Western: Yankee Springs

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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby bbender785 » April 7th, 2016, 9:47 pm

trail is in overall good shape. some of the corners are snotty.. no ruts, you'll just find yourself on the ground if you're not careful. i set alot of PR segments out there though so it's definitely riding well.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby utabintarbo » April 18th, 2016, 5:11 am

Trail was, if anything, in need of some rain and somebody to kick some of the deadfall off the trail. Otherwise, it's in great shape for mid-April. :)
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby jmass » June 27th, 2016, 6:21 pm

There is a tree down about 6 miles into the long loop - shortly after the swoopy section that follows the Pines. It will need a chainsaw. Need to control your speed near the end, the usual sand beds will swallow all but the fat tires. A good rain is needed to pack down the sand - in other words business as usual for this trail syste.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby talking head » July 4th, 2016, 2:14 pm

Went for a nice easy Fourth of July spin today. Thanks so much to the volunteers who trimmed and mowed the trail back, made for a very enjoyable ride. Sandy in the normal spots, trail was fantastic today thanks to all the hard work. :D
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Westhouse530 » July 24th, 2016, 11:02 am

Rode yesterday found they have the new start for the warm up loop done its a little soft but should be good after some riding starts right along the finish
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby bbender785 » July 25th, 2016, 6:09 am

yep, the new start and finish have been implemented in preparation for the trail going to be multi-directional by day starting next month.. the 15th if i recall? we won't need to ride down the parking lot road to get to and from the trail anymore. should be interesting.

trail rode great saturday morning. couple face slappers (granted it was 2000% humidity and rained the day before), and one section of ankle biters, but it was apparent others had been out there trimming recently. thanks as always.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby rcoe » August 10th, 2016, 9:26 am

Anyone ridden opposite direction yet?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby a3purren » August 12th, 2016, 5:31 pm

How's the trail look after today's rain? Rideable on Saturday morning?


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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » August 15th, 2016, 9:20 am

What's the schedule for the directional change at Yankee? With the rain predicted tonight, does it look like it will be rideable Tuesday afternoon?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby rcoe » August 15th, 2016, 9:26 am

Mon - Wed - Fri - Sun = normal direction

Tue - Thur - Sat = backwards

Backwards is quite a bit more difficult. It added about 15 minutes to my ride time last week, though I did ride last Thursday -> very hot and humid.

Yankee sheds water very quickly with all the sand.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby mcsmith24 » August 16th, 2016, 9:43 pm

Water was not a problem. Still very Sandy. Backwards is much much more difficult and technical. Lots of roots on acents. And loose rocks on decents. Never got much of a rythem going. It was fun due to the technical difficulty and challenge just to make it up some sections without getting off and pushing. May be better on a fat bike. For now I'll plan on riding elsewhere on yellow days unless I feel like a workout/ challenge then this is top of the list.
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