NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby vette-ss » March 23rd, 2015, 7:28 am

I was actully going to ask about the same question, only the reverse. My schedule has been crazy lately but I'm free this weekend and was considering a trip north with the fat bike for one last ride in the snow. Is there anything around TC that is still fully snowpacked? VASA trail, singletrack, Glacial?
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby bikeguy4life » March 23rd, 2015, 9:54 am

I was out at the VASA single track on Saturday afternoon to ride the powerlines on my 29er and here's what I saw: Marked single track had an icy base with 3-5" of packed crust. It was sunny all day and temps were 28-32 degrees and the trail was soft enough that it was unrideable. VASA trail was also about the same but with 6-8" of packed crust in the woods. Once again, it was a bit too soft to ride. My neighbor rode the VASA ski trail Sunday AM on his fat bike, temps were 15-23 degrees with overnight temps in the 10-15 range and he said it was like concrete and super fast. There were spots that are icy/slick. Depending on our week, there's still be snow out there by this weekend, but if you do ride it, morning is your best bet as things soften up by midday/afternoon. Hope that helps!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby MegaHurts » April 4th, 2015, 6:23 am

Anyone been out there in the last few days? Gotta be getting close now!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby JohnnyC » April 4th, 2015, 7:40 pm

Id say so as well. I was waiting for somebody else to go look. If I can I'll check it out tomorrow. this Winter fat needs to go.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Nelg » April 4th, 2015, 7:41 pm

It's 90-95% snow free And not muddy. Go ride!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby JohnnyC » April 6th, 2015, 8:27 am

Nelg wrote:It's 90-95% snow free And not muddy. Go ride!



uh, yeah. Single track as of yesterday is no where near 90-95% clear.

Ridable but sloppy yesterday from high sun melting pockets of snow/ice. Slushy snow with areas of slippery icy crust. I won't garnish a guess at the percentage but this week with all of the rain and above freezing temps it should be clear by weeks end.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Nelg » April 6th, 2015, 8:54 am

JohnnyC wrote:
Nelg wrote:It's 90-95% snow free And not muddy. Go ride!



uh, yeah. Single track as of yesterday is no where near 90-95% clear.

Ridable but sloppy yesterday from high sun melting pockets of snow/ice. Slushy snow with areas of slippery icy crust. I won't garnish a guess at the percentage but this week with all of the rain and above freezing temps it should be clear by weeks end.


Just reporting back what we have been told by those riding, we'l be out this weekend to assess what needs to be done for the trail day on the 18th and will update then.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby JohnnyC » April 6th, 2015, 9:01 am

I hear you.

It should be clear by the weekend for sure. I imagine even fat bikes having a little trouble with some of the snow. There was not much evidence of many riders unless riders are completely going around the snow and not through it??? Lots of branches down and a couple trees over the trail. I moved what I could move myself. Chainsaw is needed for 1 log or just 2 strong back guys can move it.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby detroitjohnny » April 8th, 2015, 12:55 pm

Rode the whole trail last night. Completely clear.

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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby daurand » April 8th, 2015, 2:35 pm

For those who may be interested - VASA Pathway (not single track) still has packed snow in sheltered places. I was on 5k and 10k trails running [slowly :( ]. There were several bikers on the trail. Looked like bikers were mostly going around the snow. Only a few soft areas. Sand is good this time of year!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby black2003ss » June 3rd, 2015, 8:01 am

How is the trail? Coming up today through Friday, would like to hit this one.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Mack » June 3rd, 2015, 8:12 am

black2003ss wrote:How is the trail? Coming up today through Friday, would like to hit this one.

Rode it last weekend, and it was in good shape, no trees down at that time.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby bikeguy4life » June 3rd, 2015, 11:08 am

VASA trail system is in phenomenal shape right now. Thanks to last week's weather, single track is hard-packed and fast, sand washes aren't too bad, but have dried out a bit and trails are clear.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby black2003ss » June 4th, 2015, 4:54 pm

Thanks! It was in great shape, even noticed some of the new re-routes. Just be aware of ticks, picked up two, one on the ride and then found one in my car driving back to the hotel :shock: .

Other than ticks, had a great ride in the cool morning weather, even got a touch of a light rain towards the end of the ride. It's a fun trail and easy ride.
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