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    best singletrack closest to Mohegan Sun

    Have a work trip planned for Mohegan end of March. Have two half days to check out some local singletrack. Looked at singletracks.com for intel.....is Bluff Point and Grayville Falls the best (and closest) bet?

    Looking for intermediate XC and technical riding no huge drops

    thanks in advance

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    Woody hill in Westerly RI, Burlingame state park in Charlestown and Arcadia are all close to the casino and great riding. I don't know Grayville but the Bluff is one of most popular areas. Mooween (Red cedar lake state park) is new, close to the casino and awesome.

    If I had two days I'd do Bluff point/ Haley farm one day and Arcadia the other. They're both big enough for a good ride and different from each other.

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    Grayville is 20 minutes away from Mohegan. Has 3+ hours of riding but it helps knowing the trail system.
    Moween is 15 away with about 2 hrs of riding and only 1 loop.
    Bluff is ok.
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    thanks for the recommendations keeping an eye on the weather looking at trying Moween as it seems easy to figure out / not get too lost. May hit Arcadia or Bluff Point on way home.

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    I'm 20 minutes from Mohegan (Colchester)...Never ridden RI because there's so much great variety within 45 minutes drive. These are all in my rotation...Typical ride is 8-12 miles and 1.5 to 2hrs:

    -Mooween St Park (Lebanon, 15 minutes)...Relatively new, well laid out. Can't get lost...One continuous loop that goes red, to yellow to white. Rode there yesterday. Feels longer than 8 miles.

    -Greyville (Hebron, 30 minutes)...Good variety but you need to know where to go - best with someone who knows area.

    -Case (Glastonbury, 45 minutes)...Many great options. Better to ride with someone who is familiar with it.

    -Gay City (Glastonbury, 45 minutes)...Good for a quick 1.5 hr ride. Also can access Case from here for a longer ride.

    -Bluff (Groton, 30 minutes)...Popular area, lot is always full with hikers and 'non-trail' riders but there's lots of very good singletrack loops that are never crowded.

    -Rockland Preserve (Durham, 45 minutes)...I would call this a professionally designed and maintained area made specifically for mountain biking. Awesome trail layout. Well marked, easy to follow. Great use of terrain and natural features. Also has a 'skills' loop at the parking lot with a bunch of man made stuff. Even a little kids loop!

    Would gladly show you around any of the above.
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    Thanks Sturge Rockland preserve looks amazing and I think worth the extra drive. Thinking of hitting that and Mooween.

    Which bike would you take for these trails a 100mm XC / race bike or a 160/150 long travel?

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    I've always had AM bikes with 150ish travel but I'm sure a lighter XC bike would be fun too.

    Mooween - Check satellite view for lot at big water tank right beside Rte2. Start (Red) is pretty boney and technical right out of the gate. Run clockwise from Red to Yellow to White and back to Red. This way you split the Red...1/2 for start of ride and 1/2 for end of ride. About 8 miles and a couple hours.

    For Rockland...Recommended Loop From Rte 79 lot:
    -Play around in 'skills park' for a few minutes
    -Start at Red (M1)
    -At M2 Follow Blue toward Thunderdome
    -Just past M3 take left to Dirt Church
    -Follow Dirt Church to Dark Side to Bambi to Bee Line to Erratica
    -Erratica back to M11
    -Follow Rishy to M12 (Red East Loop) and back to lot.
    10 mile loop...about 2hrs.
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    Just rode Burlingame (Vin Gormley Trail) today on the Rhode Island shore and it was a lot of fun. Some muddy patches but most of CT has snow on the ground and Burlingame has zero snow. However looks like a snow storm coming in Monday night into Tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jocko8752 View Post
    Just rode Burlingame (Vin Gormley Trail) today on the Rhode Island shore and it was a lot of fun. Some muddy patches but most of CT has snow on the ground and Burlingame has zero snow. However looks like a snow storm coming in Monday night into Tuesday.
    Lets hope its the right amount of snow. A few inches makes for nice fatbiking in the woods. A foot of snow or all rain and I'm back to riding the beaches or the bike path.

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    I've been printing and studying the maps for Rockland Preserve and Mooween figuring out where to park and the best loops to ride and now the comes the March Nor'Easter fest.

    Hoping for some melting and warmer weather by the 27th when I am in the area.

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    We got 11" from last week but it's melting fast. Expecting 4" - 8" Monday into Tuesday. I'm 5 miles from Mooween so I would say that's what's expected there too. For upcoming storm, North East CT is getting hit harder than rest of state...Rockland is West of me so they may get less. March snow goes fast though...keep the faith!

    I did a road trip to Stratton VT on Friday and skied in 34" of new snow...didn't miss my bike at all!
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    Rockland is worth the drive. Doesn't matter what bike you bring, you'll have fun. There's no trails in CT that *require* an all mountain/enduro bike. Rockland is pretty smooth, flowy and fun. Bring the bike you pedal faster.

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    Another vote for Rockland Preserve. Fabulous trails. Singletracks ranks it number 51 in the world.

    My favorite Rockland trail ins Erratica. Sturge's recommended loop looks great. I'll try it on my next visit.

    I recommend downloading to your phone the MTB Project and using the "full tour" map of Rockland. It will alleviate any worries about getting lost in Rockland's 47 miles of trails.

    Please report back!

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    Mooween is more like 9+ miles, you can do it in hour and a half if you're in XC mode and just ride it non-stop. Add 30-45 minutes if you're scoping out the rollers and drops. Nothing over 3.5 feet or so. Has some spots that don't drain well. Look for closure notifications on trail hub.

    Rockland is fun, less features to scope out than Mooween. It can be a real lung buster if you want. Easy to get lost in a couple of spots. Even worse to dry out than Mooween is. Trail status also on trail hub.

    Grayville is my local spot. It's the oldest (by almost 20 years) of the 3. Old school riding, lots of rocks and roots. Some mild exposure in a few spots. Bigger drops but they all have alternates. Couple of short jump lines can be part of the ride if you want (gaps not tables). Very fun trail at the North end that's about 1 mile long of a lot rock. Most trails have a preferred direction, but nothing is truly one way. Same for Rockland. Mooween pretty much sucks going the "other" way. Grayville drys out faster than the other two, it's only got a couple of wet spots which are easily avoided. It's also the least used of the 3.

    Feel free to send me a PM if you decide on Mooween or Grayville, I could show you around if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yzedf View Post
    Rockland is fun, less features to scope out than Mooween. It can be a real lung buster if you want. Easy to get lost in a couple of spots. Even worse to dry out than Mooween is. Trail status also on trail hub.
    Just want to throw out that the local mtb community is pretty protective of this place and they regularly post signs for mtbers to stay off the trails when they are soupy like this (right now I'll bet there are signs posted that ask mtbers to not use the trails unless it's below freezing). Just something to keep in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctxcrossx View Post
    Just want to throw out that the local mtb community is pretty protective of this place and they regularly post signs for mtbers to stay off the trails when they are soupy like this (right now I'll bet there are signs posted that ask mtbers to not use the trails unless it's below freezing). Just something to keep in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yzedf View Post
    Mooween is more like 9+ miles, you can do it in hour and a half if you're in XC mode and just ride it non-stop. Add 30-45 minutes if you're scoping out the rollers and drops. Nothing over 3.5 feet or so. Has some spots that don't drain well. Look for closure notifications on trail hub.

    Rockland is fun, less features to scope out than Mooween. It can be a real lung buster if you want. Easy to get lost in a couple of spots. Even worse to dry out than Mooween is. Trail status also on trail hub.

    Grayville is my local spot. It's the oldest (by almost 20 years) of the 3. Old school riding, lots of rocks and roots. Some mild exposure in a few spots. Bigger drops but they all have alternates. Couple of short jump lines can be part of the ride if you want (gaps not tables). Very fun trail at the North end that's about 1 mile long of a lot rock. Most trails have a preferred direction, but nothing is truly one way. Same for Rockland. Mooween pretty much sucks going the "other" way. Grayville drys out faster than the other two, it's only got a couple of wet spots which are easily avoided. It's also the least used of the 3.

    Feel free to send me a PM if you decide on Mooween or Grayville, I could show you around if needed.
    yzedf...had to have run into you out there because we roll the same stuff. Greyville is 10 minutes from me has been home base for like 20 years. Have seen lots of loops come and go (and come back again!)...know it like the back of my hand. I also would be glad to show anyone some great loops.

    Of note...We still had about 5" on the ground from last weeks storm before yesterdays 8" or so hit us. Temps in 20's every night for next few days so it's going to be hanging around for awhile. Not thinking trails will be ready for at least a week or so. That's OK...I'm into ski mode and got a great 'pow' day last Friday at Stratton, VT. They got hit with 34" last Thursday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    yzedf...had to have run into you out there because we roll the same stuff. Greyville is 10 minutes from me has been home base for like 20 years. Have seen lots of loops come and go (and come back again!)...know it like the back of my hand. I also would be glad to show anyone some great loops.

    Of note...We still had about 5" on the ground from last weeks storm before yesterdays 8" or so hit us. Temps in 20's every night for next few days so it's going to be hanging around for awhile. Not thinking trails will be ready for at least a week or so. That's OK...I'm into ski mode and got a great 'pow' day last Friday at Stratton, VT. They got hit with 34" last Thursday!
    Probably. Iím Chris, the tall guy riding a rigid XC bike or fat bike that everyone shakes their head at... Iím usually riding with my black lab mix (black with white chest and paws) Hercules. Iíll be out there this afternoon starting trail cleanup from this last storm. Iíd just done a 2 mile loop after the last storm. How it goes this year I guess. I post on the Facebook page for grayville if youíve found that yet.
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    Thanks for all the replies but it looks like the Weather God's are frowning on my visit with the incoming snow storm. Thought end of March would be a slam dunk for riding but not this winter. I'm going to make Rockland, Mooween and Grayville a summer road trip session.

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    You should be good by next week, muddy, maybe a little slush in some areas, but the snow from these storms has been melting fast.

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    Ok that is good to know. I thought I saw CT was getting 8" of snow but at the same time I did see 48-49 degree temps early next week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Squirrel View Post
    You should be good by next week, muddy, maybe a little slush in some areas, but the snow from these storms has been melting fast.

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    We got over a foot two weeks ago and my wife and I rode the following Saturday, there was barely 3" left on the trails. The trails are 90% clear now, after the storm last week, and its been cold. Unless we get a ton of snow tonight, or the forecast for next week gets super cold, you should be good. PM me if you want and I'll give you my cell number. I will be at Rockland this weekend (24th or 25th), I can let you know how it is.

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    I rode Bluff last night...was fairly dry and in pretty good shape with small patches of snow here and there. The coast expecting 4-6" of snow into Thurs. Should be gone by next week. Further inland there is still snow on ground and expecting another 6-8". I would say Mooween and Rockland are iffy for next week.
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    trails are going to be a mess after we get the snow and the temp goes into the 40's. worst possible time to go ride because the permafrost is melting and the snow is melting to add to it. Good time to go do trail work. Grayville got hit hard. In 20 yrs never seen the amount of trees down,especially on the north side. Chris, my dad and I have been clearing for over a week and still not close to being done.
    Grayville is on trailhub also. I'm going to gps each trail that way in the future it will be easy to mark where a tree is down, a re-route , ect..
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    I would agree...I did Mooween and Greyville 2-3 weeks ago before big storms hit and both were pretty good. Neither had a ton of snow and temps were still below freezing so ground was firm. Since then, we've been hit with 3 storms of 6-10" each so I've been staying away. When snow piles up I typically hit Bluff on the coast because they get less and dry up faster. I'm 5 miles from Greyville and Mooween and I still have snow in my front yard...expecting an additional 6-8" by Thurs. Todays snow and upcoming warm temps will result in local areas being 'swill-ville' for awhile.
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    Not sure what the coast got, but our 10-18" of snow ended up being about an inch and its already almost 40* today, sun's out.

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    thaws coming with the temps in the 40's and 50's at the end of the 10 day forecast + snow on the ground = melting permafrost and saturated wet & muddy trail systems. Literally the worst time of year to ride as it does the most damage.
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    I live inland (Colchester) and work on coast (Waterford). Yesterdays 'storm' fizzled with only an inch or two of new snow at both locations. I would say Bluff is best choice for next week or so seeing there was no snow on ground when I rode it Tuesday. This latest 2" will dry out quickly at Bluff in the next few days. Inland has more existing snow pack and will need more time for sure.
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    Sounds encouraging, I'm not here to do any damage or ride when trails are healing. We had almost 100 trees down in my local area and are still cleaning up. Bluff Point / Haley looks interesting and easy to figure out. May be the best call.

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    Yeah, the trails are definitely a mess inland both in terms of the ground conditions with the warmer weather as well as damage from the recent storms. I've been bringing the chainsaw to Cowles to help the situation there, but I think I still need to get a bit more done.

    I do have to say though, that the best place to ride at this time of year is case mountain. The trails drain REALLY well. It's a huge difference here vs. any other systems that are in the vicinity. I understand that it's due to the sandy soil draining well. I don't know if there is snow on the trails there right now, but it'll definitely be rideable before almost anything else in the state.

    Oh, up in north central ct, we didn't even get a dusting of snow last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctxcrossx View Post
    Yeah, the trails are definitely a mess inland both in terms of the ground conditions with the warmer weather as well as damage from the recent storms. I've been bringing the chainsaw to Cowles to help the situation there, but I think I still need to get a bit more done.

    I do have to say though, that the best place to ride at this time of year is case mountain. The trails drain REALLY well. It's a huge difference here vs. any other systems that are in the vicinity. I understand that it's due to the sandy soil draining well. I don't know if there is snow on the trails there right now, but it'll definitely be rideable before almost anything else in the state.

    Oh, up in north central ct, we didn't even get a dusting of snow last night.
    SE CT didn't get anything either. Bare ground at Bluff Point, Woody Hill and Burlingame. Just need a chance to dry out.

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    I might try Agawam, Ma (Robinson) Sunday. I drove to Stratton VT yesterday for a ski day and Springfield MA area has ZERO snow on ground so I'm sure trails are in decent shape up there.

    Case (Manchester, Glastonbury area) is one of my regular spots. A buddy scoped it out Thursday and still has good amount of snow on ground...I think it will need some time.
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    I was just at Cowles today doing some trail maintenance. As expected there are some less-than-ideal spots, but overall it's not bad, especially when you're on the ridge.

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    Ended up riding West Hartford today, it was either great or 2" of snow. Fun either way.

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    Decided to bring the bike for next week. Staying away from inland. Will hit Bluff Point Tuesday. Seems easy to navigate, is the Haley Farm stuff worth checking out.

    May try a RI coast or different CT spot on Thursday depending on weather

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    Bluff should be great Tues...I may be there Weds depending on weather. There are some good loops out around Haleys but I usually get 8-10 miles of great singletrack sticking to the ridge at bluff. Hit 'The Spot' for some grub and a beer close by.

    Drove North for something different and did Robinson State Park in Agawam, MA today (just West of Springfield). They have NO snow up there and trails are totally dry. First time there...not much tech but miles of nice twisty singletrack. Didn't see one other rider for whole ride. Don't think I've ever done 12 miles of wooded singletrack without ONE log or rock wall to get over. I guess Mass taxes are being used for something besides lining pockets up there.
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    Update - Bluff Point was great today. The road to the parking lot was closed as they were working on it so I parked at the playground and rode in.
    Dirt was great almost no mud whatsoever and no debris anywhere on the trail. I did 16 miles total probably 10 at Bluff and did another 6 going over the Train bridge to Haley farm. It was dry over there too with just a couple sections you had to walk around due to some mud.
    I think it hit 50 degrees today. I rode my Ibis Mojo today with rocket ron 2.6's and it was a fun intense ride through the rock sections, little features and tight twisty singletrack. Came within 20 feet of two deer, too.

    Not sure where I am riding Thursday on way home looking at weather and maybe Bluff again or some RI spots.

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    Awesome! Glad you got a good ride in...I'm there Weds after work. Place is crawling with deer every time I go...especially at night. I've pedaled right up to 10-15 at a time more than once due to the 'deer in the headlight' effect!
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    Big River in RI is sandy and generally dries up quickly, but I haven't been there recently to check conditions. Might be worth thinking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newking View Post
    Update - Bluff Point was great today. The road to the parking lot was closed as they were working on it so I parked at the playground and rode in.
    Dirt was great almost no mud whatsoever and no debris anywhere on the trail. I did 16 miles total probably 10 at Bluff and did another 6 going over the Train bridge to Haley farm. It was dry over there too with just a couple sections you had to walk around due to some mud.
    I think it hit 50 degrees today. I rode my Ibis Mojo today with rocket ron 2.6's and it was a fun intense ride through the rock sections, little features and tight twisty singletrack. Came within 20 feet of two deer, too.

    Not sure where I am riding Thursday on way home looking at weather and maybe Bluff again or some RI spots.
    If you're looking at RI spots I'd suggest Woody Hill or Burlingame at this point. I rode Burlingame yesterday. There's a couple of muddy spots to push around but otherwise good to go.

    Arcadia and Big River got hit hard with the last few storms. There's an ongoing cleanup happening (RINEMBA&#128077 but it might be tough to find a good ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Awesome! Glad you got a good ride in...I'm there Weds after work. Place is crawling with deer every time I go...especially at night. I've pedaled right up to 10-15 at a time more than once due to the 'deer in the headlight' effect!
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    anyone have intel on Mooween I heard reports that i's all dirt and rolling good...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newking View Post
    anyone have intel on Mooween I heard reports that i's all dirt and rolling good...?
    I'm 5 miles away and still have snow on my front lawn...I would bet it's pretty squishy still.
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    Thanks Sturge, I was looking at Trail Hub and it reported it as open and "all rain"
    https://www.trailhub.org/usa/connect.../trails/NDEx/0

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    Ended up hitting Moohween. 8-9 miles of goodness. No snow on the trail whatsoever. Maybe 2-3 spots with 5-6 feet of ponding water or mud but you could easily walk around. The trails were in great shape and Kudo's to whomever maintains them. I had a folding handsaw and dealt with 4-5 branches that were in the trail but everything else flowed really, really good.

    I did the Sturge loop from the water tower to RED to Yellow to White to Red. Yellow was my favorite as you could open the throttle and still play on the extracurricular rocks. The white section had big rocks that you needed some brass balls for and the last red section was a blast.

    I like the way they built these trails with winding, twisty and benchcut type elevation gains. Classic New England singletrack with rocks, roots, ancient rock wall and I even saw a large white Owl. Wish I had more time to do a 2nd loop around but there is always next time.

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    Awesome to hear you got to hit Bluff and Mooween. Put Rockland in your 'to do' list for next time!
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    Things are looking up! Decided to try Case today (Glastonbury/Manchester) and it was pretty good but needed some love. Cleared lots of branches, created drain paths for wet spots and cut a few blowdowns away with my $20 Lowes folding saw. Rain coming this week won't help but it's getting there. Parked at Police Towers on Birch Hill Rd and rolled a couple of our favorite twisty downhill sections that start beyond power lines. Probably will hit Grayville this week sometime and do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Things are looking up! Decided to try Case today (Glastonbury/Manchester) and it was pretty good but needed some love. Cleared lots of branches, created drain paths for wet spots and cut a few blowdowns away with my $20 Lowes folding saw. Rain coming this week won't help but it's getting there. Parked at Police Towers on Birch Hill Rd and rolled a couple of our favorite twisty downhill sections that start beyond power lines. Probably will hit Grayville this week sometime and do the same.
    I was thinking of riding Case with my chainsaw. Think it would be beneficial?

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    I didn't see anything requiring chainsaw on the loops we rolled but as you know there are miles of trails out there. We hit what we call 'blue flag' and 'alternator'...both are somewhat newer loops (3-4 years?) that start up near power lines on Birch Mt Road. Both are in good shape now. Hand saw got thru a couple of 6" blowdowns and there were a bunch of smaller ones. Maybe the trails closer to the Case Lookout on Manchester side need some love. We didn't get to the ones that cross Birch Mt Road and head toward Gay City either.
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    Rode Mooween yesterday, mid to late morning. Was all good, with part breaking trail, and part broken trail by two others. A little cooler would have been even better.

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    Did Bluff Sunday...awesome and no snow down there (my 'go to' during winter when snow hits inland). Rode Gay City last night and it was pretty sloppy. I'm sure Case, Grayville, Nathan Hale, etc are still pretty wet...would think Mooween too. Upcoming cold snap will be good to firm things up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Did Bluff Sunday...awesome and no snow down there (my 'go to' during winter when snow hits inland). Rode Gay City last night and it was pretty sloppy. I'm sure Case, Grayville, Nathan Hale, etc are still pretty wet...would think Mooween too. Upcoming cold snap will be good to firm things up!
    I was hoping to get out at Case this weekend, but looks like more rain on Saturday night.

    How was Gay City for snow cover?
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    Did Case last Friday (day after Thanksgiving). Very cold 13 degF at start of ride but it was a beautiful sunny morning. The trails were awesome...set up nicely so it was hard and fast with no muck and only a bit of snow left on Northern exposure areas.

    Rides on very cold days are some of the best in my experience. Dress properly and factor in a few climbs to get the heater working...suddenly you don't notice the temps.

    I'm sure it's back to being soft and wet now after recent warmer temps and rain Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Did Case last Friday (day after Thanksgiving). Very cold 13 degF at start of ride but it was a beautiful sunny morning. The trails were awesome...set up nicely so it was hard and fast with no muck and only a bit of snow left on Northern exposure areas.

    Rides on very cold days are some of the best in my experience. Dress properly and factor in a few climbs to get the heater working...suddenly you don't notice the temps.

    I'm sure it's back to being soft and wet now after recent warmer temps and rain Monday.
    We went Sunday morning and although there were a few spots we walked around. 95% of it was in great shape. Even the rocks weren't that slick. Looks like another deluge on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
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    Iíll be heading to Case tomorrow morning ahead of the rain. New grippy tires on the fat bike are ready to roll, so that will be the bike of choice this weekend. Temps look seasonal too, so it should be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Squirrel View Post
    Rockland is worth the drive.
    Next time you come......Definitely the way to go. No question. Bluff is also good..couple it with Haley farm next door and you can get some good miles in.

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    I started this thread last year....will be in area again next week. Hoping to ride 1 loop around Mooween on Tuesday. Looking at Rockland Preserve for Wednesday. Rockland looks pretty big and intimidating to try to follow on a map, is there likely to be people riding in late AM there mid week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newking View Post
    I started this thread last year....will be in area again next week. Hoping to ride 1 loop around Mooween on Tuesday. Looking at Rockland Preserve for Wednesday. Rockland looks pretty big and intimidating to try to follow on a map, is there likely to be people riding in late AM there mid week?
    Rockland is pretty easy to get around, the trails are very well marked! You won't be disappointed. If you go to the link below you can get a map and a full description of how to do the "full tour" which is about 15 miles.

    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/702...erve-full-tour

    A few of us are planning to ride Bluff Point / Haley Farm on Monday (Dec 17) at around noon. If you are in town on that day you are welcome to join us. We are not speedsters and we stop a bit..well...a lot! We will also be playing around in the "jump / drop" area for a short while.

    I just rode Moween for the first time last Sunday. It was fun, but a lot of climbing. Not steep...just looooong switchbacks. Kicked my ass! Some nice jumps/drops there too. Most to big for me! LOL

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    Thanks Rick
    I can't get out of town till Tuesday. Hoping Mohween is dry for once or twice around.
    The full tour at Rockland looks sweet. Thanks for sharing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicch95 View Post
    Rockland is pretty easy to get around, the trails are very well marked! You won't be disappointed. If you go to the link below you can get a map and a full description of how to do the "full tour" which is about 15 miles.

    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/702...erve-full-tour

    A few of us are planning to ride Bluff Point / Haley Farm on Monday (Dec 17) at around noon. If you are in town on that day you are welcome to join us. We are not speedsters and we stop a bit..well...a lot! We will also be playing around in the "jump / drop" area for a short while.

    I just rode Moween for the first time last Sunday. It was fun, but a lot of climbing. Not steep...just looooong switchbacks. Kicked my ass! Some nice jumps/drops there too. Most to big for me! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by newking View Post
    Thanks Rick
    I can't get out of town till Tuesday. Hoping Mohween is dry for once or twice around.
    The full tour at Rockland looks sweet. Thanks for sharing.
    Going to be raining here Fri, Sat, Sun. Monday, snow flurries or rain. Hopefully it will freeze up. Moween was pretty dry last weekend though. So, you might get lucky!

    Enjoy!

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    Yeah watching the weather for sure. I'm from the cape and our trails have been drying out super fast even with all the leaves on the trails. It's been good riding this Nov / Dec.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cicch95 View Post
    Going to be raining here Fri, Sat, Sun. Monday, snow flurries or rain. Hopefully it will freeze up. Moween was pretty dry last weekend though. So, you might get lucky!

    Enjoy!

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    Some of the best riding of the year the last 2-3 weeks with cold weather 'perma-frost' making everything dry, hard and fast...superman traction! I've done Bluff, Case, Gay City and Crandalls multiple times since mid Nov and all have been awesome (about 50% night rides).

    Unfortunately it's gonna be well over freezing through Monday and I expect all areas to be much softer. Bluff is usually best when this happens. Been itching for a Rockland ride but it's probably out until it gets cold again. Mon night looks to be 20ish so it should harden up nicely for Tuesday.

    See my post #7 for a great Rockland loop. As Cicch mentions, very easy to follow...everything is one-way and well marked with many features to challenge you. I've done Mag5 and Northern Exposure too...both are a bit more technical than the other trails but the referenced loop has plenty.
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    thanks Sturge & Rick - I am watching the weather closely. They predicted lots of rain for cape cod this weekend and it's only a light drizzle outside.

    I will keep my eye on Trial Hub, too

    I rode Mohween last year and am familiar with it. Love that place.

    Also rode Bluff Point and the section across the train bridge. Love that place, too. So I have two spots that I am familiar with but would love to check out Rockland.

    Hoping for some good riding at any of the three...

    I have another annual Mohegan Sun conference this year, too. Fortunately they planned it for early April instead of late March, thinking that might help open more options this spring.



    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Some of the best riding of the year the last 2-3 weeks with cold weather 'perma-frost' making everything dry, hard and fast...superman traction! I've done Bluff, Case, Gay City and Crandalls multiple times since mid Nov and all have been awesome (about 50% night rides).

    Unfortunately it's gonna be well over freezing through Monday and I expect all areas to be much softer. Bluff is usually best when this happens. Been itching for a Rockland ride but it's probably out until it gets cold again. Mon night looks to be 20ish so it should harden up nicely for Tuesday.

    See my post #7 for a great Rockland loop. As Cicch mentions, very easy to follow...everything is one-way and well marked with many features to challenge you. I've done Mag5 and Northern Exposure too...both are a bit more technical than the other trails but the referenced loop has plenty.

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    Sturge is definitely right about Mag 5 being technical!!!!

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