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Thread: Trail Conditions - MN River Bottoms

  1. #1311
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 01-14-2017 @ 04:01 PM

    Details:  Nice wide pack all the way from Bloomington Ferry to Cedar Ave.
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 01-11-2017 @ 07:49 PM

    Details:  Bloomington Ferry Bridge to Lyndale. Nicely packed. No ice, no studs needed. Bike trail is only about 1 1/2 fat tires wide, so a relatively narrow groove to stay in. But there were a couple more bikes hitting the trail as I was leaving. So more fat tires to pack and widen the trail.

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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 01-01-2017 @ 01:58 AM

    Details: 
    Quote Originally Posted by photocastle View Post
    Rode from Old Cedar Ave bridge and back Saturday night. Still a ribbon of ice. With 480 studs on Dillinger 4's a pure pleasure to ride. Without, well...
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 01-01-2017 @ 01:50 AM

    Details:  Rode from Old Cedar Ave bridge and back Saturday night. Still a ribbon of ice. With 480 studs on Dillinger 4's a pure pleasure to ride. Without, well...
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 12-30-2016 @ 05:18 PM

    Details:  Still a ribbon of ice through the woods. studs or ice skates pretty much the only way to go.
    New Thin Ice signs up at the creek crossing.
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  6. #1306
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 12-28-2016 @ 10:24 AM

    Details:  Rode yesterday afternoon and as everyone is saying it is extremely icy. I have studded tires which is rhe only way you can ride it. Saw a few guys trying without studs and they were walking most of it. Be very careful on the off camber sections even with studs! Dean

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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 12-27-2016 @ 10:45 AM

    Details:  On 12/26 I rode east and west from the Lyndale/35W parking lot. Not surprisingly the trail is completely ice, with a lot of branches and debris from the wind. With studs I found it totally rideable. Without studs I can't imagine it being rideable.

  8. #1304
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    Trail Condition: Fat Tires
    Date Posted: 12-22-2016 @ 01:53 AM

    Details:  Rode around 2pm yesterday. These warm temperatures make for an extremely sloppy and slow ride.

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    Trail Condition: Fat Tires
    Date Posted: 12-11-2016 @ 01:55 PM

    Details:  Broke trail this morning, followed shortly by many other fat tires. Trail should be nicely packed now. Rode from Bloomington Ferry Bridge to Nine Mile Creek and back. Could not safely cross creek.

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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 12-10-2016 @ 12:14 AM

    Details:  12/9/16

    Rode from 35W trailhead. Went west to Nine Mile Creek. My 1st time since mid summer so I had not seen the complete loss of tree bridge before this. Probably would not have mattered; water is so high likely would not have been usable. Creek is completely frozen as well w. ferry raft pulled up on west bank. Turned around and rode river-side trail to Cedar Ave for 1st time in my life. After one errant turn I found the track that got me to the culverts and bridges across the several ditches and streams.

    There is heavy ice on the river. Sort of interesting to hear it as it scrapes against trees fallen into the river. Trail is in great shape - dry, packed and, rarely, easily by-passable frozen puddles. Met 4 other riders.

    Despite being a newby to this segment and returning in the twilight after 5 from Cedar Ave. and no lights - light was home on my Bacchetta road bike - I had little problem following the trail. just took it slow on curvier. tighter sections.

    Great ride for Dec. 9 in the mid teens.

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    Trail Condition: Damp
    Date Posted: 12-02-2016 @ 06:26 PM

    Details:  I am by no means an expert on trails, riding or the combination of the two. I know tomorrow's a big day so I thought I'd share what I experienced today. I started at the 35w bridge and rode east. It was very wet and muddy in less than 10 percent of the trail. The parts that were wet and muddy there was standing water. The good news is that for those that want to stay dry can navigate around the mud puddles. Most times you have to physically leave the trail to get around the water. Surprisingly though, the rest of the trail is very dry. I made it almost to the 494 bridge. I hope this helps.

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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 11-24-2016 @ 10:12 PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis porter View Post
    With temps above freezing and wet conditions it's bad riding conditions. Please give the trail (and your bike) a break from riding here until it either drys out or freezes solid.
    I was surprised they didn't cancel the huge Thanksgiving group ride today considering the conditions. Lots of mud in the photos I saw on Facebook.

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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 11-24-2016 @ 11:04 AM

    Details:  With temps above freezing and wet conditions it's bad riding conditions. Please give the trail (and your bike) a break from riding here until it either drys out or freezes solid.

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    Trail Condition: Tacky
    Date Posted: 11-20-2016 @ 02:47 PM

    Details:  Huh? Rode River Bottoms yesterday morning. Conditions were perfect. Sandy spots were set up nicely. Why was it listed as closed?

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    Trail Condition: Wet Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 11-18-2016 @ 08:59 AM

    Details:  It's November 18th and it's raining like crazy.

    Please stay off until things dry out.

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