I'm near Portland and I just got a mountain bike this summer. If you know anything about the west coast, you know it rains here pretty much 24/7 all winter. For those in the area, what do you ride all winter? I imagine all the dirt trails will be covered in a foot of mud and gravel roads will be the only thing rideable.
I've been a road rider for over a year so I'll just be riding on the roads for awhile. If anyone's from the Portland area, Hagg lake is the closest trail to me and its my favorite so far.