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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby SteveF » February 25th, 2015, 2:02 pm

Thanks guys!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » February 25th, 2015, 11:09 pm

A little peek at the current conditions:

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby reidabel » February 27th, 2015, 8:19 pm

Just showed this to my wife, who hates watching any of the "stupid bike videos" I am always showing her, and her reaction to this?

"I want a fat bike!"

:lol: I was very surprised. Of course, I had to let her down by letting her know that this isn't possible without grooming the trail. So, no, I don't think we're going to be getting her a fat bike.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » March 4th, 2015, 4:11 pm

The Fort was groomed this morning and is ready to roll!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby ASHCAN575 » March 6th, 2015, 6:21 am

Anyone ride the fort yesterday? want to make the trip today to get in one more ride before the thaw.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » March 6th, 2015, 7:26 am

ASHCAN575 wrote:Anyone ride the fort yesterday? want to make the trip today to get in one more ride before the thaw.


It's in great shape!

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby SteveF » March 6th, 2015, 7:49 am

How long is the groomed loop?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby vette-ss » March 6th, 2015, 8:05 am

SteveF wrote:How long is the groomed loop?


The groomed loop that is off up by the beach lot is around 2.5 miles. I think there's a couple of cuts if you wanted to make it shorter, but I've always just stayed on the outside loop. If the other parts are rideable (they were a couple weeks ago but who knows now), thats about another 6 miles or so.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby grinder » March 6th, 2015, 9:18 am

The fatbike route contains about 2.5 miles of trail...but ride it in both directions and you get about 5 unique miles out of it...splice together multiple passes on your favorite sections and you will create your own version of what you like to ride. 100% of this trial is just like the picture that I posted a few posts ago...very smooth, fast and a riot to haul A$$. Or just chill ride it and enjoy the beautiful scenery that the Fort has to offer. Today is probably the last day to ride it groomed, at least as far as our upcoming weather pattern predicts.

have fun...
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby SteveF » March 6th, 2015, 1:44 pm

grinder wrote:The fatbike route contains about 2.5 miles of trail...but ride it in both directions and you get about 5 unique miles out of it...splice together multiple passes on your favorite sections and you will create your own version of what you like to ride. 100% of this trial is just like the picture that I posted a few posts ago...very smooth, fast and a riot to haul A$$. Or just chill ride it and enjoy the beautiful scenery that the Fort has to offer. Today is probably the last day to ride it groomed, at least as far as our upcoming weather pattern predicts.

have fun...


Thanks! If I were local I'd be more inclined to ride it but it's over and hour drive each way which is a bit more than I care to do for it. As you say, going to be regular dirt ridin' season soon!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby SteveF » April 10th, 2015, 1:05 pm

How'd the Fort doing after this week's rain and storms? Good for a Saturday ride?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Jackle1886 » May 4th, 2015, 9:42 pm

Rode early this afternoon. Trails were in great shape with no mud.
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