Short Big pig Bad Tires ride ?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Lomax, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    :nod just in the wrong category: whoeverelseshowsup


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  2. snaggletooth374

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    Put me in that last subgroup under maybe: :D
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  3. Geek

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    We did the Switzerland Trail today.

    ...all the non-shaded was melted out as you'd expect.. from Gold Hill to Sunset is a breeze and there were very few places you had to touch snow.

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    the north facing tree-lined slopess from Sunset to Sugarloaf were like this.. the corners at Pennsylvania and Bear gulch being the biggest ice rinks as to be expected with the drainage - but relatively short.

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    As far as the Switzerland Trail goes; from Sugarloaf to Ned was the worst - parts of it were pretty deep/slick (but nothing compared to the snowdrifts we encountered riding single track :rofl ). We were riding through it pretty quick which was a bit slippy - if you took your time on a big bike it wouldn't be a problem; there is no where you would get stuck (we all enjoy tucking the front now and then right? :ricky ).

    ALL the single track we rode up high today was an exercise in pushing through snow (as to be expected)


    All the roads were in good shape Peak to Peak and above even. We went to the top of Caribou
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    After dark things were getting pretty icy so you had to be more careful.
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  4. GrizGirl

    GrizGirl Long timer

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    I totally spaced that we already committed ourselves for tomorrow so Rick and I are out! Maybe for the best though, considering it is snowing up in Nederland and along the Peak to Peak.

    Next time for sure!!!
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  5. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Well we may be riding down lower. :lol3 the day and the conditions will dictate our progress. Sorry you can't make it.

    Marc
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  6. Geek

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    I won't be at the start... in the morning I need to change the exhaust gaskets on the 950 and change the oil in the 500.
    After I'm done I'm going to head out on the 950. I'll possibly run into you somewhere up there. I'm probably going to do a big loop on the Switzerland Trail and then over and down Magnolia/68J.

    I really enjoyed breaking the cabin fever today for 6 hours and want to get as much saddle time as I can in again tomorrow :ricky

    :freaky
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  7. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    :thumb I am not planning on doing Switzerland tomorrow and we will have to see what the roads are like and what the weather brings. So if we see you grand, it not have a fun day.

    BTW: how was Sunshine canyon when you were up there today?

    Marc
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  8. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Cripes, this is really putting me in a pickle. Work on the new deck or ride my motorsickle??? All of my weekends since late August have been devoted to regrading the sloped back yard, retaining walls and the new deck. No riding. :huh Limited time to work on a big project, no time for riding...

    I might join you FF's.
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  9. Geek

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    It wasn't snowing on Peak to Peak @6pm when we were up there riding - the snow was pretty much held at the divide. Looking at the radar it looks gnarly - but that same radar says the entire front range is raining and there is zero precip taking place here. I think they might have the radar aimed at 20,000 feet or something :rofl

    :freaky

    edit: I just looked at a Ned cam and it didn't look like snow :dunno Is it snowing in Pinewood?
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  10. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Fo shizzle, drizzle at the hizzle in Lizzleton...
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  11. Geek

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    Looks like the radar wasn't losin' it.. rain here too now.
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  12. GrizGirl

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    It started snowing in Ned, according to the Weather Channel, just as it started getting dark. We have only had drizzle here in Pinewood - it is pretty warm. I suspect there will be pockets of snow, ice, and dry on the P2P tomorrow but it should melt fast unless something dramatic happens tonight. Supposedly the bigger round that will bring snow is due in tomorrow night or Monday.

    I did see on the Eldorado webcam before it got dark that it was snowing.
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  13. Blakebird

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    Since the Switz isn't the main attraction and we're likely to ride lower....the 310 gets the day off.
    Maybe a weekend of camping at Four Mile is in order soon
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  14. ironbrewer

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    I'm gonna say I'm out. I am bringing my son climbing in the morning and probably ride my mountain bike in the afternoon.
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  15. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    It only snowed about 1/4" here in Ned. With a 46* forecast for tomorrow it should be melted before 10am.
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  16. Lomax

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    I had a great time, Thank you so very much everyone. And as usual on a Lomax ride half the group got lost. Until we met up in Nederland right at the roundabout, that was hilarious. :lol3

    A great group of big pigs. :clap Nice to meet some new people.

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    Switzerland trail had quite a bit of snow on it.

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    It was a lot slicker and snowier that I expected. :eek1 A little video.


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  17. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    I'm glad you guys had a good time. I was gonna join you but when I awoke at 4am there was ice on my road. It stayed there past my first Bloody Mary at 7am. By then it was light enough to start working on my project.

    I hope to ride more in the summer...

    Cheers
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  18. meerobus

    meerobus Been here awhile

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    Nice meeting everyone. Sorry we got split up. Had a nice ride though. :D
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  19. Blakebird

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    You would have enjoyed seeing Terry's GS do a nice (quick) donut on the hill leaving Gold Hill before taking a brief icenap. :lol3

    I would have given a dollar to see that bald-tired CB550 trying to make it up that hill too :nod
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  20. snaggletooth374

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    Hey! The wear bars were barely showing. :rofl I at least qualified with the bad tires part. :deal

    Teri, Blake and the "Little Pig" with the near bald rear tire waiting so as to time our meeting up at the round-a-bout with the other half in Nederland. :lol3
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