Sourland Mountain preserve ride 09:30 am come join the fun. (now 12/15)


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* WHAT...Snow expected. Temperatures are cold enough for snow to
stick on contact on untreated roads, resulting in slippery
travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches
are expected.

* WHERE...Morris, Somerset, Middlesex and Mercer counties.
soooo there will be snow on top of ice in addition to wind.
Just got back - about 1-2 inches of powdery snow covering everything when I was there. Uphill rocky sections were an exercise in futility, and diagonal roots kept sliding out my rear wheel. Wasn't too bad up to here - the easy part:

On top, the rock gardens were tough. I took a nasty fall on this one, which pretty much ended my ride

Nailed my shin and wrist, but not too bad.

Bottom line, if you want the true sourlands experience of riding tough rock gardens and then re-riding to get better, this isn't the ride. There will be some melting, then it will freeze solid, so not sure if tomorrow will be better or worse. If you want to have some laughs sliding, slipping and crashing, go for it. I'll go if others are going, but there's a few sections I'm not riding (like chunky monkey or the steep downhill rocky section on the right down to the lot.
Haha when you fall on snowy rocks you go down wherever gravity takes you. As a point of reference, my lower legs got more dings on this one ride than the last 6 months combined. But I'm still in!