• 12-16-2012
    Jaybo
    Anybody brave the storm today and ride?
    Anybody get outside and give it a shot? I watched football and went to the gym.
  • 12-16-2012
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    Anybody get outside and give it a shot? I watched football and went to the gym.

    No storm here. Sunny morning. Light snow late afternoon. Did a short road spin.
  • 12-16-2012
    Jaybo
    The beauty of the dry side. We have had rain almost every day since mid October :(
  • 12-16-2012
    rdhfreethought
    I hit Grand Ridge at about 2pm. Out and back up to Duthie. Took a bit longer that I was thinking, due to lots and lots of culverts that needed to be opened up. It was dark, and started snowing big fat flakes about halfway back. Thankfully I had just bought a new light (NR Lumina 650--which was awesome). It would have been pretty magical, if I wasn't so cold (shorts and regular gloves FTL). I had recently ridden in Phoenix, and had taken off my cut tube water blocker thing on my fork, which meant I was totally drenched most of the ride. Took me nearly an hour to feel my toes again.

    Sure beats sitting on the cough though.
  • 12-16-2012
    verslowrdr
    Went over to Leavenworth to pick up freshly mounted skis and take the kid out on the groomed stuff. Got stuck waiting for the skis to be done (a long story) a lot longer in town than we'd wanted to and decided it was looking bad enough that we'd skip going back over Blewett and went through Wenatchee-Quincy/AL area-I90 via Vantage back home.

    tl;dr version: it's snowing hard clear out to the basin and you do NOT want to be driving in it tonight. Pass is closed both directions, saw a vid of the Sehaptin outfitters guys skiing down the main drag in Cle Elum which looked like the best plan for the evening by far.
  • 12-16-2012
    Jimba
    Rode Tokul West on Sat and had snow. when we got back to the lot by Fall City grill it was windy and raining HARD, plus very cold.

    Trails out there are in great shape. GS could use some drainage work. :thumbsup:
  • 12-16-2012
    Mr. Lynch
    Rode Tokul East this morning at 8am. First car in the lot and it was dry. There was dusting of snow on Flowtron, but it rode pretty nice. It started raining hard when we got back to the car around 11am but the entire parking area was full.
  • 12-16-2012
    juice
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    Rode Tokul East this morning at 8am. First car in the lot and it was dry. There was dusting of snow on Flowtron, but it rode pretty nice. It started raining hard when we got back to the car around 11am but the entire parking area was full.

    Next time you ride Flowtron it'll be flowier. Great building weather today, stayed fairly dry until we bailed at 2:00. Ground was super duper extra saturated.
  • 12-17-2012
    TFitz
    I rode Saturday am, came in just as the rain started. Sunday I conducted a walking tour of PVCA for the Big Finn Trails Committee; very illuminating for the KC Parks staff member and the non-riding committee members who attended (illuminating for me too: never walked Cedar Run before!). Got wet, but got done before it started to really dump.
  • 12-17-2012
    Tarekith
    How was PVCA, pretty sloppy?
  • 12-17-2012
    lordconqueror
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    Capitol Forest yesterday.
  • 12-17-2012
    Dave_schuldt
    I ran stairs on Queen Anne. Going to wait till we have a few dry days before riding again.
  • 12-17-2012
    Mr. Lynch
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lordconqueror View Post
    Capitol Forest yesterday.

    WOW!! Should have brought a board instead of a bike!
  • 12-17-2012
    Jaybo
    You guys should be given badges of Western Washington honor badges :) Cap Forest pics are way cool.
  • 12-17-2012
    playdead
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    not a chill to the winter, but a nip to the air
    :thumbsup:
  • 12-17-2012
    Mr. Lynch
    I love to snow biking pix!
  • 12-17-2012
    mtbty
    Bryan and I cut trees off of the trails at Duthie today. I had the hard hat on before i got out of the truck. we didnt get to check everything out, i know there more down stuff out there, so keep a look out.

    Enjoy
  • 12-18-2012
    DRSpalding
    I rode Duthie yesterday and moved branches and trees where I could off of the XC trails. There was only one blocking tree ~12:00 on any of the XC trails, and that was about halfway through Movin' On on an easy option bypass of the first large humpy boardwalk. I saw someone with a chainsaw in the easy walkup area and mentioned that tree to him that wasn't Tyler, so that must have been Bryan?
  • 12-18-2012
    lordconqueror
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jaybo View Post
    You guys should be given badges of Western Washington honor badges :) Cap Forest pics are way cool.

    no, we shouldn't be encouraged :D
  • 12-18-2012
    coling
    I also sat and watched football. and drank beer. GO HAWKS!
  • 12-18-2012
    Jaybo
    Hawks are kicking some butt! Cold and I are not friends :)
  • 12-19-2012
    TFitz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tarekith View Post
    How was PVCA, pretty sloppy?

    PVCA was generally ok, but on foot we didn't see most of it. I took the group out Mainline, up Two Trees, down Cedar Run, back in via Lloyd and Mainline. lots of small puddles, only really big one was at the bottom of Cedar Run and Southern Traverse. I hear the upper part of Red Alder still has big puddles, but that's the area they're working on right now.
  • 12-19-2012
    Tarekith
    Thanks Tom.
  • 12-19-2012
    Mr. Lynch
    Anyone know if it is snowing at Duthie? The weather is horrible out but we are still doing our regular Wednesday night ride!
  • 12-20-2012
    Mr. Lynch
    We rode Duthie last night from 8pm to 9:30pm, hit nearly every trail and there was zero blow down blocking any trails. We move a few branches, but nothing major was blocking that we saw. Either the winds havent hit the area too hard, or people have been doing a great job keeping the trails clear!