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    Winona Lake Trail conditions 2013

    Anyone been out there recently?

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    Unfortunately when the warmer weather came a bunch of bozos thought it would be fun to ride Winona. The fun they had left a LOT of ruts. Ruts that I'm sure they won't be helping rake out this spring. Ride when it's frozen and you'll be fine, just be aware that there will be some sketchy places from the ruts.

    I rode last weekend and there are two places with trees down across the trail that require a dismount.

    Another thing to watch out for are people riding the back side backwards. With less people riding and the foliage gone quite a few of us have been riding backwards just for some variety.

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    Right on. I've been out riding at Franke a few times in the snow, it was fantastic. I wanted to make it out to Winona but never did and i didn't even make it out last weekend to Franke. Sadly it looks like it's going to warm up again . ....can't wait for some nice hardpack!!

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    Winona Lake Trail conditions 2013

    I didn't know there were trails in Winona, oh. How many miles?


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    Winona Lake Trails
    I believe around 10 miles. Its really a great trail.

    Quote Originally Posted by TritonBill View Post
    I didn't know there were trails in Winona, oh. How many miles?


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    Re: Winona Lake Trail conditions 2013

    I knew it was to good to be true, i thought this was Winona, Ohio!

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    Our Winona trails aren't in real bad condition. There may still be a tree or two down. The main problem now it the freezing and thawing that creates mud. They may be froze in the morning but will get muddy when the sun hits them. Please stay off they they are wet and muddy. The damage is hard to repair.

    This picture one of our club members posted on facebook a few days ago shows the damage that will come from only a few rides in the wrong conditions.
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    Quote of his post on facebook.
    "And this is why we don't ride the trail when it's wet/muddy. If you're going to ride, ride when it's frozen (like I did today) or when it's dry. If you're leaving ruts that means you should get off of the trail as soon as possible (like I did on Sunday) because it damages the trail. There are so many places on the trail that look like this it's unacceptable."

    We appreciate everyone helping us keep the trails in good condition.

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    Agreed. Now is really the time for epic pavement rides while we wait for the trails dry out.




    I wonder what camera took that pic.

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    zephxiii I suspect you already know what camera took that picture even without the EXIF data.

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    4mula1, is that your picture I just shared? If so hope you don't mind. It is a good one and shows what happens when we ride in the wrong conditions. If you want it removed I removed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post
    zephxiii I suspect you already know what camera took that picture even without the EXIF data.
    I have no idea, the file name doesn't indicate anything (prob renamed by website) and the exif had no data but am interested in what it was.

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    Yes, it's my picture and I'm glad you shared it here. It never occurred to me to post it here. Thanks for doing it.

    The camera was my Nokia N8.

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    OK, Didn't want to post your name. I thought it fit the discussion here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post
    Yes, it's my picture and I'm glad you shared it here. It never occurred to me to post it here. Thanks for doing it.

    The camera was my Nokia N8.
    Ah right on. I thought the tonality of it was real nice which is why i wondered. I thought it might have been something a little better than typical camera phone

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    Speaking of Winona Trails...Registration is open for the 6/12/24 Hours of Winona Poverty Cycle Challenge! Check it out: kcvcycling.org/povertycyclechallenge

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