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    Bend this weekend?

    We are considering going to Sunriver this weekend. How are the trails.

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    Snowed Tuesday and some Wednesday but didn't stick in town, I'm sure there was some accumulation at the upper elevations. It's been fairly cold so I doubt much if any has melted. It may be ok at lower elevation stuff but have not been since last weekend.

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    Thanks

    I may try to get up to the top of Storm King and then back to Sunriver (where we are staying). Otherwise I will ride up at Horse Ridge. Thanks for information.

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    I too am headed over on saturday 11.13.10. was hoping to park at Wanoga and ride Swampy, Sector 16, Farewell, Happy Valley, etc. Im guessing now that these are all snow now. If I start at Phils TH, how far up can you get before snow? THX.

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    FYI, there's rain and snow in the weekend forecast, highs in the upper 30's to low40's.

    I encountered snow at the Tumalo Creek level this past Monday.

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    how about Phils Trails...are they all rideable and dry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    how about Phils Trails...are they all rideable and dry?
    Right now, yeah. If it starts dumping rain tomorrow then I wouldn't count on it enough to make a trip over from the valley just for biking.

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    Better this weekend than next weekend, when this Arctic blast may hit.

    (Sighs. I'm not ready for this crap!)

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    Marginal riding conditions in Bend

    Phil's is rideable but very muddy in spots due to melting snow. I rode Deschutes River and had fun but is was mucky in places too. Weather was mostly good over the weekend in Bend.

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    I going to go out on a fence here! But it kinda sounds like it wasn't too rideable as if its wet enough for you to sink then its too wet to ride, and mucky def doesn't sound like rideable.

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    I hear you

    Quote Originally Posted by jtrein
    I going to go out on a fence here! But it kinda sounds like it wasn't too rideable as if its wet enough for you to sink then its too wet to ride, and mucky def doesn't sound like rideable.
    It probably wasn't but in Oregon and Washington if you don't ride in some wet trails you will ride 3 months a year.

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    There is a difference between wet and muddy. Riding wet trails does not damage them, but when you start to sink especially here in central oregon you damage the trails b/c when they dry out you leave rock solid ruts behind for COTA to fix.

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    Rode Kents to Phils up Helicopter Pad, Storm King, Grand Slam, KGB, Marvins back to TH and had a great ride, some water and mud in a few low spots but 99% was great. Rode late this afternoon so might have dried up quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer
    Better this weekend than next weekend, when this Arctic blast may hit.

    (Sighs. I'm not ready for this crap!)
    It's a-comin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrein
    when they dry out you leave rock solid ruts behind for COTA to fix.
    I'm sure you meant "for me and other COTA volunteers to fix."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrein
    There is a difference between wet and muddy. Riding wet trails does not damage them, but when you start to sink especially here in central oregon you damage the trails b/c when they dry out you leave rock solid ruts behind for COTA to fix.
    mmmmm...there did not seem to be a problem to run a super d in very wet conditions.
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    Of course not. But were you part of the post-race trail rehabilitation crew??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer
    Of course not. But were you part of the post-race trail rehabilitation crew??
    If you'll quote the person you're talking to, then that person, as well as the rest of us, will know who you're addressing. Just a helpful FYI here. Thanks.

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    Umm... if there's no post quote, then it's generally considered to be a reply to the one immediately prior. General fora procedural tactic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer
    Umm... if there's no post quote, then it's generally considered to be a reply to the one immediately prior. General fora procedural tactic.
    Doesn't it get confusing with the different thread display modes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Doesn't it get confusing with the different thread display modes?
    Yeah... the way my thrads are displayed, according to DF's explanation, he was replying to Jeff in Bend's post about his solo ride.

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    Ahh... I see the error of (my? your?) ways. How can you guys read any fora in such a display? That would drive me nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer
    Ahh... I see the error of (my? your?) ways. How can you guys read any fora in such a display? That would drive me nuts!
    To whom are you replying?

    Curious... why would anyone NOT want to utilize the quote feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Yeah... the way my thrads are displayed, according to DF's explanation, he was replying to Jeff in Bend's post about his solo ride.

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    Mine shows him responding to Jaybo. Fortunately using my superior intellect I was able to write a computer program that helps decipher the context and therefore tell me that he was in fact responding to somebody else.

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    [QUOTE=SparticusCurious... why would anyone NOT want to utilize the quote feature?[/QUOTE]

    …because I don't want the government spies tracking what I say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    …because I don't want the government spies tracking what I say?
    Quick,cover your helmet with mylar to block out the sattelite that is tracking that very thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa#1
    Quick,cover your helmet with mylar to block out the sattelite that is tracking that very thought.
    You mean the tin foil is not enough???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    You mean the tin foil is not enough???
    Make sure it's a pyramid shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Make sure it's a pyramid shape.

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    wouldn't this kind of helmet suffice?
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