Thursday, December 27, 2012

TA Report: Crescent Lake

Date: 12/26/12
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: Crescent Lake
Town: Southington

Trail Conditions: Crunchy, crunchy, crunchy. Frozen granula snow, frozen ground, white, some bare patches

Observations/Information: Met two other guys to explore Crescent Lake in Southington, CT. One of the guys who is local showed us the trails, most of which are single track and unmarked, little time spent on the old dirt/fire roads. Some technical features. Boy was it cold outside today, first time I used the glove liners on my new winter gloves. Half way through the ride my rear shock collapsed, the whole geometry of the bike changed, and of course I felt every bump as I was now essentially riding a hardtail. Pumped it up at the end of the ride, it held the pressure, let's hope it had something to do with the cold weather.

The cold weather also effected the chain lube I applied to the chain before the ride. A) it was very stubborn in terms of coming out of the squeeze container, B) directions indicate to wipe off the excess lube after it sits on the chain after approximately 10-15 minutes...well, it remained in globlets, refusing to be wiped off. Otherwise, a nice little area to go for a ride, I plan to return on a warmer day and with full suspension.

Trail Ambassador Name: Ed Perten

Trail Ambassador E-mail: edperten(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Green, unmarked singletrack, unmarked old dirt/fir roads
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 2 hours
Approximate Distance (Miles): 2 hours worth

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