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    Riding Blue Marsh on Sat. Oct 1st

    I'll be ridin BM this saturday...
    Don't have a start time yet...
    Anyone else gonna be riding?
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    Any idea of the conditions?
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    Cannot make it. Work schedule. Wish I could!!

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    Living 3 miles from Blue marsh I can tell you the trails will be a mixed bag Wednesday late afternoon we had a roll through it put down a lot of rain ,coming home from work at 11:30 pm last nite it was raining again from a thunderstorm. Are you going to ride the lower 23 mile loop or just a section.

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    Should have read my post first forgot to put in - Storm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankofdad View Post
    Living 3 miles from Blue marsh I can tell you the trails will be a mixed bag Wednesday late afternoon we had a roll through it put down a lot of rain ,coming home from work at 11:30 pm last nite it was raining again from a thunderstorm. Are you going to ride the lower 23 mile loop or just a section.
    Haven't decided yet... I know BM retains water. After todays storm I'm sure it's swamp-like out there.

    Got any good tips on a loop? It's been about 10yrs since I last rode BM!
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    Depending when you guys go, I'm up for a group ride... although I might not be able to keep up since I'm just getting back into it (read I'm old and fat LOL). My son has soccer from somewhere around 11a to 1p or so, but after that or before that...

    Either way I'm going to try and log some miles and will post trail conditions..

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    I'll be at the Stilling Basin lot at 8:30 tomorrow if anyone wants to meet up....
    Don't worry about pace... I'm a slower rider.

    Hopefully the trails won't be water logged!
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    I forgot to add... Ill be in a red Hyundai Accent. Wearing a Orange Jersey and Black Shorts and riding a black Santa Cruz!
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    the trails were fine yesterday, even during the late afternoon rain storm.

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    I just woke up and just got this message, so I won't be making it by 8:30am... sorry would have like to tag along. I'm going to try and go out Saturday afternoon... am Hopefully Sunday too if it ain't pouring rain...

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    Trails were ok for the most part... Some mud on the southern side of the lake.
    Got a full 27mi in and beat the rain!

    There are still a few bridges out so that will make it difficult to do the full loop...
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    do again

    I sent you a PM to see if you want to go again sometime in the next week. I am off for the most part, except for kids soccer and such.


    Quote Originally Posted by Eckstream1 View Post
    Trails were ok for the most part... Some mud on the southern side of the lake.
    Got a full 27mi in and beat the rain!

    There are still a few bridges out so that will make it difficult to do the full loop...

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    muddy ride

    Was out today at Blue Marsh... a little muddy
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    The problem with BM being muddy is that it's normally so easy to blast around, so it'd be like 6-degrees of mud-spew as things bounced off the bike, me, the underside of my helmet, and the back of my glasses!

    I think I'd need goggles!

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    Yeah, my camel back was muddy and well you can imagine my legs and arms... I should have posted a pick of the other side, the RD and the cogs and such are completely mud caked... and thats after high speed run on the roadway to fling off the mud. The muddy conditions really slow me down... too much drag

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    It's mud season like this which

    a. makes me keep my bike 1x9, with a shorty rear-d and tight cassette
    b. makes me consider going back to SS
    c. shop for fenders

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    Hmmm, think it will dry out by Monday morning? Have the day off and would love a bit of a longer ride on dirt (not mud).
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    there wasnt any real mud there wednesday

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    I rode on Tuesday between old Church and the dam breast and it was very muddy in spots...

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