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Old 01-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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Could I come if I brought the biggest bike I have. Its 250 cc'c bigger than my other bike.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
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that has me thinking about taking the puny bike, especially if the Switz is a skating rink in places. I have some new suspension to try out anyway
I'll be turning around for any skating rinks.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:19 PM   #18
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Everyone can bring what they want. I am going to ride my GS and turn around if we run into icky stuff. (technical term)

So this is for big pigs and that is where I am headed. Smaller bikes are welcome but I am not planning on doing Switz or anything like that.

My plan is nice dirt roads and lunch. But i guess we shall see what the nice dirt roads are like when we get there. If to bad I will be taking another route.

So don't scare off the n00b that is coming with us.

So there.

So far here is my count.

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #19
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K, all set. meerobus & are are leaving from the Canyon Grill at 9:00 AM & going to meet up at Spruce Confections at 10:30. I might be able to drag along a couple more, we'll see.
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So far here is my count.
Not putting yourself in the in list?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #21
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Not putting yourself in the in list?
just in the wrong category: whoeverelseshowsup


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Old 01-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #22
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Put me in that last subgroup under maybe:
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:16 PM   #23
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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.



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.



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 ). 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? ).

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


After dark things were getting pretty icy so you had to be more careful.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #24
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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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Well we may be riding down lower. the day and the conditions will dictate our progress. Sorry you can't make it.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #26
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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

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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 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?

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #28
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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. Limited time to work on a big project, no time for riding...

I might join you FF's.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #29
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considering it is snowing up in Nederland and along the Peak to Peak.

Next time for sure!!!
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



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

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