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    No place to ride this weekend! Hanging the bikes up?

    Better strap on the ski's and hit the slopes. The Gorge is snowed out and the west side lower elevation rides are soupy cat crap. Where are you guys riding?

    Jaybo

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    Brace yourself Jay!

    At night, in the snow, on a SingleSpeed!
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    Just some local trails near Port Townsend last Wednesday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    Better strap on the ski's and hit the slopes. The Gorge is snowed out and the west side lower elevation rides are soupy cat crap. Where are you guys riding?

    Jaybo
    Please don't remind me! I rather you lie and tell me there's good riding just east of here then tell me the truth. Denial is the only way I am going to be able to survive these times or I will have to bust out my circa 1990, delaminated snowboard buried in my basement or maybe build a snow bike or something.

    Way to tear it up and blaze trail Milt.

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    Yo Milt, didn't yo mama tell you to wear gloves in the winter? Silly boy, or are you just going for stud points?
    Maybe you didn't come from the northern climes... Good to see you're getting out and riding though.

    Looks like I'll get out onto
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    Went out east of Bend yesterday. Riding in the snow improves your on the bike balance skills.

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    Ma tried!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    Yo Milt, didn't yo mama tell you to wear gloves in the winter? Silly boy, or are you just going for stud points?
    Maybe you didn't come from the northern climes... Good to see you're getting out and riding though.

    Looks like I'll get out onto
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    Cheers - Tim

    Pre-ride lap around the parking lot, winter gloves are the last thing I put on because ya can't do anything once they are on!! Ma also gave me "the look" about riding trails, riding in the street,at night, in the rain, in the snow, etc..etc..but it did no good

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    I thought you died! Missed you at ACM, everybody was ask'n, where's Milt! Looks like your having fun.

    Our trails are in great shape, snow free.

    Happy Trails


    Quote Originally Posted by milt k
    At night, in the snow, on a SingleSpeed!
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    Just some local trails near Port Townsend last Wednesday!
    Happy Trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by jollybeggar
    I thought you died! Missed you at ACM, everybody was ask'n, where's Milt! Looks like your having fun.

    Our trails are in great shape, snow free.

    Happy Trails
    Was out sick for ACM Not the way to start the New Year. Sounds like we will have a few heading down to the HC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    Better strap on the ski's and hit the slopes. The Gorge is snowed out and the west side lower elevation rides are soupy cat crap. Where are you guys riding?

    Jaybo
    I am riding in the soupy (or slushy/thick/sticky/whatever) catcrap. Love riding in that stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin
    Went out east of Bend yesterday. Riding in the snow improves your on the bike balance skills.

    Did you ride Horseridge? Was wondering if anyone was laying tracks out there, need to ride...bad! (I'm a new papa & any riding will be good riding)

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    I'm fatiguing in this weather

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I am riding in the soupy (or slushy/thick/sticky/whatever) catcrap. Love riding in that stuff!
    I walked to get some coffee Thursday in White Salmon behind my office. I slipped in the snow and down I went. Ouch! No injuries except some dignity and bruises. I got stuck axle deep in the snow north of Goldendale on Wednesday in an Explorer. I'm ready for spring!!!!! It is snowing in the Gorge again today. I'm ready for some warm sun and snow free trails; riding today is not an option in feet of snow. I'm going to have to buy some cross country ski's and add a sport this year. I have done it in the past and it is fun....

    Milt, no gloves in that snow? I'm sorry but singlespeeding in the dark and snow doesn't give me warm fuzzy feelings. You seemed to be happy. Love the PT area. My parents use to own a house of Sequim on a bluff above the Straight....

    Jaybo
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    I feel like it's a dirty word or maybe not dirty enough but I'll tell you were I spent 90 minutes riding last night.

    On the trainer. At least I was front of the TV with an Avalanche v. Detroit hockey game and the time passed quickly enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I walked to get some coffee Thursday in White Salmon behind my office. I slipped in the snow and down I went. Ouch! No injuries except some dignity and bruises. I got stuck axle deep in the snow north of Goldendale on Wednesday in an Explorer. I'm ready for spring!!!!! It is snowing in the Gorge again today. I'm ready for some warm sun and snow free trails; riding today is not an option in feet of snow. I'm going to have to buy some cross country ski's and add a sport this year. I have done it in the past and it is fun....

    Milt, no gloves in that snow? I'm sorry but singlespeeding in the dark and snow doesn't give me warm fuzzy feelings. You seemed to be happy. Love the PT area. My parents use to own a house of Sequim on a bluff above the Straight....

    Jaybo
    Be careful out there Jay! I don't want to have to enroll you in the LAWS (Living and Walking Safely) balance class with the other seniors at work and lose my riding bro for upcoming season. Sounds like you should have snowshoes on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inkpad
    Did you ride Horseridge? Was wondering if anyone was laying tracks out there, need to ride...bad! (I'm a new papa & any riding will be good riding)
    No, too much snow for Horseridge IMO. We started at Mayfield Pond.

    Just got back from a 27 mile "road" ride on the fixie. I slapped my Jet S cyclocross tires on it.

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    Looks like we'll prolly hit North Shore Trail tomorrow. S'posed to be sunny and warm.

    Well... partly sunny and 42F.

    42F is considered warm these days, right? And partly sunny, well c'mon that's partly sunny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Looks like we'll prolly hit North Shore Trail tomorrow. S'posed to be sunny and warm.

    Well... partly sunny and 42F.

    42F is considered warm these days, right? And partly sunny, well c'mon that's partly sunny.

    --Sparty
    Or mostly cloudy?

    Personally, I'm getting out of Dodge. Me and some amigos are heading south, way south, to Patagonia. Arizona that is, still far enough south to be warm and dry. Leaving on the ninth, returning on the 19th.

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    Lucky!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    Or mostly cloudy?

    Personally, I'm getting out of Dodge. Me and some amigos are heading south, way south, to Patagonia. Arizona that is, still far enough south to be warm and dry. Leaving on the ninth, returning on the 19th.
    Y'all have enough fun for the rest of us, okay? And don't forget to snap some pix so we can enjoy vicariously upon your return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I walked to get some coffee Thursday in White Salmon behind my office. I slipped in the snow and down I went. Ouch! No injuries except some dignity and bruises. I got stuck axle deep in the snow north of Goldendale on Wednesday in an Explorer. I'm ready for spring!!!!! It is snowing in the Gorge again today. I'm ready for some warm sun and snow free trails; riding today is not an option in feet of snow. I'm going to have to buy some cross country ski's and add a sport this year. I have done it in the past and it is fun....

    Milt, no gloves in that snow? I'm sorry but singlespeeding in the dark and snow doesn't give me warm fuzzy feelings. You seemed to be happy. Love the PT area. My parents use to own a house of Sequim on a bluff above the Straight....

    Jaybo
    You really need to move south.
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    Oh, I Plan On It

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Y'all have enough fun for the rest of us, okay? And don't forget to snap some pix so we can enjoy vicariously upon your return.

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    Trip culminates at an event over President's Weekend. Stay tuned for reports from the Old Pueblo. There's a local race director making his return to the endurance scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    Trip culminates at an event over President's Weekend. Stay tuned for reports from the Old Pueblo. There's a local race director making his return to the endurance scene.

    Charlie
    So you've been talking to Scotty too, eh? Going down with him or meeting him there? We were eating stuffed jalapenos together at Rosalina's last night. M'mmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    So you've been talking to Scotty too, eh? Going down with him or meeting him there? We were eating stuffed jalapenos together at Rosalina's last night. M'mmm...
    Tim
    Somehow got myself signed up for some foolishness in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    Somehow got myself signed up for some foolishness in June.
    Hey Charlie, I'll sell you one of my CCP finisher's caps... $100,000. Your choice of 3 colors.

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    not only me

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    You really need to move south.
    There are 20+ million people living in So Cal. Why? Warm winters! People like it. The winters up here are miserable. I have lived in North Dakota and I'm not sure the winters here are better. It is like the movie Groundhog Day here: 40 and raining for months. I'm so glad we get some breaks in the overcast in the Gorge or I really would go nuts. If that is negative, okay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    There are 20+ million people living in So Cal. Why? Warm winters! People like it. The winters up here are miserable. I have lived in North Dakota and I'm not sure the winters here are better. It is like the movie Groundhog Day here: 40 and raining for months. I'm so glad we get some breaks in the overcast in the Gorge or I really would go nuts. If that is negative, okay...

    Jaybo
    Dude, you are snowbird waiting to happen like myself. How about residing in SW Utah from Nov to Apr and back to the NW from May through Oct. That's my long range goal. Too bad I will probably be sporting a couple total joint replacements by then and wouldn't be able to fully appreciate all the rock there in my 70's.

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    In case anyone is wondering if the coast range is ridable - here's the answer:

    (bottom of Wilson River Trail, about 1pm today)
    There was some serious rain coming through just before I got there, making this pretty much the stickiest snow I've ever seen.
    Notice how the bike is not falling over. I turned around after 5 minutes.
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    I get this way this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta
    Dude, you are snowbird waiting to happen like myself. How about residing in SW Utah from Nov to Apr and back to the NW from May through Oct. That's my long range goal. Too bad I will probably be sporting a couple total joint replacements by then and wouldn't be able to fully appreciate all the rock there in my 70's.

    JG
    I completely love the NW! But, around the end of January I start going a bit crazy and whny I really want to ride right now but I am not riding in feet of snow just to say I am riding or pushing or snowshowing. I need to get some cross country ski's and take a winter trip to Phoenix or St. George. Today turned out to be a decent day; I guess if we were really jonesing for a ride we could hit Forest Park...

    Jaybo

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    North Shore trail

    The snow level is going up and the warning is going out for this week about possible flooding. We gathered at the dam parking lot trail head to do a little ride in 37 degree dampness. The rain stayed away for the most part, but some of the trail was under water or was the main channel of the stream. It has been over a year since the last time I rode here and it was dry then. The small rocks, roots, stumps, branchs hanging over the trail along with the steep up and down runs made me very winded in short order. We all warmed up in no time. My feet got wet at the first rocky creek crossing as I walked it, everyone else cleared it, but it was all good! I needed that ride to reset my brain, get it back on track you might say. Nine months ago I had a bad fall on the bike path and broke five bones, I'm much better now bones wise. Fear of falling is always going to be there but when I ride the right way, thinking only about the trail ahead, the thought seems not so close. Anyway here are a few pictures of the ride, we had a few minor problems while I stayed with the group, seat clamp broken, flat tire.
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    Thanks for the ride, I'll try to degrease my squeally breaks.

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    We had some up on Cape Mt. (Florence area) but luckily it was mostly on a section we were going down. It made for some interesting down hill steering.
    Happy Trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I completely love the NW! But, around the end of January I start going a bit crazy and whny I really want to ride right now but I am not riding in feet of snow just to say I am riding or pushing or snowshowing. I need to get some cross country ski's and take a winter trip to Phoenix or St. George. Today turned out to be a decent day; I guess if we were really jonesing for a ride we could hit Forest Park...

    Jaybo
    Yeah, the weather was looking pretty nice in the Phoenix area today during the Super Bowl, good game and I typically don't like watching football.

    Anyhoo, a bail out down to Somo (South Mt. Park) and other surrounding areas of Phoenix or possibly Bootleg Canyon in NV may need to take place soon. Dude, you would love Somo with the Desert Classic trail, National trail, Mormon trail, etc. Some good riding down there and while in the park, you don't even realize you are surrounded by over a million people. A true desert experience.

    I commend those who are not letting the snow hamper them from getting out riding! I use to snow bike a bit while living in Montana for a few years, but it is hard for me to want to ride in it here, maybe since it is not around that often.

    Melt snow, melt.

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