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    Green Light

    Good riding tonight - did an extended dork and down the connector up and down Shanes, Buck Trail, back up connector in the dark and down the freeway and back up 15th. Trails are in good condition, nice sticky/tacky no extended mud spots and just a few mud puddles on fwy and Bucks.

    Windy out there tho, specially going up shanes, man. seemed to dye down as dusk came. good thing for my sweet trek head/ear warmer from IMT. fits and works way better than the pearl izumi one I lost "somewhere".

    I like rding at night, first time I"ve used my light in a long time and since Bat + fixed it.
    works ace, I just need to decide how high up I want to point the beam. Ideal would be handlebar mounted + helmet mounted fer sure

    Nice night, but the sunset wasn't as nice at today's sunrise. Riding should be good this coming w/e if we don't git too much more rain. Funny how we talk about trail conditions as if the trails are something "alive" like the ocean/wind/swell, like we used to talk about surf reports and surf conditions!
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    Glad you were out there. I did a dandy dork loop with one of the usual suspects, but we went out early, 4 to 5 pm, give or take, and it was great. Uncrowded, cool, windy, and perfect conditions. Remember boys and girls, the right etiquette when you come across a puddle in the middle of the trail is to ride right through the middle, thus not widening the trail.

    It was fun to get out and rock without crowds tonight.

    CDB
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    Bunny Hop....
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    I like to ride around puddles cuz I don't like to get my tires wet.

    Anyone gonna be hitting MR later today? I'm guessing by tomorrow evening when we are planning to ride it'll be OK, but I'd like a confirmation. I think the showers are suppose to end soon and then it'll be clear through at least Friday and I guess Saturday.

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    Trails might be a tad wet later today. I am down by St. Luke's, and it is pretty soggy right now. Still drizzling.

    TF

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    Bad Nick...no biscuit.

    Don't go around things. Through or over. Never around. NEVER around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Bad Nick...no biscuit.

    Don't go around things. Through or over. Never around. NEVER around.
    But I don't like getting mud on me! Clean clothes good....mud streak up the backside....bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Bad Nick...no biscuit.

    Don't go around things. Through or over. Never around. NEVER around.
    Agreed - every time you go around a puddle, it makes the trail wider. Nick, mud on your backside (unless it is personally-produced mud) is good for you!

    Remember - keep singletrack single!!!

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    Guess my sarcasm didn't come through regarding going around puddles?

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    Lights?

    Nope, no lights yet. I did break down and buy a road bike (gasp) so I could at least do some riding.

    Oh, I forgot, I can't talk to you guys anymore now that I'm a roadie.

    I was thinking about the Cycle Idaho trip just yesterday. I'm actually looking forward to it (well, kinda).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Guess my sarcasm didn't come through regarding going around puddles?
    Sarcasm? What in the heck is that?

    Nick, no sarcasm intended, but I would stay out of the Reserve area today. Give it some drying time. On my ride Tuesday night, there was a definite difference in dryness/rideability between the 8th street stuff (Kestrel, Freeway, Hulls, Chickadee, etc...) and the Reserve (Cottonwoods, Ridgecrest, Bucktail, etc...) As is said here every fall/winter/spring, the reserve soil tends to hold the moisture longer and stay muddier than the soil between Mtn. Cove Road and 8th Street. Just my usual $.02.

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    I just ran Bucks. The trails couldnt be better. It was beautiful out there. Im serious. If you can get out before it rains again, do it. The trails are awesome.
    Whenever I haul a$$ I have to take two trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Guess my sarcasm didn't come through regarding going around puddles?
    I knew you were just yankin our chains..
    May your trails be narrow, crooked, lonesome and dangerous, leading to the most outrageous adventures. Paladin

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    I guess. The puddles I encountered had sections of trail on one or both sides of them already, within the width of the overall trail, so I didn't ride through them. I don't have a garage like you do, so If my bike gets muddy I still have to bring it inside

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