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Amazing how fast our snow free months pass when you have to make a living. Too many things to do between work and play. Seems like are snow just melted and there's already a nip in the air. As usual haven't been able to get in as many rides as we wanted but have loved all that we have taken. We did find a new Trail this year which I think has become our favorite. Every time I think we can't find a nicer ride or prettier place to go we find one. This one seems to be about as fun as they come. It is a 33 mile Loop with a substantial amount of technical riding. between the beauty and just plain fun, the trail keeps your attention and allows for lots of opportunities to take photos. It would be a fun one to start later in the day and end up at the old for Forest Service Lookout to watch the sunset. We did do a short ride on the back end of this Trail for a sunset ride. It was a spur-of-the-moment deal after dinner and from the time we left our house to the time we were on trail was about 40 minutes but the sky was beautiful and couldn't have asked for a nicer evening ride.
 

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Nice pics , can't believe you'll are wearing jackets already , it was 93 here today ----I rode Saturday with shorts , tennis with no socks and a tee shirt ---- our winter is kind of like you'll summer, very short
 

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great pictures as always
sure makes me miss being out west!

and I can sort fo relate to the temps
I had temps in the 40's a week ago, and in 50's this week over night
But I also had temps in mid 90's day time and the 48's at night in AUG.
these wild temp swings are just so crazy anymore!

won't be but a few weeks and snow should be falling here, or wouldn;t be rare if it did
mid Oct, i r snow flakes to start falling here , on NORMAL yrs any how
last yr we had 90's in OCt still?
 

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I can't wait for summer to be over to hot and muggy.Moved back to Louisiana to care for my mom & dad after being gone for 24 yrs.We sure miss the nice cool Summer's we had in Gunnison Colorado.
 

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Riverc, I totally get it, I would want summer over too if I lived in that hot muggy area. Unfortunately you know as well as I do winter can last a long time. This last one really sucked didn't think it was revert going to get over.
 

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Yes I do know about those long winters won't miss those lol.I do love the fall 40's & 50's for the lows 60's & 70's for the highs,that's my favorite weather,too bad you can't get that year round.
 

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Yes I do know about those long winters won't miss those lol.I do love the fall 40's & 50's for the lows 60's & 70's for the highs,that's my favorite weather,too bad you can't get that year round.
your almost right.. it's to bad you cant get that kind of weather.. lols
i would freeze all the time, or be way over dressed. 40s & 50s,, bout 5 to 6 shirt weather for me..
nice camera shots. if it wernt for the weather, i could look for gold, gem stones, dinosaur bones, sunrise an sunsets,, up over there. if i could get my dander back up, i might just go back down south. florida is getting too many sinkholes, anymore. too many people for the water table.. :smile
this 1s for you fish.. if you can get your dander up, you dont get dan drift
 

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'Ted , I knew a guy named Dan Driff for about 6 months while working offshore , before someone else made a statement about his name and I realized
 

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Fish,
That evening was pretty cool and threatening rain, we've already had low temps in the upper 30's and low 40's. Makes for great sleeping at night. Yesterday was our hottest day of the year, 96 and windy. Had several fires in the area that they were able get out. One from a motorhome that caught fire along the interstate and then spread into a grass fire. Another one from someone driving through a wheat field ready for Harvest. Fortunately they were able to get both out pretty quickly. Supposed to cool down today and tomorrow with highs in the 60s through the weekend and rain first part of next week. Looking forward to that since I am working inside 😁. West Yellowstone, which is the West entrance to Yellowstone National Park, has already had temperatures below freezing at night can honestly say I'm not quite ready for that yet. We've still got a good month and a half or two for riding. Before they shut the trails down due to snow. Kind of a bummer, will have to make best use of time we have left.
 

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LedFted, if it never got above 70 degrees here I could handle that pretty easily. One of the things that makes it tough here, is our altitude. With the air being thinner the sun gets extremely hot. My brother lives in Texas and when he's here it just kills him. he has made mention several times that the sun just feels hotter here. I will pick 60s and 70s any day of the week.
 

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i lived south of louisville most of my life. the ohio valley, is as being in the bottoms. now i am at 600 ft. louisville is lower that that. not much, but enough that the smog at the time, would hang around that area. your sinuses would be clogged up, and aver getting over the bridge, driving in indiana a while, your nose would clear up, and you could breath again, once ya got above the smog..
lived in ocala florida, for a while. i liked it. thought hot an humid during the summer, the breeze from the ocean wind, kept my sinuses clear, and i used an oscillating fan to stay cool indoors.. its a form of air conditioning not understood by most. let your skin just sweat enough, for the fan to blow on it, and your skin cools off. a constant wind flow will dry your skin, while an oscillating breeze, works better.. i never under stood the need to turn on the AC, then sleep under a heavy blanket or so, when a thin cotton sheet works wonders.
i like open windows, instead of stuffy air from inside. to each their own..
 

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'Ted , I knew a guy named Dan Driff for about 6 months while working offshore , before someone else made a statement about his name and I realized
parents make bad name choices at times.. what of the Evangelical preacher/con artist, named, Peter Popoff ? he has got caught before in a scam before, so i read.. i ran across his show once on tv, an he was selling holy water, with the power to heal.
he should join forces with Dr. Pimple Popper. i can see the title now..
"Dr. Pimple Popper and Dr. Peter Popoff Show" :grin
 

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Riding season may be over😕, getting a lot of rain and temps are dropping. Mountain trails are getting pretty sloppy and in this attitude could easily turn to the ugly white stuff. Hope not, there are opportunities to rude but with switch backs assigns steep trails makes it a bit unnerving for an old duffer like me. This ride from last October was great but at times was a bit scary.
 

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wow...beautiful area....envious of you. Carolina boy here...so, yeah, 93 again today..coming into mid September and we still have unhealthy air quailty alerts and nasty humid hot days...since I'm now back to riding old school...air-cooled bikes...the heat coming off the old hondas in summer will make you ready to get off after an hour fer sure.... only difference right now is not in temps, but that the days are getting shorter..I miss coming back in at 9:30...now more like 8pm I'm flipping the lights on....and yet the bugs haven't calmed down...man is it buggy !!! that's one thing about winter that I like...no bug/no spider web rides...and this time of year...riding means long pants and high boots...copperhead hatchlings.
 

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That's one thing I can be very thankful for, creepy crawly nasties up here to worry about. We do have our worries and they are a bit larger and much more menacing. Fortunately we don't see them very often, saw this one last summer, spray and a side arm are a necessity.
 

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