Trail Conditions for Calgarians

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Posted: Nov 30, 2018 at 15:19 Quote
Braggin Merlin Ranger Strange this afternoon. 45% ice, 45% frozen dirt and 10 % hard pack snow. Most of the snow was on the first half of the climb up Ranger. Riding on skinny studded and appreciated the extra traction. Fat bike not required but that will likely change for tomorrowès forecast.

Posted: Dec 1, 2018 at 16:14 Quote
Hiked upper Stoney today and it would have been fine for non studded skinny tires. I can’t speak for the descent and might recommend studs just to be safe, but a Stoney lap could be pretty good right about now.

The snow even seemed to be mostly in the east. I don’t think the Banff townsitegot much if any.

Posted: Dec 2, 2018 at 14:32 Quote
Aunt Flow today. Road was a slog, no traffic yet. Down was excellent, enough snow to make it smooth and slidey.

Posted: Dec 4, 2018 at 6:57 Quote
Don't think conditions for the fatties can get any better than right now. Good tracks everywhere last night (except nobody tracked Kestrel). Sweet to come back from weekend skiing to good snow and packed conditions for school night fat bike rides #herosnowlol

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 at 8:03 Quote
fstfrd15 wrote:
Aunt Flow today. Road was a slog, no traffic yet. Down was excellent, enough snow to make it smooth and slidey.

You went biking on your menstrual cycle and it was excellent?

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 at 8:56 Quote
SJdude wrote:
fstfrd15 wrote:
Aunt Flow today. Road was a slog, no traffic yet. Down was excellent, enough snow to make it smooth and slidey.

You went biking on your menstrual cycle and it was excellent?

(s)he's a real pistolero!

Crossed a bunch of the multi-use trails whilst skiing yesterday. Ranger-Strange-Boundary looked ok for all tires, crystal west and the snowy's- maybe a bit softer.

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 at 10:44 Quote
aka-bigsteve wrote:
SJdude wrote:
fstfrd15 wrote:
Aunt Flow today. Road was a slog, no traffic yet. Down was excellent, enough snow to make it smooth and slidey.

You went biking on your menstrual cycle and it was excellent?

(s)he's a real pistolero!

Crossed a bunch of the multi-use trails whilst skiing yesterday. Ranger-Strange-Boundary looked ok for all tires, crystal west and the snowy's- maybe a bit softer.


https://www.braggcreektrails.org/about-bragg-creek-ski-trails/winter-trail-etiquette/

https://www.braggcreektrails.org/report/

https://www.braggcreektrails.org/fat-bike-grooming-fundraiser/

https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/canmore-nordic-centre-pp/activities-events/other-winter-activities/

https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/kananaskis-country/activities-events/winter-activities/fat-biking/

https://tourismfernie.com/activities/mountain-biking/fatbiking

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 at 11:26 Quote
roundtheworld wrote:
aka-bigsteve wrote:
SJdude wrote:


You went biking on your menstrual cycle and it was excellent?

(s)he's a real pistolero!

Crossed a bunch of the multi-use trails whilst skiing yesterday. Ranger-Strange-Boundary looked ok for all tires, crystal west and the snowy's- maybe a bit softer.


https://www.braggcreektrails.org/about-bragg-creek-ski-trails/winter-trail-etiquette/

Thanks for the reminder Big Grin It boils down to this: ride according to the conditions.
Do we have to go through this EVERY year?

Posted: Dec 6, 2018 at 8:05 Quote
aka-bigsteve wrote:
SJdude wrote:
fstfrd15 wrote:
Aunt Flow today. Road was a slog, no traffic yet. Down was excellent, enough snow to make it smooth and slidey.

You went biking on your menstrual cycle and it was excellent?

(s)he's a real pistolero!

Crossed a bunch of the multi-use trails whilst skiing yesterday. Ranger-Strange-Boundary looked ok for all tires, crystal west and the snowy's- maybe a bit softer.

YES!! Everything is amazing right now. Dam cold last night.... - 18 in parking lot to start. A fair amount out though.

anybody been up Prairie View lately?

Posted: Dec 6, 2018 at 14:52 Quote
aka-bigsteve wrote:
roundtheworld wrote:
aka-bigsteve wrote:


(s)he's a real pistolero!

Crossed a bunch of the multi-use trails whilst skiing yesterday. Ranger-Strange-Boundary looked ok for all tires, crystal west and the snowy's- maybe a bit softer.


https://www.braggcreektrails.org/about-bragg-creek-ski-trails/winter-trail-etiquette/

Thanks for the reminder Big Grin It boils down to this: ride according to the conditions.
Do we have to go through this EVERY year?

$1,000,000 question winter skinny talk menstrual cycle rinse repeat monthly nauseat regularly seasonal cycles happen

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
kenny99 wrote:
aka-bigsteve wrote:
SJdude wrote:


You went biking on your menstrual cycle and it was excellent?

(s)he's a real pistolero!

Crossed a bunch of the multi-use trails whilst skiing yesterday. Ranger-Strange-Boundary looked ok for all tires, crystal west and the snowy's- maybe a bit softer.

YES!! Everything is amazing right now. Dam cold last night.... - 18 in parking lot to start. A fair amount out though.

anybody been up Prairie View lately?

The Farley’s rode it on Sunday. Climb was easy on the FBs. Hike a bike was a little tricky and slippery. Descent was absolutely amazing!!! No ice. Just great packed snow conditions. Might’ve been as much fun as a summer lap. Lots out. Just do it !!! (answered myself)

Posted: 1 days ago Quote
Bowmont-12 Mile featured great dry packed snow riding, between 9 and 10:30 this morning. No studs or fats required- ride whatever. Three or four short ice flows in 12 Mile, but I think all have bypasses. Sun exposed hillsides likely to have some melt-freeze action after today.

Posted: 1 days ago Quote
Nordic centre today. Pretty good. Studs were helpful on some of the climbs and descents but could have ridden with out and just went a little slower

Posted: 1 days ago Quote
So little snow riding slide trails is loopamagical won't hurt snow lack they of don't use wax!

Posted: 13 hours ago Quote
There is some more snowshoe trails open to fat bikes in the Peter lougheed park as well as spray lakes area , hopefully more people will ride those areas to keep them packed and open instead of the 2 laps of merlinistas, south section of high rockies at peninsula is a great out and back on fatty. And also ribbon creek trail is fat bike approved and needs more traffic to keep open .


 
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