We both headed out for rides this morning hitting some Sayner, Eagle River, Conover, Lake Tomahawk and St. Germain trails. All the trails had been groomed recently so were overall smooth with some bumps here and there. It wasn’t as cold last night (first night this month it didn’t get below zero) but most trails were still packed in pretty tight. It’s hard to give an overall rating on the trails. You’ll find good, some fair, some poor spots and some very good to excellent. The carbides were scraping – mainly on the insides of corners and on plowed road trails. The groomers are doing their best to pull snow back onto corners but I found plenty that were still icy and/or thin on snow on the insides. Be careful as they get pushed out with traffic making them icy. More trails are getting brown and snirty. I also found some sections that are all white, smooth as a road and really fun to ride.
The town trails, heavily traveled corridor trails, and tight twisty trails will be more in the fair range with some poor spots. The more you can avoid these the better riding you should find.
It would be nice to get some snow to freshen things up. We haven’t had snow in 10 days so what we have is getting used and abused.
Today is forecast to get warm with sunshine. There will be melting and trails will take a hit so our report from this morning might not be accurate later today.
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.