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bordeauxman



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: 909 Conditions for this Saturday the 24th Reply with quote

I hope to take my first look at 909 Hereford/Taconic this Saturday. I'll be on the east side of the Hudson for most of the day.

Does anybody know what the conditions are like? Snow? Swampy mud? Hard pack frozen rocks?

Thank you in advance.

Jeremy
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jamesframes



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't speak specifically, but the surrounding area (hyde park) really does not have much snow cover. Might be worth a shot...

Best to ride early while stuff is firm-definitely abort if things get too soft as the temps rise. There are great dirt roads around Millbrook that will be good as alternates to the trails if they are a mess. Easily 30 miles that you can connect to from 909.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to fb, 909 appears to have snow and is likely not rideable. Jockey and Ferncliff are better options.
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Tim845



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

909 isn't ready for riding yet, as Jamie said.
Also, there's alot of trees down that have yet to be cleared from the trails.
I'd give it a week.
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Evan



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Tim, Follks. Three of us from Westchester are looking to ride 909 this Sunday. We'll pack handsaws to help with some of the blowdowns we encounter. The million dollar question is, do you think it'll be rideable?

i can check back on Saturday if unsure.
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Riceball



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Hudson Valley Trail Conditions Facebook Page Reply with quote

Hi,
This group came to my attention this week:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/161136984603448/?ref=br_rs

It might be worth a topic of its own?
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Evan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Fbook group.
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Tim845



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Evan. Yes, it's ride-able. The roads are the worst for mud, there's usually a singletrack route to bypass.
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