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Brown County State Park / Re: BCSP Trail Conditions
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:32:07 AM »
HMBA trail status is showing yellow conditions for much of BCSP.  Does that mean freeze/thaw considerations no longer apply?  In other words, can I ride after it warms up this afternoon?


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Brown County State Park / Re: Re: Found: hand pump
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:51:25 PM »
Did BSP really get 0 rain yesterday?  Wanting to go ride and see that the it’s good to go on the forum but hasn’t been updated in weeks.


HMBA trail status updates are hit and miss, but you can always check the link below to see rainfall amounts.  Zoom in on the map, in the layer window select Observations, and then click the time range of interest.  It's currently showing the park received between 0.5 and 0.75" of rain in the last 48 hr.


https://preview.weather.gov/edd/

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Brown County State Park / Re: Report Trail Issues
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:05:15 AM »
Two trees down on Shelly.


Steve, no need to report these.  They have been reported at least 3 times going back to early July. 

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Brown County State Park / Re: Report Trail Issues
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:32:11 PM »
Haven't ridden GV for a while, so sorry if this has already been reported.  The railing on the Green Valley 'skull bridge' has some broken supports, is leaning precariously, and looks about ready to fall off completely. The riding surface of the bridge seems fine, it's just the railing that's broken.

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Brown County State Park / Re: Pine Loop Closed (starting July 6th)
« on: August 08, 2018, 07:16:26 AM »
The trail work on Pine Loop is going to make the side next to the road a nice down hill section.  It could get "interesting" with 2-way traffic, especially with it's mix of everything from young families to weekend warriors under the influence of Strava.  Any thoughts on making this one-way?

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Rants and Raves / Re: Protective Equipment
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:55:49 AM »
Whether you wear pads or not really depends on your ability and how aggressively you plan to ride.  The majority of the trails at BCSP are smooth dirt trails with a few roots/rocks and most riders are just wearing a helmet, gloves, and glasses.  Folks riding Hobbs (a fast downhill flow trail) or the rockier black diamond trails are more likely to armor up with knee and elbow pads.

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Brown County State Park / Re: Report Trail Issues
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:00:20 PM »
Big tree down on the Shelly climb.  It's just one main trunk resting on the trail, but it's close to 2 foot in diameter so more than one person may be needed.


N39 10.945' W86 14.818'
This tree is still on the trail and now there is a second tree about 1/4 mile down hill of it.  The second tree is about 20" diameter, single trunk, suspended 4-5 inches above the trail.

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Brown County State Park / Re: BCSP Trail Conditions
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:52:11 PM »
Some rain yesterday, but the trails were great this morning - tacky hero dirt with some wet slippery roots to keep things interesting.  Tower Connect, North Tower, Aynes, Shelly, and Green Valley had maybe 5 or 6 minor puddles total, but no mud.  Get out and ride before it gets hot again.

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Brown County State Park / Re: Pine Loop Closed (starting July 6th)
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:40:23 AM »
All the signage at BCSP points riders to the wet side of Pine Loop so people unfamiliar with the area may be riding around the gate because they don't know there is another access point to the rest of the trail network.  Maybe something as simple as moving the big Mountain Bike Trail sign to the other end of Pine Loop next to the road would help keep them off the wet side when the trail is closed.

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Brown County State Park / Re: Report Trail Issues
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:32:47 PM »
Tower Connect, North Tower, Anyes, and Green Valley are dry after Tuesday's rain and in great shape. Pine Bog (formally Pine Loop) has a lot of rim deep soft spots that are rapidly growing as riders churn through them. 

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Brown County State Park / Re: Report Trail Issues
« on: July 02, 2018, 07:39:27 AM »
Big tree down on the Shelly climb.  It's just one main trunk resting on the trail, but it's close to 2 foot in diameter so more than one person may be needed.


N39 10.945' W86 14.818'

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Brown County State Park / Re: BCSP Trail Conditions
« on: June 28, 2018, 04:28:42 PM »
Tough call on trail conditions today.  Tower Connect, Tower Loop, Aynes, and Green Valley were mostly dry, but there were a lot of slick spots and even a little slop in some places so I'm reluctant to call them green.  Fortunately, by tomorrow they should definitely be green.

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Brown County State Park / Re: BCSP Trail Conditions
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:48:19 AM »
Do you still need to purchase a "Trail Pass" at BCSP? I bought one last year never been stopped to show it, haven't bought one yet for this year...


You are supposed to have a trail pass.  Can you sneak in without paying and get away with it?  Probably.  It's a bit of an honor system so honorable riders will pay to help support the park.

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General Trail Information / Re: Is there a state wide pass...
« on: May 29, 2018, 05:18:20 PM »
If you buy an annual state park pass, it's good for a car entry at all state parks.  For off road bikes you will also need to buy a separate bike pass, which is good at all state parks.  In other words, you need both passes.  If you want to ride in the National Forest, that's a yet another pass. 

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Brown County State Park / Re: BCSP Trail Conditions
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:36:31 PM »
Trail surfaces were excellent this morning - not muddy nor dusty.  However, holiday traffic was already picking up.  Most riders were cool and courteous, but some were riding under the influence of Strava so give everyone extra room and be safe out there.

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