Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rockland Preserve

Date: October 10, 2013
Report Type: TA Report:
Trail Name: Rockland Preserve
Town: Madison
Trail Conditions: Good, leafy
Observations/Information: Took a spin at Rockland Thursday morning, intending to beat the rain forecast for later in the day. My goal was to work on my log skinny riding skills, and Rockland is a great place to do that because there are skinnies all over the place. Some are long, some are short, some flat, some with kickers at the end, but all are safe and well built. Many have interesting carvings in them as well (see photo). Most can be ridden in either direction. My favorite skinny is one on Mobius Rip. It's rated experts only but I find it to be one of the easier ones because it's relatively wide, level, and straight.
Trails were in good shape, no blockages, a little stick litter from the high winds we had on Monday. It's also now officially leaf season, thanks to that wind. Not a deep layer yet, but enough to hide smaller rocks and roots, and make the trails harder to follow in places.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador E-mail: glennvernesatgeemaildotcom
How did you use the trail? MT Biking
Trails Ridden: East Loop, Thunderdome, Joe's, Mobius, other
Time of day: Morning
Time/Duration (hours): 2.0
Approximate Distance (Miles): 9 miles
Images/Photos: Rockland 101013 006.JPG
2nd image: Rockland 101013 007.JPG
3rd Image: Rockland 101013 013.JPG
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