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    How far south?

    I'm jonsing bad. I know this is save the trails season, and I'm doing my best to just ride the roads, but a person can only withstand that inferior form of cycling for so long...

    I'm north of asheville just up into TN and everything around here is slop. This weekend I'm looking to get on I-26 to drive south untill I can find a place to ride that isn't muddy. I'm hoping I can find a spot in SC (isaqueena/clemson area?), but maybe I'll have to keep going till I hit Georgia, Florida, Cuba, Honduras....

    How far south do I need to travel to find relatively dry and un-fragile singletrack?

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    If we get 3 sunny days in a row as predicted, the Croft trails in Spartanburg may be OK this weekend.
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    I am driving to santos this weekened 75 is the high there today ... do you wear shorts and short sleeves in 75 I have forgotten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike
    If we get 3 sunny days in a row as predicted, the Croft trails in Spartanburg may be OK this weekend.
    I forgot to post Croft conditions, I was busy posting on F88. Croft -Sunday was good, the Palmetto trail was sloppy, but all the Bandit trails were fine.

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    Greenville's Paris Mountain is in good shape as of yesterday. a little mud in some low places, but that will probably go away today. No snow, no ice.
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    I am planning on ride between 7ish-9ish am this weekend both days. Trail conditions will be fine while the ground is still frozen.

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    I understand Oak Mountain (Birmingham, AL) is in good shape. 20 mile loop. It's a long way, but closer than Santos I think. There may well be a group from here (Chattanooga) headed that way really soon.

    FWIW, Chattanooga isn't good right now, though it might be okay this weekend if, by some strange chance, the snow and rain forecast for tonight don't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamGLR
    Greenville's Paris Mountain is in good shape as of yesterday. a little mud in some low places, but that will probably go away today. No snow, no ice.
    Not to be trail nazi, but just for the benefit of out-of-staters...Paris Mountain is closed on Saturdays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litespeedchick
    Not to be trail nazi, but just for the benefit of out-of-staters...Paris Mountain is closed on Saturdays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by architectx
    I understand Oak Mountain (Birmingham, AL) is in good shape. 20 mile loop. It's a long way, but closer than Santos I think. There may well be a group from here (Chattanooga) headed that way really soon.

    FWIW, Chattanooga isn't good right now, though it might be okay this weekend if, by some strange chance, the snow and rain forecast for tonight don't happen.
    I grew up in Birmingham, and although Oak Mtn. is a great asset for the B'ham area, I damn sure wouldn't drive from Asheville to ride there. That's a 6 hr. trip. It might be worth it from Chattanooga, but not from Asheville. That's my opinion. I have family there, so I do ride OMSP fairly often. I think riding early/late or road is a better option if you're avoiding slop. That part is up to you. We do have autonomy ya' know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercusty
    I am driving to santos this weekened 75 is the high there today ... do you wear shorts and short sleeves in 75 I have forgotten?
    It's been a while but I believe a thong and tube top would be more appropriate

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    From what I rode last night, Issaqueena looks fine for the weekend. I would avoid the lake trail but other then that ok to ride.

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    We drove from Greenville, SC to Florida last weekend and rode Santos and San Felasco. It was worth the trip. The weather was great and the trails were dry. If you go and decide to camp, the campground at Santos is nice but will probably be booked.

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    The FATS was decent on Saturday. Definitely worth the trip.

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    Clemson on Sun - Issa was in really good shape, there was some mush, but not a lot. Freeride was greasy in the am, but got really good by the end of the day. Lots of crashes though at the FR area, three that I know of, two wrists (one was mine) and one jewels. All three ended the day for each of us.

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    Wilson Creek is great right now

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    not for long, rain is on the way. It's started here in GVL and moving that way.
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