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    Fort Rick conditions (winter)

    I figured since I am out here a coue times a week I would start a thread just for fort rock. I'll try to update when conditions change

    Right now studs are prett mandatory with about 30-40% of the trails being glare ice.


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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Fort Rick! I am a jerk.


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    Looks studtastic. Thanks.
    I can barely get my mouth around it.

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    Looks like a perfect place to tryout my home made studded tires.

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    Glad I saw this thread, I was planning on heading out to Fort Rock .
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    Who's Rick?

    Shoulda come to HP with us.

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    wuz at willowdale yesterday. worth the drive. perfect hard dirt, no ice/snow or dust to speak of. better than summer by a long shot. git sum.

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    Yeah, but who cares about willowdale, this is about conditions at Fort Rick.
    Been there, done that... don't remember it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddski View Post
    Yeah, but who cares about willowdale, this is about conditions at Fort Rick.
    hey fvck you todd

    just figured since this was the "fort rick" conditions TR, that anything goes.

    nice day today. gonna wait till the heat of the day to go schralp some puppy pudding.

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    Was hanging out with Rick today @ Lunch. Trails are 95% ice free. Rode them without studs as most of the ices was melting and had prettty good traction.

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    Is it fairly dry out there Billy?

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    I would say. If it stays this warm, the frost is going to start coming out of the ground and make it a bit muddy. The town usually closes the trails for a month or two when this happens.

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    Well it ain't San Diego.

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    No doubt about that Dave!

    Glamis crushed it!

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    Saturday afternoon ride

    Headed to Fort Rock for a couple hours of riding on the Henderson side. Trails were icey in a few spots. With temps in the 40s some trails were a little slick in a few spots, but overall a good day.
    In the late 90s there was a NORBA charity race held at Fort Rock, seems to be a lot more trails since then.
    Definitely going back.
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    Muddy yesterday. Really fun tho. Tread lightly

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    I've never ridden fort rick before.... new place?
    determined to put the "mountain" back in "MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!" "HIT IT!"
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    harold parker FTW! amazing conditions down there. riding fort rick tomorrow from the north side, like from the newmarket/newfields rail bed. will report back.

    nice seeing you today dave!

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    Hey Rog, good seeing you.

    Looked exciting on 495 there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad news View Post
    Hey Rog, good seeing you.

    Looked exciting on 495 there.
    that car played bumper cars with both the jersey barrier and the guard rail on both sides of the highway happened right in front of me so i stopped and pulled/forced the cars door open to make sure the guy was alright. he was shaken but fine. told me it was his second accident this week!!!

    i stayed with him till help was arriving. yowza. you free to ride tomorrow late morning at fort rick?

    nice bike btw! had me jealous. was trying to figure out what i'd do with all of that travel, or any travel at all!

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    Hahaha thanks...all my experience has taught me that more travel just means I'm going faster when I crash.


    That sounds sort of exciting. I was trying to see if the guy who stacked it up into the guard rail was one of the guys from your group.

    Won't be able to make it to Fort Rick today, doing a few things with wife and around house, etc. Supposedly the ice is retreating though.

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    fort rick didn't pan out but the stratham alps did not disappoint. still a fair amount of ice in spots, but managed to ride everything without studs. some soft areas but never really muddy. how fvcking warm does it have to be and for how long will it take to melt this glacial ice?! fvck me. 4 inches of snow that fell in jan may last till june!

    good ride, killer workout, i'm officially blown from endless power climbs

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    Nearly all the ice is gone, replaced by peanut-butter mud. It sucked. Things need to either freeze or thaw at the moment, as this in between situation is no fun to ride in.

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    Was out yesterday morning. Trails were frozen and FAST. If the temps are in the 30's or above, stay away from Rick, the frost is coming out of the ground and the trails and I can already see the ruts starting to form.

    Early AM rides with freezing temps the night before are going to be best!

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