I'm a little unhappy to see people who can't drive 65.
Get over yourself.
Get over yourself.
pliebenberg said:There are some posters to this thread that are too high on whatever their gonads are producing to hear what the OP is saying---which I'll re-word as: "for the sake of the trails (and access to them), stay off of them when it's too wet".
Just because you can ride in an area, does't mean you should ride in an area!
A lot of time is spent on these forums complaining about how horses, etc tear up trails---when bikers tear them up and them brag about it only comes down bad on the whole MTB community.
Shame on you! (but I can tell already that you don't give a $hit)
FWIW; I think riding in the mud is a blast---let's see; I got my first taste of mud back in 1965 when I got my first moto. Since then; I could probably list 3 or 4 dozen riding areas in NorCal that have been closed due to user abuse.:madmax:
Have a nice day...
Eventually turns and dries out said mud. Just be sure to ride straight thru puddles! Just like when we were kids. How quickly we forget.Reposado Man said:A little balance is needed here, me thinks... Clearly its up to the rider to decide what is ridable and not, but if your tires are leaving huge grooves in singletrack, might be time to head for the fireroad.
True, except on grades where tire tracks channel the runoff and deep ruts can form.JMac47 said:Eventually turns and dries out said mud.
Have to agree, especially those f/r's that get their maintenance from a motor grader or a tractor.ancient rascal said:I don't think the fire roads are bothered by some tracks. I would agree to stay off trails that get damaged or erode away like a single track. But a nice ride on snow and slush up a fire trail like I did today is a real treat leaving only temporary cosmetic effects. :thumbsup:
Yup the entire place I ride including the famous Dog meat downhill at Sierra Azul gets graded. Yesterday and Today's snow slush mud rides were epic ! especially on a SS. Gonna b sore from those ! :band:sparkyJay said:Have to agree, especially those f/r's that get their maintenance from a motor grader or a tractor.
And on top of that, most trails that are susceptible to major erosion during the wet season-Quicksilver and STCP come to mind-are closed anyhow… so if people are riding on closed trails, then they are being ******bags.rensho said:To the OP. Serious question. Are you talking about specific trails you know about that were ridden in the rain, while they were really soft, or are you just generalizing given all the riding that was posted and took place in the past 1-3 days?
A lot of us on this board would side with you about staying off trails during or right after the rain. I haven't seen any/much posting about people riding sensitive trails. I know in my area, all the FRs are typically made of decomposed granite, and have no issues with rain water and tire tracks. I know of very few ST rides during the past few days.