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    Default January 2018 Road and Trail Conditions

    How are the trails right now, given the snow and cold temps? I’m thinking I may just mount my studded tires for this week’s commutes and not worry about it, but if there’s no ice around, maybe I won’t bother.

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    Mt. Vernon Trail is almost entirely clear from 14th St. Bridge to Crystal City. Some small patches of snow in shaded areas and on the airport bridges.

    Four Mile Run is almost entirely clear from Eads to to the WOD. Small patches of snow on the bridge.

    WOD is clear from Mile 0 to Columbia Pike.

    LBJ Memorial Grove is almost entirely clear. Some small patches of snow and ice.

    Route 27 Trail is clear from Columbia Pike to the ramp to 110. It is heavily salted.

    The roads in Arlington are heavily salted. Please be mindful that this makes it difficult to see potholes and cracks.


    Everyone have a safe ride out there tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    How are the trails right now, given the snow and cold temps? I’m thinking I may just mount my studded tires for this week’s commutes and not worry about it, but if there’s no ice around, maybe I won’t bother.
    From what I saw on the Virginia side around Arlington today, I wouldn't bother, unless you like the clinky sound of studs on asphalt.

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    Anyone ride the CCT?

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    WOD from 6.0-8.5 was fine on 40s. No need at all for studs. Traction was fine on both the pavement and the gravel (better on the gravel). A few spots of ice, especially in the shady area by the tennis courts just east of Shreve, but nothing that was a big deal.

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    Any idea about the Custis from Arlington to Rosslyn?

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    Any idea about the Custis from Arlington to DC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandering View Post
    Any idea about the Custis from Arlington to Rosslyn?

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    Stolen from Huskerdont’s Strava:

    it's pretty good. The overpasses have some crunchy ice, but no black ice so far. Spout run especially covered.

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    Custis to MVT to LBJ Grove, then Pentagon roads:
    All pretty clear. Small patches or snow/ice at edges of trail occasionally, which are easy to avoid, bridges/overpass worst. Spout Run and Trollheim definitely worst, but all very passable. Passing other people less pleasant on Spout Run, but a center-of-lane path on both. As the dawn's early light lit the split on Trollheim, the gray paint looked a lot like snow/ice, but clearly wasn't when I got there.

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    W&OD from Arlington out to Reston is quite clear, some sections of patchy snow over, but would be rideable on slicks for sure. I have studded tires on, which was not necessary, but I will probably leave them on for a couple days in case the expected melting tomorrow of the few sections that still do have a bit of snow makes for some slick spots.

    Tomorrow morning I am going mountain biking instead. Great weather (frozen ground) for that!

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