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    Sat 1/26 Pueblo Ride anyone?

    I am looking to make a long drive down to get out of the snow and break my new bike in. But I dont know where I'm going. Anyone else looking to go riding? It looks like it will be a nice day. Poss. low 50's. Let me know.

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    Got snow, wait for more posts toward end of week for trail conditions. May be to muddy if it starts to melt.

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    Nooooooooooo!

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    Well.... Any reports on conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffkenn
    Well.... Any reports on conditions
    I'm planning on a ride later this morning. I'll be back with a conditions report around 2:00. Should be all ridable....stay tuned.

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    If the trail is clean, I would absolutely love heading down for a ride. I can't wait to see what Pueblo has to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilbury1
    I'm planning on a ride later this morning. I'll be back with a conditions report around 2:00. Should be all ridable....stay tuned.
    What trail? I've never been but I'm considering it unless any of you know of some actual dirt closer to town. An hour drive from Denver right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by regimom
    What trail? I've never been but I'm considering it unless any of you know of some actual dirt closer to town. An hour drive from Denver right?
    Looks like 103 miles, it usually take me about 1.5 - 2 hours depending on traffic.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&cl...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

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    doubled up posts.
    Last edited by lubes17319; 01-25-2008 at 10:14 AM.

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    I'm game if it's a GO.
    Someone with trail knowledge heading along?

    I got room for 2 more bikes, or will ride along with another driver if ya gots room for my fat a#s. Leaving from Cap Hill in Denver.

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    Smile

    Weather forecast looks good!
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/trave...from=whatwhere

    51 degrees and sunny.

    Chris

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    I'll likely be there Sunday.

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    I'm thinking Sunday as well.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Good to go...mostly

    Okay, just got back from a ride on the south shore trails. Conditions are similar to last weekend. Trails in full sun are 100% dry. Shady areas have less than an inch of mostly hard packed snow. Today's warm, windy weather should get rid of most of that.

    BUT, tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer and calm . Some of these shady bits that still have snow "could" start melting rapidly and cause some isolated muddy areas. (Waterfall, lower Skull Canyon, and parts of Conduit could be iffy.)

    If you can wait til Sunday, conditions should be nearly perfect. Outer Limits and Voodoo will be safe for tomorrow as well as most canyons. Just be mindful that much of the soil out there is clay-based. The mud will stick to your tires like glue, trashing both bike and trail. So I'm not saying it's a no-go for Saturday, just avoid the few, if any, muddy areas.

    I'll be out there (red gate) tomorrow around 10:00 (on a Lenz FS 29er). I'd be happy to show you guys around if you haven't ridden here before.

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    sooo....

    I've never been to Pueblo. I need a 1.5 hour looped ride on Saturday and I NEEEEEED dirt. I'm going crazy. Is it worth the drive from Littleton? Is there something around here that will be clear? What trail in Pueblo would be my best bet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by regimom
    sooo....

    I've never been to Pueblo. I need a 1.5 hour looped ride on Saturday and I NEEEEEED dirt. I'm going crazy. Is it worth the drive from Littleton? Is there something around here that will be clear? What trail in Pueblo would be my best bet?

    If you need dirt we have it.
    MAP: Pueblo - South Shore Trail Map
    To determine if you will like riding here search this forum for Pueblo to see pictures and movie clips that have been posted
    There is one main trail system in Pueblo that is on the south shore of the reservoir.

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by regimom
    I need a 1.5 hour looped ride
    Sounds like Voodoo would be your best bet. It should be completely dry (except for the stream crossing) and offers plenty of pedaling. If that isn't enough then tack on Outer Limits. If you want some adrenaline then hit the gullies off of Roller Coaster and Rock Canyon. Pick up the map pointed to by the previous post to get an idea about where those trails are.

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    Thank you so much!!! That is exactly what I'm going to do. If I do as planned... I'll be there from 9am to 7pm, riding and riding and riding... say hi if you see me. I'll be on an Ellsworth Truth and my friend Mike will be on an Epic.

    Can't wait!

    -linda

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    I'll be there as well. Blue Gary Fisher Pro Caliber.

    Jeff

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    HuckYourMeat & I are headed that way.
    Red Gate @ 10-ish. Got the trail map, but a human guide would do better, so we'll be looking for ya, wilbury..

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    Great day to ride, it was almost 60



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    Hey, it was a great ride. Thanks to rroeder for setting it up, nice meeting you 29or6to4, huckyourmeat, and the rest of the crew. Hope you guys found stonehenge! I celebrated my lack of fitness with a cheeseburger and some beer. Hope we get to ride again, I'll be in better shape next time!

    P.S. Lets hope the wind is a little better next time.
    Tryin' to keep the tires on the ground.

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    What a great day!!!! It was great to meet you, JOE! (Wilbury1) Awesome temps, sun, DIRT!!! Wow, I haven't seen dirt for so long... Those were some great winter trails and definitely the closest I'm going to come to Tucson-like terrain. So happy I made the journey down there.

    Poor Joe had to deal with me and my friend Mike getting used to our dirt legs, not to mention the major and minor mechanicals along the way. He got smart and headed home after our loop of the Voodoo trail. (Save yourself, Joe!) Luckily, there were no more incidents that day and I found the outer limits trail to be perfect training all day long. Got one lap of the Voodoo trail and 3 laps of the Outer Limits trail in, the last one being in the dark with our lights. AWESOME!

    I'd post a pic I took of Joe, but maybe I should protect the identity of the innocent...

    Thank you PUEBLO!!!

    ps.. I think I saw some of the rest of you in the parking lot.... I was the one with the Landcruiser totally parked in the way. Ha.

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    It was great Rejomon

    What a beautiful day to get out of the mountains... I left 6am and 10 degrees behind for a day of 62 degrees of riding. I was so glad to have met so many other MTBRs and get a full tour of all the trails in Pueblo. I will defently be going down there again. And you I did see you sitting in your land Crusier with you Els. up against your car. I was putting my bike on the rear of my Durango in front of you... Maybe next time more of us can meet up and ride.

    PS. We need more people to commit earlyer than the morning of riding, it takes me 3 hours to get down there

    See you all soon again...

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    Who was the guy on the Black Sheep that seemed to be doing laps? Freaking strong on the climbs he was.

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