Now, I'll be the first to admit it, I don't ride any of the trails in the rain. Honestly though it makes no sense to me. In places like BC or Northern Wales it rains, you would figure, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, it's always wet. They seem to ride fine and have some of the best trails on the planet. Now, I understand that our (Austin, TX) ecosystem differs vastly from theirs but I don't see how it can deter us from riding wet trails. If anything, yes it would "destroy" the trails, make them rutted and rooty and really a hassle to ride on, but also wouldn't it make them more technical and hard and isn't this sport about progression, doing things you otherwise wouldn't do? There seems to be lots of debates on this, with some saying "yeah go ride!!!" and others screaming "No God will hate you!" I just don't see the necessity to close a trail just because of a little rain. I'm at a lose guys, should I ride?