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    What trails are best to ride in this rain?!

    Hello Front Rangers,

    So I need your help. I'm a florida boy whos coming up to denver for the weekend and decided to come early so I could ride Tomorrow and Friday.

    My plan was to ride Apex on Thursday and then go to Trestle bike park for the day on Friday.

    Looking at the Apex thread going on now, looks like thats an absolute No-go.

    Considering I'll be picking up my rental bike in lakewood at around 1:30pm, What does everyone recommend to ride? I like technical, I like turns, and I 'd like sustained decents considering that is nowhere to be found in florida haha.

    Also, has anyone been out to trestle or know how it holds up to this rain?

    Thanks!

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    Buff Creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Buff Creek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by croakies View Post
    Also, has anyone been out to trestle or know how it holds up to this rain?
    Holds up quite well, in fact. I highly recommend.
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    As mentioned, Buffalo Creek will be the best option. In fact, this weekend it could have the best conditions all year.

    Walker Ranch in Boulder should be in good shape too... although you'll probably have to give it a day to dry out a little bit.

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    Guys, thanks for the info! Buffalo Creek it is, I'm excited. Let me know if anyone is going to be out there around two tomorrow and wouldn't mind me coming along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croakies View Post
    Also, has anyone been out to trestle or know how it holds up to this rain?
    I was there yesterday and it was holding up just fine

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    I was planning riding Indian Creek up to Buff Creek early Saturday morning. Pretty sure Buff Creek will be okay, but any opinions on whether Indian Creek will be rideable with the rain this week? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foote30 View Post
    I was planning riding Indian Creek up to Buff Creek early Saturday morning. Pretty sure Buff Creek will be okay, but any opinions on whether Indian Creek will be rideable with the rain this week? Thanks
    My guess is Indian Creek will be muddy too. We were going to do the Roxborough Loop tonight but it has a few creek crossings and is fairly shaded so we canceled. Depending on how much more rain we get on the SW side it could be awful or ok. Most of the trail will be ok but it will have some boggy spots.
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    How fast do the trails around here dry up. I am up from Texas for few days and would like to get a ride or two in. Buffalo creek looks like fun.

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    Hmm just got in but I don't know if I'm going to ride it looks like a Lot of water came down. If do end up going are there any trails at buff I should avoid?

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    I would avoid all of them right now. Not worth f-ing them up. Freakin pouring here in Golden. Road ride if necessary.
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    Yeah thats what I decided. Thanks zorro

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorro View Post
    I would avoid all of them right now. Not worth f-ing them up. Freakin pouring here in Golden. Road ride if necessary.
    Naw - Buff Crik is almost certainly just PRIME right now. This storm hasn't even really hit them all that hard from the storm total map:

    NWS radar image from Denver/Boulder, CO

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    Come on down to Colorado Springs. Most everything in Cheyenne Canon is better after rain. The only downside is that there will be lots of new rider eating ruts from the heavy rain. That said mud really isn't an issue in the Canon.

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    Gah I don't know what to do. I just called up the ranger and he said the trails were muddy and would definitely not recommend it but I mean I don't know how muddy. I want to go out there bad but I don't want to get hurt either! And I'd like to but I don't think I have enough time to make it all the way out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by croakies View Post
    Gah I don't know what to do. I just called up the ranger and he said the trails were muddy and would definitely not recommend it but I mean I don't know how muddy. I want to go out there bad but I don't want to get hurt either! And I'd like to but I don't think I have enough time to make it all the way out there
    USAFA Falcon Trail always drains pretty well, and there are a couple switchback climbs (depending on which direction you choose) that are actually only rideable in the wet. Plus there will be water crossings, which are fun....

    EDIT: ...and depending on where in Denver you are, the drive to the north end of C-Springs isn't any longer than it is to Buff Creek. Might even be shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by croakies View Post
    I want to go out there bad but I don't want to get hurt either!
    Ehy?!
    Better get a road bike and stick to the bike paths then.

    You're talking about this wknd right? Buff Creek man! Mostly rock and decomposing granite! The place drains like a sieve! If rain ain't a fallin' and the ground isn't wet, go early and bust out 12 miles before noon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjbike View Post
    Come on down to Colorado Springs. Most everything in Cheyenne Canon is better after rain. The only downside is that there will be lots of new rider eating ruts from the heavy rain. That said mud really isn't an issue in the Canon.
    How does Cheyenne Mountain state park hold up to the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Ehy?!
    Better get a road bike and stick to the bike paths then.
    Nope, they're underwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Nope, they're underwater.
    Pfff... bring a snorkel...you do it for powder days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Pfff... bring a snorkel...you do it for powder days!
    Damn near need one without being underwater. Though, I'll take my chances with the cagers and hidden pot holes. Puddles, don't trust 'em.

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