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    Cool-blue Rhythm Springs night ride 2/27/13

    Can it be done?...
    I thought about Red Rocks or Stratton OS. Palmer and Ute are probably gonna be a mess, and there's probably too much snow up in the canyon.
    Any ideas or beta?

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    Vid of the week, for your enjoyment.
    Brakes, who needs'em...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/32425530?portrait=0" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/32425530">Lars N Bars gets Klunking</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4108505">Transition Bikes</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Just throwing it out as a possible, Snow Shoes MH?

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    riding > snow shoeing

    I am game for red rocks or stratton. stratton was ride able yesterday It is pretty packed down on the trails and half of the snow from yesterday got blown off the trails. We did not get as much snow down this way as you fellas up north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post
    Can it be done?...
    I thought about Red Rocks or Stratton OS. Palmer and Ute are probably gonna be a mess, and there's probably too much snow up in the canyon.
    Any ideas or beta?
    I just got back from Ute and it has 1-2" in most places with some mud starting to develop in a few sunny spots. Right now it is that tiring snow that the wheels sink into. Probably would be awesome on a fatbike right now.

    If you guys do go snow shoeing does anyone have an extra pair?

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    (chanting) stra- ton epic-trail stra-ton epic-trail

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    I could go for some more Epic Trail (and the other usual suspects at Stratton). My gut feel is that they would be in better condition than Red Rocks, but I haven't been south of Briargate so I'm not sure how snowy/muddy it is down there. I'm not against Red Rocks though if the trails are in good shape.

    From what I recall, it sounds like we could have some more weather by the middle of next week...

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    Stratton sounds fun, weather could be a factor again tomorrow, will know for sure Wed. morning

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    Palmer is MUDDY!!! The not fun kind.
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    Well Stratton it is!
    Cool, get to ride the proclaimed epic trail again. So lets meets at the parking lot at the bottom of the chutes at 6pm.
    We'll definitely have to keep an eye out for the weather and make changes accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00frontier00 View Post
    Palmer is MUDDY!!! The not fun kind.
    So, does this mean your riding with us?

    I have a handlebar light you can use, just let me know and I'll bring it.

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    EDIT: I will be there. I didn't see the HUGE 2/27/13 in the title.
    I will require a light. Don't think my PETZL Head lamp is going to cut it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 00frontier00 View Post
    I wish I could. Getting ready to head to Tx. for a family emergency. So, the wife is out getting stuff for the trip and I have the kiddo's.
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    Thank you Sir.

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    We should all get Klunkers for CMSP, Red Rocks and such. Talk about adding a new level to night riding with coaster brakes and rigid at night!!

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    I might make it. Don't have a light, but have a headlamp or two.

    FWIW, Gold Camp has been pretty good since Thursday.

    High Drive was a HOOT on Thursday in 5-7" of new fresh snow. A little tougher Friday, and is pretty bumpy now, with all the boot-steps.

    Hope to see you guys out there.
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    Re: Springs night ride 2/27/13

    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    We should all get Klunkers for CMSP, Red Rocks and such. Talk about adding a new level to night riding with coaster brakes and rigid at night!!
    I second this but thinking more like Jaks

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    I will be in attendance, and recommend that we go bigger than smaller. I will bring a handlebar light for my Indian brother Dancesatmoonrise. I hope that there is some grus to crush, see you Wednesday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00frontier00 View Post
    EDIT: I will be there. I didn't see the HUGE 2/27/13 in the title.
    I will require a light. Don't think my PETZL Head lamp is going to cut it.
    Sweet, see you there!

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    Re: Springs night ride 2/27/13

    Looks like I'm a maybe again... Yesterday my oldest was diagnosed with a double ear infection, sinus infection, and had early signs of an eye infection. Then my wife had another ovarian cyst rupture. If all the meds do their jobs I might be able to make it.

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    Holy **** B!!! Hope your little girl and wife get better quick!

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    Life's never boring, is it B?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post
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    Life's never boring, is it B?...
    Nope, they keep me on my toes. Thankfully I am able to work from home so I can help when needed.

    It looks like some clouds are over the canyon. Is it snowing down your way Arin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancesatmoonrise View Post
    I might make it. Don't have a light, but have a headlamp or two.

    FWIW, Gold Camp has been pretty good since Thursday.

    High Drive was a HOOT on Thursday in 5-7" of new fresh snow. A little tougher Friday, and is pretty bumpy now, with all the boot-steps.

    Hope to see you guys out there.
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    HA, if Spritney Brears was my ol' lady. I would never have to do anything again. I figure she matches my riding style. Fast, get's around, love's going down and has a hard time getting back up.
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    Springs night ride 2/27/13

    Nope no snow down here as of now. Should be good to go.


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    Re: Springs night ride 2/27/13

    Ugh 2 midterms on Thursday..i may be studyin instead of pedalin but crush that grus!!! I wonder how much snow is up on jacks...

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    Im betting quite a bit. I still have around 6" (real inches not guy inches) in my front yard in the shaded spots. It has started snowing over here a small amount but nothing major. I plan on getting over there this afternoon to do a bit of recon on the conditions for tomorrow.

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    I'm most likely in, unless I get a last-minute client tomorrow. I have an extra light (2 extra if I can't go). Folks are welcome to park here to have a warm place to come back to for a beer after the ride.

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    Was snowing pretty good up here in the North and on my trip to Carson and back a couple minutes go.
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    Just got back home from recon tri to the top of the chutes and back. It is rideable, there was only a few times that I had to change my pants on the way back down the chutes. Bring your granny gear or big boy legs tomorrow, it is that work hard and go nowhere snow so my vote is dress warm, bring beer, have fun.

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    Beer: Check. Legs: Check. Lights: Suckin'
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    Excellent. I shall reconvene with you sirs at the predestine, velo-enthusiast, gathering location. Ta-ta

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    Yeah snow! (and beer)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjbike View Post
    I'm most likely in, unless I get a last-minute client tomorrow. I have an extra light (2 extra if I can't go). Folks are welcome to park here to have a warm place to come back to for a beer after the ride.
    Kip, good seeing you today.

    GC got downright scary after Tunnel #1. Teflon mashed potatoes over water ice. Even the studded snows wanted to skate a bit.

    See you guys tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    Excellent. I shall reconvene with you sirs at the predestine, velo-enthusiast, gathering location. Ta-ta

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/91557076@N02/8511231649/" title="Sirs by marssizedobject, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/8511231649_838c08963f.jpg" width="127" height="101" alt="Sirs"></a>
    Well played sir, well played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancesatmoonrise View Post
    Kip, good seeing you today.

    GC got downright scary after Tunnel #1. Teflon mashed potatoes over water ice. Even the studded snows wanted to skate a bit.

    See you guys tomorrow.



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    Sounds Fun! lol
    See you there!

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    What do you southern folk have to say about the conditions this morning? Is it still going to be possible to do this ride?

    For the record, I'm against trying to do Jacks--we can have plenty of fun riding our bikes in Stratton and I don't feel like pushing my bike through the snow on Jacks...

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    I figured we'd stay down lower too Kman.

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    I have your shoes in my car Keith--don't let me forget to give them to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    What do you southern folk have to say about the conditions this morning? Is it still going to be possible to do this ride?

    For the record, I'm against trying to do Jacks--we can have plenty of fun riding our bikes in Stratton and I don't feel like pushing my bike through the snow on Jacks...
    Jacks is probably pretty bad right now. Pushing = getting cold real quick.
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    Re: Springs night ride 2/27/13

    My wife and daughter are doing much better so it looks like I can make it. Lights are charged and ready and I tossed some flat pedals on the Enduro. See you guys at 6! :thumbup:

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    Springs night ride 2/27/13

    Hey, just got done with recon of Stratton and buck and jacks.

    Stratton will be rideable obviously. Things I observed was uber mud which equals lots of trail damage. But when you guys are riding it will be über cold and frozen again. Noticed lots of ice especially in corners will make it fun lol.

    Buck jacks well the trail from the parking lot leading to start of buck climb was a pain in ass. Buck is definitely lots and lots of hike a bike. Bottom of jacks looked like it was packed down really good from the huge amount of hiker traffic it's getting which is going to be a big pain this season. I think we need a couple more days of melt up top in order to climb with no problems.

    Trails are crispy and icy so be safe have fun I'm Dropping out of this one.

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    Thanks for the trail beta Jonesy, Tonight I think will be fun but cold. Cant wait to see where this epic trail is. Glad the wife and daughter are feeling better B. See you guys there at 6!

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    Thanks for a great ride, gents. And thanks for the light, Kieth!



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    Great Ride

    Great ride guys. It was nice to get back out on the night rides.

    <iframe width='465' height='548' frameborder='0' src='http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/278452883'></iframe>

    I got a few pictures that turned out ok. I'll try and upload them tomorrow.

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    Had a great time tonight, didnt get too cold so I did not have to cry. Sadly the one picture I took tonight didnt turn out well I think I need to stop using my iphone and get a real camera. Cant wait to see the video from SRTB.

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    I'm thinking of only riding Stratton at night from here on out. Flying down snow and ice covered trails you don't know with a only a light was good fun indeed.
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    Definitely a memorable ride! There's nothing like flying downhill at night and in the snow. Fortunately there was little to no ice.
    Can't wait until the next ride!

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    Does anyont have any ride plans for this weekend? Kjbike had mentioned going to pueblo on sunday any interest?

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    Re: Springs night ride 2/27/13

    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Does anyont have any ride plans for this weekend? Kjbike had mentioned going to pueblo on sunday any interest?
    I'm planning on heading to Pueblo Sunday. What time were you thinking? I'm heading down as early as I can.

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