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Scott, the speed is one thing but the ability to control the bike at that speed is another. Liken this to driving on roads full of 16yr olds vs roads full of experienced drivers. There are nuances and skills that don't come just from being able to hit the accelerator. Users of e-bikes on the Core trail likely don't have experience enough to manage the speed appropriately.
Yes Brian, we have been teaching AIARE courses for about 2yrs now. Typically five level 1 courses and one level 2 course each winter. Spread the word!
In addition to the Know Before You Go campaign, Colorado Mountain College also offers Level 1 and Level 2 AIARE courses. These courses are open to community members.
Thanks for the clarification between motorized and electric assisted bike. Quite a disappointment to see the legal chicanery that allows for supplemental power on bikes.
Steamboat Springs Municipal code, Chapter 16, section 16-4 (a)5
No person other than persons authorized by the city manager shall: Drive or park a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle within or upon a trail or a mountain park;
Unless Gary Suiter has granted them a special hall pass they belong in the places that automobiles/motorcycles do. Get off the Core trail, Emerald, ski area, etc.
Maybe the paper can run an op-ed in support of that ordinance too.
What is the consequence of riding these motorized bikes on the "non-motorized Yampa Core Trail" as listed on the city website? Hopefully the new owners have considered that.
"Rae tenured his resignation Friday and DelValle tenured his resignation Monday."
I think the word you're looking for is "tendered". Not sure how the word "tenured" keeps making it's way into your articles on this. For crying out loud, your job is to write words...do it worth a damn!
Steamboat benefits from the orographic lift too. There are no major obstacles between us and the pacific ocean. The Uinta's and Wind Rivers funnel the moisture straight in the catchers mitt of Buff Pass and the Park Range. So just like the Wasatch we get hit with unhindered moisture. One thing to understand is that it's not the lack of humidity that forms our light dry snow. It's the fact that from the surface up to the troposphere in the winter we have super cold air. Water vapor in that atmosphere forms complex crystals that don't pack together very closely. So, we have plenty of water vapor/humidity (but still less vapor than coastal areas) and we have colder temps so our snow is quite nice.
We are too far from any major water body to benefit from lake effect snow. The Salt Lake is generally considered the smallest volume of water that can affect a change on local weather.
"Any large body of water can generate lake-effect snow downwind if it remains free of ice. The Great Salt Lake in Utah produces significant lake-effect snow."
Please read up on stellar dendrite formation, it might help you decipher fact from fiction.
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