Spencer Park Trail Conditions

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7 years 2 months ago #35013 by slower_than_u
slower_than_u replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
Yes.

Not very fast but havin' fun!
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7 years 2 months ago #35009 by lococj7
lococj7 replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
does anyone read this?

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7 years 3 months ago #34607 by lococj7
lococj7 replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
Wed Sept 8th:

Rode at 5pm. (We had some rain tues night.) Some light mist while we were riding as well. Trail still had a nice firm base. The top layer was a bit slick here and there. Muddy tires on roots were the biggest issue. Bike was doing a lot of walking around. Certainly still ride worthy. Just expect a bit of a technical ride and some of the rooty climbs were slightly more challenging.

After a dry day or 2 trails should be back to hard pack and mostly dry.

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7 years 3 months ago #34525 by lococj7
lococj7 replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
Monday Sept 6th.

Ride was awesome this morning. Barely made 55 degrees at 8am.

Trails were super dry. Really fast. If you've been avoiding Hollister because of either bugs or mud.. now is your time to hit the trails.

There are some loose sticks and branches here and there, and one tree that blocks a trail. It's at a top of a climb and isn't a hindrance we cleared path around a tree so we can keep riding and not step off the bike.

If you aren't familiar with Hollister.. now is the time to ride, since the S6 race course is well burned in and easy to follow.. Great use of single track and double track trails for a well rounded-fast cross country ride.

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7 years 3 months ago #34512 by lococj7
lococj7 replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
Rode trails again this morning. it was lightly raining. Trails remained firm but slightly wet. Didn't rain much more all day. I plan on riding tomorrow again.

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7 years 3 months ago #34441 by lococj7
lococj7 replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
As of SEPT 2nd 2010...

trail conditions are near perfect. Following this year Suicide 6 race... ran in the rain. the trails were SHOT for a few weeks. After this past week of mid 80's and dry heat. The trails are QUITE dry and fast.. with the exception of a few muddy spots that are firming up nicely.

I suggest parking in the back picnic loop and following the double track off the bottom of the loop. Bear to the right and make a left at the first split in the double track. as the trail starts to head downhill slightly make a right and follow the well worn path of the S6 race course. VERY nice 7 mile loop with a good mix of fast downhills, twisting single track and some healthy climbs. Expect a combination of roots, rocks to make some technical challenging climbs and decents.

Bugs are not a worry right now. Early August seems to be the worst time for bugs.

Trails can be sloppy muddy after any heavy rain.. but currently they are VERY nice and worth a trip!

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