Sunday, January 07, 2007

Strange Conditions

Trail conditions continue to be very bizarre this winter. There is so much frost and recent hail on or in the ground that often the trail beds seem either very crusty with ice or very, very wet.

I rode the section of the South Yuba Trail from Edwards to Round Mountain yesterday and it was rather dicey. As you may know, that section is already somewhat hazardous, but with the ice it was especially scary. I took my time, as I was riding alone and it was only an hour before dark; if I had a mishap out there, I would be in deep, deep trouble. But at least I did not see any motos out there.

I don't have any stats to back this up, but it seems that thus far, it is very cold this season.

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