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    When is CO ridable?

    I'm moving out to Denver soon after i graduate this December, and i'm curious when the riding season is. I understand its much shorter in the high altitudes due to snow, but if you guys could give me like a range estimate on the months i will be able to ride in the front range area as well as the western slop area, that would be awesome. thanks!

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    Front Range:

    Last winter: little if any riding
    This winter: been riding much of the winter

    Western Slope:

    Last winter: they rode much of the winter
    This winter: they were snowed out much of the winter

    Safely you could say April through October or November. Any other days are bonus days

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    Here on the Front Range you can "usually" ride roadie year round and get a few rides in on dry trails in Jan/Feb.

    This time of year (late winter/early spring) the trails begin to dry up, but in Colorado things can change quickly. March and April are good times to head West to Moab for ridding.

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    This is important nine months ahead of your move? You sure plan ahead.

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    He's got his priorities down!

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    The Colorado riding season usually consists of Memorial Day through Labor Day. I recommend a subscription to Front Range Trends to get the scoop.
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    Well, for trail riding...

    It usually starts around March 8th, and goes until...umm.. lets see... about March 7th...
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveM
    It usually starts around March 8th, and goes until...umm.. lets see... about March 7th...
    Haha, nice. I've been watching the weather daily since i decided to move, and it looks to me like you guys get some nasty weather at night and sometimes during the day, but it seams to clear up very quickly. To me anything above 45 degrees out is perfectly acceptable riding weather, i guess im more concerned with the trails being covered in snow.

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    you learn to embrace the conditions at hand






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    [QUOTE=nOOby]you learn to embrace the conditions at hand

    haha, omg dude, get a KTrak already! I plan to get into Sking to keep me busy duing the rough months.

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    I snowboarded the day before, 16" of fresh. Needed to squeeze in a ride before the snow covered the front range for the next week. Didn't quite make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raceface9465
    Haha, nice. I've been watching the weather daily since i decided to move, and it looks to me like you guys get some nasty weather at night and sometimes during the day, but it seams to clear up very quickly. To me anything above 45 degrees out is perfectly acceptable riding weather, i guess im more concerned with the trails being covered in snow.
    Rode in shorts and short sleeves today, low 60's at 5pm, beautiful day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
    The Colorado riding season usually consists of Memorial Day through Labor Day.
    IMHO if you only ride Memorial day thru Labor day, you're missing the best front range riding times of the year.
    You can pretty consistently ride the front range from mid to late April through October.
    Hit or miss in March and November.
    Dec, Jan and Feb only if you like riding on snow and ice for the most part.
    The reason I like the early season and late season times of year better are the cooler temps and less crowds.
    I do have to admire your avatar though, ban'd4life.

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    Through the winter you can ride dry on many south facing areas, ride Pueblo and drive to Moab. I love Moab in the winter - no-one else is there (ok, hardly anyone else is there).

    The main issue for driving to the desert is getting a decent drive as the ski traffic sucks if there is snow on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    IMHO if you only ride Memorial day thru Labor day, you're missing the best front range riding times of the year.

    I agree, I was being sarcastic.

    I do have to admire your avatar though, ban'd4life.
    Well... I like my avatar as well, here is a larger version.

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    She looks like she is gaining weight...
    Tact is for people not witty enough to be sarcastic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    She looks like she is gaining weight...

    Pfft! Gone are the days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
    Well... I like my avatar as well, here is a larger version.

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Sorry - didn't catch the sarcasm - I'm a little slow. OK - a lot slow.
    And, the larger version is even better!

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