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    Not from here--Dahlgren/Fredericksburg weather in March-May?

    So Uncle Sam is sending me to Dahlgren, VA for 2 1/2 months of temporary duty (March 1-May 15). I plan on bringing both my mountain and road bikes. What's the weather typically like in Virginia (Dahlgren/Fredericksburg areas specifically, but plan on travelling the state on weekends) during this time of year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by usn.mustanger View Post
    So Uncle Sam is sending me to Dahlgren, VA for 2 1/2 months of temporary duty (March 1-May 15). I plan on bringing both my mountain and road bikes. What's the weather typically like in Virginia (Dahlgren/Fredericksburg areas specifically, but plan on travelling the state on weekends) during this time of year?
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    I can't speak for that area in particular (I'm in the Roanoke / Blacksburg area), but as far as the Mountains in the western part of the state (Blue Ridge, Allegheny), things should be pretty good. Winter is a little bit of a crap shoot (riding a lot this week, other years it could be all snow and mud), but by March things are usually pretty good. Early March is sometimes still a little sloppy, but by the end of March you can count on it being OK. April and May are wonderful around here, both in the woods and on the road.
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    Thanks, kapusta! What about temperature?

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    its always around the 60's and 70's during that time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twostrokemoto View Post
    its always around the 60's and 70's during that time
    Towards the second half of April and May that is accurate. Early March snow is not uncommon around here. It really depends on the year.

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    you can expect a lot of rain obviously

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    It all depends on where you moved from.

    Mtn Biking ...I am from Colorado, so to me, very flat, smooth flowing trails. Roots. Fatmug.org and there is a second group but I don't remember what it is off the top of my head.

    Regarding road riding... Leave your bike in the garage. No shoulders, drivers don't know how to share the road or work with cyclists. I grew up in a cycling community so I have high standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usn.mustanger View Post
    Thanks, kapusta! What about temperature?
    Again, just speaking for my part of the state:

    Early March could be anywhere from 30's through the 70's. By May, Could be 50's through the 80's. The temps are all over the map in the spring, and even winter. We have a high today of 66, two days from now it will be 25.

    Road riding in the mountains is pretty awesome around here. Endless miles of remote back roads, and very little traffic. MTB trails are everything from easy to brutal climbs and extremely technical.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bspecialized View Post
    It all depends on where you moved from.

    Mtn Biking ...I am from Colorado, so to me, very flat, smooth flowing trails. Roots. Fatmug.org and there is a second group but I don't remember what it is off the top of my head.

    Regarding road riding... Leave your bike in the garage. No shoulders, drivers don't know how to share the road or work with cyclists. I grew up in a cycling community so I have high standards.

    Send me a PM for more info.
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    Road Riding is fine here IMO, no matter where you go drivers are PIA, but out in Dahgren King George area there are roads with shoulders and plenty of back country roads. Bring it you will use it.
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