This winter has been historic. Record snows, record cold. This means that not only did the ground freeze up solid, it was then insulated by feet of the white stuff that is now melting. This means that the trails are going to take a LONG time to dry out and be usable.
With rising temps and melting snow, we're tempted to leap on in with both feet and both pedals. Please -- think before you hop on the bike, lace up those hiking shoes or mount your trusty steed.
Stay off the trails if they're soft and muddy!
It all comes down to this: frozen is good, hardpack is good ... but mud is bad.