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  • #802723

    BlurredLines
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    Smith’s edge is rideable, but soggy in a few places including a pretty decent stretch part way up the switchbacks.

    Foreplay was dry this afternoon with very little exception. 100% rideable only a very obvious tree down to avoid before the jump set nearest the dog park.

    Road apples back around to Serena Gundy was a swamp in the shade and amazing in the sun. probably not worth the trip currently. CoT is also installing something into the river bank about half way back along the east shore, so a sizeable detour is required to get around that mess.

    Boo Trail is solid, just a few soft spots in the shade nearing Cricket tree.

    Flats are awesome top to bottom with the usual puddle at Overlea Bridge.

    Crothers from Pottery as far as cricket are dry and pretty rutted in the areas that get wet. Tree is still down at the north fork of Easy/Hard Lines, but with a really questionable log over option.

    #802735

    ghettocruiser
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    SHT has a huge double mud wallow halfway through… in a spot I don not recall mud in previous years. Perhaps my memory is fading.

    #802779

    Zirca
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    Anyone been in today? Any good?

    #802781

    BlurredLines
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    Rode a bit today…

    Climbmaxxx is pretty decent, one wet spot after the first sender that probably just need a rake and 24hrs to dry.

    Boo trail is drying nicely. Wet patch near the frisbee golf? station largely due to leaves.

    Flats, Crothers Woods, Ridge are all dry and really quick. (Ride here)

    Ice on Cat/PA is nearly gone. A lot of it is dry, but there is still a fairly significant amount of wet… Not the best plan just yet, spent a bunch of time doing “Hike a Bike” to keep from rutting out the tread.

    SHT is SHT Entrance is pretty slick and that mud patch is curse words massive, rutted, and unlikely to be dry any time soon. unfortunately not a great connector currently.

    Foreplay is good to go, the rain and riding has however executed the already gnarly final descent to the road… Good luck have fun.

    #802782

    Youdidnotseemecrash
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    Motown is pristine, returned on Hobo trail which is as bad as last year. Looked across the river at Quads and there’s ice patches on that slope.

    #802802

    Zirca
    Participant

    Absolutely epic day out there today. You’d think it was June or July.

    Ridge/Crothers/Boo/Vietnam/Motown/SHT (I think that’s the one)/Foreplay/Flats/Climbmaxx/Ejac/Serena Gundy all bone dry, save one little mud pit in Vietnam that has to be walked.

    Didn’t venture into Rim Job, Catalyst or Dr. Quads based on previous posts, but will investigate tomorrow after today’s weather.

    Get out there before it rains tomorrow night!

    #802814

    mcbain
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    A walk through Cat / Rim Job / PA / BOT confirms what others already knew – it’s very good to go. One icy bit at the south end of Pre-Catalyst and one large branch on PA on the first downhill north of the Doobatorium/archery lookout. Bridges are in good shape except the optional one at the Tremco switchbacks. Seems wigglier than last year.

    I propose recording this year’s start date as 4/19 (even though the Swamp is squishy, SHT is soft in the middle, and Quads is scary – it always is!). Anyone second the motion?

    #802817

    Zirca
    Participant

    Concur. This weeks rain will slick things up again, but currently all the trails are like riding in June/July

    #802829

    Smiles15
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    Hey all,

    New user here but i have been shredding the Don since 2006. Today I did Catalyst, Boo trail, the Flats, Crothers Woods, Ridge and the Lower Don section near pottery road. All trails are in really good shape, watch out for a few fallen trees on the ridge near the sewage treatment plant. Looking forward to a great season stay safe!

    #803002

    aragon
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    Weekend update/forecast?

    #803004

    thompson12
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    Anyone been in today? Trail conditions?

    #803025

    Youdidnotseemecrash
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    Popped in for a short ride on flats – ridge – crothers – pottery. Normal mud puddles where they usually are, but the trails are mostly grippy. The only spots that aren’t ready are pottery exit and the clay spots on the hardline.

    #803036

    EnduroRider
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    Was in last night With @jcitizen and everything was OK, there was however a mud slide on the “hard” line shortly after the roman wall. I would avoid the “hard “line unless you like walking through 4 inches of mud. Also where the trail comes out onto Redway from Lowblaws there is quit a trench that has been created from the recent rains. Other then that Motown has a bit of tree branches scattered about.

    #803039

    mcbain
    Participant

    Kinda greasy. Walking Smith’s Edge this morning I managed a few impromptu sit downs so you may want to give that one a pass. Should be better as the weekend progressses and all the green things drink up the moisture. Trout lilies, bloodroot, mayapples all popping up, and those little blue flowers are in their prime.

    #803045

    Zirca
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    Sounds like things should be good to go tomorrow.

    Only trail I haven’t heard a report on (or ridden myself) is Dr. Quads? Anyone done East side of the Don River yet?

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