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    Sorta Urgent: anywhere *NOT* to ride off of 8th Street/Military Reserve?

    I'll be flying up to Boise tomorrow (Monday) morning for a few days of meetings and bringing my hardtail 29er. Two weeks ago I was up and road out of 8th Street, up as far as Sidewinder (had a singlespeed wheel, this time I'm bringing gears). This time I'd like to ride as far up as I can given the time.

    Checking weather.com, it looks like there is rain through the morning.

    Is there anywhere I should plan to avoid if I start riding tomorrow at noon, starting from downtown (near Broadway and the river)? I thought I'd start at the Military Reserve and head towards Sidewinder, then whatever is beyond it (I do have the official map, though not at hand).

    Thanks!

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    Nah. We got a drizzle of rain, but everything should be dry once the sun comes out. Check out ridgetorivers.org. There is a PDF trail map of most of the Boise front (Maybe that's the one you've already got). We didn't get enough rain to matter -- everything should be fine.

    I also heard a rumor about CBro leading a Barney ride on Tuesday afternoon (check out the May 22 thread). I usually do a Tue AM ride, but the weather this week isn't cooperating, so I might tag along with those losers. ;-)

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    The moisture last night would only make the trails sweeter to ride right now since it's been so dry...
    Have Fun!

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    Checking in from downtown Boise at 7:55am....

    The rain is really starting to come down. Hopefully it's short and everything dries out by 5:30pm for me.

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    It's pretty wet in SE Boise

    It rained hard enough last night for a while that it woke me up.

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    Hailing up in the Highlands off Bogus Basin Road...

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    I hopped off the plane at 9am in my shorts and t-shirt, and brrrr, its cold.

    I'm sitting in the parking lot of the Starbucks at Milwaukee/Fairview checking email and the thread, and watching the clouds roll along the hills. If it's warmer in a couple hours when I'm able to ride, I'll be glad, otherwise it'll be a chilly change from home.

    Thanks for the feedback, and I'll check out the Tuesday afternoon ride thread.

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    Sorry to report, but it is snowing (say what??) up in the Footies!

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    Yup....same thing downtown (although it ain't sticking). Looks like a Greenbelt night tonight.

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    I'm not certain how I got where I did, but I ended up riding Shane's, Three Bears, and Five Mile Gulch. I turned around on Five Mile Gulch when I got to the very large lone tree towards the top. At ~5pm it was windy and cold with trace bits of snow blowing around.

    I'm guessing F-M-G is usually ridden down, rather than up ... at least it was a whole lot more fun on the way down. The cold was too much though, and I took the dirt road (C?) back to town, rather than get back on the trails.

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