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Hope LoneFrontRanger isn't riding this morning. . .(8 posts)

Hope LoneFrontRanger isn't riding this morning. . .js5280
Mar 7, 2002 11:26 AM
It's the infamous Colorado Straight Line Tornado here in Boulder today. Avg. 25-30+ mph wind speed, peak gust 63.5 mph. I'm ready for our roof to blow off. That's okay, you can keep pulling ;-)
Yep, the roof trusses are creakingLO McDuff
Mar 7, 2002 11:59 AM
Thought about going out at lunchtime. Riding the trainer instead. I saw some guys going up Table Mesa trying to get up to NCAR.

It didn't look fun.
Are you having a chinook?Slipstream
Mar 7, 2002 12:11 PM
My wife and I were in Boulder a couple of weeks ago. Went to Table Mesa, Estes Park and Eldorado Springs. Absolutely great weather and fantastic views.

So, what's the story with the mountain lions, anyway?
Yep a chinook or downslope winds. . .js5280
Mar 7, 2002 12:30 PM
Balmy 55 degrees, not a bad day if it weren't for the wind. Of course we had 8-12" of snow here just a week or so ago.

Re: mountains lions. . .

Ocassionally when the vegatarians becomes overpopulated, we ship in some mountain lions to thin out the herds. Otherwise they'll riot when Alfalfa's runs out of sprouts which in turn incites the nearby CU college students who also start riots and burn couches. It's a finely balanced ecosystem we have here in the People's Republic of Boulder. . .
They have been pretty activeLO McDuff
Mar 7, 2002 12:43 PM
The mountain lions have been pretty active and visible in the city limits this winter.

We had three deer frequenting our neighborhood earlier in the winter. On Dec 30th I heard a great scream at 4:00 AM -- mountain lion got one of the yearlings and left the carcass in my neighbors yard. On Dec 31st ran out to the garage at 9:00 pm and saw the mountain lion finishing up the carcass.

Nobody has been attacked lately (but I do like JS5280's idea of controlling the vegetarian herds [just kidding]).

Glad you had a good time here.
Stopped by Celestial Seasonings too...Slipstream
Mar 7, 2002 1:10 PM
We found the mecca for the vegetarians as well over at Celestial Seasonings. Got some tea (discovered they call herbal tea an infusion). I get the connection (ying/yang) between the vegetarians and the mountain lions now.

Also, we ate at the Ubekistan Tea House. REALLY AWESOME.

Someone told us about a runner who was attacked by a mountain lion on Table Mesa several years ago. Scared the dickens out of my wife.

The front range is great, saw lots of dear. It takes a few days getting used to the altitude--and we weren't even that high.

So what is it like when the chinook kicks up--do you even try to ride in it?
Thanks for the reminder of home!theBreeze
Mar 7, 2002 3:56 PM
Haven't been there (regularly) in almost twenty years, but I remember those chinooks well.
Wind is nearly as bad down here in New Mexico today.
Thanks for the reminder of home!duckstrap
Mar 7, 2002 7:54 PM
I'm also experiencing a blast of homesickness. The storm of 69 (70?) moved my parents garage a couple inches from the house, and the one in January '82 took our roof off (it was worse for the neighbors!). If it gets warm in the winter, watch out!