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    Custis (and spur) from Mom's to IoD was great. Custis/MVT to TR Island parking lot was great. Most of the trail on the east side of the parking lot was covered, but I too the lot. The trail on the west side of the lot was fine, Trollheim to go to TR Bridge was fine, TR Bridge was fine. DC streets and sidewalks were great.

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    From the MVT South facebook page:
    "The trail was in very slick shape this evening, as the temps hovered around 32 with freezing rain. With forecast temps of 28 at 7:00am tomorrow, I predict it will NOT be passable, unless you have studded tires."

    My driveway and front porch near the Tulane exit off the GWMP is already a sheet of ice, so I'd trust Adam's prediction.

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    WOD from MVT to Bluemont: Asphalt trail on ground was fine. Any elevated trails have a sheen of ice on them.
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    Default January 2018 Road and Trail Conditions

    Twitter report that the Met Branch is encased in ice.

    https://twitter.com/embeeshea/status/950522147528691713

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    WOD from MVT to Bluemont: Asphalt trail on ground was fine. Any elevated trails have a sheen of ice on them.
    This kind of Sheen?

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    Or this kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    This kind of Sheen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    From the MVT South facebook page:
    "The trail was in very slick shape this evening, as the temps hovered around 32 with freezing rain. With forecast temps of 28 at 7:00am tomorrow, I predict it will NOT be passable, unless you have studded tires."

    My driveway and front porch near the Tulane exit off the GWMP is already a sheet of ice, so I'd trust Adam's prediction.
    Could someone go out to the real shady spots between the marina and the airport tomorrow morning between 530 and 6 and let me know if I should ride regular tires, studs, or fat bike?

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    Black Ice Alert: WOD at mile 6.0 Shelter by the Masonic Lodge and mile 7.5 at Poplar Heights tennis courts. I went down on both spots on my commute home tonight. You can ride the gravel service road/trail instead and get much better traction (says he in hindsight). Stay upright on tomorrow morning's commute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer2U View Post
    Black Ice Alert: WOD at mile 6.0 Shelter by the Masonic Lodge and mile 7.5 at Poplar Heights tennis courts. I went down on both spots on my commute home tonight.
    Only one thing for it:
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    (FYI that's literally by the tennis courts!)

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    I slipped and fell an hour ago at my doorstep as a pedestrian, despite having a thermometer 6 feet away that says 34 F.

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