Hello Ouachita bikers!

I am flying in on Thursday and am curious about riding the Womble Friday morning. I am looking at the forcast and see a good bit of rain for Wednesday and Thursday. How fast does it dry out?

Is it going to be worth bringing my gear with me? I called a shop in Hot Springs that says they do rentals.

I will most likely start on the west end and ride east and cache some water at a road crossing on my way to getting dropped off. From looking at the map...this would leave the shortest ride back to Mt. Ida in case my shuttle is not available.

What is a good average ride time for this trail? I have read that the first climb is going to be a bit tough, but that it gets fast and flowy?

any insight would be super appreciated. Anyone riding friday?