I’m going to say it again: stop riding Syncline, and get your friends to stop riding Syncline until it dries out. It’s a muddy mess, criss-crossed with tire trenches from selfish bikers. If you must ride, and 99% of people would rather you didn’t, at least stay on the trails and off the grass to the side. You don’t want to ride in the mud? Then don’t go riding. Making the trail wider so you can avoid squishing and sliding along is not an acceptable way of riding. Respect the trails, and we’ll continue having access. Trash the trails, and you’ll ruin the riding for everyone.
If you’d like to ride, the roads are in good shape right now. I rode Eastside Loop yesterday, and there was very little gravel on the road. Riding felt so good to my legs, and my cobweb-covered bike was happy too.
If you like to play in the snow, I have good news. There’s plenty of snow headed toward Mt. Hood, good news for groomer-weary riders. If the forecasts hold, snow will start falling on Sunday, continuing through much of next week. You can thank me for this: I am headed to Maui on Monday, for three days, so we should have a foot of new every day I’m gone.
If you’d like to windsurf or kite, your best chance will be at the coast over the next few days. A series of disturbances will keep the southerlies blowing, often in the nuclear-force range.
Have a great day today!