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    I don't think you'll get wet. The only puddles you're likely to see are the little pools in the rock. Your bike and tires will collect a bit of grit, but you'll see very little mud, and likely no water on the trails.

    Do NOT skip the Reveille Peak Loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I don't think you'll get wet. The only puddles you're likely to see are the little pools in the rock. Your bike and tires will collect a bit of grit, but you'll see very little mud, and likely no water on the trails.

    Do NOT skip the Reveille Peak Loop.
    Agree. It drains extremely well. What is ordinarily sandy during dry conditions packs down nicely after rains, and of course the exposed granite is grippy even when wet. There are a few slimy sections of granite though that can send you sideways if you're not careful. Some of the reroutes that I rode last weekend seemed to have more loose topsoil than what I'm used to out there, but I don't think anything will be wet or muddy.
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    Great, thanks for that info.

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    Beware the black algae / lichens on the rock sections. Itís slick as schit when wet. A few spots where it seeps downhill stay slimy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabemtnbiker View Post
    Got caught in a light rain while riding the RP Loop.
    The wet / shinny Gneiss made for a good picture.
    https://cdn-files.apstatic.com/mtb/7...1512353257.jpg
    While it was raining it's hardest that day, I stacked rocks (1.2 billion year old Gneiss) and replaced fallen by the wayside reflectors to help mark the confusing sections where the DH race course would split away from the Reveille Peak Loop.
    Hopefully it was OK to stack rocks and pick up reflectors to mark those confusing areas?...
    But even after that soaking rain, the gritty billion year old Gneiss (pronounced "Nice") wasn't slick at all and the sandy soil soaked up all the run off.
    All I had on my tires and bike was a small accumulation of sand, no mud or dirt.
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    Got out there today for the first time in over a year. Not quite sure what all the bitching is about regarding getting lost. I used MTB project and had no problem finding all the sweet stuff like Reveille Peak Loop and Upper Loop. Just have to take different routes to get there than before. We rode for almost 3 hours and had a blast. This trail is truly in a class all its own. Just download the app and go get some while the air is cold and the sun is shining. Simply spectacular.
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    In hopes of making it out there around noon Christmas Eve day.
    Just to ride, no stopping and doing trail work.
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    Trail work? What do you get for that? If they are not giving free passes out for trail work, skip it. Rocky Hill did that once. Asked people to come out and do trail work then gave them nothing in return. I'll do trail work on free trails but I am not going to put work in on a trail I have to pay for. My fee covers that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    Trail work? What do you get for that?
    I got some personal satisfaction out of it.
    But that was quickly "dashed against the rocks".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    Trail work? What do you get for that? If they are not giving free passes out for trail work, skip it. Rocky Hill did that once. Asked people to come out and do trail work then gave them nothing in return. I'll do trail work on free trails but I am not going to put work in on a trail I have to pay for. My fee covers that.
    in my opinion, you should help dig/build trail simply for helping develop and improving the mountain bike scene in central Texas, or whatever area you live in for that matter. "pay it forward" if you will, maybe for all the guys that preceded you and built the trails you enjoy riding on, both paid and free.

    I totally understand what you're saying about the fee, but normally trail usage fees are usually very minimal, and the land owners don't pull much profit off of it comparatively to the costs of owning these badass pieces of property and maintaining them. in some cases they are barely breaking even or still loosing money). your $10 or whatever daily usage fee should partially be a payment of gratitude instead of viewed as being your only needed contribution to the trail system.

    **with the slight exception to state owned parks or whatever that has government/tax funding in addition to your daily usage fees** - I could more easily agree with your fee opinion and not needing to help dig

    additionally - does your fee really cover the costs of building trail? labor costs alone for ONE guy would likely consume an entire accumulative days worth of $10 trail usage fees. then multiply that cost exponentially per additional laborer, plus equipment, tools, food, fuel, and then land mortgage payments, taxes, etc etc etc. in the short of it, your fees don't cover it all. but you're a smart guy and I'm sure you'd already know this.


    and maybe its just me, but I also get satisfaction when someone rides a trail or feature that I've built and seeing their stoke afterwards. but I'm a people pleaser. I get motivated just knowing what you've built and designed will be ridden for many years to come by who knows how many riders. there is glory in trail building
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    A fair point.

    I look at it this way: I have a limited amount of time that I can spend per year on trail building, so I focus it on trails that do not charge me. RHR has fallen into disrepair. They used to do a great job of keeping the trails clear, but the last few times I found them to be poorly maintained. So driving out there and paying to ride the trails doesn't make sense for me.

    RPR is better at keeping the trails in shape.

    Also, if I get a free day of riding for spending a few hours doing trail work, there is a high probability that I will bring along someone who is a regular paying customer.

    The marginal cost of giving a laborer a free ride is not $0 but it is pretty close to it because everything else is primarily a fixed cost. The marginal cost is literally wear and tear on the trail because if I did not show up to ride, all of the other costs (both fixed and fixed variable) remain the same.
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    I'm planning on hitting up RPR Wednesday by noon. If anyone wants to join in the fun, I'm on a red Stumpy FSR.

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    What are the holiday hours for RPR, because website just says Fri-Sun?

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    I agree w Seth, a lot of the satisfaction of trail work is that other People get to enjoy your vision & work..The problem w doing trail
    Work at RPR is that it'll get wrecked by someone on a dozier which is a shot to the junk..at least it would be to me if I help build it which I didn't..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexPanther View Post
    What are the holiday hours for RPR, because website just says Fri-Sun?
    Look for my post on page 6. Kinda near the bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    I agree w Seth, a lot of the satisfaction of trail work is that other People get to enjoy your vision & work..The problem w doing trail
    Work at RPR is that it'll get wrecked by someone on a dozier which is a shot to the junk..at least it would be to me if I help build it which I didn't..
    Or your out riding and take time from your ride to try and help other riders avoid the confusion caused by the dozer and reroutes. But told to wait a few more months for the permanent markers to be put up.
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    Made it out today, didn't get lost! Used MTB Project to get through it. I did a little backtracking, but had to pull out after about 11 miles because my rear shock blew out. Not sure if I need to rebuild or replace. Did have a blast, though. Was a little nippy at first, but warmed up soon enough.

    Saw a few other crazies out there, but overall had the place to myself.
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    Itching to ride this weekend. The website says even after a big rain you can ride the next day. Is this legitimate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdschnei View Post
    Itching to ride this weekend. The website says even after a big rain you can ride the next day. Is this legitimate?
    Yes typically. I would take a towel and some water to wash and wipe decomposed granite off your drivetrain mid ride.

    You can also come out and race Double lake/coldspring this weekend. They will be racing rain or shine.

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    Oh yeah. I don't think there is an amount of rain that can overwhelm RPR, even the day after--even if it rained that night. And not just the rock face, but all of the single track seems to just dry up right after rain.

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