Ellicottville Conditions

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10 years 1 month ago #13709 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
The riding season in McCarty Hill/Rock City SF's is still a couple weeks away................unfortunately.

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10 years 1 month ago #13705 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
I flew back yesterday from NYC and while I didn't get my coveted window seat because the flight was full, I still annoyed the guy next to me by craning my neck to get a look. We weren't as far south as E-ville, and I was looking out the north side, but there was snow everywhere until just before we got to Buffalo. My yard in EA is still covered.

The Southern Tier had a pretty solid base left even before the fresh 8 inches from last weekend.

Last year was a pretty snow-free winter

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10 years 1 month ago #13704 by The Todd-ler
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Bill R wrote: Lots-O-Snow yet, but I think I'm on to a novel idea. I'm going to try and mount a propane torpedo heater to the front and back of my bike. That should be just the ticket for opening up the trails around here.


As I went into sunny, snow free work today, I was thinking about asking you Bill about the trail conditions in Eville.

Still covered??!?!?

The temps are still rather low. Last year, you, Ben and I were riding a ton in March on top of the leaves. Removing leaves for the riding season is not always a good idea.

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10 years 1 month ago #13703 by Jerrine
Jerrine replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
I've got one you can use. Just don't light yourself on fire.

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10 years 1 month ago #13702 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Lots-O-Snow yet, but I think I'm on to a novel idea. I'm going to try and mount a propane torpedo heater to the front and back of my bike. That should be just the ticket for opening up the trails around here.

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10 years 2 months ago #13551 by Kevin Preston
Kevin Preston replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Hey Bill, thanks for updating your avatar, it's like he's not gone at all. Keep the memory alive.

Kevin

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10 years 2 months ago #13550 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
All seasonal forest roads are impassable. We've got to have about 18-24" of snowpack.

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10 years 3 months ago #13294 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
1/14/2007

Once again the snow has melted, leaving us with just plain wet conditions.

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10 years 4 months ago #13209 by Bill R
Bill R replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
You need to drive around and go in from Mutton Hollow Rd.

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10 years 4 months ago #13207 by Garick
Garick replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
the first section of the road up from the training center is one of the main snowcat/snowmobile routes and is covered with snow.

Kevin Preston wrote: Bill, can you ride up from the training center? HV is listing 3 trails open and 5 by today.

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10 years 4 months ago #13202 by jailtrail
jailtrail replied the topic: Mutton Hollow Rd.
I am coming up xmas eve and am seriously considering bringing my bike. Can you still travel in a car on the the seasonal roads or are they chained off? I imagine they are possible with the lack of snow.

If anyone wants a riding partner during the week of 12/25 - 12/30 call me at 716-699-2130 and ask for Dave.

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10 years 4 months ago #13200 by Jon Sundquist
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