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Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 21:20 Quote
Figured I had better recreate the best thread in the AM/Trail forum.

***EDITED TO APPEASE HD/DRACONES***

***RE-EDITED TO MAKE RMR HAPPY***

Moose Mountain Trails - Saturday, September 22

Rode T-dub, Toothless, and ROS today with HD, x-ker, DMR for Life, and Todd. Not exactly AM trails but anyway...T-dub was snowy and slick up top, the roots were sketchy in spots...Toothless was in great shape, and ROS was pretty good but wet in spots (definitely want to stay off of it now after the rain).

We saw a couple of the ROS builders and stopped to chat, they are definitely doing an amazing job on the trail. Remember their request for nails...we'll drop some off next time we're up there. It's a small price to pay to ride the trail they put all of that work into.

I think everyone who rode was smiling so that makes 5 x Smile

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 21:58 Quote
Moosepackers - Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rode Moosepackers today. Sulphur springs was dry, top of packers had snow and was slushy, Tom Snow was it's regular muddy self.

Ride up the road wasn't bad today, dust was low due to the damp road.

Posted: Sep 22, 2007 at 23:05 Quote
The top of Cox past Jumpingpound is covered in a good 8" of wet snow. Jumpingpound and the rest of Cox is muddy with some snow, but rideable.

Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 6:28 Quote
Goat Creek/Rundle Riverside - Saturday, September 22

trail is in great shape; couple mud puddles, but no snow. The ride is wet, but not sloppy wet. Really great ride this time of year.

As for smileys, lets say 1 of these guys Pimp for seeing our buddy kicking ass in the Melissa's half marathon on our way past the golf course. It also gets a Confused since no one wanted to stop for lunch mid-ride at that awesome noodle place in Banff.

Mod
Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 12:58 Quote
Lethbridge coulees are a bit wet at the moment, but it'll probably be dry within a couple days again. Otherwise it's great biking right now.

Posted: Sep 23, 2007 at 22:33 Quote
Hello.

Former HD here.

From now, dracones. System requirements.
Whoever wants to know what the h3ll that means, look it up.
Or go back in time 2000 years, meet some people I loike. Smile

never gets the prize for the forum geek, I have a geekier suggestion.
Bigsteve will agree.
Let's stick to a format for trail conditions report. Easier for people to read.
Something like this.


Saturday, September 22 - Sulphur Springs


Trail conditions are great. The mountain is wet , but only in higher elevations.
Lower trails are still (quite) dry and in good shape.
Honestly, we haven't ridden Sulphur on Sat, but a buddy did, and this is what he said.
We ripped the DH trails. But wore some lycra, so we can post here.
(optional to this would be the smiley system - 1 to 5)
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 0:28 Quote
A standardized format would be good. Like the one I proposed a few months ago, but very few followed. Razz

The only change I'd suggest is placing the trail first, since that's more useful information to me than the date, but perhaps others feel differently.

Elbow Loop - September 23

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Okay, I'm done splitting hairs.

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 7:59 Quote
You're right.
Was tired when I wrote the above thing.

Trail first, obviously. Easy to find, etc.
I'd put the day of the week too.

Elbow Loop - Saturday, September 22

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 8:01 Quote
never wrote:
Figured I had better recreate the best thread in the AM/Trail forum.

***EDITED TO APPEASE HD/DRACONES***

Saturday, September 22 - Moose Mountain Trails

Rode T-dub, Toothless, and ROS today with HD, x-ker, DMR for Life, and Todd...


HAhaha. I just noticed this.
That is cool... ;-))))

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 11:35 Quote
Mt 7 - Sat Sept 22nd - ya I know not in the AB, but enough of us venture there I figured I'd in this tasty treat of a trail system.

"too Tacky, slippery roots, epic roosts" were words muttered in the p-lot post laps.
Conditions I'd say are the best if you like a little "slip and slide" with your corners.
Hope that lives up to the "new standard".
Qn'r

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 11:54 Quote
quinner wrote:
Mt 7 - Sat Sept 22nd

...

Hope that lives up to the "new standard".

There should be a comma between the day and the date. Razz

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 12:55 Quote
never wrote:
We saw a couple of the ROS builders and stopped to chat, they are definitely doing an amazing job on the trail. Remember their request for nails...we'll drop some off next time we're up there. It's a small price to pay to ride the trail they put all of that work into.


just a quick note - if you're planning on leaving things for the builders, they had mentioned to me that we leave any items below the ROS sign at the top of the trail

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 12:59 Quote
elbow loop - Friday, Sept 21

good condition, some snow on the side of the trail but none on it (yet)...
Pictures of our ride can be found here


whoops, edited to put a comma between the day and the date (to appease rmr) Wink

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 13:27 Quote
Some nice shots there!^

Sugarloaf Mountain - Sunday, Sept 23

In Nova Scotia BTW.

Great conditions, went up the steep part, some hard!

Cottage being build along one of the trails, so that trail is all blocked now.

Why isn't it just trail conditions for all of Canada or something?

Posted: Sep 24, 2007 at 14:12 Quote
stp-2 wrote:
Some nice shots there!^
Why isn't it just trail conditions for all of Canada or something?

Feel free to start up your own thread with east coast conditions.

Previously, the most active thread in the XC/AM forum was the Alberta trail conditions thread. A lot of guys in the Calgary area all use it to get an idea of what to expect when we ride. And not to be a jerk, but I don't care what the current trail conditions are in other areas of the country (unless I'm heading out there to ride)!:P

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