Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SNOWY Group Ride Wednesday 2/1/2017 - 6:00pm

If you are in the Twin Cities area, you may be wondering why the folks in Woolly Land are calling for a SNOWY group ride on Wednesday evening.  Well, while the Twin Cities got maybe a few flakes and above freezing temps on Tuesday, Woolly Land got 7" of snow.  Yes, really!

Check out that narrow band of snow right over Woolly Land.

Bjorn is grooming Tuesday night and we expect primo groomed single track to be available Wednesday morning.

Even better, a few club members will be at the Woolly Trialhead at 6:00 pm on Wednesday night o ride with you if you are interested.  Bring some lights and some fat tires to enjoy the SNOW.

Shout out to Bjorn for spending Tuesday evening turning this:

Into this:

More Fat Bike Goodness on Thursday @ Cyclova XC

While I've got your attention, I should make a shout out for Thursday evening's Adventure and Tech presentation at Cyclova XC.  This Thursday, February 2nd, Woolly's own Dallas Wynne is going to be presenting about his conquering of the Tuscobia 160 winter ultra on a fat bike.  So head on over to Cyclova XC at 6pm on Thursday to check out Dallas' story.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trails Closed Until Further Notice (1/19/2017)

One of the things that really bugs me, is when people in the Midwest talk about how "nice" the weather is when it is above freezing in January.  If you like that, move to Missouri or something.

This weather is terrible for the fat bike trails.  Until further notice the trails are closed.  The temperatures are going to be above freezing for a number of days.  Until it has had a chance to drop back below freezing and the trails can be evaluated and touched up please stay off.

Keep thinking "normal winter" thoughts.

The Woolly Crew

Monday, January 16, 2017

Trail Conditions Week of 1/16/2017-1/22/2017

Folks, it looks like Woolly Land is headed for another mid winter meltdown.  In order to preserve the trails for the best use for everyone here are a few reminders and the plans for the Woolly trails in the coming days.

If the temps are above freezing, the trails are closed.  So Monday night through Wednesday if you want some Woolly, you should get it in the morning.  The trails will be closed in the afternoons.

By about Thursday this week the temps look to rise above freezing and stay there through the weekend even overnight.  It will be critical to stay off the trails during this time in order to preserve the trails for when winter does eventually return.

Think cold snowy thoughts.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Grooming and Group Ride 1/11/2017 - 6:00pm

Snow has returned to Woolly Land.  Bjorn was out last night turning what was on the left into what is on the right.

Arron and Liz will be at the trailhead tonight at 6pm and are happy to have anyone interested join them on a leisurely lap of the trails.  Woolly is getting more snow today so I would expect plenty of fluff over the grooming.  Low pressures, clothes to do snow angels, and lights are recommended (actually the lights are mandatory, it is dark at 6pm).  It is going to single digit temps too so dress warm.

I'm sure Bjorn will be out again soon to groom up the latest snow fall.  Expect absolutely perfect riding conditions this weekend!