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    Quote Originally Posted by shugarbear View Post
    willem, did you pull into phils TH today? I thought I saw your bike... not sure though. wearing a COTA jersey?
    Nope! No COTA jersey!!!
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    haha, good thing I didnt say hi...

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    I've not been on a bike since that "monster" storm, lol.

    Thinking about heading out tomorrow to do Storm King. I'm guessing the snow/ice should be gone by then?? And mud should be minimal? Please advise.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    I've not been on a bike since that "monster" storm, lol.

    Thinking about heading out tomorrow to do Storm King. I'm guessing the snow/ice should be gone by then?? And mud should be minimal? Please advise.

    Thanks!
    I was out yesterday late and the trails are as good as it gets. Have fun!

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    clear/wet

    rode phils up the Canyon to Whoops side is in great shape. The trail up whoops to Shooting Star Shelter is pretty wet, but no snow in the trail. Still some patches off to both sides, etc. H-Pad is good to go/Storm King is in great shape.
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    bought some shoe covers and a light weight jacket... GTG for the winter!

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    Does anyone know the conditions of the really high stuff? I mean like North Fork/Met-Win/Flagline? Would there be several inches of snow in many spots?

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    There is some blowdown on Met-Win and Flagline, and some patchy, light, melting snow. Blowdown on South Fork as well. Trails were in good shape today.
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    Whats up with the gun shots that sound very close to the Helipad? Hunting up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreamRider View Post
    Whats up with the gun shots that sound very close to the Helipad? Hunting up there?
    If it was last night, it may have been Willem shooting at his life-sized cardboard cutout of President Obama

    I kid!

    I recollect hearing a long time ago there is a shooting range near the Phil's TH, yet I do not know where it is; nor if this is true.

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    At the end of FS 300 there is an old cinder pit where people shoot. Head uphill on the road a few hundred yards where Phil's crosses the road. It's right below Upper Phil's/Helipad. I wouldn't be worried about stray bullets. Even if one ricocheted out of the pit, it would have to snake through a lot of trees to get to the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    If it was last night, it may have been Willem shooting at his life-sized cardboard cutout of President Obama

    I kid!

    I recollect hearing a long time ago there is a shooting range near the Phil's TH, yet I do not know where it is; nor if this is true.
    Yeah!! Great idea!!!! I should get out my arsenal!! LMAO!! Actually a great day to go buy some additional guns!

    I never shoot around the Phil's network or the West Side of Bend. I tend to go out to Horse Butte to shoot at my Obama and Biden cutouts!! Great idea for some weekend fun!!

    The trails are in great shape by the way!! Great out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willem3 View Post
    Yeah!! Great idea!!!! I should get out my arsenal!! LMAO!! Actually a great day to go buy some additional guns!

    I never shoot around the Phil's network or the West Side of Bend. I tend to go out to Horse Butte to shoot at my Obama and Biden cutouts!! Great idea for some weekend fun!!

    The trails are in great shape by the way!! Great out there.
    Those cutouts sound awesome let me know the next time you go I have some of this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thuren View Post
    Those cutouts sound awesome let me know the next time you go I have some of this!

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    That looks cool!!! I tend to usually go out with my Winchester 45 COLT Lever Action. Although, I sometimes take out the double barrel Coach Gun.

    I will let you know when I head out. Probably in December. Prefer to ride now when I can!! Cheers!
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    Any beta on lower Phils trails? Coming up this Friday to Monday for family, but want to get some rides in.

    Have 2.4 tires, mini fenders and cold/wet weather gear.

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    Lower phils has been in great shape. Its lightly snowing now and the weather forecast is for a couple of inches tonight.

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    When to call off a ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by rushman3 View Post
    Any beta on lower Phils trails? Coming up this Friday to Monday for family, but want to get some rides in.

    Have 2.4 tires, mini fenders and cold/wet weather gear.
    I don't mind getting wet, cold and muddy but I hate the idea of rutting up some great tread and destroying someone's hard trail work.

    What's the etiquette? Is there a rule-of-thumb in Bend for when to call off a ride due to bad trail conditions?

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    Signs at most of the trail heads asking riders to stay off when the trails are wet and muddy. But, it looks like they'll be frozen solid given the forecast.

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    looks like a fair amount of snow up at bachelor, and we even have snow in town... whos riding in the snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugarbear View Post
    looks like a fair amount of snow up at bachelor, and we even have snow in town... whos riding in the snow?
    Time for the Fatbikes!!!!!
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    I'll be out on my fat bike this afternoon. Yesterday it was dusting up above Tumalo Falls, but i have a feeling it's pretty heavy now.
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    I bet tiddleywinks is done for the season eh?

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    Went up this morning, lots of fun

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    I love seeing photos of the trails when there's snow. I'm only there when it's like 80-90 degrees. It's hard to imagine the place without heat and dust.

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    up a little higher

    11/10/2012. Snow deeper from Rd 4610 up Helipad, down Whoops. Pretty dialed and packed in below that road. Great conditions! Gotta love dry snow.
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