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    Trail Conditions Report - Week of Jan. 14

    Sixty degrees is going to feel like seventy. Hoo-rah!

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    looks like a busy weekend coming up, might need to get out early to beat the crowds.

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    Today at oat hill was icy Trail Conditions Report - Week of Jan. 14-imageuploadedbytapatalk1358218875.203172.jpg

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    It would appear as though this week’s forecast is b¡tchin’ with a heapin’ helpin’ of awesome. I think I’ll go for a ride somewhere tomorrow.
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    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.

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    Rockville was rockin' on Saturday. Hoping to hit Skeggs this weekend.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Cold and Frozen! At lease fairly dry though....

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    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.

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    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.

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    is demo going to be ok by sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    is demo going to be ok by sunday?
    Why yes! What about our putbol party though?

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    but sunday is my only free day to ride </whine>

    long early ride at waterdog?

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    Why yes! What about our putbol party though?

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!
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    Anybody ridden Skeggs lately? It's been a while for but don't want to return yet if it's gonna cause damage.

    Thanks!

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    Skeggs was great last Saturday, will be better now...

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    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.

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    waterdog is muddy

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    Skeggs was good yesterday. THe only mud I encountered was on Fir (and it's a fire road so no big deal).

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    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.

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    Heading out to Skeggs in about an hour. Looking forward to it.

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    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!

    edit: forgot to mention, it was 72 degrees when I started my ride yesterday.
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    Boggs= hero dirt+ pine needles. All to myself!!

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    Rancho Canada del Oro was perfect this morning. Maybe 15 yards were slightly muddy all told.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    demo sawpit, braille and coral are really dry, climbed tractor and had some mud bogs, that hurts more then sulfer...

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    Peters creek was a mudfest at the bottom, great tacky dirt at both ends and almost sandy at the top on the fire road

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    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!

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    Jackson Demonstration State Forest

    Great conditions and a lot of the downed trees have already been cleared by MCC.

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    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:
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    Back side of RR at STCP is still a little slick and soft. Not terrible though.
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    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".

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    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.

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    demo is epic

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    Pleasanton bike park was nice and dry with some re-worked jumps. Good times.

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    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.

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    how is Fremont Older right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitnessgeek View Post
    how is Fremont Older right now?
    Hardpacked like cement!

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    Anyone ride Waterdog over the weekend? Thinking about going out there this afternoon. thx

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    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.

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