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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #120 on: June 29, 2013, 05:04:34 PM »
Weren't the conditions pretty sloppy last year for the race?

Very much so. I'm definitely hoping to not have a repeat of last year. Three crashes on the first lap, with the last one taking me out.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #121 on: June 29, 2013, 05:06:32 PM »
Any updates? The trail status shows red and has for days. My assumption is if we're racing it's going to be sloppy.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #122 on: June 29, 2013, 07:21:13 PM »
Trails were good until 2 pm when we got a hard shower here. The park manager and I have discussed, and the race is on tomorrow. It will be muddy in places but much of it is solid rocky soil. We will assess in the morning to see if certain sections need to be cut out.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #123 on: June 29, 2013, 07:35:51 PM »
Looked like a monsoon went thru there on the radar about an hour ago.
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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #124 on: June 29, 2013, 08:32:55 PM »
We walked the first two miles.of the trail popping puddles but overall ot didnt look that bad.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #125 on: June 29, 2013, 09:33:57 PM »
The first two miles don't seem to pool water. The new section does and the climb after the creek will be a hike-a-bike. The bridges will be slick as well. It will definitely be sloppy. I rode there the week before last with far less precip and it was sloppy.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #126 on: June 30, 2013, 06:56:13 AM »
No rain overnight! The radar looks favorable... lets race!

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #127 on: June 30, 2013, 07:03:16 PM »
How was the race course today?
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« Reply #128 on: June 30, 2013, 07:37:58 PM »
Mud, Rain, some blood and a Ruined drive train. But still Had FUN!!!!

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #129 on: June 30, 2013, 08:52:24 PM »
How was the race course today?
my first lap @ 10am was tentative, second lap was drying out with the exception of a few spots and a peanut buttery section on top of the hill across the road from the mill, third lap it began to rain but wasn't hitting the trail until the cat 3 races started then it became about 50% super sloppy :(

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #130 on: July 12, 2013, 11:56:23 AM »
Any trail updates?
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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #131 on: August 24, 2013, 06:10:52 AM »
Trail conditions have been great since the weather dried up. The race damage this past July has been fairly cleaned up by time,nature, and people just riding the trails. A few perma-ruts left. (The race management did offer to help with repairs, but there is not a formal trail crew here and we were all busy.)

I like to see how much of the trail system I can ride without backtracking. Came up with just under 10 miles of trail last time...Right now it's hard to even know where all the trails are for most people. How many know where the Park St. trail is? I took a group on it the other day and they loved it. Hint; it's off the advanced trail, across the road.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #132 on: August 28, 2013, 12:41:13 PM »
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How many know where the Park St. trail is?

Love that trail one of my favorites in the entire place which is a big statement since there is so much fun here. Love the shale on the ground and how the trail is basically rock. That trail is basically an all weather trail so much rock.
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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #133 on: September 05, 2013, 05:20:14 AM »
Trail conditions are fan-freakin-tastic. Dry but not dusty. There is some debris down from last Sat storm and a couple of hike a bike trees across the trail, but to me it just felt like I was doing some backwoods riding for a change. Keeping it real, ya know bro.

Thanks to Greg Burnett who weeded the Park Ave trail and for doing maint on the trail system.... He showed me another new trail last night. This place never ceases to surprise me.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #134 on: October 12, 2013, 06:42:01 AM »
I've been working on painting trail blaze marks on the loops to help riders follow the main trails. The blazes are 2" X 6" marks on trees at every intersection so you know with a glance which way to go. There are many side trails and connectors at the Tuck so hopefully this will simplify riding here.

 The Green, beginner,  and the Blue, intermediate trails are done so far.
 Not positive, but trail maps used to be available @ the Visitors Center, which is located in the brick building at the park entrance.
Map; http://www.muscatatuckpark.com/Trail%20Map%202013.pdf

Trail conditions were excellent last night.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2013, 06:52:36 AM by Guy »

 

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