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    Where is the Weather?

    I got a hall pass to ride tomorrow afternoon and I know its raining in the northwest valley (Deems, Sonoran Preserve) so those are out. I also know it is not raining much in some places. Who lives near a trail where I am not going to get too muddy on tomorrow?

    EDIT**Especially Desert Clssic or Hawes**

    "The rain is Zona falls mainly on my Bo... Oh I'll stop."
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    just go ride.....very few places in the valley will be bad even during the rain.....just the nature of our geology....have at it!




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    SoMo, Hawes...any granite covered trails will see little to no mud even during a rain. After a hard full days rain mud puddles will show up here and there.

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    PMP in the rain is not particularly muddy and I have come to enjoy riding there in the rain, like tonight. SoMo would be a blast in the rain I think.

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    What the hell is with AZ? You will not melt! Go ride.

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    Rain at PMP or Somo is a Godsend. It makes the trails way tacky. Unless it is pouring, go for it!
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    Rode Go John trail (in Cave Creek RP) after a hard rain the night before and it was fine. Less slippery actually but not muddy. I think the water clears from the steeper trails pretty quickly.

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    As Barry stated, PMP was sweet tonight after a little shower. Unless we get hammered. I think most areas will be pretty nice for a ride Friday.
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    We rode deadhorse today in between the showers, well what we thought was in between. We got a little rain and hail but it made for some awesome traction! AND, we didn't melt. Go ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle64 View Post
    As Barry stated, PMP was sweet tonight after a little shower. Unless we get hammered. I think most areas will be pretty nice for a ride Friday.
    Word. I've actually ridden PMP and been caught in a downpour and even then traction was still real good. The only places where there was tire slippage was on slicker rocks on a few of the climbs.

    Cory, it's AZ -- water runs away fast and (much of) the ground we tend to ride on rewards us with better traction. Irregular and VOAZ are awesome in the rain for this very reason.

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    I rode Sonoran Preserve today with some buds, it barely rained when we were riding (4p-5p).

    Great rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    What the hell is with AZ? You will not melt! Go ride.

    you got it tough guy!
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    I had to edit, I di something wrong with the original. I was wondering why everyone was talking about granite. I originally meant (as is now showing) it to be more specific regarding either Desert Classic which can get soupy if it was really loose and powdery. And Hawes, well its been so long... I know the uppers are going to be good but the lower areas I seem to remember were loose at times too.

    Oh and Raising- thanks for the concern pal. It would have been evn better advice if I was asking about what to wear while riding IN the rain itself.

    Sorry for the confusion-where are we riding tomorrow!
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    That place once it fully develops is going to be a great XC riding area. Lots of potential, nice flow and appears to be TD approved. Thanks Raz
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