Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter Riding in Central NH

So everybody has a fat bike at this point right????

Winter riding in Central NH has been pretty good so far this season and it certainly seems like the fat bike traffic at Franklin Falls is reaching a level that could keep the trails rideable for much of the winter.  I've already had several great rides at FFD this winter and there is even some fat bike races in the area this year!  Gunstock is hosting the first two installments of the Polartec Fat Bike Race series on two Thursday evenings (Jan 22nd and Feb 5th).  I highly recommend checking them out, I'm sure it will be a good time:

This most recent crust will take a bit to beat down but with no substantial snow in the extended forecast once it is packed we should be good to go again for the foreseeable future.  I have been thinking about organizing some evening snowshoe packing social hikes.  A few people walking around on trails could get things rideable very fast.  Comment here if you would be interested.

I have been trying to post current trail conditions on my Strava data for any given ride so folks who follow me know which trails are packed out and riding well.  I'm hoping Central NH can eventually develop some sort of organic trail report network so we all know whats riding well and when.

There is a thread at MTBR that has been getting some traffic as of late with several people reporting conditions for Central NH and Pemi Valley:

I've also been told there is a Facebook group of folks tracking conditions more in the Southern NH and Northern MA area...perhaps we can add Central NH to that mix?

If anyone is out riding and is willing to share the trail conditions for wherever they rode shoot me a quick note to kevinorlowski[at]gmail[dot]com and I will share them here and at MTBR.

Happy Riding!

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