Monday, March 31, 2008
Cedar Bend goodness......
Finally made it out to Cedar Bend to get in some singletrack dirt goodness. Man, are my trail skills lacking this spring. I wasn't sure what to expect of the trail conditions but was not surprised to see a mix of things. There was sections that still had snow drifts. There were some trails that were just so soggy that you almost had to stand up and pedal just to power through them. This was on the flat sections too. The strange part was that your tire would sink into the goo but the tires never really did get much mud on them. There is a nice leave cover which helped there for sure. the sections that did not have leaf and snow cover were drying up nicely. there were some sections where the trail was completely dry. Not hardpack yet, but wet for sure. I liked those sections. Conditions would have been great if we didn't just get that last load of snow. Now, with this weeks rain it will surely be wet but that should help get rid of the last bit of snow and pull out that frost that is still hiding beneath the trail. I bet in a week or two it will be perfect. You may not know if but out at Cedar Bend you can get a ton of rain in the morning and by the time 5pm rolls around the trails are usable. They are just right. Dry enough to be fast but yet tacky enough for gobs of traction. Gotta love that. The fun part is all of the strairs you can ride down. Or up. Not feeling the need to ride them.....no problem.....you can just ride beside the stairs as there is almost always a smooth singletrack section next to the stairs. They are a little slick once in a while. Just decomposing deck boards I guess.
That's all for now folks. Get out and ride. Even if you get a little dirty.