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  1. #1320
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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 02-10-2017 @ 09:24 AM

    Details:  Temps will be above freezing this weekend so please stay off the trail(s) in these conditions. Melting top layer of soil above a frozen ground does the most damage to any trail. Hit the roads if you want to ride.

  2. #1319
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-06-2017 @ 05:21 PM

    Details:  Was out before noon when the trails were still frozen. Rode with 650b Ice Spiker Pro tires and found the conditions very rideable. These tires have amazing traction on glare ice! I would not want to have been out on non-studded tires!

  3. #1318
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-06-2017 @ 10:44 AM

    Details:  Very sketchy conditions even with studs.

    We are now in the time of season where the sun is strong enough to melt the top layer of dirt (if it's not ice). This means riding on the dirt will tear up the trail since the top layer is melting but below its frozen. So, unless we get more snow to cover the ground please stay off the trail if it gets above freezing.

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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-03-2017 @ 05:12 PM

    Details:  I started at Bloomington Ferry yesterday and it wasn't too far off what Dan said. Some parts were hard snow with traction but then it would be glare ice. Even with studs, it was tedious and only went partway before turning back.

  5. #1316
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    Trail Condition: Icy
    Date Posted: 02-03-2017 @ 08:20 AM

    Details:  Rode from Mendota (Sibley House) to Cedar Ave yesterday evening. It was a ribbon of dark grey ice at least 85% of the way. It might be better on the other side - the south side received a lot of sunlight the last couple days which undoubtedly set up a lot of thawing/freezing.

  6. #1315
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 01-26-2017 @ 05:41 PM

    Details:  Rode from Bloomington Ferry Bridge to Nine Mile Creek and back this afternoon. No safe crossing at Nine Mile Creek.
    Trail is super wide, super packed, super fast and super fun. Some ice under snow and some stretches of exposed rough ice, however no studs need apply, easily navigable. Trail is perfect for skinny tires right now too.
    Just wish we could make it safely across the creek.

  7. #1314
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    Trail Condition: Fat Tires
    Date Posted: 01-26-2017 @ 09:21 AM

    Details:  Trail was packed Lyndale to Bloomigton, a bitty icy as the snow is pushed off, studs were nice this morning. Problem is 9 mile creek is not safely passable at all currently with moving water over the ice.

  8. #1313
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    Trail Condition: Packed
    Date Posted: 01-25-2017 @ 06:27 PM

    Details:  Not a whole lot of snow on top of the ice and dirt. As of tonight there are a lot of large puddles that need to freeze over. The trail is in decent shape overall.

    This is with respects to the Ferry Bridge side.

  9. #1312
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    Trail Condition: Melting Do Not Ride
    Date Posted: 01-18-2017 @ 03:34 PM

    Details:  This warm up means slush. It will be much better later if people stay off when it's slush. Please stay off the trail until colder below freezing temperatures return. Big frozen ruts are not fun. Thanks!!

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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.
    Leb borgata capodecina

  11. #1310
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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...
    to Mendota

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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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  14. #1307
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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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  15. #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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