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Old 02-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Mountians are dry

It was a great day for a ride yesterday, unfortunately the mtns around Abq are pretty dry already Nice change from all the dez riding we've been doing.

Ride 'em while you can.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Damn, I rode there in late January when I was down visiting some friends and it was covered then. Is there a lot of trail in that area? I mainly played on a set of big rock ledges coming out of a little gully thing because the backside was so snowy. Pretty much everything at the top of that last big hill in the video was covered and mucky.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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Mmmmmm.. good stuff there. Jealous.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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Damn, I rode there in late January when I was down visiting some friends and it was covered then. Is there a lot of trail in that area? I mainly played on a set of big rock ledges coming out of a little gully thing because the backside was so snowy. Pretty much everything at the top of that last big hill in the video was covered and mucky.
There were patches of snow but they were few and far between. We rode some really knarly trails Carry (USFS) just put in, they were really nice tree covered, rocky imbedded, first gear side hill

Plenty of trails open out there, there's patches of mud we tried to skirt, the mud up there is wierd or elseI don't ride mud enough, it will pack up your knobs in about 10', When you exit the muddy area it's like riding on ice for another 20 feet, I nosed into the bushes more than once when the back wheel decided to go it's own way
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Nice!


Wow, it is really dry out there. I noticed only two mtn bikers in the vid. was expecting to see more.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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It was a great day for a ride yesterday, unfortunately the mtns around Abq are pretty dry already Nice change from all the dez riding we've been doing.

Ride 'em while you can.
Good video, good music, good riding and fun terrain. Thanks RideFreak.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #7
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Chris, that looks like pretty good fun and all, but before I come up there to ride could you guys sweep off some of those bigger rocks? I'm not riding a KTM like you rich NM guys.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:46 PM   #8
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thad, we'll throw rose petals on the trail for you......
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #9
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thad, we'll throw rose petals on the trail for you......
LOL!...I knew you were a gentleman of hospitality, Ev. I love roses.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #10
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Yup kind of sad to have it this dry right now. I'm surprised I didn't run into you guys yesterday, really nice weather.Hope it don't last or we will be riding in the burned out match stick forest by May.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #11
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Yup kind of sad to have it this dry right now. I'm surprised I didn't run into you guys yesterday, really nice weather.Hope it don't last or we will be riding in the burned out match stick forest by May.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:11 PM   #12
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Another great vid, Chris - that's some great stuff.

The bicycle rider was a ways out there!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:27 PM   #13
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Another great vid, Chris - that's some great stuff.

The bicycle rider was a ways out there!
Thanks, I waved at the guy and almost went into the trees
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #14
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Hey guys,

Trying to get an idea of what the high passes are looking like at this point. I dont want to start a new thread and this one seems recent. Common advice is to post in regionals a few months out, so here I am. Any ideas on when it might be a good time to explore the higher passes this year, or is it too soon to tell? Its seemingly been a pretty warm winter all over, but I dont know if that applies to the mountains/snowfall at all.

Im planning on a ride mainly focused on Moab, Colorado (mountains mostly), and then up to Alaska. Going to ride the TAT until CO, then divert south and back north to Moab. I figure ill explore there a few while I give CO passes a chance to thaw out, go to CO, then slab through Utah and into Nevada. Thoughts?

On a DR650... thanks for any info.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:39 AM   #15
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Hey guys,

Trying to get an idea of what the high passes are looking like at this point. I dont want to start a new thread and this one seems recent. Common advice is to post in regionals a few months out, so here I am. Any ideas on when it might be a good time to explore the higher passes this year, or is it too soon to tell? Its seemingly been a pretty warm winter all over, but I dont know if that applies to the mountains/snowfall at all.

Im planning on a ride mainly focused on Moab, Colorado (mountains mostly), and then up to Alaska. Going to ride the TAT until CO, then divert south and back north to Moab. I figure ill explore there a few while I give CO passes a chance to thaw out, go to CO, then slab through Utah and into Nevada. Thoughts?

On a DR650... thanks for any info.
Are you asking about dirt roads over passes? Presuming so its way too early to know when they've be rideable in CO. Storm moving in and significant snow predicted for today and through Thursday. The resorts and such have snow, but overall its been a very dry winter so far. Where I live just SE of Denver I've only shovelled once and it wasn't really needed and it was back in late November I think. So long ago I can't really remember when. All this can, and hopefully will, change in a short period of time. If we don't get snow, we won't have much water to drink and as previously mentioned, there will likely be huge fires. In many years, we'll get a big dump in the spring so I'd check back in about a month or so and see where we're at. Hopefully buried.....and frustrated that we can't be out riding.
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