The weather is getting nice and for me and the other TTR creators, we are all riding as much as we can. As we keep adding in more trails and new condition reports, it is becoming pretty clear that the trails in the Denver Metro area are clean. The only foreseeable time that a trail may be “not so pleasant” would be the day directly following a major rain storm. So why keep reporting?
Last year I remember looking back at the summer and fall and thinking, “Where did it go?”. The riding for me never stops, but the actual riding season is not very long. And as soon as the first snow storm hit it was a scramble of phone calls to figure out who else had ridden what and when. Oh the questions! If I would have had something like the TTR to check on conditions it would have saved me a lot of headache. and I could have found some gems that I never would have thought would be ridable.
What about the trail in the mountains? Breck, Winter Parker, Keystone, etc. All these areas still have snow on north facing sides and at elevation, but many of the trails are becoming ridable. And what about the trails that aren’t for “riding”. There are plenty of hiking trails around that may not be 100% and our members should know about them! Eventually TTR will have a dedicated site for many activities. It was designed to fit any sport. Just as we are kicking off our riding and hiking seasons, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are coming to an end. If there was an area that you could still go and have a great day with your activity, I am pretty sure any of those participants would love to know.
So while there is Nothing to Report on a lot of the trails, I am still going to report. Because in reality I know the more users that use the TTR the more reports I will get when it really matters – October, November, December. As my friend (and co-founder of the TTR) Chris would say – “It’s good Karma”, so add in a trail we don’t have and tell us how wonderful it is. You never know, I may return the favor to you in a couple months when it isn’t so Wonderful!
Aaron – Team TTR