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    2012 Winter trail conditions - NH

    I am starting this thread a couple days early I know....

    I have only been trail running and on the cyclocross bike the past 2 weeks so I have limited knowledge of the current NH trail conditions. Anyone have reports on Franklin Falls, Bear Brook, FOMBA, etc.?

    Running through a small part of Bow yesterday I saw a few big frozen puddles on the snowmobile trails near the Robinson Rd. end of the town forest, but everything for the most part was frozen solid dirt. I hope to get out on the 31st mid day if the rain stays away in Concord to check out my local stuff.

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    anything south of Concord is pretty much fall conditions, mostly dry , some minor frozen dirt, ponds are too thin to ride. North of Concord I dont know

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    FOMBA was in good shape yesterday. Solid, frozen ground, no wet areas at all.

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    Smile Great Conditions

    I have ridden HP, LDT, and Fort Rock this week and all were in great shape. No water and frozen dirt everywhere. HP and LDT both had leaf free trails. Thanks to whomever blew or raked the trails in these places. LDT even had some new skinnies added to the beginning of one the trails. Fort Rock was covered with leaves over frozen trails which made for some tough up-hills but still a great ride.

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    The trails behind Concord Hospital are in good shape for the Winnant stuff I hit (yellow and white trail). Trails through St. Paul's were pretty good. Explored around Turkey Pond and those were pretty wet in a lot of spots the closer I got to Clinton St. coming from the bike path along 89.

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    Quarry side in Concord is good. Watch out for the bridge set on the low re-entry to the quarry side- it'll getcha- It is getting older and the second "up" section is super slippery now ... and the consequences are a jumble of large rocks. Anyone have some time and a bit of chicken wire?

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    Musquatch is high and rippingly dry.

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    Anyone know the conditions at Franklin Falls?

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    Bear Brook was perfect today. Everything was frozen smooth - no mud or crud, leaving it very fast. Most of southern NH should be the same Sunday.

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    NH conditions

    Check out youtube, search for sph03743, there are a couple videos of my recent rides...Franklin Falls and Stab trails in Ascutney, VT. Sorry can't post links on MTBR yet, they tell me I haven't posted enough to include links.

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    Stuff through Concord and Bow was in great condition yesterday. Long range forecast for the end of this week does not look too good with rain and snow mix. I will take just snow please.

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    one of the best rides I've had in a while this weekend. Ground was frozen and superfast only a couple patches of ice, almost cased it after a jump.. huge ice patch right before a bridge... other than that, awesome conditions for most of SNH.
    determined to put the "mountain" back in "MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!" "HIT IT!"
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    horse hill

    light crust, fine for fat tire bikes, studded tires ok but a workout
    anything packed down is fine with studs
    I heard that Marshabesic & HP were snow free

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    Have not been out on the trails (nor do they look like they've seen much traffic since the strom), but the Newfields side of Ft. Rock still has a couple of inches of snow with a thick layer of ice on top.

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    Any info on lowell/dracut? Lookin to ride monday... not really into HP.
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    Lowell-Dracut looks to be on the edge according to this data. You really need a report from feet on the ground, though, especially when the line is this close.

    Fort Rock is often just barely on the white side of the snow line....so close, yet so far. Fortunately, it tends to get packed down quickly and is usually one of the best mtb spots in SNH once the snow hits.

    Anyone braving the cold today?
    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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    heard willowdale was damn near perfect today. i pussed out and stayed inside all day. may hit up willowdale late morning tomorrow. lots of snow/ice between stratham/fort rock.

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    There will be a small group of us meeting at Willowdale/Linebrook Rd. around 11:45am tomorrow. We plan to hit all the singletrack, plus the one singletrack we know of across the river in BP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalphile View Post
    There will be a small group of us meeting at Willowdale/Linebrook Rd. around 11:45am tomorrow. We plan to hit all the singletrack, plus the one singletrack we know of across the river in BP.

    -Pete
    well, that could work out perfectly for me. i know the trails in willow/bp fairly well. should be great weather for a ride.

    i'll be there fer sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    heard willowdale was damn near perfect today. i pussed out and stayed inside all day. may hit up willowdale late morning tomorrow. lots of snow/ice between stratham/fort rock.

    rog
    no snow no ice just cold

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    dang, saw this about 30 min. too late to make it on time. been tryin to get the motivation to go out... guess I'll try some down hill in the snow!
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    18 miles in under 2 hrs of pedaling time awesomeness at willowdale/bp today. trail conditions were dusty and dry. unreal. had a great group of 5 and all were strong riders which was great for flow and keeping the HR in a good place.

    thanx guys, let's do it again!

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    lowell dracut

    is great, maybe 60% bare 40% ice studs a must

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan0 View Post
    is great, maybe 60% bare 40% ice studs a must
    Is that where that sweet Y-shaped log ride is? That looked awesome, I could use some of that.

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    yes it is
    HP and willowdale have almost no ice as well

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