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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Krikett88 » April 15th, 2016, 12:10 pm

How are the trails looking?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby a3purren » April 22nd, 2016, 6:46 pm

Rode the red on Monday and the green Friday. Both trails are in good shape and the trees are budding. Great time of year!


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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby F7Cannon » April 23rd, 2016, 9:47 pm

a3purren wrote:Rode the red on Monday and the green Friday. Both trails are in good shape and the trees are budding. Great time of year!


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Good to know. Thanks. Headed there in the am!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby countryboy_mike » June 22nd, 2016, 3:08 pm

Just got done riding red, green, red. Tree down about a 1/4 mile before the 15 trail marker on red. A chainsaw will definitely be needed.
Also the was some trail sabotage going on in the amusement park section. We found branches layed across the trail of wheel height in 5 different places along that section. It would have been a real bad situation had we not seen them. They were not there for my first loop around 12:00 but lap two around 3:00 or so they were.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby vas » July 7th, 2016, 4:49 pm

How does the trail do after rain? Thinking of heading out tomorrow but there is a chance of rain tonight...
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Rdnutting » July 8th, 2016, 3:23 pm

vas wrote:How does the trail do after rain? Thinking of heading out tomorrow but there is a chance of rain tonight...

How was it? Thinking about stopping by tomorrow.

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby vas » July 8th, 2016, 7:56 pm

Very good! A lot of sand/loose dirt so I am glad there was rain Thursday night! No standing water, just nice and tacky!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Rdnutting » July 8th, 2016, 10:44 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby vas » July 9th, 2016, 7:53 am

Btw I took a nice spill in one of the log piles. It was on a 'hard' split and there was no way around it. The logs are falling apart and my front wheel got jammed...keep an eye out for it...
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby countryboy_mike » July 9th, 2016, 7:55 am

I know the one you're talking about. Its a tricking ride over for sure if you do not know its coming.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby thud » July 10th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Removed the two back end logs that were loose / out of position so should be fine for now until that log pile can be addressed properly.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby RazBarry_KB » July 16th, 2016, 7:26 pm

Random question, but is there a sulfur spring located early in on the red loop? Rode out there for the first time today, didn't notice the strong rotten egg smell until the second lap through. I didn't stop to look at the water I passed on the side of the trail, but it seemed yellow/green. Could've just been stagnant water, so was just curious.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby wizarddaw » July 16th, 2016, 9:10 pm

I ride out there quite a bit, and today was the first I have ever noticed that. It was pretty strong and not sure where it originated.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby c0nsumer » July 16th, 2016, 10:08 pm

vas wrote:Btw I took a nice spill in one of the log piles. It was on a 'hard' split and there was no way around it. The logs are falling apart and my front wheel got jammed...keep an eye out for it...


I had this happen today but didn't go down. Was quite a surprise, though. Definitely not a great log pile in its current state. Seemed super chunky.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby thud » July 16th, 2016, 10:10 pm

RazBarry_KB wrote:Random question, but is there a sulfur spring located early in on the red loop? Rode out there for the first time today, didn't notice the strong rotten egg smell until the second lap through. I didn't stop to look at the water I passed on the side of the trail, but it seemed yellow/green. Could've just been stagnant water, so was just curious.


Ride out there a lot and maintain this stretch of trail. I notice the smell about half the time, but today was pretty bad. I know there is a pond on the other side of the fence line on military property that looks like it feeds the small creek, but I don't have any direct knowledge as to what the smell actually is.
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