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Old 12-19-2012, 07:29 PM   #31
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Maybe.. is it all that flat?

My 300 is just about back together from a million little repairs and I've been off the bike for nearly 3 weeks.. I must go break something on it soon.. 50 degree forecast for Boulder should = much fun mud at LHC. Just the ticket.
There's a variety on interesting terrain.

The plains have little hidden places in the middle of wide open spaces that give them their own unique charm.

+1 on Wickenberg. I keep saying I'm going to head down some winter, but I haven't made it yet.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #32
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Less than 5" of snow at my house (6400', ~2 miles from Lefthand), should melt pretty fast if the forecast is accurate...


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About 20" so far at my house.

May be a Lefthand weekend. Want another go at Spruce? Won't be dusty.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #33
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Gotta see what other sucker I can talk into heading out with me and which days. I hear NM has some closer goods that might still be dry(ish) as well.

VxZ - let's plan an early spring 5MoH ride combined with a little GJ action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1lr9vLiUqI&hd=1
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:11 PM   #34
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+1 on Wickenberg. I keep saying I'm going to head down some winter, but I haven't made it yet.
So this is you volunteering to drive right?

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Less than 5" of snow at my house (6400', ~2 miles from Lefthand), should melt pretty fast if the forecast is accurate...
Dang.. quite a difference 2k feet can make. So I can count you in for LHC then?
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:23 PM   #35
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I think it'll be good conditions here in Moab in a few days.


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Old 12-19-2012, 10:35 PM   #36
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Gotta see what other sucker I can talk into heading out with me and which days. I hear NM has some closer goods that might still be dry(ish) as well.

VxZ - let's plan an early spring 5MoH ride combined with a little GJ action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1lr9vLiUqI&hd=1
Hell yeah, maybe by then xc's chicken wing will be all new and improved.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:46 PM   #37
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Doubt I'll be motivated enough to take the XR over there.

I'll pedal Spruce on the mtn bike if you tow me to the top...

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So this is you volunteering to drive right?

Dang.. quite a difference 2k feet can make. So I can count you in for LHC then?
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #38
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[However..... I heard from reliable sources that the Northern plains got very little snow. If it warms into the 40's, I would be up for some exploring in the Grasslands next week. Maybe even a visit to the OHV area.

There is a webcam on CO 14 right on the south edge of the grasslands

http://cotrip.org looks like just a skift
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I think it'll be good conditions here in Moab in a few days.

Definitely a warming trend if the Mayans are correct.................................

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #40
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There is a webcam on CO 14 right on the south edge of the grasslands

http://cotrip.org looks like just a skift
Eye witness weather states no snow in Nunn.

I'm going to have to pass on any NM/AZ trip. After a full year of more hours on a bike than I've ever done in my riding career, I'm content to kick back for a while. We have a forced shutdown over the holidays, but I'm on call to help manage a crisis in Europe and need to stay near the internet. I'm looking forward to sleeping in late, regular trips to the gym to work on my already chiseled features (), and leisurely afternoons tinkering in a warm carpeted garage with soft music while my sweet heart plies me with scrumptious body building goodies.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #41
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Ummmmm......

I think I'm going to stick to my heated garage for the foreseable future. We were very fortunate to still be riding our high trails in December. As a result, I've got a big backlog of bike work. The 300 is going on the bench for a new top end as soon as the 990 is put back together.

However..... I heard from reliable sources that the Northern plains got very little snow. If it warms into the 40's, I would be up for some exploring in the Grasslands next week. Maybe even a visit to the OHV area.

Nice picture, I think I know that guy!
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Oh, I should wait then. I was hoping for some snow and ice.. you know.. to make it interesting.
I'm starting to realize I might have found a masochist for a riding partner...
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #43
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Eye witness weather states no snow in Nunn.
Eye witness states there is still no snow in Nunn. OHV area might have some, eye witness's relative drove to Cheyenne on 85 today and says the snow started 10 miles north of Nunn, so OHV are "might" have some. But 40 degree forecasts for the weekend, I'm sure it will be gone. I have Sat-Tues off and am definitely up to ride!
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I'm going to have to pass on any NM/AZ trip. After a full year of more hours on a bike than I've ever done in my riding career, I'm content to kick back for a while. We have a forced shutdown over the holidays, but I'm on call to help manage a crisis in Europe and need to stay near the internet. I'm looking forward to sleeping in late, regular trips to the gym to work on my already chiseled features (), and leisurely afternoons tinkering in a warm carpeted garage with soft music while my sweet heart plies me with scrumptious body building goodies.
That might be the most protracted way to say "I'm a wuss" that I've ever seen.

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I hope you know this is all just internet smack talk. I don't actually ride dirtbikes in real life. You guys are a little bit


Looks like any road tripping will need to wait 'till after Christmas. Still have too much work left to wrap up and some last bits of wrenching to do. Thinking LHC one day this weekend.. and a few days in Moab or NM next week. Somebody really needs to go scout the Swell for me. I think just a little bit of snow could make for some great 5MoH footage.

Myskyjiski ;) - Thanks for the offer. I'd love to get down there, but thinking 13hrs is a little further than I'm willing to haul for just a couple days. Get some footage for us man.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #45
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I think just a little bit of snow could make for some great 5MoH footage.

Myskyjiski ;) - Thanks for the offer. I'd love to get down there, but thinking 13hrs is a little further than I'm willing to haul for just a couple days. Get some footage for us man.
I'd go give 5 moh a shot with you if it melts a bit, I'm looking at being back around the 28th.....We should bring ropes, extra warm clothes and try to get a couple of other morons though. Sounds like a good way to get in shape.....or die in the middle of nowhere.

I'll get some footage but I'm going to use one of the hard mounts instead of the goggle mount to try to get rid of the shake.
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