Ellicottville Conditions

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #44047 by bodie6
bodie6 replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Rode Eagle, Sidewinder, Dead Dog, and Merlin. The heavy rain we received on Tuesday/Wednesday caused a pretty severe washout on one of the switchbacks on Eagle. I don't know how it will turn out once the ground firms up, but it might be an area that needs some TLC. I tried to deberm some of the wetspots on Merlin.

Overall, the trails are in pretty good shape.
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4 years 10 months ago #44032 by pmac225
pmac225 replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Eagle, side winder, big merlin and HV trails are in good shape. Some wet spots to be expected, no major problem areas.

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5 years 6 months ago #43045 by bennymack
bennymack replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
The trails are salad, ahem, solid. But really, the trails are great right now and can only get better every day it doesn't rain. The leaves started off wet but were dry and crunchy by early afternoon especially on the sun facing hill sides. If anyone were to rake or leaf blow, then definitely give them a few hours to dry out and make it easier on yourself.

Opinions are like pimples, they vary in amount and cover different areas.

There is no or, you're going to lose it.

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5 years 6 months ago #43038 by slower_than_u
slower_than_u replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
My brother and I rode there today for 4+ hours. His trail assessment on the drive home was right on. Except for the downed leaves, the trails are very good. Still not a lot of water in the small streams and only a few muddy spots. More rain isn't going to help obviously but I think it will stay good for a while. Maybe somebody could blow leaves off the trail??? ;-)

I had some bike drama early on but things held together for the duration of the ride. I only went over the bars once on Bent Rim. I love that trail and hate it at the same time.

Not very fast but havin' fun!
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5 years 6 months ago #43037 by Painfulldischarge
Painfulldischarge replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Anybody been out since this last post? How are the current conditions in EVL? Some rain forcast for Friday, but the weekend looks warm and dry. Are conditions predominately dry right now? Or is this rain on Friday going to make a soggy mess worse?

As always, any info would be appreciated.

Buy the ticket, take the ride. -HST

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5 years 6 months ago #42792 by slower_than_u
slower_than_u replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
I had a nice four hour ride today from Eagle Hill. The ground is damp and there are some splashy puddles here and there but the trails are in nice shape. If you like your trails tacky and just soft enough so the knobbies cut in, you'll have a good time. Leaf cover is minimal though some had more than others, Rocky's Run is tricky to follow already in a few spots.

I rode Mesa in both directions for the first time. It's a very nice addition to the trail system. I found it slightly more fun riding from Eagle on my way back to the car.

I really enjoy fall riding.

Not very fast but havin' fun!
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