Mountain Biking - Trail after rain....
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07-18-04, 11:09 AM
Ok, it's not raining now but the ground is pretty wet and the sky is heavy with clouds, so the sun isn't going to make its appearence any time soon.
I was planning to go to the trail today since I basically wasted the entire yesterday doing absolutely nothing. Should I still go?
07-18-04, 11:25 AM
I would go. But really I live in a place where if I don't ride when it rains, I don't ride. Just be careful and don't ride through big puddles. Walk it, that type of thing.
Lots of people will tell you not to though, there is just a different mentality in a rain forest ;)
07-19-04, 10:49 AM
Actually the best thing to minimize trail damage is to NOT go around puddles. Heck, you're muddy anyways, ride through the middle of them. A puddle is a sign of existing trail damage (poor drainage) if you ride around the puddle, you will damage the trail further by widening the area. If it's not too deep just keep riding through it.
07-19-04, 03:55 PM
at Pocahontas I see people put small sticks perpendicular to the trail in holes and it keeps them from getting deep. at Battlefield Park they use wood shavings to fill the holes. I like the Pocahontas way better. it was muddy there yesterday and where there was previous mud holes they were gone or I just went right over them like small roots or such. way fun too cuz it really does not affect control of the bike.
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