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Hey MB1 - What Does The Mt. Vernon Bike Trail Look Like?(5 posts)

Hey MB1 - What Does The Mt. Vernon Bike Trail Look Like?Gregory Taylor
Feb 20, 2003 6:08 AM
Have you been out on it since the Big Snow? I'm looking to start the commute back up again on the mountain bike...but what I've seen of the trail from the Metro doesn't look promising. Need more cross-country skiers to break trail for us. Have you ventured forth over in Virginia?
Don't even think about it!MB1
Feb 20, 2003 6:24 AM
Last nights commute was the most amazing thing I have seen in years. Traffic was so gridlocked that we rode on the center line without any problems. Cars were not moving anywhere for as far as we could see (it was nice riding in a nerve wracking way).

I met Miss M as usual by the Jefferson Memorial, Ohio drive was clear and dry. It was so nice we did a lap of Hanes Point-there was just one cleared lane but only us and some runners using it. Then we started home...

I took a look at the 14th Street bridge-it was impassable with feet of snow coming over the barriers from the plowing. All the trails that I have seen have 2 feet of untouched snow, not even footprints. Looking across the river the Mount Vernon Trail seemed the same. The trestles and bridges that you would have to cross will likely not be clear enough to ride till after this weekends rain.

Hope you are enjoying Metro. ;-)
Arrgh! Well, here's hoping for rain. (nm)Gregory Taylor
Feb 20, 2003 7:18 AM
Then you'll need a life vest...biknben
Feb 20, 2003 7:36 AM
Townships in my area are scrambling to uncover all the storm drains that are buried in snow. Flooding is going to be an issue this weekend.
Oops! I don't want to visit destruction upon others....Gregory Taylor
Feb 20, 2003 7:44 AM
...just so I can get my ride in. I guess that it is a case of "be careful what you wish for".

To close the loop with MB1, my peek at the trail from Metro confirms your observations -- over by the 14th Stree Bridge there were a few footprints and a lone pair of cross-country ski tracks, but no tramped down pathway that a bike could use.