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We are fortunate to live in a mild winter climate... So we rode today, and have plans to do the same tomorrow, and Sunday. Each day on a different trail. My wife...
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Some okies

made it to Slaughter pen today not bad on the ridges but the creek bottoms were muddy and yucky. We did have a blast its a great trail system. looking forward to riding it dry.We are snowed in and frozen in here in Tulsa.
 

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It was messy in some places today... I cant understand why? These trails are rideable in the rain?!? At least I have.. and every local has... must have something to do wih freezing and thawing? Very srange.. moisture is still just moisture? Anyway, it was good to be on our bikes!!!
 

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mo0se said:
It was messy in some places today... I cant understand why? These trails are rideable in the rain?!? At least I have.. and every local has... must have something to do wih freezing and thawing? Very srange.. moisture is still just moisture? Anyway, it was good to be on our bikes!!!
When the layer of earth below the topsoil is frozen the water can't seep into the ground and makes the trail very fragile. Riding in these conditions can do permanent damage to the trails. Trails around here are most vulnerable in late Autumn when the ground isn't completely frozen and in the early Spring when things are just beginning to thaw. If I trail ride during these times of year I'll go early when temps are below freezing as to not do any damage, or I'll stick to the roads.
Yesterday my ride was snow over ice. No pictures, but it was interesting at times.
 

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Quad in free ride area

seems some one on a quad tore up the berms and jumps in the free ride area. we dont even live there but found it very disturbing alot of work obviously went in to it.
 

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CB2 said:
When the layer of earth below the topsoil is frozen the water can't seep into the ground and makes the trail very fragile. Riding in these conditions can do permanent damage to the trails. Trails around here are most vulnerable in late Autumn when the ground isn't completely frozen and in the early Spring when things are just beginning to thaw. If I trail ride during these times of year I'll go early when temps are below freezing as to not do any damage, or I'll stick to the roads.
Yesterday my ride was snow over ice. No pictures, but it was interesting at times.
The trails here are 97% chirt rock(fine gravel) on the surface and substrate. Having moved here from an area that is all dirt (KC) I would agree with your statement. It just does not apply here. I have spent many volunteer hours armoring, creating drains, on the business end of a pulaski and shovel. I'm no neophyte, I earn my dirt. That being said, fine gravel with lots of water is not mud.
 

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seems some one on a quad tore up the berms and jumps in the free ride area. we dont even live there but found it very disturbing alot of work obviously went in to it.
That sucks!! Progressive trail design just completed that new section not long ago... what a tool. I'm involved with f.a.s.t (friends at slaughter pen) a group of volunteers that maintain the trails SPH. We will now have to repair that section.
 

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CB2 said:
When the layer of earth below the topsoil is frozen the water can't seep into the ground and makes the trail very fragile. Riding in these conditions can do permanent damage to the trails. Trails around here are most vulnerable in late Autumn when the ground isn't completely frozen and in the early Spring when things are just beginning to thaw. If I trail ride during these times of year I'll go early when temps are below freezing as to not do any damage, or I'll stick to the roads.
Yesterday my ride was snow over ice. No pictures, but it was interesting at times.
The pics should speak for themselves... look at our bkes, and tires. :D The trail surface too.
 

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Great job

Its obvious that a lot of hard work and love has been invested in Slaughter Pen the trails are well marked and a blast to ride i dont know if the cold front affected you but we are frozen rock solid and riding is good but at 18 degrees toes and fingers tend to get rather chilled.
 

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Jan. 2 ride pics... ladies first! My wife..
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Here are a few from our morning

Lubes and his jugs!
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Showing off our winter bellies
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Trails were perfectly packed down
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
 

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What a great, cheap way to keep your hands warm!

Nice pics everyone, I'm wishing the weather here would stay cold enough for the ground to stay frozen so I can ride!
 

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Sadly not my mtn bike, but anyway here's a pic from my first ride of the new year...

...and i thought 45deg was cold! Haha
 

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ROFL. The winter belly shot is hilarious. The trails look like fun, where are yall at? We had bone dry trails yesterday. Today we have snow... will post pics after our ride today :p
 

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ROFL. The winter belly shot is hilarious. The trails look like fun, where are yall at?
That is Elk Meadow in Evergreen CO. trails were perfect and packed! :thumbsup:
 

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mtsmith...nice moto. looks like she rails corners real good. enjoy! I miss mine, had to trade wr426 tard for a DH bike when the kid was born, but I do miss a real BRAAAAP at times.
 

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Normbilt said:
About 15 Degrees And Sunny. It was A Perfect Day To Ride

Coyote on the Trail

Cool pics! Nice color choice on the bike too! Looks familiar!
 
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