Sunday, September 15, 2013

Hurd State Park

Date: 9/15/2013
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: Hurd State Park
Town: Haddam Neck
Trail Conditions: Buff and dry
Observations/Information: Pedal Power organized a Salsa demo day at Hurd Park on Saturday. I went over there and tested several Salsa bikes, including the El Mariachi 29er in the picture and a pretty insane carbon fiber fat bike.

I don't know if the trails were cleaned up for the event, but they were in buff shape. Only one tree down, which I cleared, and no stick litter to speak of. The soil was dry and the trails appeared to be well-ridden. There were a lot of riders testing bikes, and a few who came to do their own thing as well.

Hurd has some of the best gnome-built trails I've ever seen. They avoid the fall line in most places, and have held up well for that reason. They're fast and flowy and relatively smooth and, except for a few too-sharp braking turns, allow you to carry your speed without excessive braking.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes

Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernesatgeemaildotcom
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: Red, purple, green
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 1.0
Approximate Distance (Miles): 6 miles
Images/Photos: Hurd 091513 003.JPG
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