Southwest: Fort Custer

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby sometimesUpright » July 1st, 2015, 1:58 pm

A couple of friends and I took to the trails on Tuesday the 30th. The trails are in great shape and are firm with no washouts with the exception of the occasional muddy dips where water has collected. The most difficult part of riding this time of year is the mosquitos! We rode through clouds of them at the Crazy Beaver loop and did the best we could to fight them off at the trailhead. "All Natural" repellent spray was without affect after the first few minutes of use.
Thought the update would be of use to some. Happy riding everyone!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby SteveF » August 10th, 2015, 7:58 am

Rode yesterday-pretty sandy but still one of the most fun trails around!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby SwaggerSpice » August 16th, 2015, 1:13 pm

Rode today, couple of wet spots on red loop, none on green. The sandy soil is in perfect condition right now, with the light rain early this morning packing it down but not flooding it. Just ran across a couple douchbags on the trail (Red jersey lime green helmet, if you cut me off on the uphill again I'll push you over), but other than that perfect day off riding.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Steve_Balogh » August 22nd, 2015, 6:28 pm

Haven't rode the Fort for fun in years. I live a bit far from here so I only typically do the races here every year. Got to see some of the harder sections that have been left out of races in recent years. They seem to be a bit tougher, with more exposed roots. No mud and no heavy overgrowth, a few deep sandy spots perfect for my fat bike. I'm currently in the middle of switching from 1x10 to a full range 1x11 so I was a bit short of gearing in some of the uphills. Seems to be a bit more of high roots in a few uphills than I remember, need to make a return trip once my bike is dialed in. Did red and green. Awesome trail.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby TenSpeed » August 29th, 2015, 11:19 am

I have missed this trail so much. Still a bit sandy in some spots, some rooty sections seem a bit "rootier". Still an absolute blast just as I remember. A few spots are a bit overgrown but nothing too terrible. Bugs were not too bad.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby CannondaleMike » September 4th, 2015, 7:20 am

Any updates on the current trail condition?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Jackle1886 » October 1st, 2015, 9:27 pm

I rode two days ago. A few small puddles but the rest was great.

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby kaysee » October 9th, 2015, 7:56 am

Any rain out there last night? Want to make a day trip.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby SteveF » December 31st, 2015, 10:36 am

How's the Fort for fat biking tomorrow/Friday?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby risnewski » January 8th, 2016, 8:34 pm

Got snow out there? Likely Sunday trail conditions?
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby kzoo » January 17th, 2016, 10:35 am

Ice, ice, ice and more ice....Starting from the parking lot there is ice every where.
The rain made the trails icy and dangerous.
The red it was bad expecially amusement side.
Another rider told me the blue trail is bad too, I don't know the green but I think is bad too.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby kzoo » January 23rd, 2016, 7:13 pm

Beautiful...the red have some ice patches but are not a big problem.
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