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    Winter 2006 Trail Report

    Looks like the weather is suppose to be somewhat decent today and tomorrow. Anything rideable tomorrow evening or do I stick with Rocky Canyon or the Greenbelt?

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    8th street is ok

    Once you get past the learning center. However, the 150 yards between the gate and the motorcycle parking lot maybe crappy...

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    Climb the front

    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Once you get past the learning center. However, the 150 yards between the gate and the motorcycle parking lot maybe crappy...
    Thanks for the heads up - I've got my Big Single Slinger ready for some dirt. I need to see if I picked the right climbing combo, 34x22. No pics yet will post soon.

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    I ran up hulls this morning... mudfest. Sloppy and unridable. Lots of puddles and erosion. Its sunny outside, so if the nice weather holds up, maybe it will dry up a bit in the next couple of days.
    Whenever I haul a$$ I have to take two trips.

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    Friday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Burn
    Thanks for the heads up - I've got my Big Single Slinger ready for some dirt. I need to see if I picked the right climbing combo, 34x22. No pics yet will post soon.
    Want to take it out for a spin Friday afternoon up Rocky Canyon? The cinnoman monkey and I were itchin' to do some riding then and I know your Friday schedule is usually like mine. He and I were talking about road riding, but since you were there for my first ride on the X-5, I want to be there for the maiden voyage of the slinger. I'm sure the monkey won't mind changing the plan.

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    My bike needs some miles!

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Want to take it out for a spin Friday afternoon up Rocky Canyon? The cinnoman monkey and I were itchin' to do some riding then and I know your Friday schedule is usually like mine. He and I were talking about road riding, but since you were there for my first ride on the X-5, I want to be there for the maiden voyage of the slinger. I'm sure the monkey won't mind changing the plan.
    I need to get my snout dirty - I'am booked with party preparation this friday. I almost went last night, you riding nights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Burn
    I need to get my snout dirty - I'am booked with party preparation this friday. I almost went last night, you riding nights?
    I rode up and down Hulls last night. It was mostly ridable with a couple of minor rutted and wet sections. No real mud to speak of. Riding the 1x1 after being on the CX for a couple weeks was like riding a really friendly tank. Tu's and W's work for me for the headlamp trips if'n yer interested.
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    are the visual handicapped welcome to this night riding thingy??? I promise 2 leave the poo at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Burn
    I almost went last night, you riding nights?
    Not lately - obviously, way too much rain for foothills riding. (On that note, interesting difference between TC's and RRB's opinions about the condition of Hulls, given that they were on there probably less than 12 hours apart. I guess one man's mostly dry conditions is another woman's mucky slop.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    (On that note, interesting difference between TC's and RRB's opinions about the condition of Hulls, given that they were on there probably less than 12 hours apart.)
    I was curious about that too. It was however raining very lightly (i.e., misting) in the gulch even though it was dry at home.

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    I guess one man's mostly dry conditions is another woman's mucky slop.)
    Would you care to elucidate?
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    Ding Ding Ding Ding

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Not lately - obviously, way too much rain for foothills riding. (On that note, interesting difference between TC's and RRB's opinions about the condition of Hulls, given that they were on there probably less than 12 hours apart. I guess one man's mostly dry conditions is another woman's mucky slop.)
    We have a weener

    You managed to use "man's mostly dry and woman's mucky slop" in a sentence.

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    Hulls is dry - Does that make it a man?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    Would you care to elucidate?
    It's funny how Hulls dry's out much faster than some of the other trails. Must be the sand and rock and trail users. It does get puddles though. Do Puddles have there own sexuality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknrollbarbie
    I ran up hulls this morning... mudfest. Sloppy and unridable. Lots of puddles and erosion. Its sunny outside, so if the nice weather holds up, maybe it will dry up a bit in the next couple of days.
    Anyone been on Bob's? I'm sure mudslide hill is slikery. Hope its ready for a Fri. 2pm ride.
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    Man mud-Woman wet

    (On that note, interesting difference between TC's and RRB's opinions about the condition of Hulls, given that they were on there probably less than 12 hours apart. I guess one man's mostly dry conditions is another woman's mucky slop.)
    I don't think it's about a man vs. a woman's opinion over trail conditions. I've always thought it's more of an Idaho native's definition of muddy versus someone that grew up East of the Mississippi. Otherwise, RRB and I just finished a quick climb up 8th. They were grading it as we were going up so the street is nice and relatively dry (Idaho standard dry that is).

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    Weener? or Weiner?

    It is funny either way. Now if we could someone to use butt monkey, or anti-butt monkey, in a post....hmmmm

    It is January. There are base miles to logged....and the Emmett/Horseshoe Bend loop to be ridden...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Weener? or Weiner?
    Weener is an ethnic variant of wiener. I am assuming that weiner must be one too so dingdingding you both are corrent.
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    Hulls..speaking of maiden voyages

    CBro and I gave the homebrew light kits their maiden voyage tonight. All was well, it was beautiful out there. Hooked up with "Greg," a kayaker who rides once a month. "Onceamonther" had no problem climbing at my speed, which made me feel like a hundred bucks and almost convincing me to buy an XC bike.

    Naw!

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    Whaddya folks think the road going up behind the shooting range at Military Reserve will be like tomorrow evening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    Would you care to elucidate?
    Not at work. You know, you drop a hit of acid or eat some mushrooms at work and it can get kind of weird. The best place to elucidate is at a Dead show because, you know, everyone else is elucidating too.

    Back to the seriousness here - what's the bottom line on Hulls? Dry enough to ride or no? There doesn't seem to be a clear consensus. Bombin/CBro - where did you guys ride?

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    I say yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Not at work. You know, you drop a hit of acid or eat some mushrooms at work and it can get kind of weird. The best place to elucidate is at a Dead show because, you know, everyone else is elucidating too.

    Back to the seriousness here - what's the bottom line on Hulls? Dry enough to ride or no? There doesn't seem to be a clear consensus. Bombin/CBro - where did you guys ride?
    The Poindexter/Dork/mini-Barney loop = CB to kestrel to fwy down HG.

    The authorities did some trail maintenance and bandaided a lot of the erosion spots. It was in pretty good shape with the exception of a few watery and muddy spots. Bunny hop those and watch out for hikers with dogs and you'll be alright.
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    last night's ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Bombin4X
    The Poindexter/Dork/mini-Barney loop = CB to kestrel to fwy down HG.

    The authorities did some trail maintenance and bandaided a lot of the erosion spots. It was in pretty good shape with the exception of a few watery and muddy spots. Bunny hop those and watch out for hikers with dogs and you'll be alright.
    Last night's ride had it all. Climbs, snow, darkness, views, lights,
    Godzilla, Jack Bauer, single malt scotch...

    Dingo or Bombin or Craig, and I arrive at the park around 430, I'm on the singlespeed, he on the King Kahona, and away we went. Kinda iffy as to whether we were dressed warm enough. (2 layers up top, one on bottom) It was about 40deg, but with the sun going down, it would drop another 20 in an hour. So at least we're out riding, (right??) find the trails very tacky, almost too wet to ride,but not quite, heheh.

    From the main trail, we see a dude far ahead climbing up Chickadee Ridge, we eventually catch the dude at the base of Kestrel, we visit, and find out he's a major kayaker. He's been all over the country and other parts of the world, and loves our whitewater the best.

    In any case, I have to stand the whole way of Kestrel, being back
    on the one-trick Gray Lady, and I LOVE IT. All that fancy technology is fun for the longer rides with rock gardens and stuff, but deep down, I'm just a simple guy. Give me one gear, a strong, light bike and I'm happy as a hog in Sh!t.

    We regroup on Crestline after the little steep pitch, , and the view down into the valley at sunset is awesome. Deep blues and dark oranges to take the breath away. Or maybe it was the riding.

    Getting colder, but we're moving fast enough not to feel it... yet.

    Get to the top of Hulls Gulch, BS some more, lower the seats, and I let the full boinger boys go ahead, as there are some tricky parts I don't take very fast on the rigid SS, especially at night. I'm borrowing one of Dingo's home made light sets, to help him demo them on their maiden voyage, and as dusk turns to dark, I hit the landing lights on the handelbar, and I'm freakin blown away! His homemade set up that cost him about $100 in parts is easily the equal to a $400+ niterider system. No problems rockin down this creekbed canyon, except for when the bars went one way, and trail another, and you can't see Jack. That's where prayer and luck pull you out.

    Finally get back to the Sports Utility Beater and its really black out.
    Overcast, cold, no longer feeling the toes, but Jimminy Cricket anyway, we had a great time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBro
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    Sounds like you were elucidating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    Sounds like you were elucidating.
    Man, I live in a permanent state of elucidation... Reality is for people who can't handle elucidation, I always say.

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    Bah!!! Seeing is over-rated.
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    Rode up 8th Street

    and dropped into Hulls-Freeway-Owl's Roost. 8th is in awesome condition. The connector to Hulls has some ruts and running water but otherwise, it's OK if you pick a good line. The Freeway-Kestrel is pretty good also with the usual waterholes. What is typically the most muddy section of this whole ride (the first 100 yards of the motoX connector from the top) is in surprisingly great condition.
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    Rode up Mtn. Cove Road. Obviously that was in good shape. It appeared that Ridgecrest and the trail that parallels the road were moist so I didn't ride on those. Also tried to go on Toll Road, but that seemed pretty soft at the start so I turned around. Did see a number of runners/walkers out there though, but I wasn't gonna bother with riding through mud. Also rode around the dog **** pond and the trail around that was in good shape. Then rode up Eagle Ridge to the tower and then back down. The trails around there looked to be moist and soft too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    and dropped into Hulls-Freeway-Owl's Roost. 8th is in awesome condition. The connector to Hulls has some ruts and running water but otherwise, it's OK if you pick a good line. The Freeway-Kestrel is pretty good also with the usual waterholes. What is typically the most muddy section of this whole ride (the first 100 yards of the motoX connector from the top) is in surprisingly great condition.
    Check it out...
    I did a similar ride last night around 9 PM - up 8th street, down Hulls Ridge to the Gulch and then down the Gulch. Modified barney loop with more elevation gain. My take was 90% tacky with puddles. (Also, the Lake boots seemed to work pretty well. I wish they came in 1/2 sizes though - the 44s were a smidge too small and the 45's are a smidge too big, but I kept the 45s since I can use thicker socks with them, or double-layer the socks.)

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    I don't suppose anyone around here rode Wilson Creek Road in the past day or so? If so...sloppy? OK? Not too keen on waking up at 6am to head up to a Park & Ski tomorrow morning to go snowshoeing. I'd like to sleep in if possible and then just ride up the road for my Sunday workout.

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    E'side? Connie?

    OK this may be a dumb question (but considering my limited winter experience here in Boise...)

    ...are these ride-able this time of year? Do the trails hold up up there and/or are they snow-laden?

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    Try...

    Riding up Sweet Connie to the snow line. Where the snow line is depends on what type of weather we've been getting but it should be a decent ride (well-except for the Bogus Basin traffic). You can also explore the cow trails on the south side of Connie...

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    Big rig riding

    Thanks Gary. I'm thinking about a shuttle run too...coming down from E'side or if there's another entry point. My dh bike just sits there, lonely and unused. It's a pity since she's stil so new...

    Shuttle anyone?
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    Southside

    of Connie looks like this. I need to explore there more... Unfortunately, there is no opportunity for a shuttle back there so you gotta pay for the downhill...
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    Hmm

    I could take the Coiler there, not the IH.

    IF you're interested in checking it out more of that, lemme know...I've got the riding bug big time.
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    FYI - the traverse across the field a 1/2 mile before you get to the rocks by BB Road is clay. That part could be a nasty mess....let us know how it turns out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    FYI - the traverse across the field a 1/2 mile before you get to the rocks by BB Road is clay. That part could be a nasty mess....let us know how it turns out.
    Yeah, the whole lower section of Connie, starting at the lava dome area and extending all the way to the canyon climb out, can be knee deep in muck with some moisture. We tried to ride it last May after a rainy week (for p-star's bachelor party ride) and we all had to stop multiple times to clear the gunk from our wheels and stays just to be able to get out. Bombin - you should ask Michael about our experience on Connie in the muck!

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    OK, will do.

    I saw the write up and the pics from that trip yo refer to. Will do!

    BTW - Michael and I are meeting at CB Parking lot 5:30 for a short spin if you're game.
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    Downhillers Rejoice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bombin4X
    I saw the write up and the pics from that trip yo refer to. Will do!
    BTW - Michael and I are meeting at CB Parking lot 5:30 for a short spin if you're game.
    I should be out on the trails around 6-6:30, If I don't run into you guys say hi to the downhillin bro.

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    I got to take a small nibble of the green apple

    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Burn
    I should be out on the trails around 6-6:30, If I don't run into you guys say hi to the downhillin bro.
    Was nice to meet you in the parking lot Bret, I really dig the bike. It pedals like a dream.

    Hope your night ride was fun and I'd be up for a spin in the near future (maybe by Friday the trails will be covered with snow again).

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    Are you calling me The Snake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bombin4X
    Was nice to meet you in the parking lot Bret, I really dig the bike. It pedals like a dream.
    Hope your night ride was fun and I'd be up for a spin in the near future (maybe by Friday the trails will be covered with snow again).
    -craig
    All I did was offer - You took the bite.

    Hey good to meet you also - I got to thinking about the whole foothill specific bike thing. I still say it's more about the company you keep than the bike you ride, that said, I do have a Trek Fuel frame collecting dust in the basement. It's not worth spending a bunch of dough over but if you can put together a bike build on the cheap (beg, borrow, no steal of course) I could be persuaded to part with the frame for a couple of cool Benjamin's.

    If you think you might be interested I can show you the frame, let me know if your interested.

    The ride was good - still doing the shake down thing, my bars rolled down on me while going up Hulls, forgot to tighten the stem bolts nice and tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash_Burn
    All I did was offer - You took the bite.

    Hey good to meet you also - I got to thinking about the whole foothill specific bike thing. I still say it's more about the company you keep than the bike you ride, that said, I do have a Trek Fuel frame collecting dust in the basement. It's not worth spending a bunch of dough over but if you can put together a bike build on the cheap (beg, borrow, no steal of course) I could be persuaded to part with the frame for a couple of cool Benjamin's.

    If you think you might be interested I can show you the frame, let me know if your interested.

    The ride was good - still doing the shake down thing, my bars rolled down on me while going up Hulls, forgot to tighten the stem bolts nice and tight.
    HA! I like your humor about the snake and apple bit, you've got a good sense of humor. Glad you didn't eat it due to the loose bars...
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    Anyone ride around Military Reserve today? If so how are the trails? I'm going there right after work for a quickie. If the trails ain't rideable I'll just stick to the road and Eagle Ridge up to the top.

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    Mil Reserve trails

    Like TableRock trails are always the last to dry out. Either stick to 8th or Rocky Canyon or climb up from the Shooting Range road in the Mil Reserve to the Freeway, down to Hulls up Kestrel and back down the Reserve. That can make a good, relatively dry, 1 hour to 1.5 hour ride on an SS. I'll be out there around 4ish so you may see me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    Like TableRock trails are always the last to dry out. Either stick to 8th or Rocky Canyon or climb up from the Shooting Range road in the Mil Reserve to the Freeway, down to Hulls up Kestrel and back down the Reserve. That can make a good, relatively dry, 1 hour to 1.5 hour ride on an SS. I'll be out there around 4ish so you may see me...
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    We saw you amigo! Did you remember going past 2 really goofy looking guys? I was wearing a loud Orange and blue roadie jacket, and Steve Parrish was in a goofy looking red stakeboarding helmet and orange/yellow windbreaker. Good to see another SS'er out hitting it. We had a blast. and good beer and eats to celebrate the night, too.

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    Y'all

    I thought y'all looked familiar. I should've stopped and said Hello but I was meeting someone at my house and, as usual, I was running late... hehe... The trails were in awesome condition last night eh?
    Man, after riding the Yeti almost exclusively for a couple of months, I've been really digging riding the SS again... Great way to put in a lot of effort in limited time...hehe
    Where did y'all ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    I thought y'all looked familiar. I should've stopped and said Hello but I was meeting someone at my house and, as usual, I was running late... hehe... The trails were in awesome condition last night eh?
    Man, after riding the Yeti almost exclusively for a couple of months, I've been really digging riding the SS again... Great way to put in a lot of effort in limited time...hehe
    Where did y'all ride?
    so...where did y'all ride? military reserve - shanes - etc??

    i may bust out early from work for a ride IF the rain holds off today.

    thanks for the info in advance

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    Weather Permitting

    ...I'll be riding from CB Parking lot at 4:30ish today. I am toting the Coiler for a little Dork looping if anyone's up for it. Post or PM something, thanks.
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    SS Nite Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by garnetspur
    so...where did y'all ride? military reserve - shanes - etc??
    i may bust out early from work for a ride IF the rain holds off today.
    thanks for the info in advance
    Rode Cback park to 8th up the road to motto parking lot, then down to Top O Hulls. The connector from motto parking lot to Top O Hulls was a bit dodgy, ruts and mud. Hulls was in great shape, lots O fun. Trail 36A (Chickadee ridge?) needs some more time to dry, maybe better today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garnetspur
    i may bust out early from work for a ride IF the rain holds off today.
    Me too. If the rain holds off until 3:30, I'm going to ride the loop flip mentioned - Mountain Cove, connector, freeway, Hulls, Kestrel, connector, mountain cove. Short and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Short and simple.
    You? Or the ride? Brah. It's pavement season.
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    cool.....that's the route i was thinking pig. depends on work/weather for today...

    if you see two vizslas...i'll be struggling somewhere behind them..

    been down with that nasty cold for over a week, and today's the first day i haven't had violent coughing attacks with tons of loogie action...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    It's pavement season.
    Are you talking road bikes or the conditions at Bogus? Remember, if you were rich and single with loads of free time, you could go to Targhee for powder and Peru for mountain biking this time of year. Then, you could write a post about your travels on here while the rest of us were riding dork loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garnetspur
    cool.....that's the route i was thinking pig. depends on work/weather for today...

    if you see two vizslas...i'll be struggling somewhere behind them..
    Great. Weather permitting, I'm planning on getting outta here between 2:30 and 3 and parking in the small lot at the start of the dirt on Mtn. Cove road. Hope to see you out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho
    I thought y'all looked familiar. I should've stopped and said Hello but I was meeting someone at my house and, as usual, I was running late... hehe... The trails were in awesome condition last night eh?
    Man, after riding the Yeti almost exclusively for a couple of months, I've been really digging riding the SS again... Great way to put in a lot of effort in limited time...hehe
    Where did y'all ride?
    Nothing original, CB to Chickadee to Kestrel, the Barney Loop. But was really fun. I hadn't ridden w/Steve in about 4 mos, so we chatted like schoolgirls most the way. Back side of Chickadee a little sloppy, and a couple spots on Crestline, but Hulls was in great shape!

    I agree with the SS workout. Lotta bang for the buck.

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    I kept my SHORT (only 30 mins ) ride limited to Mtn. Cove Road and the trail that parallels it. That was OK. Definately not dry, but not extremely bad either. Soft in a number of spots and firm in others.

    I ran into a friend back at Fort Boise and she said that her and her friends were hiking on Shane's several days ago and it was in really bad shape thanks to a horse.

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    Saturday showers

    Looks like a high likelihood of showers tomorrow..I think I'll hit up MR or TR even if it's raining.

    I might even ride my quad on the mtb trails...

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    Frozen.....at least at 6:45am. It started to snow when I was out so everything had a dusting of snow.
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    I heard...

    I heard Earthpig was in really bad shape thanks to a horse.

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    I saw that on the internet once....

    Or did the horse just spackle him.....
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    How was your ride this morning?

    I passed you with my running group at the top of Kestral, you were on a white bike (all I could see). I had been thinking that the trails were great and I was wishing I was on my bike...did you have a good ride in the snow, whoever you are?

    Beautiful up there this morning. The ruts on Hulls were frozen and the trail was firm and fast. Freeway was good too, except for a few big semi-slush puddles covered by snow (the dogs hit those for us, so we knew they were there).

    Have a great day everyone!
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    I am sorry MTNgirl that wasn't me. I ride every AM, but I usually don't hit those trails. I do know that if my backyard is frozen, then the Foothills will be frozen too.

    Glad you had a good run and that your doggies had fun too.
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    This morning...

    I passed you with my running group at the top of Kestral, you were on a white bike (all I could see).
    I saw that guy during my run (I started around 7ish)- he had a headlamp on...

    It was a gorgeous morning... Here are some pics from this morning's ride:







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    Now Im really curious. I see that guy out there all the time too. White bike and headlamp. Saw him yesterday morning about 6:30.
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    Morning ride in darkness

    Anybody else brave it out there this morning?

    Got a wild hair and rode up Hulls at 7ish until the snowfall was a little more than my glasses could take and then turned back to CB park. Glad I had the lights with me too, it was spooky out there. All this talk of cougars started playing little movies in my feeble mind and I pondered how I might react if a snaggletooth decided to get up in my business.

    Good thing I was packin' some West Coast gangsta heat with me in case I had to 'cap a cat. Mrrreeeooow..

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    Yep

    RRJ and I were out there around 845am testing out a new bike... The horizontal snow was actually stinging. We ditched the glasses 15 minutes into the ride and just rode without them. Once we got past the rock on Hulls, we had first tracks. It sucks to be light when the wind is blowing that hard from the side. I literally kept swerving off the trail on the Freeway (and you know how wide that trail is)!

    Here is RRB- SS'ing it to the top. What a trooper!
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    You guys are awesome

    Rain or shine or snow or whatever, you and RRB are inspirations. I guess I could teach you how to bulk up so you don't get blown away, let me know if you want the details of "girthing up."

    I'm bringing my goggles and skate helmet net time...
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    Just got back from a ride. (Sorry TC. I really need to be riding a lot. I'll definitely call when I do base road time.)

    I went a up Shaw Mountain Road to Rocky Canyon. Rocky Canyon is slush and some ice at the bottom and packed snow floor after the turn for Shane's. After the cattle guard, the snow floor becomes more loose and powder. Five mile has at least six inches of powder on it. There was a headwind as I went uphill. There weren't too many snowmobilers or 4-wheeler, and they were all very courteous (sp). However, I did get the "that dude is yuckin futz" look, but they were nice about it.
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    Anyone been running around any of the lower Military Reserve trails like Toll or the trail that parallels the dirt road? I'd like to run there tomorrow night.

    Thanks

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    I was on mosta the reserve trails Sunday. They couldnt have changed much since then. They were in the best shape they have been in all winter. When I was coming down the freeway this morning I could see someone's headlight out for a morning ride over in the reserve area.
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    Ran at Military Reserve earlier tonight....
    Black Forest...not that good.
    Mtn. Cove Trail or is it Military Reserve Trail....pretty good.
    Freestone...mixed bag...mud/soft/moist in some spots...other spots pretty firm.
    Dog Crap Ponds...always good.

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    How is Corrals right now?
    I was wondering the same thing. Anyone know what Corrals and Bobs are like right now? Tablerock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zebdi
    I was wondering the same thing. Anyone know what Corrals and Bobs are like right now? Tablerock?
    History dictates that the last 1/2 mile of Kralls to the summit from the west will be muddy for the next month. The ride from MotoX to Bob's has some muddy sections that should dry out in the next couple of days. Bob's was choked with ice last Friday but that will melt out in the next couple of days. I don't ride Tablerock out of principle. I forgot what the principle was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthpig
    Cinnoman Monkey rode Corrals last Friday and reported mostly dry conditions. Not sure what the warmer weather has done to it though.

    I rode Bob's on Monday AM. It was mostly dry with some thawing mud spots up high that are now probably soft and muddy due to the higher temps. The worst part, however, were the stream crossings. Where, in the spring and early summer, the crossings are maybe about 3' wide and 6" deep, the crossings were 10' wide and 3' deep AND iced over. I avoided riding through/over them for obvious reasons. I would guess those crossings are no longer iced over, but are still probably cold, deep and fast.

    Personally, I'd avoid Tablerock a while longer. Due to the heavy wet clay soil content, It tends to stay goopy and wet after most other foothills trails have dried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zebdi
    I was wondering the same thing. Anyone know what Corrals and Bobs are like right now? Tablerock?
    Cinnoman Monkey rode Corrals last Friday and reported mostly dry conditions. Not sure what the warmer weather has done to it though.

    I rode Bob's on Monday AM. It was mostly dry with some thawing mud spots up high that are now probably soft and muddy due to the higher temps. The worst part, however, were the stream crossings. Where, in the spring and early summer, the crossings are maybe about 3' wide and 6" deep, the crossings were 10' wide and 3' deep AND iced over. I avoided riding through/over them for obvious reasons. I would guess those crossings are no longer iced over, but are still probably cold, deep and fast.

    Personally, I'd avoid Tablerock a while longer. Due to the heavy wet clay soil content, It tends to stay goopy and wet after most other foothills trails have dried.

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    Twistie - Rode the horse enclosure last night. Only short soft sections exist. The climb to the saddle below Scott's had power sucking sand sections, but otherwise was firm. The section where you ride under the brush before the climb is solid ice for 15+ feet. It looks to be about 6" thick. Overwise, everything else was good...minus the occasion soft section of less than 3 feet.

    RNBB and I rock Tablerock on Sunday. We took the trail from the golf course and wound around the backside. The trails were frozen, but should be firm with these warmer temps. The front side climb was tacky clay on Sunday.

    And did I ever mention to never eat a Rockies bacon cheeseburger and all the fries for lunch, then try to ride with two pro-roadies. Talk about wanting to spackle.
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    NBR, but anyone been on the Upper Hulls trail lately? I was thinking of running that sometime next week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    And did I ever mention to never eat a Rockies bacon cheeseburger and all the fries for lunch, then try to ride with two pro-roadies. Talk about wanting to spackle.


    I had the Big Daddy Bacon Cheeseburger combo from Good Times last night before going to a store clinic. OY!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    And did I ever mention to never eat a Rockies bacon cheeseburger and all the fries for lunch, then try to ride with two pro-roadies. Talk about wanting to spackle.
    On that note, don't eat dinner before going on a singlespeed night ride with Twisted and RRB. It causes 1 set of lights to fail, assorted crashes, broken helmets, and large hip bruises and raspberries.

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    Was that your group I saw on 8th Street was we came down from the motorcycle parking lot?

    Broke the helmet?

    My friend always manages to call for a night ride right after I eat a huge burger for lunch. No matter what I do, those things make me want to spackle when we ride...though they have the anti-spackle effect.

    Three cheers for saturated fat...oh sorry trans-fat. Live long and spackle. Hmmm.. this SRP (spackle related post).
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    Speaking of SRPs, for the purposes of edification let us know whether you are a folder or a buncher. I used to be a folder but have lately enjoyed folding.
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    And did I ever mention to never eat a Rockies bacon cheeseburger and all the fries for lunch, then try to ride with two pro-roadies. Talk about wanting to spackle.[/QUOTE]


    Ouch, gut bomb with lactic acid. Who were the pro-roadies, are they on this forum?

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    "I used to be a folder but have lately enjoyed folding." - huh?? So you used to fold, then bunched..but now are back to folding.

    I bunch then fold.

    When I public RR, do you used the waxpaper for you a$$? I like that option because your bottom doesn't stick to the seat and it keeps the funk to a minimum.

    Kuna - they don't post. It is discouraging/inspiring to watch them ride. I think they were a spinning 44X21 or a 44X19 up Bogus Basin and holding a conversation. And no hard work between them....
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    OOCHIE. I was wondering how your skin intergrity was. That was a rediculous ride. I swear, you guys aren't gonna want to take me on the trails again after last night. What else could happen on a quickie night ride? GEEZ. I had fun though. You guys are fun to ride with. Let me know when you want to do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Was that your group I saw on 8th Street was we came down from the motorcycle parking lot?

    Broke the helmet?
    Probably not us. Twist, RRB and I were out on Fred loop last night around 7:30 to 9. RRB's lights went tits up as she was coming down Sidewinder. Twist and I, the gentlemen we are, give her some light assistance on the way down. However, as we were coming in behind/below Chickadee, I decided to introduce my head to the dirt at about 15 mph - riding with RRB will make you lose your concentration!! I put a niiiice 2" crack through the foam in the helmet I found when I got home. Hey, better the helmet than my head, right?

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    It was nice having dry trails for a short time but with this rain coming, we may be saying goodbye to that.


    I actually got out on the trails this weekend.

    What the he|| is up with these things?





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