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    Trexler trail drainage

    Hi all,

    I'd like to ride Trexler this upcoming Sat. but it looks like a potentially wet forecast for the days beforehand. Do the trails there drain well or hold the moisture ala Nox?

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    BikeVMB says "These trails drain extremely well and can be ridden immediately following rainfall. "

    I've been at the tail end of a somewhat rainy week, and found them almost too dry in places. You should be good.

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    Rode there Sunday after rain half the day Saterday and it was fine. That place drains great.
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    Thanks for the solid info.

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    You will hit some puddles and get sprayed but most of the trail is shale and drains well.

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    Hmm, this place is a little far but I may have to check it out before the end of summer.
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    FWIW I rode there last night and it was kinda wet. A few puddles and soft spot's but with last nights and todays rain its gota be getting soft. FWIW some spots were slick last night. Shaleface was like ice and the fresh cut sides of Killdozer were slick if you got into them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    Hmm, this place is a little far but I may have to check it out before the end of summer.
    I would drive 90 minutes to get here- don't be offput by the lack of mileage, it is a freaking hoot and unlike anything else around. Closest comparison is Raystown. Trex is fun to just session the same sections over and over. But even if you do everything once (including the Broken Arrow stuff) it's a nice ride.
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    Anybody be interested in doing a "bring your bmx mountain biking" ride at trex?
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    No thanks on the BMX thing, I already try to ride the trail's like I'm on my BMX anyways. Double up them roller's kid's
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    Quote Originally Posted by fell_brook View Post
    Anybody be interested in doing a "bring your bmx mountain biking" ride at trex?
    I just bought a Transition Klunker, while not a BMX bike, as soon as I get the gearing worked out to where I can sorta climb, I'm taking it right to trex for some coaster brake action
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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    I would drive 90 minutes to get here- don't be offput by the lack of mileage, it is a freaking hoot and unlike anything else around. Closest comparison is Raystown. Trex is fun to just session the same sections over and over. But even if you do everything once (including the Broken Arrow stuff) it's a nice ride.
    True statement there.

    Luckily I work in Allentown occassionaly because I live in Downingtown, about 90 minutes away. Even if Trexler was the only reason to make the trip it is well worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    I just bought a Transition Klunker, while not a BMX bike, as soon as I get the gearing worked out to where I can sorta climb, I'm taking it right to trex for some coaster brake action
    Sick-o. :-)

    I'm really sure I don't want only a rear brake there, but I bet you could get some more coast is compatible riders out there if you tried. There are a few in Wilkes-Barre that I know.

    I may try my HT there some time, but the saddle needs to be dropped...for safety.

    Tide there yesterday first time, was a fun loop, and a great counterpoint to the morning ride at Sourland.

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