I know there are people who are stoked for pow. I know there are people who are sick of snow. I definitely know that there are a bunch of professional cyclist who are gonna be appalled with the snow. 9” of Snow by Sunday Nite | Bad for Bikers, Good For Skiers | Unofficial Networks

9” of Snow by Sunday Nite | Bad for Bikers, Good For Skiers

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9” of Snow by Sunday Nite | Bad for Bikers, Good For Skiers

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biking in the snow squaw valley tour of californiaWhat the Amgen Tour of California might look like on Sunday & Monday in Tahoe.  photo:  thecityfix.com

I know there are people who are stoked for more pow.  I know there are people who are sick of snow.  I definitely know there are a bunch of professional cyclists who are gonna be appalled with the white stuff.

Yet, none of our perceptions matter because there is a storm coming whether we like it or not.

www.TahoeWeatherDiscussion.com tells us that by tomorrow morning…

“…we could see a couple of inches at lake level but once it’s daylight it will have a hard time sticking. Above 7000 ft. expecting 3-6 inches by Sunday night with 6-9 inches along the crest.”

jamie blair powderHow skiing Sunday/Monday might feel?  Probably won’t feel quite this good, but pow will still feel pretty damn good.

photo:  skier666.  Skier:  Jamie Blair

www.noaa.gov says:

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING...THEN
  TAPER TO SHOWERS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET AND 3 TO 6
  INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES NEAR THE
  SIERRA CREST.

* IMPACTS: SNOW IS LIKELY TO ACCUMULATE ON AREA ROADS VERY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WILL CREATE SLICK DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

biking in the snowphoto: morbidcornflakes.com

The information that should be catching our attention is directly above.  Snow sticking to roads and slick road conditions.  This could be a huge bummer for Amgen Tour of California, or it could make it really exciting. The tour organizers claim that they have a contingency plan if the snow is a problem, but what could it be.  Where else in the Tahoe Basin can you get safe, snow free roads?

I’m just focusing on the best case scenario:

Skiing pow and watching the best cyclists in the world charge around our lake & mountain on the same day.

Hopefully, the snow sticks to the mountains and not to the roads.

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