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    FOMBA woodpecker trail

    its not on the map. how do i find it ? I'm heading up there today and definitely want to hit this trail

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    Woodpecker

    Entrance is right where I put the arrow on the map.
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    perfect, thanks !

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    Enjoy the ride. I love that place. I've only been there twice. Its a long ride from NY :-)

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    Went there on december 8th. Pretty soupy out there. Go out early when the ground is frozen. Otherwise you're bike will get all caked up.

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    They should rename the trail Pecker Puddle.
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    conditions overall at fomba were great. woodpecker def had some puddles crusted with ice. fireline was mint. perfect day for a ride yesterday

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    Woodpecker is the only trail with water problems.
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    Glad the conditions improved. We every most of the trails last thursday night and there were big puddles everywhere. Deep and muddy. Good to see that they drained.

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    Wow, that is an out of date map. Here is my gps track from 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter View Post
    Woodpecker is the only trail with water problems.
    I counted 40 wet spots yesterday on woodpecker, some big, some small... yet most of them already have braids to higher ground. Truth be told, the trail is still very fun, I like to try to hit every time I go there.

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    When dry, Woodpecker is my favorite trail there. It's a nice quick romp that you can ride fwd/bkwd all day long. It's a great place to take beginners too.

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    fomba in general and particulary woodpecker are beat to ****
    no maintenance, over ridden and as severum said braids everywhere.
    people need to learn not to go around every little obsticle and puddle. 10 years ago fomba was tight sweet single track, now its double track at best and half the time you cant even tell where the original trail is

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan0 View Post
    fomba in general and particulary woodpecker are beat to ****
    no maintenance, over ridden and as severum said braids everywhere.
    people need to learn not to go around every little obsticle and puddle. 10 years ago fomba was tight sweet single track, now its double track at best and half the time you cant even tell where the original trail is
    thats some bad news.
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    @ Dan0, I concur. The major issues are trail design and irresponsible riding. Many of the lines are chosen for maximum route length and not for sustainability. Don't get me wrong, most of the mileage is fine, but poorly placed turns with respect to the fall line create mud bowls and wash-outs. Also, with the high traffic that the place receives, riding in wet conditions rips the thin topsoil off the ground very quickly. When it's wet, I ride the (boring) double-track to preserve the ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcubed View Post
    @ Dan0, I concur. The major issues are trail design and irresponsible riding. Many of the lines are chosen for maximum route length and not for sustainability. Don't get me wrong, most of the mileage is fine, but poorly placed turns with respect to the fall line create mud bowls and wash-outs. Also, with the high traffic that the place receives, riding in wet conditions rips the thin topsoil off the ground very quickly. When it's wet, I ride the (boring) double-track to preserve the ST.
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    hopefully come spring we will have a couple of new faces to whip it into shape. we need to educate the newbies about cutting ribbons and riding when wet

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    Keep me posted. I live VERY close and can help. I was more active years with FOMBA years ago and would like to be more active again.

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