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Golden Bike Park is getting close - see other thread.

Maybe, maybe, maybe Green Mtn or the mesa's by the weekend but as it is still a LOT of MUD to be had. Anything in the trees or on the north face not ready. Or, do a dawn patrol although with temps the way they are even that could be sloppy.
 

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Notta thing

Checked 2/16 (wednesday) and Apex, Matthews Winters, and Green Mountain are all a NO go.

Looks like some noob tried to ride Green Mtn from the Rooney lot and made it about 25 yards leaving a 2 inch deep rut and then had to turn around... :thumbsup:

Since the trails are not refreezing at night even a dawn patrol doesn't work...

Hopefully with a little wind something will be good to go for the weekend.
 

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Just got back from DBB and Blue Sky, it was 99% bone dry and all ridable from 34 to Horsetooth Res.. Good lord it was windy! Can't really complain though, MTBing in shorts and short sleeves in mid-Feb is a treat.
 

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Dakota Ridge is a no-go. Needs a few more days. Dakota is usually the first trail rideable after a snowfall...so if Dakota is not ready, everything else is probably not either.
 

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Dakota Ridge is a no-go. Needs a few more days. Dakota is usually the first trail rideable after a snowfall...so if Dakota is not ready, everything else is probably not either.
I second that. The first climb from MW parking lot is pure clay. Hikers from the top said most of it is unrideable. Mathew Winters isn't even close to being ready. Let's just hope it doesn't snow Sunday.
 

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Rode from my home to Dakota Ridge late this afternoon (Thursday, 2/17/11) and checked out Green Mountain on the way – it was still very wet (just north of the dog park) – would need to be frozen to get me on it right now. Dakota Ridge was great however – I rode up the Dinosaur Ridge road and hit the trail head at the top of the road going south to north. Not completely dry but little to no mud and lots of dry rocks! I did an out and back but didn’t go as far as even the saddle which is almost certainly snow and ice-bound. There was another rider who had come from the I-70 trail head – perhaps he will chime in with a report on the ‘clay’ hill at the beginning of that entry point.
 

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rmac said:
Blah, blah Thursday: GM - no good, DR - ridable blah, blah.
FWIW - same thing Friday PM/evening - swung by GM on the way to DR. GM didn't look much better than Thursday - ugh. I may do a GM dawn patrol Sat. but GM really doesn't look good for the weekend.
 

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Ginni Trail, aka Bob Cat Ridge is good to go. It's a long drive for me coming from Evergreen, but well worth it. I always thought Dakota was the first to dry out but Ginni's forest burn allows for tuns of sun. Conditions where great yesterday, only short muddy sections, the back side of the trail if done as an out and back had snow near the bottom. But nothing bad.
 

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Outside of Loveland, not far from Devils back bone which also dries quickly, but I don't know what current conditions are. http://netcairns.com/wiki/index.php?title=Front_Range

The link will show you bob cat ridge. The name ginni is not used I don't think but it's the main single track trail in that area, do it as an out n back if you like climbing techy single track, can be done as a loop but I've never rode it that way.
 

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Dirty Bismarck 99% dry

Couple of very short 5m sections on High Plains a bit wet but easy to ride straight through without going wide. Rest is bone dry

Met a rider who said some MTBers where ripping up the muddy Dowdy Draw to the west:nono:
 

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Rode Green Mountain Monday (2/21) frozen (finally). GM trail, Rooney Valley Trail and Hayden trail. It was fantastic for a frozen ride - no snow drifts and little to no ice. I couldn't tell for sure that it would be good thawed though - lots of (rutted) dark spots and small amounts of snow on the trail. Several obviously longer snow melt spots on the Hayden trail but not all completely covering the trail. Should be great for the Thursday T.I.T.S (Through Ice Through Snow) ride. :)
 
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