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Postby Briana » May 22nd, 2004, 12:30 am

Pretty muddy as of tonight... it really got hammered with the rain, if you do ride it, avoid the first two section... trenches and rocks and roots... other than that you should have a good ride.
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Postby April » May 22nd, 2004, 8:12 pm

Rode the Blue , and Red today (5-22-04) Just a few muddy spots, little puddles. 2 trees down on the red, which were being taken care of around 3pm. One on the Freeway and the other on the turn where they had cut all the trees before from the tornado. Another tree down by report on the green, the green was a bit more muddy than the red.
Still a great ride, actually better than sometimes since the sand is a bit wet. :)
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Postby Green Giant » May 23rd, 2004, 6:33 pm

rode the blue and red today around 4 (before the lastest group of storms)

trenches are muddy, Had to walk a few sections. Otherwise, some puddles in low spots I either walked, or slowly rode through the middle. Looks like many folks who have been out are riding around the puddles, making them bigger of course.

Borderline rideable. It was rideable if you took precautions to walk or slowly ride through the middle of the bad sections, unfortunately, many didn't.

If we are done with rain, should be OK Monday evening if folks take those same precautions.
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Postby Briana » May 24th, 2004, 3:49 pm

rode out there today, some puddles in the usual areas, but it has already dried out a lot.. there are a few trees down, but the trail is recovering nicely
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Postby suydam » May 25th, 2004, 6:43 am

I rode blue, red and the first half of green last night (from the start until you get to the boat launch parking lot) before I had to leave because it got dark (and I had no light).

Aside from puddles, as Briana said, in the usual places and few trees down (a big bushy one on blue that I couldn't move) it's not too bad at all.

Trenches were pretty muddy, as was the Freeway.

All in all, the trail is handling the water quite nicely and I'd say any loop you can put together out there is 95% (or better) rideable.

More rain this morning. Yay.
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Postby StumpMonkey » May 27th, 2004, 2:23 pm

Rode the green and the red loops last night.

Red loop-

Rocks and roots is still pretty muddy. I like that though :twisted: . There is a big tree down on the freeway that you will have to dismount to get over. It is BIG! Also, one of the down hills in Granny's garden is a tad washed out.

Green loop-

There is a tree down in section 11 but it is somewhat passable if you go slow. The loop as a whole seemed really fast to me last night. I had a great time riding it.
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Postby suydam » May 27th, 2004, 2:43 pm

Brett, are you the guy that lost your nextel on the trail?

If so, I'm the guy that found it :)
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Postby MountainMike » May 27th, 2004, 3:41 pm

Brett, are you planning on riding out there this weekend? If, so I may be able to get together. The new bike is awesome by the way!
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Postby StumpMonkey » June 2nd, 2004, 8:41 am

suydam wrote:Brett, are you the guy that lost your nextel on the trail?

If so, I'm the guy that found it :)


LOL...yup...that was me!

Mike, I was in the U.P. and didn't get your message until Monday night.

Lets ride soon. You might have to wait up for me though:).
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Postby Briana » June 8th, 2004, 11:12 pm

as of June 7th, trail is a little sandy in spots, but otherwise in GREAT shape!!!
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Postby StumpMonkey » June 13th, 2004, 12:32 am

Rode the red loop today and rocks & roots was very wet. There were some puddles in spots but the course seemed in good shape.
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Postby suydam » June 13th, 2004, 1:58 pm

I rode all of red and green on Saturday. Green was already dry, great riding conditions.

Rocks and roots was a mess, you're right about that. It'll dry up just in time for more rain :)
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Postby Briana » June 14th, 2004, 10:09 pm

Lots of water, puddles and mudd... lets hope for it to dry out a bit!!!

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Postby StumpMonkey » June 19th, 2004, 5:22 pm

Rode the Green loop last night. It was dry and very fast.

I would have rode the red loop too but I endo'd on one of the log piles in section 12 and I might have dislocated my shoulder. Dang that hurts!
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Postby Return of Crispy Creme » June 19th, 2004, 5:35 pm

Rode the red today and it was in great shape. A few of the usual spots where the mud is still uh...mud.....but overall..great ride!
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