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Various practical matters and some impractical ones have kept me off the trail for a couple weeks. Managed to get out yesterday with two friends and four dogs.

We loved it. Dogs loved it. Trails are snowy but rideable. One rider had studded tires, which were less than helpful. Only a few short semi-icy spots that didn't trip up the two of us with no studs. And we did much better on the soft stuff with our wider tires and low pressure.

Most falling came from letting the front wheel leave the packed trail to wallow into the fluff and throw us down. I got an ugly set of rock rashes on my frame, but no one was hurt.

Good fun. Planning on more today. In fact, the dogs are demanding it.

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Sweet post dude, look slike all you guys had fun :thumbsup: Since I don't live in such places I have to ask.....I see you gave the dogs some coats, but do the dogs do all right running in the snow without protection for their paws? I'm up in Canada now and would kill to have a snow bike to ride a bit.
 

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Another ride on the local trails here in Grand Junction, Colorado today. This time it was The Girl I Ride With and "our" two little dogs. They love the running. It wasn't "that" cold. Maybe mid 20s. And their feet were fine. We have boots for them when it gets colder, but they don't like the boots.

The white and tan dog is a Jack Russell/Parson Russell or whatever they're calling them this week.

It was fun to be out again. Stayed on the better-packed trails this time. No crashes or anything.

Both when I'm out there, and when I look at the photos, I'm amazed at the beautiful places I get to ride. These durn mountain bikes take us some crazy-cool places, don't they?

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WOW :eek: Those really are some sweet pics :thumbsup: beautiful locations captured very well. Next time I'm in CO I'll have to try and put GJ on my list of places to visit. I'm thinking it looks better covered with snow than when it's not :skep:
 

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Same ol' crap.

Another day on the snowy local trails. Same two little ruffian dogs. Same Girl as last time.

But way more sunlight. And another opportunity to find a new way or two to look at the same old trails.

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All right, as much as I enjoy your photos I'm gona have to ask you to stop posting them for a bit 'cause right now some of us are somewhat snow bound with no bike and theese are just cruel reminders of what we're missing :p Damn sweet images though ;)
 

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All right, as much as I enjoy your photos I'm gona have to ask you to stop posting them for a bit 'cause right now some of us are somewhat snow bound with no bike and theese are just cruel reminders of what we're missing :p Damn sweet images though ;)
You're snow bound in Barbados? What ever happened to Global Warming?

I promise not to post any more photos. Until I have more to post. Glad you like them.

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Nice!

We took the little ruffians out tonight after sunset and into the dark. A very first night ride for at least one of them. They really don't seem to care that it's dark. They have just as much fun. I guess I like that they're a little noisy due to tags and a small bell (on one), since I can hear that they're off to one side of the trail, or that they're right behind me.

They stayed pretty close to us when a coyote howled.

It takes me so long to set up for interesting photos in the dark that I didn't. So, um, just look at the above photos with your screen brightness turned way down.

Have fun with dem dogs!

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Not quite in Barbados since Xmas eve. You can start posting next weekend once I'm back home and my damn sinus is recovered and I can ride again :p
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You're snow bound in Barbados? What ever happened to Global Warming?

I promise not to post any more photos. Until I have more to post. Glad you like them.

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Our world turned to slop today. Blast of unprecedented warmness. I'd like to think it's a sign of spring, but it's probably not. Warm enough to make mush out of the trails. I presume. I stayed off them.

We were out yesterday afternoon, though. No sun all day, so everything was firm, if a little more surface-squishy than I'd expected -- being so used to sub-frozeness as I've become.

Just a pic or three from the ride. Three points to anyone who can find a wild fox and/or small dog in at least two out of three photos.

Have fun riding. I guess I'll be on the bike path.

--Greg
 

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