Ellicottville Conditions

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10 years 6 months ago #13716 by Joker
Joker replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions

Todd wrote: Asheville will have a high of 74 today and has been dry I hear?!?!?!!?



Would I lie to you about that? Straight from the inlaws, who live in Hickory NC now. About 1 hour east from Asheville. And look at the forecast coming up.

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/fin ... =asheville

Upper 70's! I'll be there a week ahead of ya, I'll try to save you some of the good weather!

Why...so...serious?

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10 years 6 months ago #13714 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Hey Old Slug...

Great to hear from you again!

You going to be hitting the trails this spring?

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10 years 6 months ago #13712 by old slug
old slug replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
I drove up to the Youth Camp after work (2:45 pm) to check on the road conditions on the state forest roads. 6 to 8 inches of snow on top of 4 inches of ice and this is one of the spots that gets sun and melts faster.
If I wanted to drive over the hill to Bill's I'd get a full size 4x4 pickup with extra clearance, new tires, a Warn winch with extra cable, a couple of high school linemen and a case of Bud. Maybe to or three cases of Bud, we'd be wasting a lot of time winching and pushing the truck out of the ditches and back on the road.
Nah, I'll wait. Bill is right it will be a couple more weeks.

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10 years 6 months ago #13710 by The Todd-ler
The Todd-ler replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
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?!?!?!!?

2008 Asheville MVP. J2DB. Ride Matador Fiore Ride! El Nino! ONE GEAR TO RULE THEM ALLâ„¢

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10 years 6 months ago #13709 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
The riding season in McCarty Hill/Rock City SF's is still a couple weeks away................unfortunately.

Long Live Long Rides

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10 years 6 months ago #13705 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
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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10 years 6 months ago #13704 by The Todd-ler
The Todd-ler replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions

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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10 years 6 months ago #13703 by Jerrine
Jerrine replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
I've got one you can use. Just don't light yourself on fire.

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10 years 6 months ago #13702 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
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.

Long Live Long Rides

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10 years 8 months ago #13551 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
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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10 years 8 months ago #13550 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
All seasonal forest roads are impassable. We've got to have about 18-24" of snowpack.

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10 years 9 months ago #13294 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
1/14/2007

Once again the snow has melted, leaving us with just plain wet conditions.

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