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dcham
09-09-2011, 08:21 PM
First post on these boards.

I'm doing the Sea Gull Century in October, and wanted to take a long ride tomorrow now that the monsoon season has passed. Was going to ride from TR Island to Mt Vernon and back.

Anyone have intel on trouble spots on the Mt Vernon Trail? Trees down, debris/overwash, standing water, etc?

Thanks all,

--Dave

OneEighth
09-09-2011, 08:44 PM
There are several low areas that will probably have standing water when you are heading South:
1- Right before the Memorial Bridge
2- After the second overpass by National Airport
Not sure what you will find below Alexandria.

justasaintz
09-09-2011, 11:39 PM
There are infact couple for spots where you cross the swamp over wooden bridges are pretty low lying (atleast that's the feel i get when biking over them) and they could be flooded too.

Also, towards the end of the trail, there is a wooded section which could have some fallen trees.

have you thought of W&OD? It could be a better alternative. But I am not sure on the current conditions though.

justasaintz
09-09-2011, 11:50 PM
have you thought of W&OD? It could be a better alternative. But I am not sure on the current conditions though.

Well, never mind the W&OD
http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?1171-W-amp-OD-about-underwater

CCrew
09-10-2011, 04:33 AM
Well, never mind the W&OD
http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?1171-W-amp-OD-about-underwater

W&OD was certainly doable as of Friday. Some damage definitely, but only had to dismount the bike once.

dcham
09-10-2011, 02:09 PM
Great ride this morning. Just Crystal City to Mt Vernon and back.

One spot of brush on southbound side of trail around MP 3, one or two puddles, but nothing requiring dismount anywhere. Wet leaves, slick wooden bridges as normal in shady areas.

Enjoy the ride!