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    Default June 2018 Road & Trail Conditions

    More rain in the forecast. Keep an eye out for mud and debris. And as always, take your turns slow on the Trollheim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    More rain in the forecast. Keep an eye out for mud and debris. And as always, take your turns slow on the Trollheim.
    I’ve discovered—quite suddenly, and fortunately without dire consequences—that these heavy rains can leave thin patches of mud that are quite slippery: I almost lost my front wheel on one in a turn, but it was small, and I was through it in time to recover. A sheer coating of the stuff can look like nothing, and yet be extremely treacherous, so keep an eye out after even brief downpours; anywhere that excessive runoff can carry silt across pavement is a possible trap.

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    Anacostia Tributary cyclocross trail system


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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbelt View Post
    Anacostia Tributary cyclocross trail system
    The sand deposit can't be helped, and just needs to be cleaned up, but WTF is the enormous pipe about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    The sand deposit can't be helped, and just needs to be cleaned up, but WTF is the enormous pipe about?
    I think it was intended as a barrier to keep people out when the pond level rose. But in the meantime it makes for a very challenging hop over with loaded panniers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbelt View Post
    I think it was intended as a barrier to keep people out when the pond level rose. But in the meantime it makes for a very challenging hop over with loaded panniers.
    You're just not trying hard enough - bunny hop that b*st*rd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkel View Post
    I’ve discovered—quite suddenly, and fortunately without dire consequences—that these heavy rains can leave thin patches of mud that are quite slippery: I almost lost my front wheel on one in a turn, but it was small, and I was through it in time to recover. A sheer coating of the stuff can look like nothing, and yet be extremely treacherous, so keep an eye out after even brief downpours; anywhere that excessive runoff can carry silt across pavement is a possible trap.
    I have learned to think about the following word for every situation when I am about to fall: faster, and steady hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    More rain in the forecast. Keep an eye out for mud and debris. And as always, take your turns slow on the Trollheim.
    Flooding along MVT/FMR this am. Just a little opp for some off-roading!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by smb9600 View Post
    Flooding along MVT/FMR this am. Just a little opp for some off-roading!
    Still having trouble keeping MVT and MBT straight. Thought for a moment "I rode the Met Branch last night and it didn't look anything like that....ooooh." #NewAroundHere

    (in other news, MBT was clean and clear between Rhode Island and M as of last night....)

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    ART below the Benning Road bridge at noon today, with bonus unfortunate dockless bikeshare parking placement

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