• 01-23-2013
    Tone No Balone
    three of us rippin' some single track last night....
    I saw clouds of DUST !!!
    looks like that will be changing later this afternoon!
  • 01-24-2013
    rex_racer
    Does anyone know how Wilder/UCSC will be this weekend? Haven't been there in awhile, so I'm not sure if the rain last night will make it super muddy.
  • 01-24-2013
    grumblingcrustacean
    light rain
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rex_racer View Post
    Does anyone know how Wilder/UCSC will be this weekend? Haven't been there in awhile, so I'm not sure if the rain last night will make it super muddy.

    We've been getting a fairly consistent light rain this morning.

    Last weekend there were still some lingering muddy spots in UCSC/Wilder (those places that take awhile to dry out). I suspect those places will be in the same condition this weekend that they were last.

    That said, the bulk of the other trails should be in pretty good shape.

    General rule, this time of year, if it doesn't get a lot of sun or is in a seep zone, it stays muddy for awhile.
  • 01-24-2013
    quizinavenger
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    We've been getting a fairly consistent light rain this morning.

    Last weekend there were still some lingering muddy spots in UCSC/Wilder (those places that take awhile to dry out). I suspect those places will be in the same condition this weekend that they were last.

    That said, the bulk of the other trails should be in pretty good shape.

    General rule, this time of year, if it doesn't get a lot of sun or is in a seep zone, it stays muddy for awhile.

    Is that going to be generally the same for Demo? I was thinking about going this weekend but don't want to if its going to be muddy with the rain we just got.

    -Thanks
  • 01-24-2013
    fc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by quizinavenger View Post
    Is that going to be generally the same for Demo? I was thinking about going this weekend but don't want to if its going to be muddy with the rain we just got.

    -Thanks

    The rainfall total we got was about .08 inch everywhere. On the peaks, it was about .15 inch. Given it really hasn't rained at all in January, that rainfall is nothing.
    CNRFC - Hydrology - Observed Precipitation - Past 24 Hours - San Francisco Bay Area

    By tomorrow and the weekend, everything will be perfect, or better than it was last weekend.

    Waterdog will still be sticky though as that has other issues. UCSC is an illegal area so let's not talk about conditions there.

    fc
  • 01-24-2013
    quizinavenger
    Awesome thanks Francois. Demo it is this weekend.
  • 01-24-2013
    locoyokel
    Still raining a good amount, jury is still out on how much Demo and other spots will get.
  • 01-24-2013
    fc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by locoyokel View Post
    Still raining a good amount, jury is still out on how much Demo and other spots will get.

    Ahh yes. I'm in Redwood City with zero rain all day. But south bay is a different story.

    Need to check that rain guage link tomorrow.

    fc
  • 01-24-2013
    Couch Bike Dude
    It's been raining like this in Los Gatos since noon!



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  • 01-24-2013
    Tone No Balone
    just got home and checked my gauge here in Aptos and I got just under a tenth of an inch.
    Should be good riding Friday all around!
    These showers should be perfect cause it was just starting to dry out to the point where dust clouds were beginning to appear!

    I'm going to ride the westside (S.C.) tomorrow afternoon.

    Think I'll choose the SS! :thumbsup:
  • 01-24-2013
    rex_racer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    The rainfall total we got was about .08 inch everywhere. On the peaks, it was about .15 inch. Given it really hasn't rained at all in January, that rainfall is nothing.

    By tomorrow and the weekend, everything will be perfect, or better than it was last weekend.

    Waterdog will still be sticky though as that has other issues. UCSC is an illegal area so let's not talk about conditions there.

    fc

    Maybe I'm getting my park names mixed up. Is UCSC different from Pogonip? I was under the impression that Pogonip is bike legal.
  • 01-24-2013
    Procter
    Pogonip: legal

    UCSC is a college. Nice campus.
  • 01-24-2013
    fujiblue1
    I was disappointed that it rain all day today in milpitas but its seems like Demo should be okay tomorrow morning?
  • 01-24-2013
    fc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fujiblue1 View Post
    I was disappointed that it rain all day today in milpitas but its seems like Demo should be okay tomorrow morning?

    CNRFC - Hydrology - Observed Precipitation - Past 24 Hours - San Francisco Bay Area
    Looks like half an inch now.

    It'll be wet. It'll probably be rideable but the smart money will wait til the afternoon and allow it to air out a bit. Weekend will be way better.

    fc
  • 01-24-2013
    primordial
    Stcp?
    If anyone gets a chance to ride Santa Teresa Friday AM/mid-day, give us a heads-up!
    Prime conds or got a bit too wet?

    Some may want to partake in a Friday mid- afternoon ride and it's hard to guess whether the ~half-inch that hit elsewhere around SJ hit STCP too(?), and if it did whether it over-taxed the trails a bit??

    (Trail hotline still has the Monday "all clear" recording as of just now.)
  • 01-24-2013
    fujiblue1
    thanks fc! Not sure if time will allow me to ride later in the afternoon. If not Demo, what's an alternate trail like demo to ride between 9-1pm
  • 01-25-2013
    Acadian
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    UCSC is an illegal area so let's not talk about conditions there.

    fc

    Not to be disrespectful Francis - but coming from a guy who regularly posts pics and videos from the place, you are not being a good role model when it comes to practicing what you preach.

    There is no hiding the fact that a lot of people have been riding there lately. I'd rather have people come here and read about potential hazards on said illegal trail(s) than come here and read about someone getting hurt because on them because they hit some trail debris or down tree for example..
  • 01-25-2013
    sjhiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by primordial View Post
    If anyone gets a chance to ride Santa Teresa Friday AM/mid-day, give us a heads-up!
    Prime conds or got a bit too wet?

    Some may want to partake in a Friday mid- afternoon ride and it's hard to guess whether the ~half-inch that hit elsewhere around SJ hit STCP too(?), and if it did whether it over-taxed the trails a bit??

    (Trail hotline still has the Monday "all clear" recording as of just now.)

    It was pretty dry for the most part all week, prior to the rain on Thursday. With the amount of rain I got (I live < 1 mile from STCP) on Thursday morning and last night, I'd wait till Saturday morning if it doesn't rain today. The last time we got rain, the clay trail were a mess.

    Our local STCP lunchtime rider Dion, would probably have better information.
  • 01-25-2013
    ask
    Anyone know how the Pleasanton BMX Park holds up after a bit of rain? Doing some work in the East Bay today and was planning to take the DJ w/ me to get in a session this afternoon.

    It does not look like the East Bay got too much rain on that map.
  • 01-25-2013
    nativeson
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tone No Balone View Post
    just got home and checked my gauge here in Aptos and I got just under a tenth of an inch.
    Should be good riding Friday all around!
    These showers should be perfect cause it was just starting to dry out to the point where dust clouds were beginning to appear!

    I'm going to ride the westside (S.C.) tomorrow afternoon.

    Think I'll choose the SS! :thumbsup:

    get some! i hit the fort up twice last weekend, there was actually mud in some spots. just gettin back into it a bit after takin that nasty fall over the break, been ridin to work though. probably hit up the westside/wilder tomorrow w/a buddy tomorrow. hit me up for some wed rides tone, daylight just keeps getting longer.
  • 01-25-2013
    squareback
    Tamarancho--- I've been waiting for 2 weeks, and now rain?
    I've been really excited to get back to my old stomping grounds and ride this weekend. Unfortunately, it looks like rain.

    Any idea about conditions for Saturday or Sunday morning?

    If the trails are too muddy, any alternatives?
  • 01-25-2013
    ask
    Pleasanton BMX was a little too wet... Plus got done early, so headed to SC to see how the trails are.

    Just need to pick SS or squish.
  • 01-25-2013
    zerkmxl
    Wildcat/Tilden conditions
    I haven't been out there in a few months. Is it a muddy mess? Especially on Wildcat Creek Trail. Thinking of a very quick spin this afternoon.

    Any input is much appreciated.
  • 01-25-2013
    Carl Hungus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    Pogonip: legal

    ...to hike.
  • 01-25-2013
    locoyokel
    If anyone gets to Demo this afternoon, give us a report. The Google maps precip map for the past 48 hr says anywhere from 0.04 to 0.39 inches for the nearby gauging stations....0.08 for the closest station.
  • 01-25-2013
    Procter
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    ...to hike.

    Well some of it anyway. Much less than I thought now that I look at it.

    http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/Modul...ocumentid=4969
  • 01-25-2013
    Snfoilhat
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    Annadel 1/25
    Wet but still a good ride. Rocks weren't as slimy as yesterday (or so I told myself). If I can say without preachiness: lots of tire tracks veering into the (former) vegetation to avoid puddles. The trail was actually pretty solid under the water. S. Burma sloppy at the bottom.
  • 01-25-2013
    Moto'n'PushBiker
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    Norred Trail at STP has some sticky mud right now. Could not proceed past the trail by the canal on the Santa Teresa side. At least the soil isn't the clay kind that turns in to cement - I hope
  • 01-25-2013
    Carl Hungus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    Well some of it anyway. Much less than I thought now that I look at it.

    http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/Modul...ocumentid=4969

    Yes, Rincon/U-Conn is it and that's barely Pogonip. There will be another trail open to bikes in a few months though.
  • 01-25-2013
    fujiblue1
    2 Attachment(s)
    Just got back from Demo. Its definitely rideable. Couple wet spots more so down at the bottom.
    The 2nd pic is when I started to hit sawpit.
  • 01-25-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moto'n'PushBiker View Post
    Norred Trail at STP has some sticky mud right now. Could not proceed past the trail by the canal on the Santa Teresa side. At least the soil isn't the clay kind that turns in to cement - I hope

    I’m shocked the trails are open after the most recent rains that passed through. :nono:
  • 01-25-2013
    ask
    Just got back from Santa Cruz area... very ridable. Warm and mostly sunny. Some areas were full of perfect, loamy goodness... other shady spots were a little wet.

    Wet Pleasanton BMX park


    Saw the Fox Raptor in SC... such a sweet truck! :thumbsup:
  • 01-25-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ask View Post
    Saw the Fox Raptor in SC... such a sweet truck! :thumbsup:

    “Truck” and “sweet” in the same sentence. I guess refrigerators and orbital sanders are sort of sexy, too. :skep: I guess I haven’t quite reached my mid-life crisis stage yet. :rolleyes:
  • 01-25-2013
    StuLax18
    Was Mark out there?

    When we met with Bob, I really wanted to see if he was driving one.
  • 01-25-2013
    griz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squareback View Post
    I've been really excited to get back to my old stomping grounds and ride this weekend. Unfortunately, it looks like rain.

    Any idea about conditions for Saturday or Sunday morning?

    If the trails are too muddy, any alternatives?

    I rode there last Saturday; trails were in good shape, with a few wet/muddy spots. We didn't get tons of rain here but, it will make the spots that were wet just a little sloppier. I'm going to ride there tomorrow and you should too. :thumbsup:
  • 01-25-2013
    sparkyJay
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    “Truck” and “sweet” in the same sentence. I guess refrigerators and orbital sanders are sort of sexy, too. :skep: I guess I haven’t quite reached my mid-life crisis stage yet. :rolleyes:

    That's just too much! I'll bet you actually have a pretty nice 'fridge now don't you?
  • 01-25-2013
    Tone No Balone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by nativeson View Post
    get some! i hit the fort up twice last weekend, there was actually mud in some spots. just gettin back into it a bit after takin that nasty fall over the break, been ridin to work though. probably hit up the westside/wilder tomorrow w/a buddy tomorrow. hit me up for some wed rides tone, daylight just keeps getting longer.

    a little spray up from the wheels but just sweet goodness I say! Great ride this afternoon!
    I little slippin' and slidin' in a few spots and a sprinkling of puddles but certainly good mild January riding.
    Not bad :thumbsup:

    I'll text you on a weds ride.We'll get Jen out too!
  • 01-25-2013
    three3nine
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squareback View Post
    I've been really excited to get back to my old stomping grounds and ride this weekend. Unfortunately, it looks like rain.

    Any idea about conditions for Saturday or Sunday morning?

    If the trails are too muddy, any alternatives?

    It's doable, rode it today, a little mucky, but not everywhere...
  • 01-25-2013
    vinnyl26
    Coe was perfect today :)
  • 01-26-2013
    Acadian
    I was strapped for time this morning so I rode Kennedy - it was perfect! But then again, when it Kennedy NOT perfect ;)
  • 01-26-2013
    TahoeBC
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vinnyl26 View Post
    Coe was perfect today :)

    Agreed a few wild flowers, milk maids & shooting stars popping up plus tons of newts, brought a bunch home to try out a homemade fig newton receipe I found on the Internet.