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Looking good for this weekend.  All of the snow is gone,  and no rain. Low lying areas are still wet,  but ridge trails are in good shape. Not as warm as yesterday.

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It’s not looking good for this weekend.  Super wet from all of the rain.  And snow and rain forecast for tonight. Guess it’s a good weekend for drinking. 

Crappy. For almost anything. Reminds me of growing up in Oregon… Most of the snow and ice is finally gone, so no skiing or snowshoeing, but the trails are super wet from the melt and rain, and there are still spots of snow on the north slopes. Last weekend at least you could ice fish, but I think even that is a no-go this weekend. The river is running pretty good, so maybe go for a paddle if you’ve got a suit.  Guess I’ll be heading out for yet another road ride…

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6″ of fresh pow on top of 2-4″ plus ice. Good for xc skiing and snowshoeing. Not so good for biking. Cold too. On the plus side, hunting season is finally wrapping up.

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3-6 inches of snow.  Dry loose snow over 2″ packed base. Good for xc skiing, but with beater skis only. A little sketchy on the bike. Report for the week calls for more snow, could turn to rain. Typical January in Pa.

Brush MT. VA

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On the way back from TN,  I stopped by Brush MT. in Blacksburg VA. On cousin Brian’s suggestion, I stopped in Eastcoasters bike shop and got the beta from the local wrench, an 18 mile loop of Poverty creek, snakeroot, trillium, etc. It turned out to be a great ride with a nice mix of fast singletrack, climbs, fast descents, fireroad and technical stuff. The only downside was all of the horse,  and human, shit on the trails. The horse shit is offensive enough, but people shitting right in the middle of the trail? That could  give Appalachia a bad name.

Southern hospitality

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We’re down in Tennessee for Turkey day and some bike riding.  Not only have we been treated to southern hospitality,  care of transplanted Pennsylvanians, but we’ve gotten some first class singletrack too! Cousin Brian took us out for a good ride in Lynchburg VA. first. Then we rode Norris TN. and Haw Ridge.  Great trails with a healthy dose of punchy climbs and wet leaf descents.