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Old 06-12-10, 08:16 AM   #1
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Snow level dropping to 9,000 feet in CO today.

Just sayin!!

Err - Ride the Rockies starts tomorrow!!
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Old 06-12-10, 08:22 AM   #2
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Shoot, I am at 4800 in Montana and we had a good dusting yeaterday AM, Looks like sunny and warmer for the weekend. Cars broke, I will be cycling to the grocery store today. Its anly about 7 miles there, so no big deal.
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Shoot, I am at 4800 in Montana and we had a good dusting yeaterday AM, Looks like sunny and warmer for the weekend. Cars broke, I will be cycling to the grocery store today. Its anly about 7 miles there, so no big deal.
It is if you are from Florida, participating in the Colorado Ride the Rockies, and all you have is your Tyvek windbreaker.

When I did the RTR many, many years ago, that was exactly the scenario.
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I understand and appreciate the beauty of the mountains, but really. Are you just trying to keep us flatlander away? Snow only ten days away from summer? I'll pass on that one!
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I must say, I hate snow blowing it, roof raking it and living with it. Pictures of it are ok
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Just sayin!!

Err - Ride the Rockies starts tomorrow!!
A bit OT...Was the IED they found under the bridge, out by you, near you??? probably worse than snow...(and the 1 1/2" rain we got last night..
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A bit OT...Was the IED they found under the bridge, out by you, near you??? probably worse than snow...(and the 1 1/2" rain we got last night..
Not aware of it??????????????????
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I'm doing RtR and just landed in Dnvr-waiting on the bus to Grand Junction. Left NC with 90 degrees and high humidity in shorts. It was a shock getting off the plane and seeing my breath in the 40 degree temps!

I'll be camping so I sure hope we get a break soon! I will feel better once I get to see my bike that was shipped out last week.

The wind direction does not look very favorable right now with mostly headwinds for most of the week.

Now I know why pepole laughed at work when they heard I was selected in the lottery. I now realize that to them doing 80-90 miles a day with elevations 11,000 ft I "lost" in the lottery.

I hope I remembered my arm and knee warmers!
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I think the RtR will have great weather for the ride. Looks nice and cool for Grand Junction and the Monument Loop and then the climb over the Grand Mesa the next day. Have fun! I'll be out there in 2 weeks to ride.

BTW, a little extra humidity in the air is a good thing out on the West Slope.
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Colorado has at least 3 distinct climate zones.

Grand Junction and the western slope

The Rockies

The Eastern Plains (and it may surprise folks that almost 1/2 of CO is absolutely flat)

And, it can have very different weather at the same time in each of those three zones.
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Not aware of it??????????????????
Well, I am wrong...It was a homemade thing rigged to explode under a bridge in Paint brush park in Castle rock, Dont know where I got Parker,,,Musta been to early, before the tea kicked in, while I was reading the Post,,,
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Raining in downtown Denver right now. The wife says it feels like its cold enough to snow out at the house.
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Cold(ish) rain here this afternoon - started up at 10AM and has been going ever since. Rain tomorrow as well. Oh well - tomorrow I can get some work done inside.
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Just sayin!!

Err - Ride the Rockies starts tomorrow!!
Meh. I just drove through Berthoud Pass this morning, and it was fine:

http://www.dim.com/~ryoder/berthoud-...2010-small.jpg
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Meh. I just drove through Berthoud Pass this morning, and it was fine:

http://www.dim.com/~ryoder/berthoud-...2010-small.jpg
So much for weather forecasters. Anyway, that is great news for RTR.
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So much for weather forecasters. Anyway, that is great news for RTR.
Did you look at the pic? Looked snowy to me.
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Here's the official forecast for Berthoud Pass area:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...&FcstType=text

Hazardous Weather Outlook
Short Term Forecast

Late Afternoon: Rain and snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a southeast wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tonight: Rain and snow showers, becoming all snow after midnight. Low around 30. Breezy, with a south southeast wind between 14 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Sunday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32. South southeast wind 9 to 13 mph becoming west northwest. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.


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