamole View Post
    Hey Jay. Do you know of any "trails" that will get you into The Meadows from Daniels Park or Happy Canyon?
    pretty much have to pucker up and blast down Santa Fe.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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