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    Willowdale Conditions

    Has anyone been to Willowdale lately? Looking to ride there tomorrow if the conditions are OK. Thanks for the info.

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    Fire roads are packed but postholed and rough. Not as bad as Ft. Rock Wednesday. Some short icy sections. Singletrack - much was untracked. Mostly rideable with a fatbike. Vietnam, Wompatuck, the Cape are down to dirt. I'm going to check out Gloucester today. Expect that to be better than Willow.

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    Thanks for the update ramshackle. I heard from a friend who rode Beverly today. He said the trails were in good shape. Dirt with some snow but ridable on regular tires.

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    Willowdale Conditions

    Wow, can't believe there's trails in Mass without snow. We're still pretty buried in North Central MA. Riding over snowmobile trails with the fat bike are my only options.
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    Rode F. Gilbert Hills in Foxborough on the 24th and today, absolutely fantastic both days. Must ride area IMO

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    I rode Beverly this morning. The trails were a mixed bag. Very little dirt, some ice, some loose unpacked snow, and mostly packed snow. A lot of foot traffic on all the trails we were on. All in all, not a bad morning. Rode with regular tires.

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    I rode Willowdale yesterday afternoon, 12/31. Parked on Linebrooke Rd and rode a 29er hardtail with studded tires. I did a counter clockwise loop around the park. The single-track was mostly ice with some areas of snow-pack and some dirt here & there. The trails were heavily postholed from foot traffic.

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    Any update on Willowdale? Wanted to go out tomorrow (sunday) but i'm afraid it'll be nothing but mud.

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    Its going to be extremely muddy tomorrow after all the rain today. I wouldn't ride, it will just mess up the trail.

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    Willowdale Conditions

    Epic riding in there today. 29er with high roller 2s. Perfect snow.

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    Has anyone been in Willowdale recently (after the storm)? What are the conditions like?

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    Good skinny or fat. No ice to speak of.

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    Thanks for the update.

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    Does 'no ice' mean no snow either? Or are the trails still snow covered? Thinking about going out Saturday - assuming the ground will still be fairly frozen.

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    My last report was from before the last thaw and freeze. Conditions are now primarily hard ice with some bare spots. Great with studs, skinny or fat. Without studs, probably low on the fun meter. Weekend warming up, conditions will likely remain icy until melted to dirt.

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    Yesterday it was refrozen smooth fast blue ice on the center of the trails with frozen snow on the edges. Like a luge run. Awesome time with studded tires. It would be mostly unrideable without studs.

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    Has anyone been to Willowdale after the storm? I'm thinking of riding there this Sunday, 02/09 but wasn't sure if the trails would be packed down enough for riding.

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    Went down there Sunday 2/9. Unrideable. The snow is deep light and fluffy with no stability. It's been too cold for it to melt and refreeze. It's supposed to warm up Thursday night and Friday 2/14 so it should be pretty good on Saturday and Sunday once it freezes back up. Maybe. hahaha

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    updates?

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    Just a guess. Soft snow or soft dirt. Fire roads got packed down but single track never did that I saw. I still have 6" snow in an open sunny yard in Newbury. Might be good if it freezes hard for the weekend.

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    Snow, mud and lots of rain right now....
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    Anyone have an update on trail conditions?

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    Bueller?

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    I didn't ride Willowdale, I had no trail info. I ended up in Fort Rock last weekend. Trails were mostly ice, some snow pack, and very little dirt. I rode early everything so no mud.

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    I tried to ride Georgetown/Rowley on Saturday and it was still covered with soft deep snow. Seeing it's close proximity to Willowdale, I assumed it would be same there. So I ended up heading down to Beverly and the trails be a little better, 65% clear the rest was hard pack and lots of ice.

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