Post by trippingreen on May 12, 2011 7:22:50 GMT -5
tomorrow is day off for me, i'll prolly hit up fats or go to augusta canal trail, i want to do the canal series race next month and need to bone up on that course. but like i said when things are going good i usually hit BP every day between 530-600. i'll be out there today for sure.
Post by dameontheman on Jan 25, 2012 22:06:17 GMT -5
Thinking about heading to Boyd Pond in the morning after work, I work nights this week. From what I read, it isn't the easiest trail to find or follow! So, any advice or anyone gonna be there in the morning to show me the way by any chance?
well, too late for much response, but let us know what you found. Give us some advance warning and we can come up with a guide. Send me a PM when you can ride in the evening- I have a light you can borrow. I think there is a regular weeknight ride with some of the SRS guys. For a weekend morning, oddcouple lives close by.
Post by dameontheman on Jan 26, 2012 18:51:57 GMT -5
Yeah, I would have given more advanced warning, but it was really a last minute decision, but I found it just fine. It was a very fun trail, it gets just enough traffic to make it fairly easy to follow, the trail was in great shape, I think I hit one spot that was rather damp. I also think I may have accidentally skip a portion or two, my GPS said that I went just under 4 miles. I also think that I somehow lost the trail in the parking lot by the observatory, I ended up driving through another parking lot near the RC track that was a muddy mess!! I had I great time though, definitely need to go back when I didn't work all night the night before. I started at the parking lot just before the pond, rode up the power line to where it enters the woods and started all the fun!!
Rode here this afternoon, trail has been cleared of a good bit of pine straw, so thanks to whomever is doing that. There is a tree down on the nature trail, so if anyone parks up at the observatory and rides down, it is around the corner from where the trail ends. On a positive note, it is small enough to ride over, and it was quite fun to practice riding over.
Anyone know if this trail is rideable today? Trail description says that it drains well after rain. I know the ride yesterday was cancelled, but what about riding it today in the afternoon. I don't want to do any damage.
went for a walk on the trail instead of riding it. It had some trash on it, as in sticks, twigs, etc. It also had a pine down in the middle section of the trail, which is a non rider. I talked to someone at Aiken PRT who said he would take care of it. I would gladly take of it, but I guess it is one of those legality things... Anyways, other than that, it is in great shape. Had a tree across the finish line if you will, but that was easy to drag off of there. Ride on
The benefit of walking in is that you probably have a good feel now given the amount of rain, temperature and passage of time to be able to make the call on riding next time. Won't be exactly the same every time but you'll have a good idea!