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    Default MVT conditions - Roosevelt Island to Mt Vernon?

    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justasaintz View Post
    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/showth...out-underwater

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    Quote Originally Posted by justasaintz View Post
    W&OD was certainly doable as of Friday. Some damage definitely, but only had to dismount the bike once.

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    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!

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