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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:59 pm 
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So whats the deal with Blue, Graham and Sprain?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:20 pm 
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rode blue today great conditions plenty of traction lots of fun crunchy snow and the trails that were ridin on were getting iced up but the traction on them was great left blue at about 3pm no studs needed


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Sprain was good. Traction available. Better if you have studs, especially on the heavily traveled trails that have been packed into ice. Still chunky enough to grab treads, but I'd imagine studs would be better. I rode studless and was ok for the most part.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:26 pm 
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Graham is sticky...ice showing but no traction issues even with the crossmark / sb8 combo :idea: you definitely did not need studs there today :!:

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hacketstown skatepark was dry and scooter free! :D :D :D :!:

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that's good - if there are scooters then you def need studs / spikes. :D


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***** SPRAIN REPORT ******


North Brothers - Mostly ICE. Studs recommended.

Switchback - Lots of frost heave on the bottom. More snow then ice

Erics Over the Log - Mostly Snow.

Bridge Trail - Mostly Snow - A lot less traveled then the other trails.

Fire Road - Mostly Snow. Cruchy in spots.

Beginner Trail - Some Ice and Snow and a broken chain.....

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Yesterday afternoon Graham was nice and tacky despite lots of visible ice.

I had no problems without studs but...

you definitely need to dismount to cross the frozen stream on white (near the blue tractor) or you're goin' down :shock: :evil:

That ice is so slippery I couldn't even walk the rocks and coast my bike alongside because it is SO slick :shock: :? do not attempt to ride it w/o spikes :idea:


I would imagine conditions today will be the same :arrow: awesome :arrow: conditions so dress warm and enjoy some fantastic conditions :idea: :idea:

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Location: Ramblin in the Lodge- Pick up the pick......
Almost lost it myself on that stream on Sunday. Mucho slick.

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Hows Blue doing?
Any trails to avoid -and much ice?

909's got 5" of powder ---pedaling is tough, and the snowmobile tracks havent hardened enough to help!

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Rode Brewster last night. Snow covered trails. Pedaling is not easy. Had to avoid some trails because of traction. Would suggest studs, or wait for a melt. Snow not really packing, sandy like.


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Sounds like Graham is the place to go :idea: :idea: :idea:

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Did a quick lap around the outside at Graham yesterday and its still nicely frozen with plenty of traction. A tad icy here and there but studs not needed.

Havent been to Blue since Sat but I'm sure its is good shape, was great over the weekend and its been freezing ever since. Great traction, no studs needed. All of the main trails have the frozen tracks to grab onto and are excellent.

Any thaw-refreeze over today/tomorrow could change things though.


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Blue 1/6/10: Tire tracks are frozen into a thin layer of ice, but it's relatively easy to ride along side the slippery parts. Studded tires are recommended, but not required.

What do you call it when the ground expands from the ice to create a crusty layer of dirt? I forget that term, but it was in full effect, causing my tires to sink a good 3" inches in many spots. I walked a 'ell of a lot more than usual :? .


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MonkeyC wrote:

What do you call it when the ground expands from the ice to create a crusty layer of dirt? I forget that term, .
Frost heaves :?: :idea:

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