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    Is it ok to ride JM with this much rain?

    I am heading to Oaktown this weekend so my wife can visit her brother so was planning to sneak in a JM ride. Is this place better avoided when wet or is it ok? Crappy mud or fun mud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I am heading to Oaktown this weekend so my wife can visit her brother so was planning to sneak in a JM ride. Is this place better avoided when wet or is it ok? Crappy mud or fun mud?

    Thanks all
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    check yer pms
    Are you implying that he is menstruating? That's cold man.

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Are you implying that he is menstruating? That's cold man.

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.
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    JMP will be very, very sloppy. Redwood fire roads will be much better to ride on, still sloppy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    He's got a double ply shamois.
    Don't you mean shemois. Oooooohhhhh. Yo soy en fuego!!!

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    I'd say that riding in sloppy mud make the trails super rutted and nasty as soon as they dry out. So while you could it'd be pretty bad mojo to do so. You should be asking if you should ride there instead of could.
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    Quote Originally Posted by his dudeness View Post
    I'd say that riding in sloppy mud make the trails super rutted and nasty as soon as they dry out. So while you could it'd be pretty bad mojo to do so. You should be asking if you should ride there instead of could.
    or you could ask which trails hold up well when wet. Cause there's plenty of those, too.
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    Even the fire roads in Redwood are a mess right now. Been up there twice today on foot with the dog and it's about as bad as I've ever seen it.

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    Redwood, and almost all the East Bay Parks are a mess after a decent rain. It turns to slime that sticks to everything. Marin, Rockville, and some of the areas that have more granite-based soils that drain can be rideable, but after a solid week of rain, there aren't many places that are not going to make a mess of your bike and rut out the trails. Once the sun comes out, I plan on pulling out the road bike for a few days until things de-saturate a bit... Winter finally found us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles View Post
    or you could ask which trails hold up well when wet. Cause there's plenty of those, too.
    Ord holds up really well, or any place mad eof hardpacked sand that drains well. JMP though, nope.
    The arsonist has oddly shaped feet!

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    I hear you guys. Maybe I'll just bring my shovel and make some jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I hear you guys. Maybe I'll just bring my shovel and make some jumps.

    Yay!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Plim View Post
    Yay!





    Damn!
    Well, I thought I'd fall on the sword and scout the trails for y'all. You definintely dont want to go out there!

    But I do. I will continue to. it was freeking GREAT!
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    SLOP!!! (but the best kinda slop if your'e into it)

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    I'll probably catch some heat too but I rode today in the middle of the rain. I figured I'll follow the water to minimize my impact and I have to tell you that my tires did not pick up mud at all, and I didn't feel like I was doing damage to the trail. One loop of Cinderella, one Chaparral and one Big Trees (through Sequoia Bay View) before I couldn't stand the cold anymore. A couple of downed trees and branches hitting my face and that was it.

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    If I ride, I plan to bring my new 2.0004 tires...might create razor sharp ruts that will fill in quick.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    If I ride, I plan to bring my new 2.0004 tires...might create razor sharp ruts that will fill in quick.
    Naw. the trails I'm talking about dont show tire tracks unless you skid real hard.
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    anybody have an update? thinking of riding JM tomorrow...wondering if its bad-trail-karma-slop-folly or not.

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