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Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« on: June 30, 2009, 08:10:44 PM »
...anybody up for it tomorrow morning?
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 08:18:42 PM »
It will be a mud bath.
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 08:19:02 PM »

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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 08:23:37 PM »
It will be a mud bath.

not NC and rollercoaster...besides SSers dont have parts to worry about ;)
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 08:24:43 PM »
Croom or flatwoods may be your only option tomorrow as this area (Alafia/Boyette) received a very steady rain almost all day.
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 08:47:25 PM »
It will be a mud bath.

not NC and rollercoaster...besides SSers dont have parts to worry about ;)

I think that's the last of a Mountain Biker's worry.. Anyhow, personally(only speaking for myself) i'd like to enjoy my rides, specially if i'm driving 1 1/2 hrs to get there...

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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 08:52:36 PM »
Croom is the best place to ride in this weather. Not technically challenging but you get your miles and dont destroy the trails.....I mean it rained ALL FRIGGIN DAY!!
just my opinion but if you live around here pick your trails wisely in the rain, there is no need to trash them, they dry pretty quick!
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 08:58:55 PM »
Croom is the best place to ride in this weather. Not technically challenging but you get your miles and dont destroy the trails.....I mean it rained ALL FRIGGIN DAY!!
just my opinion but if you live around here pick your trails wisely in the rain, there is no need to trash them, they dry pretty quick!

Same here.. it rained all day in Tarpon Springs.. i know my grass loved it but it ruined our Rail Trail ride for today....

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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009, 09:33:03 PM »
well, I will be riding at 6am (I only live 10 mins away) and there aren't any parts of NC or Rollercoaster that get easily torn up...

be there or be square...

PS - early morning rides aren't particularly for fun...they are a good workout and a chance for me to build my endurance and work on technical skills...weekends with friends are for fun and donking around ;)
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 08:57:44 AM »
You guys missed out on a good clean ride this AM at 615 before the terrential down pours...
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 09:41:16 AM »
Hope the trails weren't overly wet. Riding in wet or rainy conditions damages the trails.
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2009, 10:14:50 AM »
Hope the trails weren't overly wet. Riding in wet or rainy conditions damages the trails.

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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2009, 10:29:26 AM »
Hope the trails weren't overly wet. Riding in wet or rainy conditions damages the trails.

I have to disagree to a degree, as the river-type erosion from washout/runoff ruins the trails and makes that portion difficult to pass and/or ride through.  One person on a semi-wet trail does not damage a trail to a point of making it unrideable.

PS - the trails were not even soft.  there was one section of rollercoaster that was flooded, but it was the soft sand in the first 10th of a mile...hope I didn't ruin that soft sand portion by riding through it ;)

PPS - I wonder what people who ride in Seattle and the surrounding wet areas of Washington and Oregon do?!?!  I mean, it rains constantly there.  They must only get to mountain bike on trails 2 weeks out of the year then if they avoid trails that are wet or don't ride during the rain...either that or their trails are totally wrecked and completely unrideable ;)
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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2009, 11:23:39 AM »
they have a different kind of soil in Washington state. Comparing different parts of the country is not really a good comparison. We have mostly sand and clay around here that is more sensitive than dirt elsewhere in the country. 

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Re: Alafia @ 6am - NC and Rollercoaster...
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2009, 11:28:53 AM »
Hope the trails weren't overly wet. Riding in wet or rainy conditions damages the trails.


I have to disagree to a degree, as the river-type erosion from washout/runoff ruins the trails and makes that portion difficult to pass and/or ride through.  One person on a semi-wet trail does not damage a trail to a point of making it unrideable.

PS - the trails were not even soft.  there was one section of rollercoaster that was flooded, but it was the soft sand in the first 10th of a mile...hope I didn't ruin that soft sand portion by riding through it ;)

PPS - I wonder what people who ride in Seattle and the surrounding wet areas of Washington and Oregon do?!?!  I mean, it rains constantly there.  They must only get to mountain bike on trails 2 weeks out of the year then if they avoid trails that are wet or don't ride during the rain...either that or their trails are totally wrecked and completely unrideable ;)

 
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I had the same thought process, talk to Garry about rain/wetness and our Florida trails. No trail is ever going to be 'unrideable'. I thought Shelly's Loop back last year was fantastic, but between the heavy rains last year and people riding that downhill in the rain, it got really messed up. It got repaired and I threw a fit...even though to me it was still rideable. That being said, it is getting that way again. However, hopefully I will be there this time to help direct the erosion control.
 
Just advice from one rider to another. Try not to ride the trails while raining or avoid trails that get really messy after a rain. Let them dry a little bit and we will have to waste less time fixing them on workdays.
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