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    Ride today?

    Is anyone riding along the front range today? If so when and what trails would be rideable?

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    I was thinking so. I havent been here for winter riding yet, but i heard Dakota Ridge is amost always dry/rideable.

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    As much as I'd like to see everyone's smiling faces stop by the shop, stay away from Hall Ranch. It'll be a mess for several more days. We got a ton of snow up here and it's finally melting today.
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    I'm thinking about the hobbits. There will be snow on the ground but what the hey. Currently 41˚.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    I'm thinking about the hobbits. There will be snow on the ground but what the hey. Currently 41?.
    Habit dude, not Hobbit. The first ever published account of these trails can be found here, back in '99. Referred to as the Habit Trails.

    http://offcamber.com/igssc99story.htm

    They were named after a hamster habitat home system, with all the twists and such. No Hobbits anywhere in sight...Hobbits prefer lush meadows and ground for farming (as any Tolkien reader knows)...no farm land on West Mag.

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    Unless you LOVE mud, by all means, go ride!

    I thought about shuttling (cough, cough) Chimney Gultch to help a friend test ride some rigs. If its not snowed under, its gonna be sloppy.

    Concrete urban may keep you dry!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    I was thinking so. I havent been here for winter riding yet, but i heard Dakota Ridge is amost always dry/rideable.

    TP
    Give full report! I'll be there Tuesday


    This should be a sticky thread 'til spring.
    Whats dry now?
    How does this trail look??????
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    Did Croiser today, Frontrangemigz just happened to get there at the same time. We had a blast!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pluto Pilot
    Habit dude, not Hobbit. The first ever published account of these trails can be found here, back in '99. Referred to as the Habit Trails.

    http://offcamber.com/igssc99story.htm

    They were named after a hamster habitat home system, with all the twists and such. No Hobbits anywhere in sight...Hobbits prefer lush meadows and ground for farming (as any Tolkien reader knows)...no farm land on West Mag.
    well, that certainly makes sense, unfortunately It seems that 'hobbit' has stuck with many people. I'm merely regurgitating what I've heard. I'll make it a habit to call them by their correct nomenclature . Ba dum chang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    well, that certainly makes sense, unfortunately It seems that 'hobbit' has stuck with many people. I'm merely regurgitating what I've heard. I'll make it a habit to call them by their correct nomenclature . Ba dum chang!
    Yes, I know. The maps have Hobbit too. 100 years from now, they will be known as the Hobbit Trails, probably the result of some bloke who couldn't pronounce, or thought he was Gandalf the ****ing Grey after stumbling out of one of the four-hour epic movies and then passed it on. A mere eight years later, and history has been butchered.

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    I never was a big fan of tolkien anyway. Long live the habitrails.

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    Buffalo Creek was beautiful... it was a little tough with a few inches of snow, but no mud whatsoever. Got a good 16 miles in and stoked it was so nice out.

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    Does the road bike count? Rode from Fort Collins to the CX race in Louisville and back. Perfect weather....can't complain.


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    I concur

    Quote Originally Posted by Whyteboy
    Did Croiser today, Frontrangemigz just happened to get there at the same time. We had a blast!!!

    it was a blast! Good riding with you. We'll have to do it again soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    I thought about shuttling (cough, cough) Chimney Gultch to help a friend test ride some rigs.
    Ya know, the logistics of a ChimChim shuttle are much simpler than that of Apex...
    and the trail has a few less blind corners
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    Quote Originally Posted by front range migz
    it was a blast! Good riding with you. We'll have to do it again soon.
    Nice!! I was thinking of hitting that in the next couple of days with the Pugsley.

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    Not enough snow for a pugz yet Larry!

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    I hit Hidden Mesa yesterday, it was pretty decent. Bike is all muddy now, though, and I live in an apartment. Kinda wondering how to clean this **** off....
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    think I saw ya

    up at the mesa, judging by your 07 GF 29er signature line. I was the fat guy on the red Blur, how was the desent off the mesa?

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    hit up the neighborhood loop and 359 to gross res










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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingbunny
    up at the mesa, judging by your 07 GF 29er signature line. I was the fat guy on the red Blur, how was the desent off the mesa?
    Ha yep, that was me. Descent was good, although the rocky slope was kinda sketch with all the snow and I was definitely grateful for discs, and my fingertips and lower calves got really cold on the way down. Did you come up that way too, or from the other side of the mesa?
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    yep

    that direction seams the best way to ride, gives you a great desent down to the car. Had fun on the desent myself but the last hairpin was a bit slick....good fun

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    Oh yeah, good times. My bad on coming down that ledge in the rocks, you had right of way there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Give full report! I'll be there Tuesday


    This should be a sticky thread 'til spring.
    Whats dry now?
    How does this trail look??????

    I rode Dakota Ridge & Red Rocks loop. Conditions were overall very rideable. A little slick in a few spots but not bad at all. Teusday should be even better weather permitting.
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    Rode White Ranch today

    Did a quick climb on Belcher Hill today. Its drying out nicely. Most of the snow is down low in the shade. Very ridable.

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    Road ride today. No trail conditions to report. Great weather, though.

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    Anyone ride Apex? I'm new to riding in the winter, so I have no idea how this trail is after it snows. I haven't ridden in a few weeks and I am getting the shakes.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    I rode Dakota Ridge & Red Rocks loop. Conditions were overall very rideable. A little slick in a few spots but not bad at all. Teusday should be even better weather permitting.
    Thanks YO!

    I love Dakota

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Thanks YO!

    I love Dakota

    Dakota Loops Tuesday @ Noon!
    Yer Welcome.

    Man...Id love to go with ya. But unfortunately im one of those working stiffs who doesnt have the luxury of riding mid week+mid day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Three Phase
    Yer Welcome.

    Man...Id love to go with ya. But unfortunately im one of those working stiffs who doesnt have the luxury of riding mid week+mid day.
    Hey, I pay my dues. Been here at work since Thanksgiving at 7AM....
    But having weekdays off is the shiznit. I'm off the next 3 days!

    Dakota is good for most of the year, I'll hitcha up next weekend I'm off
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    hit up the neighborhood loop and 359 to gross res
    nOOby-

    Any chance of showing another local (Wondervu) some of your favorites? I have mostly ridden West Mag and Walker from the backside but looking for some new stuff locally to keep it interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Hey, I pay my dues. Been here at work since Thanksgiving at 7AM....
    But having weekdays off is the shiznit. I'm off the next 3 days!

    Dakota is good for most of the year, I'll hitcha up next weekend I'm off
    PEACE
    Its all good, a good ride is a good ride whatever day you go. Enjoy.

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    No schweat

    while it's a given that the "rider" climbing has the right of way. I wasn't actually riding..more standing there like a dumb a$$ trying to figure out the step up move, still no luck, maybe when it's dry

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    Good. On that one I've always had good luck hitting it almost straight on. Kinda hard, with that other big ass rock in the way, but doable. Only problem then is pedal strikes.
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