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    Hall or Backbone dry yet??

    Looking to ride Hall, or Devil's Backbone tomorrow afternoon.

    Anyone ridden these post-7AM the last couple of days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndoBikr
    Looking to ride Hall, or Devil's Backbone tomorrow afternoon.

    Anyone ridden these post-7AM the last couple of days?
    I try to keep this trail conditions page current. It's mostly stuff North and West of Boulder, though - areas like Peaceful Valley, Lyons, Lion Gulch, etc. I've been updating it once or twice a week lately. I'll always welcome updates via email, too. I'll post 'em..

    Anyway, I had several reports this week of Hall being rideable to the loop during mid day. I haven't been there myself, but there will still be a little wetness in the usuall spots. The loop has a high potential mess factor, as does Antelope. The rest will be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    I try to keep this trail conditions page current.
    Thanks for the info, and the link!

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    Was talking to Larry this afternoon and asked him about the Backbone and he said it's in great shape. Not sure if he rides at 7:00 am though . I might ride it Sunday afternoon...

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    FWIW, The backbone typically dries out quicker than Hall. It'll be packed this weekend though I'm sure. Try not to bag too many hikers.....bad juju plus all those nasty blood stains on the bars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    FWIW, The backbone typically dries out quicker than Hall. It'll be packed this weekend though I'm sure. Try not to bag too many hikers.....bad juju plus all those nasty blood stains on the bars...
    I'm betting they're both going to be a zoo. Lots of Spring Fever is going around...
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    I'll check Hall 2Day

    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    I'm betting they're both going to be a zoo. Lots of Spring Fever is going around...
    I'll be riding from my house, near Berthoud, to Hall, and back. I'll see how muddy it is and report back, so you can update your site, Dave. (I may stop by the shop, too, and talk a piece. :-o)

    I may hit Rabbit on the way back -- I have to get 4 hours in today. :-(
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    The Bone is in horrible shape.
    3" of clay/mud and lots of snow.

    Everyone needs to stay away. At least between 2 & 4 when I'll be there

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    Wink Hall was OK

    Quote Originally Posted by EndoBikr
    Looking to ride Hall, or Devil's Backbone tomorrow afternoon.

    Anyone ridden these post-7AM the last couple of days?
    I rode Hall up to the first bench today at about 2PM, and it was fine.

    It was a little muddy in spots up to the bench, but not too bad. You could tell it had been much muddier (and had been used anyway :-().

    I heard it was really muddy (and getting widened out) on the backside, just past the first bench. So if you ride in the mud, please don't go around it. (I know most of you already do that.)

    Also, there was a "muddy conditions" brown sign at the bottom. (The rock garden was fun, as usual.)
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    The Backbone has been good all week actually. Little bit of mud last Sunday, but it's been in very good shape since then.
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    Thanks all for heeding my warning.
    I was the only biker "brave" enough to tackle the "tough" conditions at the Bone.

    Please stay away on Sunday as well.

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    Yup! Everyone listens to the squeky wheel!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Thanks all for heeding my warning.
    I was the only biker "brave" enough to tackle the "tough" conditions at the Bone.

    Please stay away on Sunday as well.
    Everyone, and I mean everyone was at Hall today!! (Never seen 10+ guys at :The Step" at one time!) A ton of people, bikers and hikers, enjoying the weather!
    A blast, as always, and a nice change from the winter of riding DR/MW!! Need to hit Devil's Backbone next though.... If it doesn't snow!

    Although, any beers up by the 'Bone that can compare to Oskar's??

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    Hall was fun today. Except I got my first flat in probably about 6 months, then I broke my chain. Really busy, but it was worth it.

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    anelope very muddy and chewed up

    sunday 2-27 very bad conditions go up the rock garden
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    Quote Originally Posted by twouareks
    Hall was fun today. Except I got my first flat in probably about 6 months, then I broke my chain. Really busy, but it was worth it.
    yeah, dude, you were really draggin' us down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    yeah, dude, you were really draggin' us down!
    LOL, I was trying to think of some snappy comeback, but I got nothing. It's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twouareks
    LOL, I was trying to think of some snappy comeback, but I got nothing. It's true.
    You weren't dragging us down. It's just that maybe you should put training wheels on that big bike of yours. It might help. What should we ride this weekend, will horsetooth be dry?

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    It's alright, the "old guys" needed the break!

    Horsetooth might be good this weekend, we'll have to talk to Dave and get the scoop. Last time you guys rode it was a mud pit, I heard.

    Maybe a Backbone/Coyote Ridge two-fer or even Maxwell. I don't care, really as long as I'm ridin'.

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    I don't see how Horsetooth could be dry, but I've been wrong before.
    Lemme know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    It's alright, the "old guys" needed the break!

    Horsetooth might be good this weekend, we'll have to talk to Dave and get the scoop. Last time you guys rode it was a mud pit, I heard.

    Maybe a Backbone/Coyote Ridge two-fer or even Maxwell. I don't care, really as long as I'm ridin'.
    Yeah took two washes to get my bike reasonably clean. Backbone/Coyote Ridge sounds fun. But i'm down for anything as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSU Drunk
    Yeah took two washes to get my bike reasonably clean. Backbone/Coyote Ridge sounds fun. But i'm down for anything as usual.

    Me too. Gotta try out my new training wheels...........

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    Hit the Backbone yesterday for a shakedown of the new Marz Marathon. It's in good shape, ready for a weekend thrashing

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    Hit the Backbone yesterday for a shakedown of the new Marz Marathon. It's in good shape, ready for a weekend thrashing
    Get the Reba sold?

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    Yep, shipped it yesterday to a guy in Indiana (at Purdue). Should work good in the technichal forest terrain, though it wasn't too good in the mud.
    Last edited by chad1433; 03-01-2005 at 02:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    Yep, shipped it yesterday to a guy in Indian (at Purdue). Should work good in the technichal forest terrain, though it wasn't too good in the mud.
    Hey, what year is your fork? And where'd you get it?

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    The Reba was a 2005. The Marathon is a 2004, got it at Mtn High Cyclery, where else?

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    Horsetooth is still snowpacked on the Northeast facing trails and muddy in the east facing sides. South sides are obviously dry. This weekend it might be better with temps in the mid-50's friday and Saturday...but it did rain up here enough today to soak the roads.

    The lower Lory trails were pretty nice on Sunday, but my bike is pretty caked up more than I like....
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