I headed out for a ride hitting some St. Germain, Arbor Vitae/Woodruff, Sayner and Lake Tomahawk trails. The St. Germain and Lake Tomahawk ones I rode were groomed. Arbor Viate/Woodruff groomed some of their trails I rode but not others. Sayner hadn’t groomed. Trails were packed in tight since it was -2 this morning. If you’ve been following our reports, you’ve probably noticed they haven’t changed much lately – that’s because conditions haven’t changed much. So, today’s report is very similar to the recent ones. Found conditions ranging across the board – from poor, fair, good and even some very good. Majority will be fair, then there’s a decent amount of good. While there’s not a lot of poor, there’s some and a little more today as the sun yesterday did a little melting even though it was only 21 degrees. The poor areas are mainly town trails, plowed road trails and ones exposed to a lot of traffic and sunshine. These have an icy base with minimal snow and bare spots. There are a lot of trails where some corners are thin on snow (some icy and some showing some bare ground) but then the straight stretches are fine. These will have snirt in areas – some just a little so they are mostly white with a little brownish tint and there are some that have a lot of snirt and are pretty brown. The best part is there are still some very good to excellent areas. These are all white with good snow cover. I found some of these today and on one had to turn around and run it again because it was so nice.
Plowed road trails vary. There are areas with bare pavement and areas that are still ice/snow covered.
Lakes are getting bumpy in areas.
We’ve only had an inch of snow in the last 19 days. Despite this, there is still some good riding. You find it you’ll have to go over some fair and poor spots.
Just a side note: We’ve been hearing about and seeing lots of riders not stopping at stop signs or even slowing down for them. They are put up for a reason. Most are at road crossings where cars and trucks go by. So next time you think about blowing a stop sign without looking, there could be a propane truck going by – wonder who would win that one.