Rode out there Sunday from ~3pm-7pm. Trail conditions were primo! Nice and crusty without being too slick. No mud whatsoever, so I'm guessing the colder temps froze whatever was soft the day before. Was just a beautiful brown ribbon laid through the white landscape.
There was a tree down on MixMaster I was not able to move solo. Can catch you off guard if you're really flying.
I gotta say, wow, SUPER fun trail! Red direction was a blast on Siren and Phaser, did each of those 3X each! Some bits just reminded me a hair of a mini marquette. Gotta love grade reversals.
Great work everyone! Some sections seem to hold much more potential for speed than my burnt legs could pedal, haha!
I also saw atleast 5 nice little mini doubles, 2 in the red direction. not sure if that was intentional, but super fun regardless! Love it, tough to find in midwest. Didn't try the ones I noticed for yellow direction but took note of them each time I was climbing over them...
Something else to note, there are atleast a half dozen narrow spots to stay on your toes for if you like to ride wide steer horns like I do! Not at all a complaint necessarily, all part of the game but wow, hard to count how many times I banged barplugs on trees, I gotta imagine several of these trees will see some good scarring over the near future! Gotta get used to that bar wiggle wobble to get through, haha.
Surprised I didn't see many other cyclists out there. Spoke to a few trailrunners and hikers, some who were wondering about the rule crossed off @ trailhead about opossed traffic...
Oh, and I was also a little baffled when I returned to my truck at the end of the night, someone had put an unopened PBR on my hood...?
Hoping to make it over there again in the coming week, but today probably got soft again, then looks like a significant amount of snow may be dropping as well....
I likey da' bikey.