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    Flag/snow - is it worth bringing my bike this weekend?

    Any kind of ride is fine. Will there be some evidence of trail to ride on a non-fat bike? Anywhere scenic (not on the streets or FUTS? Sorry for the ignorance, new to winter type weather in flag.
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    Would love to get input as well. This is my first winter in Flagstaff. Im sure there well be trail to follow since the sun is doing it job. I'm not sure how muddy trails would be and would like to go out Sat. or Sunday

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    It's supposed to warm up this weekend. So with melting snow - I'd say get ready for mud and trail destruction.

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    Best/only option would probably be to get out really early and ride frozen mud...I've found as long as it gets below 30 at night the trails stay firm till nine or later on shady sections

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    ride the melt-freeze early. that's my plan.

    elsewise, you're not likely to get above 7800' before you get pretty frustrated by the conditions
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    Do what I just did, enjoy flagstaff nightlife and downtown, ride Sedona. Flagstaff is probably out of the question unless you have a Fatbike. In a week it might get better I'd think, but you'd still find ice in places. I woulda loved to have my Fatbike here for yesterday. Oh well. Make due on hero dirt Sedona and Prescott.
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    Thanks for the input. I'll be skipping the bike this time and just focus on the other activities with the family.
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    Schultz at Lincoln Logs gate this morning

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    An amazing morning, but someone got in a shuttle run at some point yesterday and their track froze overnight, so it was absolutely crucial to "beware the groove!"

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    Thanks for nothing guys. Instead of riding I went and did some snow play (sledding) with the family and ended up at urgent care with 5 staples. Next time I'll choose the less dangerous mountain biking option.

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    Ouch. Did you find a stump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Ouch. Did you find a stump?
    Rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zicked View Post
    Thanks for nothing guys. Instead of riding I went and did some snow play (sledding) with the family and ended up at urgent care with 5 staples. Next time I'll choose the less dangerous mountain biking option.

    I hope this heals up quickly. For what it's worth, i had a similar injury riding slowly in an easy trail. Took a month to heal up and go back to the bike.

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