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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 3 months ago #13710

But the snow is all gone here??!?!?!

Oh well, hit the road bike for some early season miles. Or really hit the road and go south or west for an adventure.





Asheville will have a high of 74 today and has been dry I hear?!?!?!!?
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 3 months ago #13709

The riding season in McCarty Hill/Rock City SF's is still a couple weeks away................unfortunately.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 3 months ago #13705

I flew back yesterday from NYC and while I didn't get my coveted window seat because the flight was full, I still annoyed the guy next to me by craning my neck to get a look. We weren't as far south as E-ville, and I was looking out the north side, but there was snow everywhere until just before we got to Buffalo. My yard in EA is still covered.

The Southern Tier had a pretty solid base left even before the fresh 8 inches from last weekend.

Last year was a pretty snow-free winter
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 3 months ago #13704

Bill R wrote:
Lots-O-Snow yet, but I think I'm on to a novel idea. I'm going to try and mount a propane torpedo heater to the front and back of my bike. That should be just the ticket for opening up the trails around here.

As I went into sunny, snow free work today, I was thinking about asking you Bill about the trail conditions in Eville.

Still covered??!?!?

The temps are still rather low. Last year, you, Ben and I were riding a ton in March on top of the leaves. Removing leaves for the riding season is not always a good idea.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 3 months ago #13703

I've got one you can use. Just don't light yourself on fire.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 3 months ago #13702

Lots-O-Snow yet, but I think I'm on to a novel idea. I'm going to try and mount a propane torpedo heater to the front and back of my bike. That should be just the ticket for opening up the trails around here.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 4 months ago #13551

Hey Bill, thanks for updating your avatar, it's like he's not gone at all. Keep the memory alive.

Kevin
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 4 months ago #13550

All seasonal forest roads are impassable. We've got to have about 18-24" of snowpack.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 5 months ago #13294

1/14/2007

Once again the snow has melted, leaving us with just plain wet conditions.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 6 months ago #13209

You need to drive around and go in from Mutton Hollow Rd.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 6 months ago #13207

the first section of the road up from the training center is one of the main snowcat/snowmobile routes and is covered with snow.

Kevin Preston wrote:
Bill, can you ride up from the training center? HV is listing 3 trails open and 5 by today.
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Mutton Hollow Rd. 8 years 6 months ago #13202

I am coming up xmas eve and am seriously considering bringing my bike. Can you still travel in a car on the the seasonal roads or are they chained off? I imagine they are possible with the lack of snow.

If anyone wants a riding partner during the week of 12/25 - 12/30 call me at 716-699-2130 and ask for Dave.
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