The Tampa Bay area got like 2 inches of rain yesterday - we are way over due for rain, and soon will be in the rainy season. On the one hand this is good for the trails; on the other hand it is bad for trails that have clay content and are low lying - which is pretty much all of the technical trails.
In order to keep the more sensitive trails in good condition we ask that you give them a day or two to drain some before riding on them. I know, I know, "it's a day off and I'm going to ride." No problem there, so with plenty of trails at our disposal to ride on, staying off the more sensitive, muddy, and slick clay ones until they can handle the traffic means better trails for all and less work for the few who actually do the maintenance.
If you find yourself on one of these trails that is getting rutted out with bike tires, just turn around and hit a dryer less sensitive trail until it has a chance to drain.
We don't want to have to close off trail sections, so if we just police ourselves by respecting the more sensitive trails that we have, then the trails remain in great condition to enjoy.
Thanks for your understanding of the wet, muddy, and clay type of trails we ride on.