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    Rode Skunk Hollow today. Almost all dry, save for a few muddy/watery spots that are easy enough to ride through. Only one large downed tree that is pretty easy to go under.

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    Here is the video I shot of Sweetwater & Salmon Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1KER View Post
    Here is the video I shot of Sweetwater & Salmon Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widgeontrail View Post
    What hub do you have? that thing is crazy loud!
    sounds like an I9 hub

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    Yep, i9. I'm thinking I'm going to rebuild the wheels with different hubs and brakes. I totally hate the brakes. So annoying. That's what was on the bike when I bought it (used) and it was such a good deal there was no way I could let it pass. For YouTube it seems to be a little distracting. Some people love it, some people hate it. I think overall people won't b*tch about there not being a hub sound though.
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    I love my i9's, who needs a bear bell with a a nest of angry bees chasing you! I'd agree though they aren't the best for YouTube (though a little hub noise does give the viewer an idea of when you're coasting/pumping vs peddling bursts on the trail/dh) but I'm not really a fan of totally silent hubs.

    I have heard that freshly greased i9's are noticeably quieter and they tend to get louder as they get drier.

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    Rode Auburn today and it was really good.

    We did Clementine -> brief part of Connector to Foresthill Rd -> Eastside -> Stonewall + Rocky -> Confluence.

    Everything was ripping! little puddles here and there but nothing bad. Im sure the flatter trails (culvert) are still terrible.

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    Terribly jealous thx for the report

    Quote Originally Posted by The Trail Bum View Post
    Rode Auburn today and it was really good.

    We did Clementine -> brief part of Connector to Foresthill Rd -> Eastside -> Stonewall + Rocky -> Confluence.

    Everything was ripping! little puddles here and there but nothing bad. Im sure the flatter trails (culvert) are still terrible.

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    Anyone have the scoop on salmon falls/darrington? Is it drying out yet?

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    Yes, any update on Salmon Falls and also Forest Hill divide trail? Looking to ride this weekend!

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    I just hit up Salmon falls with a little of SFART. Things are looking good, get out and get some!

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    May update on Forest Hill divide trail status?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggymancan View Post
    May update on Forest Hill divide trail status?
    Rode it this morning. Only the road sections are crappy. Otherwise I don't think you'd be doing any more damage than has already been done. Right down the middle folks, lets not make it any wider than it already is.......
    Connector is good and Stonewall is drying out a bit finally.

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    I did an inspection lap of the annual Cool race course yesterday (race is next Sunday) on the Olmstead Loop in Cool and I was expecting biblical muddy conditions, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how overall dry it was (especially the first half of the course).

    The course is 'wet' for sure, but it is not that muddy if that makes sense. The first half before the Knickerbocker creek crossing is super dry. Just a handful of puddles and wet spots, some are avoidable, others aren't but generally you just splash right through.

    Knickerbocker Creek is LOW. The lowest it has been for the race in 2 years maybe. Past two years I was dismounting and running through knee to thigh deep water. Yesterday, it was slightly more than tire deep...easy. And the climb out is good.

    After the climb out of the creek the course definitely has more runoff on it than the first half, but for a lot of it, the ground is firm underneath. So you're splashing, but you're not slogging through mud or grinding up bike parts like at GB.

    The big bog at the base of the last climb with the yellow house at the top is pretty dry. Just one puddle to splash through after the wooden bridge, and the bog itself is dry. Last year it was like churning through sludge.

    And then at the end of the lap, the crowd pleasing water trap is very easy to navigate through. Not bad at all, unless you decide to go right through the middle......

    Anyway, I hope people turn out for this race. It's been going for something like 24 years, and in my opinion, despite being less singletrack, it is more a better 'race' course than laps and laps and laps at Granite Bay. It is certainly harder, and it is certainly more "mountain bikey" in my opinion.

    The descents are pretty fun. The rains have made them chunkier and there are some new deeper ruts to keep you on your toes. Really got to keep your eyes up and scanning the trail far ahead when you get moving.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Don't worry... ASRA should have a trail maintenance day scheduled by 2023 to give Culvert some love... if you can wait that long ;-)
    Well sh!t howdy... I was wrong!!

    Culvert maintenance day this coming Monday (May 1).... lead by ASRA, with help from FATRAC and other volunteers.

    Why Monday, you ask? Something about that's the only time ASRA can get a new trail/ranger out to help/oversee the work. Kinda lame but it does sound like there will be people showing up. So if you are underemployed or free to help, please show up.... especially those that rode it in the muddy conditions: mzorich, jcwages, alias530, duderidesabike.... (people who commented in this thread that it is "trashed")

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    Anybody been up to Sly Park recently? Trail 8 area still muddy?

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    trail 8 is good to go. I rode it last week and it was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Well sh!t howdy... I was wrong!!

    Culvert maintenance day this coming Monday (May 1).... lead by ASRA, with help from FATRAC and other volunteers.

    Why Monday, you ask? Something about that's the only time ASRA can get a new trail/ranger out to help/oversee the work. Kinda lame but it does sound like there will be people showing up. So if you are underemployed or free to help, please show up.... especially those that rode it in the muddy conditions: mzorich, jcwages, alias530, duderidesabike.... (people who commented in this thread that it is "trashed")

    https://www.meetup.com/FATRAC/events/239545302/
    Haha my reports were 2nd hand. Jeni kept riding it with Paige. She'll be out there helping. I have to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Well sh!t howdy... I was wrong!!

    Culvert maintenance day this coming Monday (May 1).... lead by ASRA, with help from FATRAC and other volunteers.

    Why Monday, you ask? Something about that's the only time ASRA can get a new trail/ranger out to help/oversee the work. Kinda lame but it does sound like there will be people showing up. So if you are underemployed or free to help, please show up.... especially those that rode it in the muddy conditions: mzorich, jcwages, alias530, duderidesabike.... (people who commented in this thread that it is "trashed")

    https://www.meetup.com/FATRAC/events/239545302/
    I work monday so thats a no go. I also think this should be done after the race.

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    Pretty much everything in the greater sac area is good to go.

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    Might be time for a bump, eh?
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    After all this rain the local Folsom lake trails will be swamped IMO. I would say the usual Granite Bay dry out will be the first place to hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullBladdy View Post
    After all this rain the local Folsom lake trails will be swamped IMO. I would say the usual Granite Bay dry out will be the first place to hit.
    TBF will be out both the 13 and 14th at Gbay. At least in the morning, I'd ride elsewhere.
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    SF and Disney area will be decent. Wet but not too muddy would be my guess.

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    Think Downieville will be dry enough to ride? Supposed to be warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahooo View Post
    Think Downieville will be dry enough to ride? Supposed to be warm.
    Yes, they should be dry enough to ride. But IME most of those lower trails stay damp all winter due to being heavily shaded trails near water.
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    I rode Granite Bay today and the trails were hero dirt-ish and had puddles in the normal spots. There were 2 downed trees though, not sure if they have been cleaned up as they were still there after I left around 2:30pm. One was just north of Granite Beach parking lot just after that jump/sudden drop and the other was on the fireroad that goes around the water tower climb near the locked gate. (just off the Douglas blvd entrance)

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    Lake Natoma is awesome. Two downed tress, but can be ridden around. Puddles in the normal spots, no mud to speak of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASiameseCat View Post
    I rode Granite Bay today and the trails were hero dirt-ish and had puddles in the normal spots. There were 2 downed trees though, not sure if they have been cleaned up as they were still there after I left around 2:30pm. One was just north of Granite Beach parking lot just after that jump/sudden drop and the other was on the fireroad that goes around the water tower climb near the locked gate. (just off the Douglas blvd entrance)
    The trees have been cleared so smooth sailing today. TBF will be out from 8 to noon tomorrow so that may impact traffic but I don't think the trials will sustain any more damage than usual.

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    Any update on Auburn/Salmon Falls area for this weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateArnold View Post
    Any update on Auburn/Salmon Falls area for this weekend?
    I rode Auburn a few days ago. All good. A few puddles, but mostly great conditions. There were A LOT of people there for a weekday. I imagine it'll be packed with hikers this weekend.

    On a side note, they took out the creek gap jump on Confluence trail. Sad.

    Edit: I just remembered it rained since I rode. So who knows!
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    Bring it back! How are the conditions out there guys?

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    Want to ride Auburn Monday and/or Tuesday. Normal ride is Connector out then Foresthill Divide Loop and Connector back.

    Any updates on trail conditions is appreciated!

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    New Hogan Lake is perfect right now. Valley Springs.

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    Looking to ride Auburn Mon or Tues as well after work. Probably Clem/Stonewall/Confluence. If Culvert is OK, will probably ride as well.

    Rode GB this morning and conditions were good. It was nice to see a-lot of riders out today.


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    I did part of Connector on the gravel bike yesterday. It wasn't to bad. I don't think culvert will be good for at least a few days though??
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfrink View Post
    I did part of Connector on the gravel bike yesterday. It wasn't to bad. I don't think culvert will be good for at least a few days though??
    Thanks for the update.


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    I rode Clem > Connector > Back to Flood > Culvert > Confluence yesterday. I'll say that Connector had a lot of muddy spots in my opinion and some of the spots had more water on them then I have seen in a long time. Aside from Clem, the other trails weren't super confidence inspiring because of the mud in a lot of bad places. I honestly felt bad for being out there at one point because I thought it was a little too muddy and should have went somewhere that handles the water better. I would think by tomorrow they should be in a lot better shape.
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    Squirrel it was perfect,

    Manzanita it was good to go,

    Top of Flood was good, lower flood was wet i took (flood its in the name you know it moves water)

    Bridge view it was damp

    Shortcut was wet

    Stonewall was wet in spots

    Confluence good to go

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    I'll second that last night lower Flood was a mess when I went through. However, Junkyard was dialed. I definitely recommend skipping the bottom half of Flood for that instead.

    Also if you just so happen to get lost and mistakenly end up on Tinkers a huge tree went down on the bottom of the trail and you have to crawl and squeeze through the branches. Poison Oak is all over. I'll be surprised if I don't end up with PO in the next few days.
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    How are we looking for the Georgetown trails? Never ridden there and thinking of checking it out this Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC View Post
    How are we looking for the Georgetown trails? Never ridden there and thinking of checking it out this Sunday.
    I rode there a week ago. Conditions were perfect. A few normal puddles and one down tree on the Bald Mt DH. You may want to call the ranger station before you go if it rains before you go. They will close the trails if its too wet.

    If you haven't been there, pre-load the trails in trail forks. I'd also recommend creating a route in strava from someone's ride and have that loaded too and follow that. You can make a route off this ride I did and hit some of the main trails.

    Or these I made from Prozach's rides.
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    gtown, the dirt is prime. Just puddles.
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