• 01-14-2013
    fc
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    Trail Conditions Report - Week of Jan. 14
    Sixty degrees is going to feel like seventy. Hoo-rah!

    fc
  • 01-14-2013
    IAmHolland
    looks like a busy weekend coming up, might need to get out early to beat the crowds.
  • 01-14-2013
    Broncstad
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    Today at oat hill was icy Attachment 753319
  • 01-14-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    It would appear as though this week’s forecast is b¡tchin’ with a heapin’ helpin’ of awesome. :cool::band: I think I’ll go for a ride somewhere tomorrow.
  • 01-14-2013
    three3nine
    Skeggs was very fine midday on Saturday and Tamarancho was perfectly acceptable for two full loops today with it being only a bit mucky at the start of Wagon Wheel after Serpentine and the later coming up Broken Dam, but A-ok, much warmer this afternoon too.
  • 01-14-2013
    medieval
    Rockville was rockin' on Saturday. Hoping to hit Skeggs this weekend.

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  • 01-15-2013
    locoyokel
    Resist the temptation to check out the newly reopened Tractor at Demo. Logging road, nasty little water bars, mud bogs, etc - no fun down or up. Braille is in great shape except for the big tree down near the bottom.
  • 01-15-2013
    Moe Ped
    Should have dried out by...
    ...now but some trails at Coe are being kept muddy due to the freezing conditions:
    Jim Donnelly Trail at 2:30 today.
  • 01-15-2013
    fuenstock
    Auburn, Annadel or Demo conditions?

    Im looking to do a 20+ mile wednesday ride at 1 of the 3 places tomorrow. I just can't decide which one. Any word on conditions.
  • 01-15-2013
    dth656
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    Auburn, Annadel or Demo conditions?

    Im looking to do a 20+ mile wednesday ride at 1 of the 3 places tomorrow. I just can't decide which one. Any word on conditions.

    annadel had a few muddy spots this weekend, but not bad over all. i went up canyon, up marsh to buick meadow, then down south burma and back down canyon.

    99% of south burma was perfect, just the last 100' or so that was super muddy, and rutted. not sure if its a drainage design issue, or if its the soil type.
  • 01-15-2013
    oakhills
    Cold and Frozen! At lease fairly dry though....
  • 01-15-2013
    tswitz1234
    Waterdog was good on Friday except for a few peanut-buttery (but rideable spots) on the outer loop (John Brooks ->Rambler > Finch > Upper Creek > Lower Elevator > Chapparal > John Brooks > Berry > Lake road. With dry conditions this week, it should be primo.
  • 01-15-2013
    fc
    Just finished riding Waterdog. It was good then it sucked. Lake Loop has a mud bog, Finch Trail and Chaparral are pretty soft in spots.

    It's classic Waterdog as once it gets wet, it takes so long to dry off as many areas get so cold and never see the sun.
  • 01-16-2013
    rox
    is demo going to be ok by sunday?
  • 01-16-2013
    fc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rox View Post
    is demo going to be ok by sunday?

    Why yes! What about our putbol party though?

    fc
  • 01-16-2013
    rox
    but sunday is my only free day to ride </whine>

    long early ride at waterdog?

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Why yes! What about our putbol party though?

    fc

  • 01-18-2013
    hoolie
    Skyline NAPA. Not so great 1-17-2013
    So I expected Skyline to be very dry as we have only had one rain day in the last 2 weeks. Unfortunately, that place is so North facing that it just will not dry. The trails are getting pounded by bikes, and the 16 inch single track is 3 feet wide as people try to bypass the muddy sections. Kind of sad looking, and I hope the grass grows back on the edges. Some of the S turns are being straightlined too, and that is just wrong. Trail Abusers! Sorry Napa locals, I probably will stop riding until spring up there.
  • 01-18-2013
    bikesroll
    Demo/SDF (mostly) perfect 01-18-2013
    Rode Demo today, Buzzards-Cossacks-Ridge-Sawpit. Other than mud in the usual spots on Cossacks, conditions were spectacular (and real). No mud, no moisture on the wood, no dust. Perfect!
  • 01-18-2013
    gruver
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikesroll View Post
    Rode Demo today, Buzzards-Cossacks-Ridge-Sawpit. Other than mud in the usual spots on Cossacks, conditions were spectacular (and real). No mud, no moisture on the wood, no dust. Perfect!

    Rode Braille yesterday, gold. It was so fast :D
  • 01-18-2013
    Nomad Ninja
    Anybody ridden Skeggs lately? It's been a while for but don't want to return yet if it's gonna cause damage.

    Thanks!
  • 01-18-2013
    three3nine
    Skeggs was great last Saturday, will be better now...
  • 01-18-2013
    ask
    Gap was good (and finally open) early yesterday morning. Some frozen mud on Peters Creek... But not too bad.

    Skeggs was amazing this afternoon... Except for Mid Pen. No other cars out there with bike racks this afternoon. I didn't see anyone else out on the trails the entire time I was there... except for 1 ranger hanging out with his radar gun on the lead up to Blue Blossom waiting to pull me over. Weak sauce. Dirt was great though. Still a huge tree down on BB. The tree on Methuselah got cleared out though.

    Hoping Demo is good tomorrow.
  • 01-18-2013
    rox
    waterdog is muddy
  • 01-19-2013
    flipnidaho
    Skeggs was good yesterday. THe only mud I encountered was on Fir (and it's a fire road so no big deal).
  • 01-19-2013
    fc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rox View Post
    waterdog is muddy

    Frickn Waterdog. It will be the last to dry. The reason is it does not get direct sun at all. In the last couple of weeks, everything was frozen. So now that the ice has melted, the water is just mixing it up with the saturated soil.

    It is rideable if you don't go to Lake Loop. But really every other trail in the Bay Area will be in better shape.

    fc
  • 01-19-2013
    Smilerz
    Heading out to Skeggs in about an hour. Looking forward to it.
  • 01-19-2013
    Tone No Balone
    just want to chime in.....
    rode Nisene last night.....
    not cold......
    tried and tried but couldn't break my tires loose!!!!

    ran into a husband/wife from Hood River who shuttled up and did a loop in Demo and came down my side and they were grinning "ear to ear".

    they just got in before dark though.

    Have fun out there today! :D

    edit: forgot to mention, it was 72 degrees when I started my ride yesterday.
  • 01-19-2013
    Captain Cobb
    Boggs= hero dirt+ pine needles. All to myself!!
  • 01-19-2013
    Nine
    Rancho Canada del Oro was perfect this morning. Maybe 15 yards were slightly muddy all told.
  • 01-19-2013
    S.O.B.
    Rode most of Auburn on Thursday. The lower half of FHDL (first half going ccw) was pretty messy...so much so that I ended up avoiding it. Culvert was also a mess, but Stage, Quarry and Connector were fine.
    Just returned from a hike today and it seems many areas have firmed up nicely. Might still want to avoid the single-track section that leads to the Foresthill road crossing at the peak of the trail as it is likely still a mess. It is also tough enough taking the steep gravel road climb out of there to hit Foresthill road, so no effort is lost. ;)
  • 01-19-2013
    MarkMass
    Skeggs was awesome this morning with just a few soft spots in the usual places. I'm seriously out of shape--Skegg is tough, but today seemed like the hardest 16 miles I've ever done.

    - A couple trees down on Blue Blossom. One small and another huge one near the climb to the Springboard intersection. You can crawl under it.

    - A massive tree(s) down on ECdM between the creek and North Leaf. You can get through.
  • 01-19-2013
    sjhiker
    STCP was great with the exception of some unfortunately placed Meadow Muffins... lots of hikers out for the day and I probably saw a dozen riders.

    Saw a ton of Sheriffs out there. Orange vests and carrying some sort of tracking device.
  • 01-19-2013
    randomroot
    demo sawpit, braille and coral are really dry, climbed tractor and had some mud bogs, that hurts more then sulfer...
  • 01-19-2013
    Buzz Cut
    Peters creek was a mudfest at the bottom, great tacky dirt at both ends and almost sandy at the top on the fire road

    I had a blast



  • 01-19-2013
    griz
    I rode Tamarancho today; good conditions...a little wet/muddy in a few spots that don't get any sun. Not very crowded, sunny and mid 60's. :thumbsup:
  • 01-19-2013
    rho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sjhiker View Post
    STCP was great with the exception of some unfortunately placed Meadow Muffins... lots of hikers out for the day and I probably saw a dozen riders.

    Saw a ton of Sheriffs out there. Orange vests and carrying some sort of tracking device.

    They were doing some SAR drills for downed aircraft. At least thats what I overheard when I stopped for a water refill.

    everything was in pretty good shape in STCP. RR was kinda wet at the bottom where it was facing north, same with some parts on Ohlone.
  • 01-19-2013
    mecam
    Skeggs was 95% dry. But lots of downed trees.

    On El Corte de Madera Trail
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    On Blue Blossom
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    On Timberview
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  • 01-20-2013
    donutnational
    On the southern edge of Northern Ca. the Big Sandy LC Trails (Fresno and Madera Counties) are great and there's no ranger cops with radar guns anywhere to be seen!
  • 01-20-2013
    Mendobikesprite
    Jackson Demonstration State Forest
    Great conditions and a lot of the downed trees have already been cleared by MCC.
  • 01-20-2013
    4Crawler
    Rode up the Stanford side of Mission Peak (dry all the way) and along the ridge and down to Ed Levin Park today. In the shaded spots along the ridge, there are a few muddy spots and even some small patches of snow. Didn't bring the camera since it was going to be pretty hazy, but would have been a good picture of the snow up there. The descent from Monument peak was great at the top, almost lost the trail one time as everything was covered in new green grass. Followed the road on the GPS screen until I found it again. But once you hit about 1500', the dirt gets wetter and softer and is totally chewed by by the cattle. Finally at about 1000' it dried out and is better riding. After cresting the ridge, saw almost nobody after dodging hikers all the way to the top:
    - MissionPeak-EdLevin | Cycling Workout | Endomondo
  • 01-20-2013
    StuLax18
    Back side of RR at STCP is still a little slick and soft. Not terrible though.
  • 01-20-2013
    grumblingcrustacean
    Got sucked into an "easy" ride today with the wife. Hit up Wilder. Did Wilder Ridge, Enchanted, and Baldwin before hitting up the Ohlone Trail to head back to town. For a day like today, the "north end" of Wilder + the Ohlone Bluff Trail really do show off the beauty of this area. I was nagged with "why didn't we bring picnic items". :rolleyes:

    Watching 8-10 ft surf at both four mile and three mile beaches was pretty fun.
  • 01-20-2013
    Smilerz
    Great weekend of riding. Rode Skeggs early Saturday conditions were primo. Rode Saratoga gap early Sunday, petes creek trail was open and in good shape. I rode out to the tree farm and back and there were some wet slick conditions, but not too bad. Trails were in good shape for this time of year after the heavy rains and cold conditions.
  • 01-20-2013
    rox
    demo is epic
  • 01-21-2013
    SOG
    Pleasanton bike park was nice and dry with some re-worked jumps. Good times.
  • 01-21-2013
    fitnessgeek
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Arastradero is still slick in some spots, either due to bad drainage or being too cold and in the shade. Everything is open but definitely watch out for the slick spots that can surprise you.

    Is it possible to ride Arastradero without getting the bike caked in mud? I was thinking of riding there tomorrow, but don't want to ride for an hour if I need to clean my bike for an hour after.
  • 01-21-2013
    fitnessgeek
    how is Fremont Older right now?
  • 01-21-2013
    fc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fitnessgeek View Post
    how is Fremont Older right now?

    Hardpacked like cement!

    fc
  • 01-22-2013
    SOG
    Anyone ride Waterdog over the weekend? Thinking about going out there this afternoon. thx
  • 01-22-2013
    hkenshin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rox View Post
    demo is epic

    This! Never had so much fun on sawpit, traction is unreal. It's play hookie from work good.