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Disney (the section farthest to the east) is in good shape, I've been packing the leaves there over the last week or two. Roots are slick as I bit it tonight across from the party store, but no harm done its a great time to ride with lights!
Really fun night on the trail last night. Trail is in great shape. One issue. The newer log pile that is at the top of the climb after the drain crossing (2.5 mile?) in my opinion, was fine at first. But someone has added on to it with sticks, not logs and they are not stable. My front tire kicked up one of the short ones and it didn't end well for me. I left at 7pm and that is the most cars I have ever seen in the parking lot. As I was riding I could see bike lights all over the place. Very cool to see that many riders taking advantage of great trail conditions on a great night!
Walked the entire trail last night removing all of the larger derailleur wreckers that blew down in the storm. Trees down as Tim noted, but 1 down not too far into Disney. Someone has already turned it into a log pile and it seems OK. Also lots of large pieces of bark in the middle of Disney. I left them as I thought they would break up quickly, but be careful. Also, 2 additional trees down not too far after the last pavement crossing. 1 maybe 100 yards after and 1 more maybe 300 yards. Both less than 5" dia. Trail is in overall great shape. Last week the leaves were getting packed nicely but with the wind they have been stirred up and the packing will have to start over in a few areas. Beautiful night last night and saw only 1 rider.
Just a heads up for everyone. Rode last night and someone took quite a bit of time to sabotage the last mile of trail. There were probably 15-20 logs, stumps, large branches dragged across the trail or leaned against trees blocking the trail. Sure it was just kids, so heads up in the next few days for obstructions.
My friend Kevin and I did a couple laps this morning and the trail was good but for several downed trees ( one at maybe 1/4 to 1/2 mile in) and others we were able to get over. Many small branches. No mud. Nice winter ride.
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Kids were out there again. This time the entire stretch from the last pavement crossing to the end was littered with stumps logs and dead trees dragged from the woods and laid across the trail. I cleaned up 90% of it and left a few pieces that were ride able. When I finished my 2nd lap someone had removed the last few pieces. Hoping they will tire of the hard work it took them to block the trail. Leaves are really packing down now. Trail is getting much easier to follow with lights.