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    Middle earth is open coastal trail to Jodphur and primed, I'd suggest riding it downhill and returning back on the coastal trail. The uphills can still be a bit tricky even with how well the snow's packed.

    Perhaps the secret's already out, but Kincaid is perfect now, get out before the weather turns!

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    Good to hear. Had been avoiding it thinking that there hadn't been much traffic on that side of town. Had a group of friends ride it yesterday and confirmed the report. Said that both the south and north sides of the road were good. Thanks for keeping everyone informed.

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    Rode out there today. Started at Jodphur, Kitchen Sink was great, headed to Middle Earth. It was very soft. Might be good with 100s and Bud n Lou but challenging with Escalators and 80s. We bailed at the stadium and came back on Mighty Bike / Bolling Alley, they were great as well.
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    What about now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    What about now?
    The trails on the south side of the road had a lot of ice on them, especially under trees and on corners. The last ASS race was held on Saturday evening and managed to get by pretty well, but riders had to tiptoe through a few sections. There was a bunch of grave/sand spread in some of the bad areas along the race course, so that should still be helping. Studs would be recommended, but a good number of riders didn't have them and are still walking around okay today... No idea about the trails on the north side of the road or trails not used in the race. Sounded like the outer trails on the south side (more exposed trails) were melted down much more and could be a mix of dirt/mud/ice.

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    Kincaid conditions? Anyone ride out that way yest?
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    Rode Kincaid last night. TP to Change of Pace to Middle Earth. Back on Mighty Bike to C$ to Kitchen Sink. Kincaid is the best it has been all year. Lots of people laid down fat tire tracks the last two days. I even saw CX bike tracks on mighty bike and C$. Suppose to stay cold all week so go out and get it before it gets Icy again. 99% of the Icy spots under the spruce trees are covered no need for studs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kincaider View Post
    Rode Kincaid last night. TP to Change of Pace to Middle Earth. Back on Mighty Bike to C$ to Kitchen Sink. Kincaid is the best it has been all year. Lots of people laid down fat tire tracks the last two days. I even saw CX bike tracks on mighty bike and C$. Suppose to stay cold all week so go out and get it before it gets Icy again. 99% of the Icy spots under the spruce trees are covered no need for studs.
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    Not so sure about the "supposed to stay cold all week" part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Not so sure about the "supposed to stay cold all week" part.
    "Cold" is a relative term this time of year. Anything at or near freezing or colder is considered "cold". As long as it isn't hanging out above freezing for very long during the day, things should stay pretty good. It will change quickly and once it starts staying above freezing all day or even through the night, things will melt fairly quickly with the extra hours of daylight hitting it.

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    I have loosened my standards when it comes to the term cold. After this winter I consider it anything under 40 F and not raining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kincaider View Post
    I have loosened my standards when it comes to the term cold. After this winter I consider it anything under 40 F and not raining.
    Would agree. And I'm tired of my east coast friends and family complaining about all the snow and cold!

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    When is kincaid going to be ready to ride?

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    The moisture content and compaction sensors built into all the new singletrack are malfunctioning right now, so best to probably wait till the official opening date of June 1st unless otherwise notified by the powers that be.

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    And here I was thinking Obama wasn't taking care of our trail system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean salach View Post
    The moisture content and compaction sensors built into all the new singletrack are malfunctioning right now, so best to probably wait till the official opening date of June 1st unless otherwise notified by the powers that be.
    There is no such thing any more as on "official opening date of June 1st". That used to be the case, but because of the high variability of when trails were actually ready to ride, they got rid of it. Now it is more of a "use your best judgment" situation. If it is soft and/or muddy, go somewhere else. Some trails, such as out along the bluff at Kincaid, sound good already while others in more protected areas may take another couple weeks to be okay for riding. If people are out either on bike or foot, help others by posting the conditions of the trails, either good or bad.

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    I like the use your best judgment and not damage the trails, the date thing never really worked. We all like to get on the trails asap but some damage is bound to happen. So remember when the trail groups that has done a ton of work to make the trails ask for so help letís all get out there and do our part.

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    Found all of the barriers on the new trails had been pulled way last night. Put them back with a few more branches to convince people to not ride them yet.
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    Barrier Removed Nightly

    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Found all of the barriers on the new trails had been pulled way last night. Put them back with a few more branches to convince people to not ride them yet.
    Seems like the same crew has been poaching the new one ways a few nights a week. Unfortunate they can't wait a few weeks for the new trails to firm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANC-Rider View Post
    Seems like the same crew has been poaching the new one ways a few nights a week. Unfortunate they can't wait a few weeks for the new trails to firm up.
    Just so folks know, it's not a firmness thing...the trails are not finalized and are still under construction. There's still tweaks being done to create the best possible flow on the one way trails. If poaching continues, riders are going to run in to an excavator.

    I'm sure STA appreciates you all being patient,

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    Was great today too! Kind of the day I was hoping for earlier in the week when it was raining and the trails were mucky. Light drizzle and relatively dry/not muddy trails! Going to have to do some more riding this afternoon cuz it's so nice!
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    kincaid's great

    Gonna head out there in an hour if ya wanna meet up Jayem!
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    kincaid's great

    Gotta run by the Pioneer Bar and have a quick beer with a buddy for his bday, but I'm loading the bikes on to the car right now. Between 4:30 and 5 will work. I can hit you up when we leave the pioneer unless you wanna meet there. Can ride hillside later as I live close by the trailhead.
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    Was thinking of hillside, but I can do Raspberry again, 415?
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    K, 430-5ish. Raspberry
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    kincaid's great

    At the pioneer now. Just gotta fish my beer.
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    kincaid's great

    On our way. In a black Subaru
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    Alright, I'm leaving, maybe see you on middle earth.
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    kincaid's great

    Damn. Sorry it took so long. We just got to the parking lot.
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    No worries. You did have the disclaimer about being at the bar

    So nice out there.
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    kincaid's great

    Yes it was! Hit me up next time. I ride out there at least 3 times a week!
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    kincaid's great

    Riding Kincaid today at 4 from Raspberry if anybody wants to join! This was yesterday's fun..
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    Up for it tomorrow.
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    kincaid's great

    Sounds good. What time ya thinkin?
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    At least 530, I commute and have to get home and switch bikes.
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    How are conditions out there?
    Anyone want to show a new guy around the trails?

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    I was thinking of trying this Thursday. It looked crazy wet and nasty yesterday, drove to the trailhead, but decided not to ride because I would have just been tearing up the trail and flinging mud everywhere. If we get another day of no rain and drying it will help, although there was a nasty frost-turned-to-mud layer on everything at one point a week back too.
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    Parked over at the jodhpur TH and did the bowling alley > toilet bowl loop. Things are 95% dry, fast and tacky. Great trails, looking forward to exploring more of it as I hadn't ridden Ina month and my legs apparently lost all their muscle memory. Oh, side note, ran into a bull and two cows standing in the middle of the trail w/ zero f@&$ given and had to turn around and reroute back to the TH.

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    gonna check out kincaid tomorrow. damn polar vortex! we need snow!
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    Kincaid is great! Trails are perfect.

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    Well, I'm gunna ride tomorrow, now that stuff has finally firmed back up. I don't care if it's bare ground, as long as it's not wet.
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    Anyone been out to Kinkaid recently? Anything rideable? Without studs? Thanks!

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    Without studs, no way sir! Fat studs are do-able, mtn-bike studs are even better!

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    I've not heard anything positive about Kincaid recently. The race for Saturday night was even cancelled. Better have good studs....ride at your own risk?
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    Thanks for the updates. Its what I figured, but hoped that a trail fairy showed up and made them perfect.

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    kincaid's great

    A smaller version of this would be sweet.

    I've got an old snowcat tiller bar if anyone wants to build a drag.


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    Rode Middle Earth yesterday afternoon. From Raspberry parking lot to Old School wasn't too bad, but it was a glare ice from there to the coastal trail. Very treacherous in spots.

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    The other side (Bowling Alley) is usually much better in that respect.
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    kincaid's great



    Russian Lakes trail today. Studs needed unless you like to view things from your back.


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