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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinB View Post
    Given the amount of water there from February to about May probably need to go up in the air and not around. Digging down anywhere along that slope will probably have water seeping issues. The water is just flowing across the rock layers there. Looking at getting some large/flat rocks to make a sort of elevated section so the water can pass underneath.
    Have you considered turnpiking this section? My concern is if you just throw flat rocks down there it may intimidate beginners. Just some food for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Have you considered turnpiking this section? My concern is if you just throw flat rocks down there it may intimidate beginners. Just some food for thought.
    May actually open up a section up the hill without doing any benching to prevent cutting into any dry springs. If nothing else would provide another route around. I agree rocking may make things seem scary for new riders. Would have to be very large rocks. We can do a turnpike but would need a good bit of fill material from somewhere. Another option is for something out of wood but may need parks' approval for that. Wouldn't need to be very high just to get over the muck.
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    Yes! Seems like I mentioned a wood possibility a few posts up. Built a wood bridge out at the Lock last year over a similar water soaked area going into the new flow trail. Pretty easy work. Didn't cost too much. Problem solved! Not scary for beginners.

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    Let's just jump it!

    Seriously, in walking upslope around it, yesterday the ground was wet, so Austin, you're right in water probably seeping out of rock strata up hill. (That's what's going on at L4, on the west side. All of the muck areas are in a downslope fan from the high side of #2 exit and #3 entry.) At Percy, we might be able to find a route, enough upslope to get above the leaching, and connect at the corner. I'll try to remember to do a walk-about, the next time I'm out there.

    A wood tabletop would be cool…

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    Except for the Boulevard mud pit, it's great!

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    Yep. It was awesome yesterday for sure.

    Regarding the mudpit - having ridden there yesterday and looked at that, rocks may be the way to go. I don't think the rocks would any more intimidating to new riders than the mudpit itself is right now. It's a lot more blown out than I remember it.

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    I walked up-slope of the pit yesterday and didn't encounter any mush. I think that an alternate route could be made in a couple of hours with a handful of men, chainsaws, and shrub pullers.

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    Trail was super good yesterday. One thought on Hop Project. There's a drainage cut into the trail about 2/3 of the way to the ditch crossing that's pretty steep and pretty deep. I kind of saw it at the last second (I think I may have been distracted by the SK500 sitting beyond the next turn in the woods) and managed it ok. But some sort of kicker in front of that might help. Or some rocks in the bottom of it to bring it back up some. It's just that when I saw it, at the speed I saw it, it didn't look...rollable...as it is currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Trail was super good yesterday. One thought on Hop Project. There's a drainage cut into the trail about 2/3 of the way to the ditch crossing that's pretty steep and pretty deep. I kind of saw it at the last second (I think I may have been distracted by the SK500 sitting beyond the next turn in the woods) and managed it ok. But some sort of kicker in front of that might help. Or some rocks in the bottom of it to bring it back up some. It's just that when I saw it, at the speed I saw it, it didn't look...rollable...as it is currently.
    Yea we are aware. Going to be fixed when we rework that berm there and the one farther up. Been trying to alleviate the water weeping problem. Also have to fix the dip with the rock in it. Currently it is a speed killer.
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    Got a "lap" in this afternoon, as the sprinkling started. Trail was in good condition, but slick in places. Had to call Rockytop, Slippery Rock. Not sure how much rain it's gotten this evening.

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    Trail is dusty slick. Get it while the gettin's good!

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    Reckon I got the last of the dusty...

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    Should be fine. Was super dry and only got about 0.25" so that all went straight into the ground. Should be tacky for the next day or so.
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    Mo dusty…

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    Any chance we can open this morning?

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    Sorry for the late response was out at Hammy doing race stuff. Left it closed because it was pretty sticky yesterday afternoon and it got a little more rain overnight. Will check in the morning.
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    Any one know how much rain PW got last night and what the conditions are like? Need to run the fat tires today. Thanks

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    Thanks to Austin and the work day crew. The trail is lights-out. Had to work today, so couldn't help. Got a ride in after, and enjoyed the sweetness you guys provided. Gracias!

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    Trail was great this afternoon! Rear brake failure dropping into Hop Project got my attention.

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    Really grippy out there this afternoon!

    Tree down just after the tough switchbacks on Rocky Top. Remnants of a young possum, too.

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    Not too bad this afternoon. A little sketchy in some corners.

    Tree down on Hop Project.

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    Rode today around noon. Sign read "poor" conditions. Walked in to Toybox to the first switchback. A little slick but not muddy. Found Hookman very sketchy, especially the south (neighborhood) side. Rocks were wet on Rockytop, so after Humdinger, didn't return. Wabash was OK, but with all of the previous scooting, couldn't make myself let go. The corners on the return on the lower leg of Toybox was pretty treacherous to descend. Should be pretty good by tomorrow, if no more rain.

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    PW was great this afternoon! Getcha some!

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    Mostly good this afternoon. Some mud on Hop Project. There is a way large tree down on Hookman's south side. The trunk is elevated enough to ride under it. Don't. The top is blocking the trail shortly thereafter, following the next switchback. Cut through left at the trunk, to the trail just below.

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    Trail was primo yesterday!

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    nice and fast yesterday!

    i have not been there in over a year... wow great job to the trail team on the work they have done on wabash! you can actually carry speed and let the berms do their jobs... Austin and team, keep up the good work!!! I still vote for a little pup/roller section at the bottom of toy box, mother nature has done most the work already

    Also thanks to George from Gan Fondo Trail and Fitness. I got lazy and accidentally did not totally zip up a pocket on my camel bak and my wallet fell out.... thank goodness George saw it and picked it up and returned it to me!!! Dude, I owe you big time!!

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    nice and fast yesterday!

    i have not been there in over a year... wow great job to the trail team on the work they have done on wabash! you can actually carry speed and let the berms do their jobs... Austin and team, keep up the good work!!! I still vote for a little pump/roller section at the bottom of toy box, mother nature has done most the work already

    Also thanks to George from Gan Fondo Trail and Fitness. I got lazy and accidentally did not totally zip up a pocket on my camel bak and my wallet fell out.... thank goodness George saw it and picked it up and returned it to me!!! Dude, I owe you big time!!

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    Trail was in good shape this morning. Rocks and roots a little wet, which made Rockytop interesting. Should be all dried by now.

    Gary

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    Rode every trail at PW earlier this afternoon.
    Super Dusty
    Other than that, the trail is perfect right now. So is the weather.
    Go out and Ride!
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    Lost Cateye Commuter computer on either Hookman, Toybox, or the BLVD.
    If anyone finds it under the sea of leaves, let me know.

    Maybe we can blow the leaves off the....jk
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    Trails in fine shape.

    - Large tree across trail just past the 'ride under' tree on Hookman (but not that tree).
    - Medium tree across trail also on Hookman on the downhill before the creek crossing.

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    Trail is in decent shape. Very much rideable. A few soft holes. No mud.

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    Pretty sweet today! Just a handful of soft spots.

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    Trail was in surprisingly good shape. Some standing water and a few sneaky slick corners, but other wise very nice!

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    A little soft in places but pretty good yesterday.

    If you have not been to PW in awhile, go.... there is a nice little surprise there. I can't believe that it hasn't been talked about here. Super cool... I am not even gonna ruin the surprise just go check it out

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    great job to all the trail builders!!!!!

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    It just became available yesterday. Many of us haven't haven't seen it...yet!

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    Pw was in good shape today! A few soft spots, but negotiable.

    There's a new tree down right after the hard right corner before the last leg of Hookman.

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