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    Trollheim very icy this morning, other wooden bridges icy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrP View Post
    Trollheim very icy this morning, other wooden bridges icy too.
    Trollheim was totally non-icy by the 9am shift

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Trollheim was totally non-icy by the 9am shift
    Ah, the sun is a wonderful thing.

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    ART was largely clear from Capital St to Rt 50, except the slush pond at the National Parks Pavilion. North of Rt 50, there are a number of significant ice patches, some in the middle of turns. The path near RFK also had a couple of large ice patches.

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    The W&OD at mile 8.0 was rideable as of 15 minutes ago on my Bike Friday with 20" x 1.75" Schwalbe Marathon tires on it. That said, I only saw XC skiers and tracks from a fat bike. Enjoy the snow!

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    No snow, just horse poop.

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    Perfect day for a danger panda!
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    C'mon, you miss the sewer pipe along Four Mile Run, right? Here's how the project got done with minimal digging and expense.


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    Likely that things are beginning to melt enough that this is of less concern, but W&OD from Custis to Shirlington was passable on 38s, but more slippery than I was expecting. The county drove their plow over the trail between Custis and Bluemont (both of which were plowed nicely) and the tire tracks were generally clear and easy to ride. After the Bluemont junction it looked like the trail was partially cleared (brushes? Is that wat gives it the striping - clear, mostly clear, clear, mostly clear, etc.) towards the end of the snow but before the sleet. The people walked on it and two other bikes. End result was that it was slick underneath, crunchy on top and I did a lot of fish-tailing (bridges were very bad in this respect, except for the one near Glen Carlin where someone shoveled a trail). It took much longer than I expected to go over it (if it were just snow, no problem, this was not that).
    4MRT from Shirlington was plowed and beautiful (I got off at Mead).

    I am assuming the warmth today will make this more slushy and I can take the new Washington Blvd trail (west?) home.

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