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MikeHufhand

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2015, 11:56:26 AM »

Anyone been out there today? Itching to ride


This time of year, conditions can change quickly. I rode my fatbike yesterday early evening and I'd give it a solid yellow.

We did drop below freezing again last night, which I believe gives us several days in succession with freeze/thaw conditions.  That alone changes the game.  I'd go super early when things are still frozen or I'd wait till later in the afternoon, preferably on a big tire if you have one.

The forecast for the next several days looks very good though. Above freezing night time temps and high 40s low 50s. Rock it!


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2015, 01:58:29 PM »
Rained overnight and the trails are still lacking a bit since today at noon. Needs more dry and a touch of hero.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #92 on: December 08, 2015, 03:59:44 PM »
Tried to ride around noon today. Too wet in my opinion. (Schoen side)
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #93 on: December 09, 2015, 09:50:59 PM »
Rode from 430 to 630 tonight. Yellowish Green all over. Tomorrow's weather forecast looks great. Go ride FH!!


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2015, 04:40:53 PM »
Snake creek area is really mucky right now. I'd avoid that connector entrance and enter from the fireroad and ride the rest of LC. Or just ride Schoen as it's in pretty good shape overall. Much drier than LC.   

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #95 on: December 13, 2015, 04:48:12 PM »
Lawrence Creek was quite snotty today. Not leaving ruts, but greasy on top and my low profile tires were sliding around. Schoen was very good.


Anyone have any runs ins with an older gentleman (white hair and mustache) driving a maroon S-10/Sonoma pick up around Ft. Ben? He was blocking the pedestrian entrance today and as I rode by in the grass he had some words for me, and when I stopped (I didn't hear him at first) to ask what he had said, he got flustered and mumbled something about how I rode by too close to him, even though he saw me coming down the road and I was several feet away from his truck and him. Overall, a very perplexing encounter.

MikeHufhand

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Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #96 on: December 13, 2015, 06:36:38 PM »
20 miles. Near perfect conditions. Finished at 630.  No ruts anywhere. Firm and tacky. Several of us where commenting how good it was!


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #97 on: December 14, 2015, 02:24:27 PM »

Does he ride an old school bike as well? I've had an encounter with an older man with the similar description - he was riding LC backwards. I politely asked him to turn around to avoid an accident but he blatantly ignored me, kept riding while murmured some words.



Lawrence Creek was quite snotty today. Not leaving ruts, but greasy on top and my low profile tires were sliding around. Schoen was very good.


Anyone have any runs ins with an older gentleman (white hair and mustache) driving a maroon S-10/Sonoma pick up around Ft. Ben? He was blocking the pedestrian entrance today and as I rode by in the grass he had some words for me, and when I stopped (I didn't hear him at first) to ask what he had said, he got flustered and mumbled something about how I rode by too close to him, even though he saw me coming down the road and I was several feet away from his truck and him. Overall, a very perplexing encounter.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #98 on: December 14, 2015, 07:32:48 PM »
Didn't notice a bike with him. In hindsight, maybe he was trying to steal the rocks they have blocking that entrance? The tailgate of the truck was down and as I came around the corner he was kneeling down near one of the rocks before he looked up and saw me riding towards him.


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #99 on: December 18, 2015, 10:04:27 AM »
I ran the "hiking trails" on the other side of the park by the Duck Pond yesterday, those trails seemed "yellowish", anyone been by the MTB trails?

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #100 on: December 18, 2015, 10:52:25 AM »
I was there yesterday. Looked more orange than yellow from the entrance at Schoen. Will look again today.

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2015, 10:54:42 AM »
Awesome, thanks

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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2015, 11:40:42 AM »
Schoen is pretty good. Couple spot to ride around. I'd say yellow. Just did two laps. Not leaving ruts or picking up dirt. Grass area is a little greasy and has one mud hike to avoid. Rideable.
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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #103 on: December 18, 2015, 11:45:36 AM »
Thanks!


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Re: Fort Harrison Trail Conditions - 2015
« Reply #104 on: December 18, 2015, 02:06:43 PM »
At noon, the first stretch of Lawrence Creek was already thawing. The rest of it was nice. Schoen was soft but also nice all around.

 

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