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    Late Winter/Early Spring 2017 Conditions Thread

    I had to kill the 2016 thread. It was so 2016..

    By the way, Wompatuck is great right now.
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    Snow on friday, studded tires still on.

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    Just got out of the woods. Wompatuck is in great shape.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Snow on friday, studded tires still on.
    How'd you guys survive the wind last weekend? We have a blow-down bonanza on our stuff.

    I'm glad I bought a six pack of 2 stroke oil this winter.
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    LLF is ok right now. Going to get a new Silky blade though. I'm sure my local is going to need lots of TLC.

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    HP had a few blowdowns last weekend. We were able to cut/remove one. I am sure the wind today isn't helping.

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    ^^^ Please post up the locations of the HP blowdowns on the NS Nemba FB page. Thanks.

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    HP was nice yesterday (3/11). Should be interesting to see how things are after Wednesday with the storm.


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    How did the Cape fair with the blizzard? Snow map doesn't show much snow out that way.

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    i must say the riding yesterday in Boston was phenomenal. If you like sleet being pelted into your face while you try to pedal through ice and slush then I hope you didn't miss out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solo-x View Post
    How did the Cape fair with the blizzard? Snow map doesn't show much snow out that way.
    it was a net zero storm. whatever fell twas then either rained away on/or then melted in the warm afternoon. so, the woods should have plenty of crusty bs, and icy spots where it's been ridden, but it should still lend itself to some pedaling.
    I got shortchanged hours this week, so I'll be trying to smash em in fri, sat, Sunday.

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    Rode TOT last night on my fat bike. Lots of snow and ice out there still which made for a few challenging areas but southern facing trails were bone dry. I've had reports that Willow Street and Nickerson are better but there are still some icy spots. I have not gotten a first hand report of Otis but the word is that it's also pretty clear.
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    Late Winter/Early Spring 2017 Conditions Thread

    Wompy was frozen solid this morning, with 1-2" of crunchy snow and ice that got mushy as the temps rose. Fatbikes are the weapon of choice for tomorrow. I also peeked at the trails in Duxbury on my way home, significantly less snow, more bare patches but still a lot of compacted snow which will turn soft with today/tonight's warm temps. More likely to get by on skinny tires at Dux than Wompy. Get your ride in tomorrow morning before the snow!


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    LLF was pretty much a shit show today. Maybe 1-2 miles of packed trail, the rest was unrideable.

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    Hmmmmm I think out sheer boredom and being cooped up in the house too long, I'm going to do a Wompy recon ride this morning on my 3 inch plus tires. Thanks for the trail info dirtyjack. Keep that kinda info coming.
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    been riding RM Friday nite and Saturday Day. most of it is ridable with low pressure fatties. you got fat? RM is open for bizness IMHO

    the inner stuff is 4-ish inches deep stiff potato snow with snowshoe-wide trail, so need steering skills but surprisingly plenty of climbing grip on all but the steep grunts. 99% ride, 1% walk-a-grunt.
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    Once again the Cape got little to no snow from this last storm. Trails are good to go on skinny tires in pretty much all riding areas. Only ask that riders be mindful of any lingering areas of mud to avoid creating deep ruts.
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    Wompatuck was surprisingly rideable on Saturday with 3.0 tires. Trails are about 30% dirt and 70% thin, packed snow. Temps hovered right above freezing so the snow was quite grippy. There will be some melt this week so I'm hoping trails clear up there by the weekend.
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    You just ruined it with your ruts!

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    Anyone got ride info for LLF? Hoping for a lazy lunch. Can't decide between LLF/Fatty or Minuteman/roadie. Leaning towards LLF since I just finished overhauling the road bike and don't feel like sliming it all up in road grime.

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    Melty slop until wed?

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    RM is up from 1% to 50% garbage now, until it freezes up in a few days. got too soft, and what was climbable is now walkies and most the ST flat parts are too mushy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You just ruined it with your ruts!
    No mud or ruts when the temps are around freezing.
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    Don't ruin my faux outrage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Don't ruin my faux outrage.
    Haha. There seems to be a lot of that these days.

    Riding in mud will destroy all of mountain biking!!!
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    Is the weather finally turning? Will there be more snow? Looks like warmer weather and rain on the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    No mud or ruts when the temps are around freezing.
    And it's really tough to ruin Wompy. Place is bomb proof in many if not most areas.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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    otis was gross today. simply disgusting.

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