goster wrote:I don't know how long landahl usually takes to dry out. Do you guys think it will be rideable by friday 01/23?
I do not think it will be rideable by Friday. Please help spread the word. We posted it closed last Friday but when I went out on Saturday to do some trail work the parking lot was packed and everyone's bikes were muddy. I haven't seen all of the trails myself but I've heard they are pretty messed up because of peoples lack of respect, courtesy, and/or knowledge.
That's true, Swope when I ran it Monday morning was badly rutted in all the north slope wet spots on Rancho. I rode BRP when it was marginal and avoided the bad spots, but every one was already pretty rutted.
If the trails are good during the day right now, they may stay that way. However, I figured Landahl would no good Friday. If it isn't good now, the weather pattern this week is not likely to help. Every day dropping below freezing at night, we are in the classic freeze/thaw cycle common to our area. For example, even BRP they were hopeful about but it wasn't quite there and the cycle ensured it wouldn't get there. Even more tantalizing as each day is in the 40-50 range for a high, which is pleasant for this time of year. Personally I am used to riding in cold weather, so even though I have enjoyed the nice weather, it is bittersweet. When the highs are 25F and lower I am more happy as I can ride and know the trails are not getting torn up, those that don't like the cold just aren't riding and those that do aren't screwing them up for everyone else.
That said, it is cold enough at night now that early morning is good. Thursday night should go down to 25, if you want to ride Landahl Friday, do it before 10am at latest! I mean ending before 10am, not start time...to be safe I'd say try to end by 9am. Just depends how low it drops....if warmer than forecast, better ride at 7am...