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Fromme 2014 Conditions

March 9, 2014, 6:24 a.m.
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Rode Pipeline on Thursday evening.

As Kever said, the road is still ride-able until just below Ladies. We had to push up through the snow for maybe 200m. The trail itself is fine aside from a couple tense slushy parts for the first 2 or 3 minutes.

March 9, 2014, 11:14 a.m.
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Expresso is good to go. Didn't go any further up the road but the snow wasn't too bad. Once in the trees everything is pretty clear.

March 9, 2014, noon
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The gnomes have cleared the tree off ladies only. Thanks.

March 9, 2014, 4:46 p.m.
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Felt like spring today. Pedalled up to Leppard without issue. A bit of snow at the 5th switchback and at the Ladies trailhead but nothing you couldn't pedal through. Leppard was awesome. A bit of snow at the beginning but once you drop down a bit it's all clear. A bit of running water here and there but otherwise great riding.

I like the reroute on Kirkford that bypasses some of the chunder but the berms are cut awfully close for my big 'ol 29er. That being said it's awesome and super fun. Cheers to the trailbuilders.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

March 9, 2014, 6:52 p.m.
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Agree on the berms. Even on my small bike with a short rc they were pretty tight.

March 9, 2014, 8:40 p.m.
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Tree down on digger near the bottom. Long and about 30cm diameter.

While I was walking my friends dog yesterday I noticed that a lot of loamers have been shut down for the winter. Thanks trail fairies for doing this, the ground is way too soft right now to ride those trails. Looking forward to riding them again in the summer or when the mountain dries up.

March 9, 2014, 10:31 p.m.
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Expresso was in great shape today. Props to Digger and the NSMB. Given the amount of moisture out there the trail was smooth and grippy.

March 13, 2014, 11:56 a.m.
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Anyone know where the snow is? 7th rideable?

March 13, 2014, 8:08 p.m.
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Lower XC entrance on Expresso is signed! There is also a reroute around some lower chunder

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March 13, 2014, 8:20 p.m.
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Those switchbacks on kirkford are great! A little tight, but seems like a nice fit for the trail. Nice diversity on that line. From 7th to the bottom including griffen, that line has it all:-D

March 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
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Anyone know where the snow is? 7th rideable?

Tuesday pushed up to 7th (quite a workout in itself!), quite a bit of snow, sorta rideable in spots, so rode and floundered down - fun if you're into that sort of thing! Warm rain and temps needed. Snow still to Executioner, but probably a better choice!

March 14, 2014, 8:32 a.m.
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Tuesday pushed up to 7th (quite a workout in itself!), quite a bit of snow, sorta rideable in spots, so rode and floundered down - fun if you're into that sort of thing! Warm rain and temps needed. Snow still to Executioner, but probably a better choice!

What is the general consensus on riding Executioner in the wet?

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

March 14, 2014, 9:53 a.m.
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What is the general consensus on riding Executioner in the wet?

Most of it is bedded in nicely. I'd say not much different than riding Expresso in the wet.

March 14, 2014, 10:44 a.m.
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conditions were fantastic yesterday. took my son up for a lap of bobsled and then down griffin. as soon as he got the hang of riding high on the berms and aiming at the dark dirt he was flying. how to explain the concept of hero dirt to a 6 year old :)

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March 14, 2014, 11:22 a.m.
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Did Executioner/Dreamweaver then Espresso / Baden / Dempsey yesterday. There's about 4-5 inches of snow right before Executioner that looks like it continues up past the 6th but hard to tell. Trails were in great shape, super dry, no running water, really tacky. All in all good fun :)

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