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Old 12-06-09, 06:05 PM
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Capital Crescent Trail Conditions

Did anyone ride the Capital Crescent Trail today (December 6)? I'm riding it tomorrow and want to know if the snow and ice is gone.
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Old 12-07-09, 10:55 AM
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No 1st-hand with CCT; assuming comparable snow fall and similar conditions to what I saw on the W&OD in Sterling-Herndon-Reston: expect rutted hard snow and ice covering all/most of the trail with intermittent bare spots. Anything in the shade is going to stay frozen over. I tried it this morning (700cx35mm studded tires) - studs maintained their grip but dealing with all the ruts was not fun and I switched to side streets after about 1/2 mile. Have not decided if I'm going to try the same route going home tonight or stay on plowed/treated streets and deal with the higher traffic I avoid using the section of the trail I rode this morning.
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