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    Post Canyon wet trail etiquette

    I'm hoping to ride Post Canyon this Monday, but NWS is saying to expect a half inch of rain the day before. Where I'm from that much rain would mean muddy trails for a couple days and no riding, but I don't know how well the soil drains there and what's acceptable as far as wet riding goes. I've ridden the network before but only when it's been dry.

    Thanks for steering me right!

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    Post has that sticky clay that basically ruins even sealed bearings when the going gets wet. I'd be more worried about your bike than trail etiquette. Most move over to Syncline (drains well) as soon as the leaves drop off the poison oak.

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    Post is my back yard. Due to the high clay content mentioned above, it's no fun in mud, and no help to the trails, either.

    Syncline, Whoopdee, and the eastern Road 44 Trails are a much better bet.
    Whining is not a strategy.

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    What they said. No fun translates to all that hard pack berms acting like ice when wet.

    Syncline has good stuff even in the rain - like Little Moab - the basalt actually maintains traction when wet. Little Maui and Hidden need a lil time to drain, since they've got a lot more dirt.

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    Freezing hard in Post Canyon at night, leading to freeze/thaw "ice mud".

    Not doing the trails any favors unless you get them before they thaw.

    If it was staying 4 degrees warmer overnight, it would be a fall riding paradise right now.
    Whining is not a strategy.

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    ^ Was planning riding there on Sunday, no good?
    Dirty Finger posted epic conditions earlier this week. Usually try to hit it after some fall rain.
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    ^ Yeah, just when the dirt hit perfection, the nights started getting too cold. I'm a short 5 minute spin from the bottom of PC, and my thermometer is currently reading 26!

    The Whoopdee, being further east and having far less clay in the soil, was riding near perfection two days ago.
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    Thanks Kosmo, appreciate it!
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    Yeah - besides damaging, it turns the trails into slime and is no fun. Seems syncline season is in full effect.

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    In my experience, Syncline is not always a for sure place to ride either. Iíve experienced some of the worst rear tire clogging muddy rides here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHouseMan View Post
    In my experience, Syncline is not always a for sure place to ride either. Iíve experienced some of the worst rear tire clogging muddy rides here.
    Me, too.
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    Lil moab is the only sure thing at syncline...then lil maui...but hidden definitely gets sloppy.

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