Sparty wrote:A couple of observations while riding my road bike thru ILRA on Sunday...
1. The trail is no where near ready to ride. Still snow/ice covered in many areas. In other areas the snow has melted but the track is very wet & channeling water. About the only section I could see that would be OK to ride is the mile stretch around Spring Mill Pond that is heavily sand & always exposed to the sun & wind.
2. There will always be some tool that thinks he's smarter than everyone else. Saw some guy riding blue in reverse despite the conditions that most people know to avoid.
I completely concur; observed the same things while riding my road bike at ILRA yesterday. With the predicted torrential rains today, it's going to be awhile before the trail is rideable.
I also saw the ruts left by the brainchild that you described riding the Blue Loop.
STAY OFF THE TRAIL!