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    Yup, we've got some accumulation in GJ and it's still coming down, sounds like they are expecting 1-2" here. Trails are gonna need some time to dry out. But we NEED the moisture so I'll happily give up some riding days. Stuff was already getting sandy in Feb, not good.

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    I've found a few web cams of GJ that indicate recent weather.
    Does anyone have anything more Loma related that I should be viewing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Chicken Bones View Post
    I've found a few web cams of GJ that indicate recent weather.
    Does anyone have anything more Loma related that I should be viewing?
    totally agreed. Looking forward to getting some dirt time hopefully later in March. For now winter is back and the skiing is good again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Chicken Bones View Post
    I've found a few web cams of GJ that indicate recent weather.
    Does anyone have anything more Loma related that I should be viewing?
    CDOT has a webcam at the Loma exit on I-70. It's somewhere in here:

    Road Conditions, Speeds, Travel Times, Traffic Cameras, Live Streaming Traffic Cameras, Road Closures and Road Work Information provided by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) a branch of Colorado Department of Transportation

    However, this won't tell you what the conditions on, say, Horsethief/Mary's/Rustlers are. There are two FB groups that may help:

    1) Colorado Western Slope Trail Conditions has decent chatter whenever it's not dry here.
    2) Fruita Mountain Biking (maybe run by OTE?) also gives updates particularly when it is wet.

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    When will them slackers get around to making me a web cam of Horsethief? And an App. And a tattoo template so i can tell the world that I like Loma?

    But, thanks. That i-70 cam is actually dang good for that region.
    the Utah State line cam is pretty perfect.
    All jokes aside- Thanks.
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    The two Facebook pages David mentioned are my go to source of condition info (even as a local). They seem to be updated pretty regularly when we have weather.

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    Pretty nice out, just a little on the cool side. Perfect amount of moisture at Lunch Loop.

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    REALLY!!!!?
    Steven- Are you messing w/ me?
    I'm off Wed-Sat and if I could steal time for Fruita, I'm there.
    As the weather changes in the next few days, please keep posting. It might be worth the trip (typed as the snow continues to fall here).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenfallover View Post
    Pretty nice out, just a little on the cool side. Perfect amount of moisture at Lunch Loop.
    Looks like mid 50s by this weekend. Think Lunch loops or kokopelli will be good to go by this weekend?

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    Should be good to go by then, doesn't look like we should be getting any more rain this week.

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    I would think the riding will be good as per BDKeg comment by Friday or Sat if the rain is done with. It has been a dry winter so the desert is thirsty.

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    Coming from the Front Range and looking to do Edge Loop on Saturday and Kokopelli loops on Sunday. Does it look like these will both be rideable on those days? I can push each trail back a day if it means the riding will be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poonamibaxter View Post
    Coming from the Front Range and looking to do Edge Loop on Saturday and Kokopelli loops on Sunday. Does it look like these will both be rideable on those days? I can push each trail back a day if it means the riding will be better.
    I'd bet dollars to donuts that the Edge Loop won't be anywhere near ready. The upper reaches of that ride are over 7K feet high.

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    I'm also hoping to pedal Loma/Lunch and such Fri/Sat.
    Info that'll help me not drive if it's bad would be great.
    (No way Edge will be ready.... Says me-the out of towner)
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    Can anyone recommend two rides that will be dry this weekend? I am looking for something long like 18-30 miles and something a little shorter. Going to be riding with my buddy who is new to the sport but has a nice bike and is in decent shape. I want to hurt him but I don't want him to get hurt so nothing too techy. He lives in junction and is my crash pad so I want him to ride stuff that is going to leave him wanting moore.
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    You can ride GJ Lunch Loops for 20miles no problem. Do gunny loop and then everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poonamibaxter View Post
    Can anyone recommend two rides that will be dry this weekend? I am looking for something long like 18-30 miles and something a little shorter. Going to be riding with my buddy who is new to the sport but has a nice bike and is in decent shape. I want to hurt him but I don't want him to get hurt so nothing too techy. He lives in junction and is my crash pad so I want him to ride stuff that is going to leave him wanting moore.
    I wouldn't recommend LL's in this case. He may be doing a bunch of walking and probably won't have a great time if he really is a beginner. If he's truly a beginner 18rd or Kokopelli is a better choice IMO.

    However IF you do go to lunch loops, do a shorter loop like Pete-e-kes, high noon, raven ridge, Ali-Ali-loop, Miramonte Rim and even maybe Clunker and Holey Bucket, then back up to finish with Kurt's Lane down. Not too much danger there. I wouldn't take beginners on much else up there (including Gunny). 10-15 miles at LL usually feels like 20+ at other areas.......

    Not sure how everything is drying out after our snow on Tuesday, but I think most everything should be good by Sat.

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    as of Friday the 6th of March 2015 - everything is dry and awesome.

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    Kokopelli today was dry and beautiful. I really enjoyed the ride, these temps are hard to beat
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    Rabbit Valley was so nice on Thursday afternoon. Not a soul around, and sunny and comfortable.

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    Hows everything lookin out west?

    Looking to ride the 18rd/Kokopelli areas this weekend...

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    Everything is open and dry. We got a bit of rain last night but I'm sure not enough to affect conditions. I'm planning to ride tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobi View Post
    Everything is open and dry. We got a bit of rain last night but I'm sure not enough to affect conditions. I'm planning to ride tonight.
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    Thanks!
    Not a drop of water to be found on my ride at Lunch Loops tonight. If they're dry, 18 and koko certainly are. Should be great riding this weekend, low 70's.......

    FYI - Sarlacc and Edge loop at 18rd are under seasonal closure until May 1st but doubt you planned on riding them.

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    Anyone have an idea on how 18rd will be for Sunday? Signed up for the Rumble at 18rd, but checking weather and cams, I am seeing some rain/snow.

    Heading over from Denver, but don't want to make the trip if its going to be a mess..I know it does not take much moisture to turn 18rd into a clay fest!

    Looks like rain is off and on for the weekend..

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    18 rd is a soupy mess right now. Rained last night and turned to snow this morning. It's raining now in the valley. We bailed and are going to hang out on i70 in the snow for awhile.

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    Race just got postponed to May 2-3 according to Facebook
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    It has been raining here in GJ for the last 2 days. Very hard at times, and never less than a steady drizzle.

    Just out running errands and I could see, through a brief sucker hole, that the snow line is all the way down the Bookcliffs and within ~100' of the valley floor.

    That, and it's supposed to keep raining tonight.

    In short, if you want to ride in the Grand Valley this weekend, bring a road bike, fenders, and your racing cape. Our dirt is mud, and will be til at least Monday.

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    Fact is, those of us who live here are really happy about the rain. .78" on East Orchard Mesa so far. Let er rip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanMan View Post
    Fact is, those of us who live here are really happy about the rain. .78" on East Orchard Mesa so far. Let er rip.
    May it continue for days and days.

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    Glad your getting some rain at last - i'm even happeir it didnt rain when i visited a few weeks back
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    right now, 20th april, dirt in Fruita/GJ is SPECTACULAR!

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    Looking for some Intel on 18 Road. Heading up there Friday - Sunday and would hate to drive up only to find it to be a soupy mess...

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    Rained this evening. Supposed to be more showers tomorrow. I'd keep a close eye the next 2 days, but generally one day and it's good to go. I wouldn't panic yet. We had record rain a couple weeks ago and people were riding 24 hours later. If you are on Facebook, like the Western Slope Trail Conditions page, they update pretty regularly.

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    Is this weekend going to be ride-able? I've been trying to get out there for three weeks in a row now and the trip keeps getting pushed back due to rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asollie View Post
    Is this weekend going to be ride-able? I've been trying to get out there for three weeks in a row now and the trip keeps getting pushed back due to rain.
    won't rain the whole time, and kokopelli loops may be ride-able, but I wouldn't count on lunch loops or even perhaps 18rd. another Big storm this weekend, that's for sure. Weather models look pretty damn wet through the rest of May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asollie View Post
    Is this weekend going to be ride-able? I've been trying to get out there for three weeks in a row now and the trip keeps getting pushed back due to rain.
    I'd suggest you pay attention to the weather forecast.

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    Tonight and tomorrow might be some rain, but so far only a 20% chance on Sat. If it rains today and tomorrow the trails will be EVEN BETTER this weekend. I'm not seeing much to be concerned about frankly. Just keep an eye on it. There's a difference between us getting "some" rain and getting significant rain obviously.

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    Kokopelli was great the last two weekends. Can't speak for Lunch Loops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    I'd suggest you pay attention to the weather forecast.
    Wife & I have a trip planned there too, from Fort Collins, weather forecast has been back & forth all week. Going to be a gamble for sure. Was going to ride Mary's Fri, then Moab Sat. There's always chair surfing at Hot Tomato if it rains us out.

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    It's raining. Not looking good for anybody coming in for the weekend.

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    Sitting in eagle right now, they just cancelled the firebird race. How does it look in fruita? Would it be worth the drive?

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    Fruita is awesome right now, sunday, 5 pm.

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    How are the camping spots in the overflow area? Perhaps not a dusty?
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    I would assume with the rain we have gotten that nothing is dusty. I haven't been out to 18rd in a few weeks, but it's been too wet to ride more than a few times recently according to the Facebook page.

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    Camping at a wet 18-Road = Nasty

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    Planning to ride Palisades on Friday. Weather.com and accuweather both show different forcasts. Weather.com showing 60% chance of rain, whereas accuweather show sunny

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    It's been hit and miss the last few weeks. We haven't lost too many full days of riding, but the options have been limited some days to only Kokopelli or Rabbit Valley. If you're already locked into coming out, I'd say just hope for the best and be prepared to settle for riding something other than Palisade Rim if it doesn't dry out. Otherwise keep an eye on the weather and maybe call Rapid Creek Cycles @ (970) 464-9266 before you hit the road and get their expert prediction.

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    With riding in that part of the country... just keep driving south and west until you hit the goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Camping at a wet 18-Road = Nasty
    We were there today, it was wet and getting wetter.

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