Looking to ride Chimney Rock or Round Valley Monday or Tuesday, anyone have a report on today's conditions?
Some just leave the house w/ hope and a limited sched and can't bring themselves to do the right thing when they arrive and find wet conditions.
Yes.just one more thought. becuase im knew im going to guess that this is goin to happen every year. All of us itching to hit the trails when the weather turns. But the wonderful nj weather does not cooperate sooo much. Is this true?
Agree with Maurice for the most part - it's road season. Rip posted some pics of RV on the other site of the rutted out switchback which looked pretty bad. Hey if you want to ride the mud that's your call. And in the end the trails heal just fine. But for me it's not a lot of fun and my bike gets too damn dirty. Plus it is ammunition for the trail-closing type. But I personally don't hold it against those that do ride. That's your own decision to make.
Well, personally I do hold it against people that leave ruts behind, it just makes it so much less fun for everybody else. Spending half a ride dodging ruts gets old fast, especially when one has been holding back from riding trails just so they wouldn't be in that state. BTW the damage at RV was from the rain, not from riding; it looks like it's more due to poor design. Riding it isn't going to help, though, cf. point number 1.
CR is a mess & probably won't be rideable for a few weeks (at least for people
that don't want to destroy the trails). I heard from the TM crew that there was a lot of folks riding there on Saturday covered in mud, to each his own.
RV pics linky: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=274961
2nd weekend in a row on the road for me & like the rest of you I'm itching to get back to the dirt & rocks.
..of the conditions before you go.Some just leave the house w/ hope and a limited sched and can't bring themselves to do the right thing when they arrive and find wet conditions.this coming wknd should be fine up here cause the freeze will return on fri...
Rode a wildly creaking old hard tail on the road last week for the first time in a long time. 30 miles through Morris and Hunterdon counties on Velociraptors and a non-functioning big ring.
..Rode a wildly creaking old hard tail on the road last week for the first time in a long time. 30 miles through Morris and Hunterdon counties on Velociraptors and a non-functioning big ring.
Now I want a road bike.