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    Kananaskis Conditions

    Anybody know how things are looking out in K-Country. In particular the Bragg Creek Area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dycker
    Anybody know how things are looking out in K-Country. In particular the Bragg Creek Area.

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    MUD.. SNOW and Rain..
    Don't even bother.



    Live shot.

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    Doesn't it always snow in Kanaskis on the May long weekend? It always did when I lived in Calgary.
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    Guaranteed...but now the snow from November doesn't even melt until it starts raining in Monsoon June.

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    What a crappy start this year. I just did a complete rebuild on my frame. I'm not quite ready to grind the Moose Mountain mud into the pivots quite yet.

    Is there any good XC riding in Drumheller? Its probably dry there. I was in Kamloops a few weeks ago, conditions were good there.

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    I was going to build a new frame two years ago..Why bother we haven't had a decent season in 7 years.


    lol somebody was complaining about Phoenix weather. lol

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    I did everthing on my bike this winter. Pivots, wheels, drivetrain and even had my frame powder coated. If this year is anything like the past few years, I'm sure 7 days of transrockies will put me back to square one.

    Quote Originally Posted by stokes
    I was going to build a new frame two years ago..Why bother we haven't had a decent season in 7 years.


    lol somebody was complaining about Phoenix weather. lol

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    I've ridden Ridgeback and Jumping Pound loop over the last week and conditions have been almost perfect on both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyak
    I've ridden Ridgeback and Jumping Pound loop over the last week and conditions have been almost perfect on both.
    Your idea of perfect must be far from the norm.

    http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananask...orts/Elbow.pdf

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    How can the entire province of Alberta have a fire ban because of dry conditions, but the areas with trails be so wet? That's like the way tools always drop and land so they are the hardest to reach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    How can the entire province of Alberta have a fire ban because of dry conditions, but the areas with trails be so wet? That's like the way tools always drop and land so they are the hardest to reach.
    Special Ed and his Knee jerk reactions last week.

    People were bringing shovels to clear places for the tents this weekend. It's still winter in some places.

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    Stokes,

    have you ridden either of JP loop or Ridgeback this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyak
    Stokes,

    have you ridden either of JP loop or Ridgeback this year?
    I noticed people on Pinkbike have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyak
    Stokes,

    have you ridden either of JP loop or Ridgeback this year?
    This is all I need to know


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    Rode Canmore Benchlands today. Conditions were perfect.

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    Rain in the forecast for the next 7 days...looks like Monsoon June is coming early .

    Maybe in July we'll get some decent conditions...lol doubt it.

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    Glad that I got out there to take advantage of the good, lower conditions while they lasted.

    As long as it's raining at the higher elevations, we couldn't ask for a better snow removal service!

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    All the snow will come down.....hopefully not like it did in 2005.
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    Walked up the Prairie View track yesterday. Very muddy up high and can still see bits of snow in the trees down towards Jewell Pass.

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    Kiss it all good bye for another month,

    Warnings
    Kananaskis - Canmore
    3:47 PM MDT Wednesday 25 May 2011
    Rainfall warning for
    Kananaskis - Canmore issued

    Rainfall amounts in excess of 50 millimeters expected.

    A Pacific disturbance will generate heavy rainfall amounts over the above regions beginning overnight tonight. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 millimeters are expected to fall in these regions by Friday morning. The rain will begin to mix with or change into snow on Thursday night over higher elevations in the Crowsnest Pass and Kananaskis regions with snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 centimetres by Friday morning. General improvement is expected by Friday evening.

    Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.


    Just think May is normally drier than June..

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    Wow that really sucks... Hopefully this season wont be as bad as last years, the only decent month was October.

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    it's going off the chart!

    Kiss it all goodbye.


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    Everywhere I plan on traveling to this summer is forecast to have higher than normal precip.
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    Winter never ends summer never starts.
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    I just hope the Nordic Centre doesn't look like that mid-July for the Nationals.

    It was enough of a shock last year with 5C temps at 6AM.
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