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Letchworth Trail Conditions
There's a really cool log bridge built over one of the ravines now - rolled and rode nicely. However, another log bridge was already falling apart and one of the larger log crossings that was built a few years ago has pretty much cracked in half - rendering it VERY dangerous if ridden. Several ravins are now quite deeper than they have been in the past - while other's have been rock armored to help get through.
Singletrack was dry and hardpacked from the Dam parking lot to 13 miles out. Only moisture was in the exposed areas outside of the tree cover. Friend broke a chain so we headed out to the road to repair and spin on back to the lot.
Plenty of other riders out there - one WNYMBA from Buffalo area member said hello. Gorgeous 21 mile day. Pun intended.
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I think that's the section between the dam and the overlook - that part is flat and nothing special. The first real section of trail is a lot of fun, but then again all of the sections are worth doing both ways.
Jon Sundquist wrote:The first part is the best section. I actually do that part twice when I ride. I ride the 15 miles or so, then back the road, but I duck back into the single track just after the power line and ride it back to the car.
El_Marko wrote: That's usually the route we take - but I've been told to stay off that first mile near the visitor's center because it is for hikers/families only. Another option for us non-hammerheads, is to do 7.5 miles out and then ride it right back, to avoid the road ride.
Yes, there are more hikers there, but that is good. It gives us all a chance to show how we can slow down to walking speed and pass safely (the definition of "yield the trail") and that helps promote shared use trail.
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