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    crusher in the tushar pre rides ?

    i know its early, but does anyone know of any group pre rides of crusher in the tushar?

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    I've never heard of any, even amongst the regulars. Not even sure where you could look. Have you done it before?
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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    Nothing organized. A few people start heading down there in early June when the roads start opening up to check conditions and pre-ride the Col de Crush. With the snow so far this year, it might be a late opening date for the road...which would be good, hopefully less traffic will keep it in good shape.

    There are group rides that leave from Alpine and ride up to Tibble Res once a week in May and June - those are generally Crusher folks getting their climb on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron View Post
    Nothing organized. A few people start heading down there in early June when the roads start opening up to check conditions and pre-ride the Col de Crush. With the snow so far this year, it might be a late opening date for the road...which would be good, hopefully less traffic will keep it in good shape.

    There are group rides that leave from Alpine and ride up to Tibble Res once a week in May and June - those are generally Crusher folks getting their climb on.
    All the way up to TIBBLE?!!!! The horror.
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    I would be down for a pre-tusher ride. Pm me here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OilcanRacer View Post
    I would be down for a pre-tusher ride. Pm me here.
    when we get closer to June

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    Snow pack is huge this year, it will be late start to riding in the sw Utah high country. UDOT has had trouble keeping the road up Beaver Canyon at two lanes this winter.

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    2 weeks ago, I was getting to 7,000 feet in many central UT locations with sunny aspects, the recent storm cycle has turned most dirt rides to mud down to the valley bottoms. Things are soaked in the Fillmore Beaver region.

    feel free to pm and ask for updates, note I ride the area but am too fat and slow for the actual race......

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    Starting to be able to gain some elevation on graded roads on south aspects, although shady areas still wet and/or snowey.

    Also, anyone riding/ training in Central Utah. My wife is a massage therapist in Fillmore. 25 years experience on athletes including pro cyclists and Olympians including Tour de France riders. PM me for contact info.

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    Can climb 4,000' out of Fillmore to 9,000'.
    High Tushers snotel at Big John Flat still showing 53" this elevation is similar to the high point of the crusher route.
    Rumor has it the the original course may not be open until pie and beer day.
    Can likely get some big climbs in from the Valley to snow on the east side of the Tushers.

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    Will need some time to dry out, 6" in central Utah and even the valleys are soaked. Still 50" at 10,400' in the tushers

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    Shaded areas above 7,500' were slick yesterday, made it to 8,000'.

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    Looking at the northern Tushers from the Pahvants today, there is still snow below tree line in places. 2nd hand info from a local hunter setting game cams says you can get up high on most of the roads but do not expect to make it from the top of the col de crush to eagle point for a while. In other words starting from the valley, lots of climbing can be done but not the full course.

    Anyone looking to ride the original course....it is going to be a while.

    Also shameless plug for my wife's massage business in Fillmore, lots of pro biker experience. Pm for info.

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    Based on crusher FB page, full course is rideable!

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    Course in good shape but on the verge of getting dusty in places. Gate still closed on junction side of Hwy 153 so the col de crush is nice and smooth due to light traffic.

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    Fire west of circleville may interfere with riding if it continues to grow, chokecherry fire.

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    What's the status of the fire?

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    I have not seen the gis data but my coworkers were sent home from the fire on Thursday, I was told they hit it fast and hard to contain.

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