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    Walker Ranch conditions?

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    Sticky... top of the page...

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    yeah that works in theory...if every person in the front range is reading the thread every day...

    whatever
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    should be fine

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    i'm guessing it's windy.

    .....and dry...except for that creek crossing.

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    Kind of rainish up there, although blue skies on the boulder side of flagstaff.

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    I think it's good to go, although I haven't been on it for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    i'm guessing it's windy.

    .....and dry...except for that creek crossing.
    Trail was great last night (5/4) except for the rain. Few wet spots on the first downhill if you go counter-clockwise from the main trailhead.

    And yes, the creek crossing is wet, like knee deep wet...ask me how i know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradoxj13
    And yes, the creek crossing is wet, like knee deep wet...ask me how i know
    I also rode it last night and it was in great condition, except for the creek crossing - I've never seen it so deep and narrow. Soaked my left shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
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    El Rancho Blanco was in great shape....wish I was. The climb up Belcher into the wind was a bee-otch!
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    Just got back from walker...epic!

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    rode yesterday afternoon. freekin puuuurrrrfect.

    a question on that though..... yesterday i rode it counter clockwise, it kind of looked like it would be more fun to ride clockwise, and it hurt giving up all that vertical going down the stairs.

    which is the preferred direction? if say, you happen to be a guy ridding a transition bottlerocket, who only really climbs hills because they lead to a descent.

    i might head out today and give it another go.
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    Counter-clockwise out and back

    is the way to go. You get more miles, more singletrack, and skip the loose and eroded dirt road. And you don't have to walk down the stairs carrying your bike in bike shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porkchop_Power
    is the way to go. You get more miles, more singletrack, and skip the loose and eroded dirt road. And you don't have to walk down the stairs carrying your bike in bike shoes.
    ^^^^ +1

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    ah... so just turn around before the stars eh?
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    Yes, ride to the stairs and turn around.

    Yes, ride to the stairs and turn around.

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    +1 Clockwise: adds best ST descent of Walker loop at the early outset, climbing portage at stairs good workout/semi-adventure, and climb after stairs more interesting ST with a good puzzle or two.

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    I like both directions. Clockwise is a challenge to get up those initial techy spots, and then you go down the switchbacks which is fun. On the other hand the switchbacks are a great workout going the other direction, if you're into that.

    I like to park down the road at the myers homestead trailhead and then ride the singletrack over to the regular walker trailhead. Its a nice warmup before tackling the techy stuff in the clockwise direction. Unfortunately the main myers homestead trail is a snoozer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansible
    I like to park down the road at the myers homestead trailhead and then ride the singletrack over to the regular walker trailhead. Its a nice warmup before tackling the techy stuff in the clockwise direction. Unfortunately the main myers homestead trail is a snoozer.
    i did the same thing. didn't find the trail a snoozer though. i pegged 38mph and BOOSTED all of the humps. i guess thats the plus side to trail ridding your slopestyle bike eh?
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    I go clockwise or sometimes do the out and backs. Hate the climb up the road and switchbacks counterclock.

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    I agree, either clockwise or do the out and back.

    We rode clockwise last night (and it was night when we finished!).

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    I find myself going counter-clockwise most of the time. I used to go clockwise because climbing the road and switchbacks killed me at the end. Clockwise - Descending the switchbacks is loads of fun but short lived. Then there is lots of road to descend (ho hum), climb the stairs, then grind your way up all of the single track that is so much more fun to descend! Counter-clockwise - descend out of the gates, good warmup climb with a few good rock sections, bomb-digetty 2 miles of single track from S Boulder Creek trailhead, descend the stairs and earn your beers up the road and switchbacks.
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    Can't claim originality for this, but park at the Pika trailhead, ride counter-clockwise to the stairs, turn around and ride back. All the singletrack, both directions, no hiking and no sucky fire-road climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradoxj13
    Can't claim originality for this, but park at the Pika trailhead, ride counter-clockwise to the stairs, turn around and ride back. All the singletrack, both directions, no hiking and no sucky fire-road climb.
    That's a great way to do Walker. I finally just said I'm not going to portage down, uh, the portage another time. What a freakin' hazard! But, I look at that road climb out from the bridge a little differently---I love it. Nothing feels better than cleaning the whole thing without spinning out. And I love going UP the singletrack back to the parking lot. The look on the downhill bombers who think they're the only ones on the trail is priceless.
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