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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby morgan1819 » October 19th, 2011, 10:44 am

Best guess is you will be fine - plan on riding. If there is one trail in the area that can handle rain, this is it.

The trail is mostly leaves, so you will likely have to ease back on the corners anyway...

Wear orange! ;)
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby sommerfliesby » October 19th, 2011, 12:28 pm

Thanks...I kinda figured that it would be the better option as compared to Custer. As for the orange...yeah...I'll do that! 8)
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dirtjunkie » October 19th, 2011, 1:22 pm

Yankee will be in prime shape on Friday! If you hit the trail in the ballpark of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., you should not see many, if any hunters. Bowhunters are in the woods now, so I wouldn't worry about wearing bright colors and ringing bells :lol: . Also...that game area is enormous down there.....more than 10 square miles. The only time to really worry about hunter traffic is from Nov 15th - Dec 1st.

Here's a couple videos from some recent rides at Yankee Doodle....




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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » November 4th, 2011, 11:30 pm

I'm glad you said I can go without worrying about getting shot. I was planning on going Saturday or Sunday morn.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby brokenbones » November 20th, 2011, 8:53 pm

Made my last trip over to Yankee for this year on Saturday. Bonus weekend, for sure, this time of year. Trail was in fantastic shape and fast. Saw several bikers out there and many hunters too. No real problems with "that" user group, but while finishing up at dusk started hearing some pretty close blasts. Time to get out of the woods pronto!
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » November 24th, 2011, 11:12 pm

Is anyone going to Yankee tomorrow morn. for the Turkey Burn ride?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby lampenj » November 24th, 2011, 11:42 pm

I'm going. I'm heading from Holland, too. We will probably follow each other there :)
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » November 24th, 2011, 11:46 pm

lampenj wrote:I'm going. I'm heading from Holland, too. We will probably follow each other there :)


Interested in car pooling?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby lampenj » November 24th, 2011, 11:49 pm

pm sent.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby davedejonge » November 30th, 2011, 10:34 pm

Conditions as of the 30th? any snow?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby yamaha13 » December 3rd, 2011, 8:49 pm

Rode Yankee today trail is in really good shape, a little wet here and there no snow, two mile loop is a little slick
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Buck91 » December 3rd, 2011, 11:04 pm

Hows the icey patches? Road riding in GR Friday night wasnt bad by any means but you did have to watch for ice.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby F7Cannon » December 10th, 2011, 5:23 pm

A thin covering of snow, very few icy patches and a lot of cold! :wink:

Ground is very firm, traction is only really an issue on some of the climbs where roots and rocks are hidden by the snow. I did manage to make it up all the way or most of the way on the climbs on my SS so anybody on a geared bike should be just fine, my buddy on his geared bike only had a traction issue on one of the climbs. The downhill turns have a suprisingly good amount of grip at speed if you just let it go.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby paynful » December 15th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Thinking about riding on Sunday afternoon... Any ideas on what the trail conditions are going to be like? We got a lot of rain the last couple days on the East side...

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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby dirtjunkie » December 15th, 2011, 8:17 pm

As long as we don't have a monsoon late tomorrow into Sat, the trail will be great. I'll be out there Sunday....pedallin from home. Early forecast looks good.
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