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    Rain in Houston!!!

    Not for long but, it poured for a bit!! We'll take what we can get!!!

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    Well, woke up and it's STILL raining!!! We need it but, I wanna ride!!

    As a noob, I need to ask...I assume riding on wet/muddy trails is frowned upon as, In my view, this will just trash the trail!!??

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    Dang all this rain! When will it ever stop! It's killing my ride! Next thing you know it's going to get down to 95 degrees and be too cold to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerdude View Post
    Dang all this rain! When will it ever stop! It's killing my ride! Next thing you know it's going to get down to 95 degrees and be too cold to ride.
    Right???!!! I like waking to it - we need it and I just like the rain!!! I would like to get on the trails but, again...I'm thinking that is frowned upon, no??!!

    Maybe I'll just do some miles on the road!!??

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    come to killeen and ride where we got a whole whopping one hundredth of an inch yesterday.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Pancroft View Post
    Right???!!! I like waking to it - we need it and I just like the rain!!! I would like to get on the trails but, again...I'm thinking that is frowned upon, no??!!

    Maybe I'll just do some miles on the road!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr View Post
    come to killeen and ride where we got a whole whopping one hundredth of an inch yesterday.
    So, am I correct...riding the wet trails is frowned upon??

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    Thank the Lord!!!!! My Boycott of Cypresswood might actually come to an end. WooHoo!
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    If wet enough, then stay off. Not sure whether we're at that point here yet. I may check out Anthills or Flintridge this PM. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecthelion View Post
    If wet enough, then stay off. Not sure whether we're at that point here yet. I may check out Anthills or Flintridge this PM. . .
    Thanks, man!! I'm thinking the same thing as the sun is peaking thru here!!

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    Ah, more rain. Can't complain b/c we needed it so badly, but I'm thinking my PM ride just got cancelled. Maybe after work tomorrow we'll have had enough rain for me to try Memorial Park. It's been so dusty/sandy there lately I have been riding elsewhere.
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    It took awhile, but the rain finally made it to Nacogdoches last night sometime in the middle of the night. It was a nice soaker, too. My rain gauge read 1.21" when I woke up in the morning, and it was just about done by then. Good enough to water my gardens, at least. Now I'm definitely gonna have to mow the weeds in my yard and trim around the flower beds and stuff. I think the last time I pulled my lawnmower out of the garage might have been 2mo ago.

    It'll actually do the trails good up here. Our soil is so sandy that the trails hold together better when they're wet. I actually have never seen the trails too wet to ride here. When we built them, we had a couple of spots near seeps that flowed in the wintertime. But we've since dealt with those spots. One of them with excavation of the organic muck followed by armoring and the other with a bridge/drop that gets you over the wet stuff.

    It also adds to the technical challenge, too. We've got enough roots that get slippery when wet that some of the climbs get a little tougher.

    Here's hoping for still more rain to start refilling our reservoirs.

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    I am so glad to hear it! My plants back home in Houston probably needed it...

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    glad somebody is getting rain. NONE here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Pancroft View Post
    So, am I correct...riding the wet trails is frowned upon??
    If your tires are tracking up mud, then it is too wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonylokrn View Post
    If your tires are tracking up mud, then it is too wet.
    Thanks much!! This was exactly the info/reply I was looking for!!

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