A big thanks go out to Rich, James, loosecannondale and son for clearing that big stupid oak so quickly. Looks like it took out another section of fence that will never be repaired, eh ? James, I loved your description of the mosquitoes feeding habits, funny yet real stuff. Econ, certain areas of the trail suffer from the river overflow and it always bums me out when we get a really bad storm like that because of this effect. As far as how quickly it dries out afterwards really depends upon the weather following said storm. The East and West loops tend to dry out rather quickly, but the Lucky Dawg and Buckshaver sections sit in lower areas, so it takes longer for the residual water to dry up. Like Dave said, you can hook sections together without having to use much of the gravel paths, we built most of the trail to avoid the wet stuff, but due to the nature of the Rouge River's nasty habits, some sections are prone to water overflow. Unavoidable.
I love mountain biking because I haven't found anything that is more FUN !!
Of all the paths you choose in life....make sure some of them are DIRT !!
Commuting miles in 2012 = 1065
Total road/trail miles = 2800
Number of rides = 152
Trails ridden = 28 different in MI, 2 in Oregon