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    Houston's Rain

    Don't get me wrong: I know we need the rain, especially after last year, but why do we get it all at once? I am getting symptoms of cabin fever
    Living in Houston makes me more of a Ditch Bike Rider

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    It's driving me crazy too. Between the bad weather, broken parts and other activities I've had going on, I haven't been able to ride in 4 weeks. I'm really hoping its clear by next weekend.

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    I rode Monday and Wednesday, a little rain shouldn't stop you.

    I only melted a little.

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    Managed to ride my mtb around the neighborhood bike paths Monday and Wednesday nights so far during brief dry spells. CO trip in a couple of weeks, can't take a break now and despise riding the trainer. Gonna probably get wet tonite.

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    i wonder if RHR or Bluff Creek will be dry enough this weekend.
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    We haven't had as much rain in Huntsville. I rode the state park yesterday and the trail was tacky and fast but the roots are slick.
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    I guess what I meant to say was I haven't got to ride my Mountain bike in 4 weeks. I have a road bike, but its not near as much fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPretty View Post
    I guess what I meant to say was I haven't got to ride my Mountain bike in 4 weeks. I have a road bike, but its not near as much fun
    It didn't rain much in Huntsville today. It rained a little in the early morning. Nothing like what Houston got though.

    When I rode yesterday the sand was firm and grippy . Making the corners way faster. The wet roots are slick though. I didn't come across any mud puddles. Seems to be draining well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    It didn't rain much in Huntsville today. It rained a little in the early morning. Nothing like what Houston got though.

    When I rode yesterday the sand was firm and grippy . Making the corners way faster. The wet roots are slick though. I didn't come across any mud puddles. Seems to be draining well.
    I haven't been to Huntsville yet, it sounds like it might be the perfect time to check it out.

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    If you go to this site : Harris County Flood Warning System - Harris County, Texas
    and pull down the location menu for Trinity River Authority, you can find a rain gauge in Huntsville very near the park. Right now it's showing 0.0 for the last 24 hours, 0.72 for the last 48. If nothing changes radically between now and then, I'm headed there in the morning.
    Pleepeus, sounds like you live nearby, post up on here if my information is wrong or needs updating.

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    Hal if I had the money, I probably would get one. Might have to head up to Huntsville tomorrow as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
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    the tires on a road bike skid around too much when i am riding a muddy trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    the tires on a road bike skid around too much when i am riding a muddy trail.
    cycloross bikes are great at the anthills and memorial park i suggest you look into it.

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    History | Weather Underground

    Only 1.92 in of rain this week in Huntsville. The most on one day 0.66 in. If I had tomorrow off, I would ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
    cycloross bikes are great at the anthills and memorial park i suggest you look into it.
    great idea! i hear you are supposed to carry those half the time anyway.

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    I rode Tuesday but now I think Saturday might be dry long enough to ride. My problem is I hate the grit and grime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faulker479 View Post
    Don't get me wrong: I know we need the rain, especially after last year, but why do we get it all at once? I am getting symptoms of cabin fever
    I take it this is not normal then? Looking on the bright side the cooler temperatures are nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbscott View Post
    Managed to ride my mtb around the neighborhood bike paths Monday and Wednesday nights so far during brief dry spells. CO trip in a couple of weeks, can't take a break now and despise riding the trainer. Gonna probably get wet tonite.
    Where in CO are you going? The Weather is awesome up in the Mtns to ride
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post
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    Go get a real Bike HAL you Poser !! when are you coming to COLORADO to ride your funny 29er lefty bike on some real Trails so we can show you how to be a MAN VS a Boy that your are !!
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Quote Originally Posted by YETI_Chris View Post
    Where in CO are you going? The Weather is awesome up in the Mtns to ride
    Staying in Durango for a week. Got a couple of pretty long days planned, and then the shorter stuff in and around town. Team trip, we're renting a house just north of town.

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    Leaving now for HSP to meet some teammates. Will report back later how conditions are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YETI_Chris View Post
    The Weather is awesome up in the Mtns to ride
    Winter Park DH is prime.

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    Give us the HSP trail conditions please!!

    Also anyone know conditions at Double Lake?

    Never ridden either one but gonna head out in the morning depending on the reports.

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    I'm gonna try the paved trails at THP on Sunday and see what they're like

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