Bend trails (post snow)

Printable View

  • 10-23-2012
    sketchbook
    Bend trails (post snow)
    Anyone know the condition of trails? Was amazing a couple days ago, but now I wonder.

    Horse ridge might be open if everything else is too wet/snowy...
  • 10-23-2012
    willem3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sketchbook View Post
    Anyone know the condition of trails? Was amazing a couple days ago, but now I wonder.

    Horse ridge might be open if everything else is too wet/snowy...

    Snow was pretty light. I would give it until Thursday for all of the Phil's Triangle to thaw out. The trails should be sweet by then.

    Upper Elevation trails are no doubt snowed in. Just look at the Mt. Bachelor cams.... Depends on the weather in the next week.
  • 10-23-2012
    dirt farmer
    Don't forget Horse Butte/Swamp Wells. I'm actually looking forward to riding that very soon.
  • 10-23-2012
    sketchbook
    Yeah riding Horse Ridge later today. Don't think I have ever ridden horse butte/swamp wells. I will have to check that out

    thanks!
  • 10-23-2012
    wasfast
    I am new to central Oregon. Where is the Horse butte / Horse ridge area ?
  • 10-23-2012
    shugarbear
    heard that ride was great.

    sunday the trails were great!
  • 10-25-2012
    sketchbook
    @ wasfast. Both horse butte and ridge are on the east side of town. You can find maps and such on ORMTB.com

    I rode yesterday in Phil's below rd 300. Voodoo had about 1.5 " of snow on it but there was a single track path cut through and there was no mud at all. Everything lower was perfect dirt!

    Joe
  • 10-25-2012
    willem3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sketchbook View Post
    @ wasfast. Both horse butte and ridge are on the east side of town. You can find maps and such on ORMTB.com

    I rode yesterday in Phil's below rd 300. Voodoo had about 1.5 " of snow on it but there was a single track path cut through and there was no mud at all. Everything lower was perfect dirt!

    Joe

    Thanks for the update. HEADING out there today. Looks like some milder temps in the forecast..:thumbsup:
  • 10-25-2012
    toyotachaos
    Planning to head out to Phil's trails on Sunday. Is it wishful thinking that helicopter pad will be snow free by then?
  • 10-25-2012
    willem3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by toyotachaos View Post
    Planning to head out to Phil's trails on Sunday. Is it wishful thinking that helicopter pad will be snow free by then?

    I will let you know this evening. About to head out there!!
  • 10-25-2012
    willem3
    Rode up to 300. Nice out there. Will ride up to the HPad tomorrow. Cheers!!!!
  • 10-26-2012
    Ridinbend
    Took a drive up to swampy just to get a look see and there was about 4-6 inches of snow. Got some turns on the cone instead.
  • 10-26-2012
    Jeff in Bend
    Rode up to heli-pad yesterday. Compact snow and ice on most of trail above 300 but rideable. Worst spot was the descent from h-pad to road with 2 -3 inches of snow. Whoops was about the same rideable but slick with compacted ice. Temps supposed to be warmer and stay above freezing for a while so I would think it should be good for a week or so. Everything below 300 was clear.
  • 10-26-2012
    StreamRider
    How do you guys stay warm? I went out and my ears froze in less than 15 mins.
  • 10-26-2012
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StreamRider View Post
    How do you guys stay warm? I went out and my ears froze in less than 15 mins.

    The thermal headband from REI

    Novara Thermal Tech Headband at REI.com

    only $12.50
  • 10-26-2012
    swolfe
    Clearance Clarence
    Phils up past H-Pad is good, some light snow and slush. took the fat bike and was surprised how much it's changed in the last 48 hours. Those of you in town this weekend will be treated to some pretty nice trail conditions. Have fun.
  • 10-26-2012
    shugarbear
    I cant wait, heading out tomorrow.... if anybody wants to ride, hit me up.
  • 10-27-2012
    Nat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StreamRider View Post
    How do you guys stay warm? I went out and my ears froze in less than 15 mins.

    If you plan to ride in really cold winter conditions then you might dress as though you were going skiing: ski helmet, ski gloves, etc. I haven't tried it with ski boots yet...
  • 10-27-2012
    willem3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    If you plan to ride in really cold winter conditions then you might dress as though you were going skiing: ski helmet, ski gloves, etc. I haven't tried it with ski boots yet...

    2012 Grand Targhee Snow Bike Race on Vimeo

    Like this!!!!
  • 10-27-2012
    ttrd
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by StreamRider View Post
    How do you guys stay warm? I went out and my ears froze in less than 15 mins.

    Proper layers are key, and I always bring a backup or two when temps dive below 40 degrees (easily can fit into my pack with a rain/wind stopper jacket as well). I usually don't stop much on cooler rides, but after longer climbs when my layers become wet from sweat I always change out to something dry and even put on a jacket to make sure I never feel cool. I also really like my knee & arm warmers that can be easily warn or taken off during a ride..... and lastly good socks and for some people head heat (beanie, headband ect) are so simple but crucial for maintaining good body heat.

    I ride regularly into temps into low 30s or high 20s and when properly dressed am always warm. Off season ridding is some of the best with low to no people, excellent dirt conditions and better than doing nothing!
  • 10-27-2012
    Nat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by willem3 View Post

    Those guys were going really fast!
  • 10-27-2012
    willem3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Those guys were going really fast!

    Looks really fun!! Thinking about a Salsa Beargrease or Mukluk for winter riding. :thumbsup:
  • 10-27-2012
    shugarbear
    I was just down at Web talking to Zach about the beargrease.... it sounds like a ton of fun.
  • 10-28-2012
    hawkview1
    1 Attachment(s)
    Go for it guys, would love to see more fat bikes in Central Oregon! You never stop smiling when you ride one of these.:)
  • 10-28-2012
    shugarbear
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by willem3 View Post
    Looks really fun!! Thinking about a Salsa Beargrease or Mukluk for winter riding. :thumbsup:

    willem, did you pull into phils TH today? I thought I saw your bike... not sure though. wearing a COTA jersey?