May 22, 2019

OC Trail Report June 2019

May grey has made for some great riding weather in the mornings. Along with some unseasonal intermittent rain showers, we've got some pretty fantastic dirt right now. To those who complain about all the rain we say, "keep the hero dirt coming!" Current weather forecast is showing a few more spats of rain over the next week. Hopefully you can get out there and take advantage of it. 

Now, a couple of cautionary notes for you this month. Last weekend's soaking opened up a few new trenches in spots. Most likely you won't run into this, but check out the trail notes below before your next ride.

Secondly, the continued rain is still feeding the brush. Just when it was finally getting beat back into submission, we've run into spots with new patches of overgrowth (BVD, we're talkin' about you). 

 

Trail Conditions Round-Up:

As always we love any trail tips you have to share! Jump into the comments section below or DM us on the interwebs. Here’s our latest info on local riding spots:

Laguna Coast / Crystal Cove:

Old Emerald

Green

Hit this first thing in the morning for maximum stoke.

BVD

Heavy brush in multiple spots. You can hack through it, but it won't be much fun.

Rattlesnake

Yellow

TBH, we haven't ridden this since last month because of the brush. Recommend waiting a few more weeks.

Lizard

Yellow

Trail is in great shape but look out for a couple of lingering puddles and mud pits in the middle of the top section.

Missing Link / Fence Line

Green

Would have PR'ed it except for a giant rattlesnake. (J/K we don't really go for PR's on this trail)

T&A

black

Got a tip? Share in the comments!

  

Aliso Creek / Wood Canyon:

5 Oaks

Yellow

Dirt is good. A little ragged with braking bumps on some corners

Rock It / Lynx

Green

Solid as usual

Car Wreck

Yellow

Rutted through the rock garden at the bottom

Mentally Sensitive

Green

Good - chunky and challenging in the middle. Bring it!


Ramblas:

2 Balls & a Bone

Green

Has been cleared again and thistles and brush are removed from the middle section. Dirt is nice and tacky after the rains.

Secret Sh*t / What Sh*t is this?

Green

Bill is still trying for the KOM so he claims the trail running horrible. Bottom is overgrown after the last chute.

Drunken Fools

Yellow

Still a bit overgrown at the top

General comment
Yellow

Watch out for dog poop! 


San Clemente / Dog Park:

Dan Juan

Green

Hope in the Fence

Green

Totally reworked and running fast

Lobo DH

Green

On poooooiiiinnt!

Car Crash

Green

Running great

Hole in the Fence

Green

Primo

Flow Trail

Green

Whole Shot

Green

General

Yellow

Upper part is good (car cash & hole in the fence). Lower part is still overgrown - come into the shop and get your handguards!


Greater Region:

Ready to pack up your bike and surfboard for a Baja road trip?  Ensenada Bike Fest is going off at Horsepower Ranch this weekend May 24-27. Cycleogical is proud to be a sponsor of this amazing weekend of fun, bikes, and beers. Come join us!

Bike Parks:

Mammoth is scheduled to open this weekend, but it's still under 3+ feet of snow. We're going to wait until later in June.

Big Bear is scheduled to open this weekend also. There will be a big festival, discounted lift tickets, but probably also some snow to contend with. Check the latest conditions and lift status here.

Sky Park will be closed Thursday May 25, and a little iffy over the weekend. Check their status page before you go. 

 

Thanks for checking out the OC Trail Report from Cycleogical.  We’re still tinkering with format and content, so let us know how else we can make it better in the comments. Happy riding!


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