Rampart



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  • XR4hun

Posted May 10, 2001 - 06:29 AM

#1

Who's been to Rampart in the last couple of days? I'm thinking about a ride down there this Saturday. I was just wondering if I should expect some snow cover in certain areas. I really don't care too much but I'm taking a newbie friend down there and he doesn't need to be dealing with snow right now. Hope it's sunny in around here the next couple of days to burn the snow off in the shady areas(which is almost all of the area)

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  • paul913

Posted May 10, 2001 - 08:47 AM

#2

I can't imagine there will be any left. It's been warm during the days, nights haven't been too cold, and we've seen some rain this week (Rain melts the stuff in even the shadiest spots!). Be carefull of the crouds.

Hey, has anyone heard anything of the Spring Poker Run? I thought that was usually around this time of year?

Jake

  • Dougie

Posted May 10, 2001 - 10:27 AM

#3

I think I heard it will be June 3rd. Thinking about running it this year? Or is that your Rainbow trip.

I have no snow down where I work in Castle Rock and I usually use that as a barometer on how Rampart is. You should be fine by Saturday.

  • paul913

Posted May 10, 2001 - 12:38 PM

#4

Originally posted by Dougie:
I think I heard it will be June 3rd. Or is that your Rainbow trip?


Sorry to go off topic, but... If we could get a large enough group together for a camping/riding weekend, we'd have much more fun. Sure the Poker Run is great since the trails are 1-way and all the early guys are going full blast... If we could get ten guys camping, though, we'd have more fun for sure. There are camping sites in Westcliff, Coaldale and Salada. Westcliff would probably be best, just because it's near the center. We could ride the south end on Saturday then north on Sunday.

XR4Hun,
Let us know how it goes. I'd recommend the Sprucewood Trail, Log-jumper or Trout Creek. These are usually open early in the spring. Watch the river crossings on Trout creek, it might be running deep with the run-off.

Jake

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  • XR4hun

Posted May 10, 2001 - 10:21 PM

#5

I'm going early Saturday morning. I'm mean early. I'll let you guys know how it is.

Peace,
XR4hun (WR426r actually)

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted May 11, 2001 - 12:20 PM

#6

I went last night and it was EXCELLENT!!! No snow unless you are off trail. It was wet, deep wet. It was perfect. Hopefully is was cool enough so Friday will still be good. Saturday it might be getting dry by then. It should still be pretty good though.

Roostn in Golden

  • Dougie

Posted May 11, 2001 - 08:21 PM

#7

Yeah, when Rampart is wet, it is the best place to ride. You feel like you are on a rail. When it is dry, the best tires won't help in that pea gravel. Plus the dust is terrible. You have to leave a 5 minute window between you and the next rider. I love it when it rains out there. You stick like glue.

  • jimdeak

Posted May 13, 2001 - 08:14 PM

#8

I rode 672/673 on Friday and didn't hit any snow- you'll be fine.

hey- would like to talk to you about how you are jetted. just getting into figuring out the right jetting after fouling a couple plugs.


Originally posted by XR4hun:
Who's been to Rampart in the last couple of days? I'm thinking about a ride down there this Saturday. I was just wondering if I should expect some snow cover in certain areas. I really don't care too much but I'm taking a newbie friend down there and he doesn't need to be dealing with snow right now. Hope it's sunny in around here the next couple of days to burn the snow off in the shady areas(which is almost all of the area)



  • XR4hun

Posted May 14, 2001 - 04:56 AM

#9

Well. I went down there on Saturday morning. Great shape. I agree that it was nice and wet. Did a lot of puddle bashing. That was fun. My buddy did pretty well. You can only imagine his first time at Rampart. "Dude this is so cool!"

jimdeak

As far as the jetting on my bike. Stock. I haven't touch a thing. When are you fouling the plugs or at what point?

679 trial mostly. Had to be home by 12:30pm

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01' WR426R




 
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