Although I hike it year-round, I don’t get up to Annadel State Park on two wheels much in the winter due to wet, muddy trails. Many of the mountain bikers around here love rolling through that squishy stuff and emerging with bikes and selves caked in clinging mud. It tends to wreck the trails, it’s not beneficial for drivetrains, and I probably don’t really need a mud bath. I stick to pavement when Annadel is wet.
But the trails have almost completely dried out at this point, so I stripped down the Ogre and headed up this morning.