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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2013, 02:58:14 PM »
I noticed the light is red, any word on the night race?

Night race is still on!  GREEN conditions exist.
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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2013, 06:09:06 PM »
Barely yellow. Saw maybe two softball size spots with water, one being on the new trail. Everything else is a little damp but nice. Bridges are still slick.

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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2013, 07:15:46 PM »
GREEN conditions exist, based on recent report.
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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #48 on: August 06, 2013, 11:17:15 AM »
Please watch for glass on the trail.. Cut a tire today. Seems to be concentrated near the beginning of the loop as you descend from parking lot and turn left..especially when you exit by the playground and then back into the old entrance.. I tried to pick up some, but couldn't get it all..

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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2013, 05:11:54 PM »
rode this afternoon and had a rain shower roll thru at about four. It rained hard for about 10 minutes. The trails were getting pretty slick. I'd stay off until tomorrow afternoon. there's also a tree down on the levee that's going to need a chainsaw .

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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2013, 05:54:34 PM »
we rode today at about noon and there is a large tree down on the "old" Mann hill trail that I think is labeled as "technical downhill" on the DINO map.

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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2013, 05:56:58 PM »
The trails were getting pretty slick. I'd stay off until tomorrow afternoon.


That is IF we don't get anymore rain.  ;)  Status yellow IMO.

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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2013, 06:54:12 PM »
rode this afternoon and had a rain shower roll thru at about four. It rained hard for about 10 minutes. The trails were getting pretty slick. I'd stay off until tomorrow afternoon. there's also a tree down on the levee that's going to need a chainsaw .

It has been dry enough that a quick hard rain will wash the dust off.  It should be Ok.  Any sustained rain tonight will throw the switch.  Thanks RJ!
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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2013, 09:08:59 PM »
I was there around 5-ish and I didn't make it much farther than the second bridge and my tires started caking mud. I hopped off the trail and went up and down the fire road a few times before it started raining again. I would call it red, unfortunately. Might be yellow by noon...

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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2013, 10:38:15 PM »
I was there around 5-ish and I didn't make it much farther than the second bridge and my tires started caking mud. I hopped off the trail and went up and down the fire road a few times before it started raining again. I would call it red, unfortunately. Might be yellow by noon...

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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #55 on: August 09, 2013, 04:44:30 PM »
Trails are in rideable condition though there are ruts throughout Lenape (didn't ride the new loop) from people riding during red conditions last night and this morning, they're no longer soft.  Go ride!


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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #56 on: August 09, 2013, 08:24:41 PM »
I just got back from scouting out the DINO loop to see what remains of any weed-eating and other trail prep, and so far it looks pretty good!  The section of the course on the river bottom beginning at the north end up to near the new horse trail just needs some touch-up, nothing major.

Trail conditions are a solid YELLOW.  Most of the soft spots are on the levee. I have found that at least one motorized scooter has been on the old legacy trails and the levee, based on the wide road tread tire ruts in the mudholes.  There were only a couple of bikes on the trails this evening.   Didn't see the new loop, but i'm guessing it's not that good.

If we get any more rain overnight or in the morning, RED conditions will exist.

BTW big thanks to whomever chopped up that fallen tree on the levee today!  Or it may have been a really angry beaver.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2013, 08:37:37 PM by honeysuckle_assassin »
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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2013, 01:15:04 PM »
Trails are generally very dusty and sketchy.  Beautiful weather though, so go ride!
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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2013, 05:48:25 PM »
Rode  SWW today what a great time we had !! Yes trails are dusty and a blast on the 29er ss but the best part of the ride was we  came up on some horse riders. Talked to them for a little while the lady told us that all the mountain bikers they come across were all  very nice and friendly. In fact told her husband  to  take a picture of her and us with her horse and bikes to show there horse friends  what a great place SWW is for everyone. All the new trails so cool NICE work!
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Re: SWW Trail conditions - 2013
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2013, 05:27:40 PM »
We had the chance to do a little riding this AM and found that the "double log" had returned. It didn't look official but I don't mind logs so I left it.

Just thought the Trail Bums should know this is out there :)

 

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