Spencer Park Trail Conditions

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8 years 2 months ago #35014 by lococj7
lococj7 replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
Rode Mon sept 20th and thurs 23th.

Trails were ride-able with a bit of mud in some of the usual sections. Was definitely worth the ride regardless of a little tire spray. the climbs weren't impossible even though the ground was a bit moist.

If you follow the S6 (suicide six) map.
[url:2og09yyf] parkavebike.com/merchant/680/files/2008%20S6%20course%20map.pdf [/url]
I decided to try the "mattress trail" which loops off of Raccoon Run. NOT even worth attempting. It's all double track, long grass and when you get to the bottom of the loop it's truck tire tracks that are a foot wide and a foot deep sunk down deep into sloppy hill run-off. I'll be avoiding this trail even in the driest summer. Lame.

The leaves are starting to change and some are already on the ground. Not enough to make the trails slippery yet. but im sure it's coming with this onset of colder weather we have in the future.

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8 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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8 years 2 months ago #35009 by lococj7
lococj7 replied the topic: Re: Spencer Park Trail Conditions
does anyone read this?

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8 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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8 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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8 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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