I guess the weather is going to poo now!!

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by ironbrewer, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Got a new bike. Super lite with great suspension.

    Sorry about the snow.
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    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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  3. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Guessing about 0 cc's.
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  4. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Ya think

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    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  6. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    I want to go riding, but my son says its too cold.
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  7. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Its from Geeks people.
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  8. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Hmmm, could that be a Rocky Mountain, mtn bike? Maybe a 29 er. :D
    Congrads!
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    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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  11. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Heck my weather has been poo since they snow stayed, cold or snow. Somebody go buy a new sled so the snow starts to melt!!!:D
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  12. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    The weather has been great down here. I just worry about drought and fire danger this summer.
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  13. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Nice.. should be a good AM rig for around here.

    Although I must disagree with the Ergon grips.
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  14. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    I kind of like them. I'll see tomorrow though. I'm going to try to go for a first ride.
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    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    I know the front range is dry. Steamboat has been getting pummeled. 24 new yesterday I heard, and 14 new today. 193" total so far. Yampa Basin is 89% normal. Where I am at we are at 102% I have 3 feet in my yard and I am at 6200 ft. The desert that we rode through out west has 2 ft.
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  16. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    You might have water (snow) in the north, but nobody else does. The statewide snowpack is only 76% of normal. After the dismal snowpack of last year it is worrisome.

    According to the NRCS the Yampa and White river watersheds snowpack is only 77% of normal.
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  17. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

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    The lack of snow and impending fire danger is depressing. :cry

    Let's talk about the bike. :clap
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  18. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Hey ironbrewer,

    Thanks for the snow!
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  19. arroyo

    arroyo ??????????

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    Nice! I had one of the first ETS-X's back in 2001 or so, it was a great all-around bike.
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  20. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    So I've been looking for a full suspension mountain bike for a while now. I couldn't really afford a good one(if I bought new), and it makes me nervous buying used. I ride XC mostly with a little air here and there. My current ride is a 1999 Schwinn Homegrown. Its a super nice sub 22 lb hardtail.

    So I email this guy on craigslist. He has what looks like a 2008 Rocky Mountain ETSX-70. I think great. The earlier years had issues with the main triangle cracking, but they are well regarded in terms of riding. I get an e-mail back saying he bought it in 06 or 07 he doesn't remember. Then says that the frame was replaced under warranttee about 3 to 4 years ago.

    Next the random guy on craigslist asks if I'm the Jim O He knows the Jim and Kim one. To that I respond Hey Doug we should do dinner and get the kids together to ride the bike park.

    Sweet it makes it better to buy a bike from a friend you know isn't going to screw you around, but it also makes it more difficult to try to degotiate down with your friends wife.

    Oh well I think I got a great bike for a great deal.

    Gonna take it out for a ride today.
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