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    Where is the Closest Dirt Coming from Southern NH?

    I'm actually going to have some free time at the end of the week, and everything up here is still covered in snow.

    What's the closest dirt to Londonderry, just south of Manchester where I can go for a ride? I don't know the trails in Mass other than Harold Parker and Russell Mill.

    Or is everything snowy and/or muddy like up here? Say it ain't so.

    Thanks!

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    I'm thinking the Cape may be your only option. Most of the snow around here will likely be gone by Friday, but a full on mud ban will be in effect for at least two weeks after that.

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    Rhode Island is completely snow free and for the most part firm. Options here include Arcadia, Big River, Burlingame and Lincoln woods. In my opinion, out of all these places, Arcadia is the most destination worthy and definitely worth the drive! Got in a nice 24 miler there on Sunday.

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    It is sloppy and snow on the Boston's south shore still. Give it at least another week.
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    Thanks folks. Looks like I've just got some bad timing. I don't think I can make the trek to RI without taking a day off from work.

    What's a little longer, right? RIGHT?!

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    Hey thanks for this info. How are conditions at Arcadia? Much debris in the trails?

    Quote Originally Posted by JSumner13 View Post
    Rhode Island is completely snow free and for the most part firm. Options here include Arcadia, Big River, Burlingame and Lincoln woods. In my opinion, out of all these places, Arcadia is the most destination worthy and definitely worth the drive! Got in a nice 24 miler there on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Severum View Post
    Hey thanks for this info. How are conditions at Arcadia? Much debris in the trails?
    For the most part the trails are in great shape. There's still quite a bit of debris on the trails that go through the pine forests due to sticks and leaning saplings but people have already been out with hand saws and clippers. I'd estimate 75% of the trails to be clear of debris, 20% with lots of sticks but passable, and 5% unpassable requiring hiking over/through downed trees. As of Sunday there was very little mud, and stream crossings/wet sections had firm bottoms. If possible, it would be great to ride with a small folding saw for a while to help clear some of the waist level, downed and leaning pines.

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    Thanks. Sounds good to me, no worse than the cape. Love Arcadia!!!

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    Rode TOT today. Trails are in perfect condition. Thanks to the guys that cleared all the debris.
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    What does TOT stand for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Quint View Post
    What does TOT stand for?
    Trail of Tears

    It will be worth the drive. I rode for 2 hours today and not a drop of mud.
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