Southwest: Fort Custer

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Rojallad » November 15th, 2014, 11:22 am

My buddy has a 26er with studded tires. Think he'll be ok?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » November 15th, 2014, 11:41 am

There were a couple of 26ers and 29ers with us last night and they seemed to be doing just fine.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby grinder » November 16th, 2014, 10:05 pm

rode mostly blue...and very little green/ red but I was surprised how little mud there was. Rode fatty...skinny tires would have been just fine as well. snow is coming...that may change!!!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby splangeland » November 20th, 2014, 9:22 pm

Just Wondering if the trails are still passable with all the recent snow, I would be on a 29er with studded tires.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Dave L » November 28th, 2014, 11:51 am

Is Custer ridable right now?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » November 28th, 2014, 12:41 pm

Yes, today is the day to ride because Saturday and Sunday look warm and rainy.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby ChrisInYpsi » December 12th, 2014, 10:43 pm

Thinking about riding Custer sometime in the next few days. How will it be with the warmer temps?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby mcsmith24 » December 12th, 2014, 11:01 pm

Rode the green yesterday. Was mostly good. Have some very greasy mud in spots. I was told the red was very greasy almost the whole way. Green should be good to go for most of it though.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » December 12th, 2014, 11:18 pm

Rode red and green tonight and it was like butter. No worries, it's perfect.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby darwin325 » December 13th, 2014, 12:56 pm

Trail was in great condition. Enjoyed the fog.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby wizarddaw » December 13th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Rode this morning around 0900 and hit the yellow twice with the FatBoy and the trail was awesome. What fun, cant wait to get back out there.

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby ChrisInYpsi » December 14th, 2014, 6:31 pm

Need some advice:
I've never ridden Custer and would like to get out there this week. I can take a vac day either Monday or Thursday. Mon's weather is ~50deg with a chance of light drizzle, and Thurs will be ~31deg and clear. I'd love to ride when it's ~50deg, but I'm concerned about the rain and am unsure how the trail handles it. OTOH Thurs sounds like a slam dunk but will be cooler.

Which would you choose?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby wizarddaw » December 14th, 2014, 11:34 pm

I rode yesterday and the trails were great, and many people were riding today. The trails there drain really well, but I prefer the colder temps right now.
You will have a blast there as the SWMMBA really takes great care of the trails.

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Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby ChrisInYpsi » December 18th, 2014, 8:11 pm

Rode this morning. Really cool trail. Esp like the trench half pipe stuff. Signage was really good too - fantastic for a new rider.

There is a leaner on red between (I think) 3 and 4. Can ride under it just barely but it should go.
There is a tree down across the trail on red between 13 and 14. It's slightly off the ground and is too high to hop over.

No mud at all. Trail tread was nice and crunchy.

Enjoyed my ride, and I'll definitely be back.
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