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    How is Bent Creek Holding UP?

    Hope to ride this weekend and wondering how it held up to all the rain.

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    It's muddy. Some spots are like spring thaw. It's rideable, however. Just don't be one of those people that rides around the puddles. The trails are getting wider in spots, which isn't good.

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    Of course, the weather is calling for rain in Asheville for tonight, Wed, Thurs, and Fri.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    How is Bent Creek Holding UP?

    As of right now, it's good to go. Common sense goes a long way.

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    Thanks for the info. Puddles don't bother me. I just don't want to destroy trails while having a miserable time riding in slop.

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    How is Bent Creek Holding UP?

    Have fun.

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    It did rain quite a bit yesterday afternoon/evening while I was running in the arboretum. More rain called for today....

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    ...and every day the next 10 days, according to weather.com.

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    How is Bent Creek Holding UP?

    If you wait for days of dry weather to ride, you'll not be riding much.

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    Bent Creek is in good shape, not! Rode there yesterday after what 2 days of no rain. Could not believe how many holes have developed on those trails. Each one of those mud pits are getting wider and wider since most are trying to ride around and not thru. Awesome!

    Anyone been down Greenslick recently? Rode it a couple weeks ago when it was a little drier and I counted 35 holes that needed attention. Can not imagine what it is like right now.

    The picture below is from today and I imagine this is all over BC. Parking lots are full of riders and dirty bikes. What is that about common sense? Ashevillians and outsiders just out having fun. Good thing there are trail gnomes that will clean that all up.




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    How is Bent Creek Holding UP?

    Indeed, muddy spots exist. You'll get that in this area. Ride through those bastids, not around them. I guess the common sense comes in the form of not riding what this rider did, you gotta know what dries faster/fares better. It rained like hell @ BC today. Not a good idea to be out there. I did ride yesterday, and careful choices allowed me to avoid what this rider should have known better to ride.
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    Camped at Bent Creek and that rain hit right after we got the tents up and the tailgate tent which we almost did not bring. Spent the rain storm at Carolina Fatz looking around and waited a few hours after getting back to camp. managed about 4.5 miles with the kids and they liked having to ride through the middle of the holes. We did the Explorer trail and after you got away from the campground the trail was really not that bad. Had planned on riding up to Green's Lick but decided against it. There will be other days and the kids having fun was the most important thing this weekend.

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    I rode out there Tuesday. Most of the tread was in good shape but every single drain I encountered was holding water and needs to be cleaned out.

    Ride through the puddles and mud, not around them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood View Post

    Ride through the puddles and mud, not around them.
    But....but....but.....I might get dirty.

    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    How is Bent Creek Holding UP?

    Rode yesterday and the day before, getting better but still the same puddles in the same place. It's easy to tell apart the people who care and understand from those who tromp to the left and right of the mud.

    If rain would hold off for a couple days we'd be in good shape, though that's wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrimm View Post
    It's easy to tell apart the people who care and understand
    When you say "people who care and understand", you are referring to those who are clean because they spend the day grinding the gravel.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    When you say "people who care and understand", you are referring to those who are clean because they spend the day grinding the gravel.
    Winner winner chicken dinner!!!!!

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    Rode Pine Tree/Explorer/Sleepy Gap/Chestnut Cove/Explorer today.

    First day in a month, at least, I can say I really enjoyed the Forest. As whomever coined the term "gravel Grinder" knows, being out there just for exercise and penance is NOT fun.

    Still those stubborn runoff areas toward the end of the lower half of Explorer but otherwise just the type of muddy spot you'd encounter last year.

    Of course it's raining whilst I type.
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    And still raining now 9 hours later.

    Temperate rain forest my ass, I am so fvcking over this ****.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    What are the chances BC will be ridable tomorrow(7-29)? Heading up and hoping to ride somewhere... Thanks folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjopickin View Post
    What are the chances BC will be ridable tomorrow(7-29)? Heading up and hoping to ride somewhere... Thanks folks
    What do you consider able to be ridden?

    If you are expecting it to be dry, forget it but if you are willing to get muddy, go for it.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    What do you consider able to be ridden?

    If you are expecting it to be dry, forget it but if you are willing to get muddy, go for it.
    Muddy spots are ok, but not if the whole ride your slipping and sliding. We had 1.5" of rain yesterday in Charlotte. Just checking to see if its worth bringing the bikes up to Asheville. Doubt anywhere else would be any better

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    Ok, this pretty much sums it up.



    And whatever the conditions are today, they could be better or worse tomorrow.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banjopickin View Post
    Muddy spots are ok, but not if the whole ride your slipping and sliding. We had 1.5" of rain yesterday in Charlotte. Just checking to see if its worth bringing the bikes up to Asheville. Doubt anywhere else would be any better
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    The South Side was 90% dry yesterday and the other 10% just a bit of sideways fun.
    IT'S CRACKERS TO SLIP A ROZZER THE DROPSY IN SNIDE

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    I was in BC today. Yes, there are a few mudholes, but for the most part the trails I rode are in pretty good shape. No rain today, supposed to be none tomorrow. Probably will be one of the best days in over a month. I say go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadfoot321 View Post
    I was in BC today. Yes, there are a few mudholes, but for the most part the trails I rode are in pretty good shape. No rain today, supposed to be none tomorrow. Probably will be one of the best days in over a month. I say go for it.
    EPIC CONDITIONS!!! haha. Thanks for the feedback. Gonna hit it early afternoon. Give the sun some time to do its thing. Headed to zee Peezguh Tuesday to end the weekend(my weekend) right!

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    Mills Creek area was pretty good up top Saturday (laurel-pilot) but the lower part of laurel was quite swampy in spots near the creek/river. We had a great getaway day in Pisgah, while at home (gaston co) gets mons00n rain and flooded the South Fork Catawba river.

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    Any significant rainfall in BC yesterday? I was working outta town. How are the trails this morning?
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    I was told they are in good shape with still mud spots. So I leave you with these thoughts. That I have been passing around.

    There are a few mud puddles here and there and I wanted to remind everyone not to ride around the puddle and go threw the middle of the puddle to prevent widening of the trail. If everyone keeps riding around it the trail keeps getting wider and wider and the mud puddle just gets bigger. Our volunteer trail crews try their best to keep the drains clear, but we have had a lot of rain as everyone knows. Check out these tips below.

    There are three ways to go threw a mud puddle.
    1. Move your body towards the back of your seat like you were going downhill and plow threw.

    2. Lift your front wheel up over the mud by doing a manual.

    3. Lastly bunny hop over the entire thing.

    4. Walk threw it. (yuck)

    Working on these skills will also help in other locations in the trail
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    How is Bent Creek Holding UP?

    Was at bike street earlier snagging a few things and it was damn near a torrential downpour. Stopped 30 minutes later and the sun is flooding us.

    Riding here in a couple hours, we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logover View Post
    I was told they are in good shape with still mud spots. So I leave you with these thoughts. That I have been passing around.

    There are a few mud puddles here and there and I wanted to remind everyone not to ride around the puddle and go threw the middle of the puddle to prevent widening of the trail. If everyone keeps riding around it the trail keeps getting wider and wider and the mud puddle just gets bigger. Our volunteer trail crews try their best to keep the drains clear, but we have had a lot of rain as everyone knows. Check out these tips below.

    There are three ways to go threw a mud puddle.
    1. Move your body towards the back of your seat like you were going downhill and plow threw.

    2. Lift your front wheel up over the mud by doing a manual.

    3. Lastly bunny hop over the entire thing.

    4. Walk threw it. (yuck)

    Working on these skills will also help in other locations in the trail
    Yeah it was muddy out there today.

    I didn't really wanna walk or ride thru the puddles and I understand about not wanting to make them wider, so I just went way into the woods with sort of a re-route every time I saw a muddy spot. If the lines I created are followed by others, they will get beat in and become new trail and thus the overall milage in BC will increase. I also believe I went right thru some arch sites but don't worry cuz the pottery shards and chimney stone made for some awesome traction.
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    Watch out for the Indian arrow tire traps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireGoose View Post
    Yeah it was muddy out there today.

    I didn't really wanna walk or ride thru the puddles and I understand about not wanting to make them wider, so I just went way into the woods with sort of a re-route every time I saw a muddy spot. If the lines I created are followed by others, they will get beat in and become new trail and thus the overall milage in BC will increase. I also believe I went right thru some arch sites but don't worry cuz the pottery shards and chimney stone made for some awesome traction.
    Please say this is a joke.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrimm View Post
    Was at bike street earlier snagging a few things and it was damn near a torrential downpour. Stopped 30 minutes later and the sun is flooding us.

    Riding here in a couple hours, we shall see.
    Hey is Jason and Marcus still there since the change? I haven't been up that way in almost a year. They're great guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Please say this is a joke.
    I am times two-ing this like a son of a mopho!

    Like, seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jab70 View Post
    Hey is Jason and Marcus still there since the change? I haven't been up that way in almost a year. They're great guys...
    Of course man, jason is still the man with the plan. Definitely awesome people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireGoose View Post
    Yeah it was muddy out there today.

    I didn't really wanna walk or ride thru the puddles and I understand about not wanting to make them wider, so I just went way into the woods with sort of a re-route every time I saw a muddy spot. If the lines I created are followed by others, they will get beat in and become new trail and thus the overall milage in BC will increase. I also believe I went right thru some arch sites but don't worry cuz the pottery shards and chimney stone made for some awesome traction.
    Zamboni?? Felonious dunk? Jarrod? Sean? Who goes there? This sounds all too familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrimm View Post
    Of course man, jason is still the man with the plan. Definitely awesome people.
    What's ass pats new moniker? Crazy jay?

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    What's ass pats new moniker? Crazy jay?
    Sho nuff is.

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