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Status History


Age Notes
Green
4 weeks

Damp but ok

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Green
12 weeks

As of yesterday, the dam was in excellent condition. A couple of damp patches just before you get to Balgowlah school but otherwise dry and fast

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Green
29 weeks

open again

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Amber
30 weeks

Refer to the forum, subject, "Track Closure"
http://nobmob.com/node/56369

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Green
32 weeks

Mildly moist with a few small puddles that will likely dry out over the next day or two

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Green
35 weeks

Did a loop Sunday morning. It was completely dry. At that point there were no trees or branches across the tracks worth mentioning. May have changed since then

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Green
36 weeks

Good condition this morning, almost completely dry

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Green
37 weeks

A few puddles on the Wakehurst side, but overall not too bad

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Green
39 weeks

Dry. May change over the next couple of days depending on amount of rain.

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Red
40 weeks

Single track swimming pool!

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Red
40 weeks

Single track swimming pool!

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Green
41 weeks

All good

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Red
42 weeks

80mm of rain will do that.... best wait a few days. Or head out to the fire trails of Terrey hills.

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Green
46 weeks

Green and really dry, even the creek is bone dry this morning.
The dog poop bins were full and poop bags were everywhere so be careful not to run over them...

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Green
47 weeks

Did the extended loop this morning, so can't comment on the fire trail, but the rest of the track is fine. A little dry, loose and dusty in places. Possum and KC are fine as well.

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Green
50 weeks

What Rain !

All dry again. You would hardly know it had been raining

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Amber
50 weeks

As of yesterday, the golf course sniggle was a long, sometimes deep, flowing river. Can't imagine it will dry out for a few days. A few large puddles elsewhere on the track

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Green
1 year

Rode this morning soon after the shower went through. Tacky in a few places but otherwise dry.

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Green
1 year

All good. Some track work on the fire trail after the main creek crossing has provided a few nicely shaped water bars for those with the energy to hit them hard and a new rock-armoured creek...

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Green
1 year

Some awesome work by the trail fairies on the run down into the 19th hole with some awesome little jumps so go hit it up! Gahnia now open too but pretty loose as it's covered in dried up leaves...

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Green
1 year

All fine and dry and little loose today. Not sure that will last with the rain forecast. There was a vegetation adjustment crew out on the fire trail section so expect a few more sticks and...

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Green
1 year

Doesn't get much better. Run down to the 19th hole is hero dirt (would usually still be puddles after recent rain), which is a testament to the recent trail work.

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Red
1 year

With heavy rain overnight the trail is saturated.

If you need your outdoors fix (and who doesn't?) please try Duck Holes and Centre Track at Terry Hills.

Today is not a day for...

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Green
1 year

Rode the main loop yesterday and it is still very dry. Only a couple of small puddles, which have probably dried up by now. Some work has been done on the single track from the fire trail down...

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Green
1 year

Dry, Dusty, Fast... get out there!

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Green
1 year

Just got a letter in mail advising of hazard burn off on Sunday 10th from approx 10am (unless conditions don't permit) between Nyrang and hydro lab.Recommend people ride Saturday if possible,else...

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Green
1 year

All dry except just after Curl Curl Creek.

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Amber
1 year

Trail maintenance work will be carried out this Saturday morning (19th August) on a section of trail between the 19th hole and the playground at Cootamundra Drive. Please use caution on this...

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Green
1 year

It was good yesterday

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Green
1 year

A heads up that there is an NSW orienteering event between 10.00 and 12.30 today based at Allambie Oval. There will be runners on trails from Heartbreak Hill onwards (including the link trail...

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Green
1 year

A few puddles - but riding very good.

Great to see a bit of maintenance on the Allambie DH section. Watch out for the new doubles that have been put in to assist for erosion, if you haven'...

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Amber
1 year

Golf course singletrack is mostly dry but Allambie side is wet and the trail going into and also down from 19th Hole is wet and getting chopped up in places.

Good to see some.trail...

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Green
1 year

Honestly, as long as your fine with getting some mud up your back and doing a good bike clean when you get home you'll be fine. The track is in good condition despite some large puddles which...

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Amber
1 year

Still quite muddy, wet, and rutty in sections - will probably take a solid 2-3 days of sun for the mud to dry up.

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Green
1 year

Website says open. No closed signs up. Go for it.

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Red
1 year

Just no.

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Green
1 year

Was in top condition generally, rutted sections have been that way for a year. The upgraded sections seem to resist weather well now. Possum and Kc also looking good, extra possum at the bottom...

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Green
1 year

Dusty

Rode the outer loop and it was all dry and running well.

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Green
1 year

Rode this on Sunday 30/4.
Most of MD is a lot drier than it was 2 weeks ago - tacky offering good grip. A few small puddles around, but generally nice and sticky. The trail is a bit rutted...

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Amber
1 year

Trail was very passable, although a bit muddy in places. Real problem is the bad erosion and rutting in parts, particularly on the north side where it shares with walkers. A couple of times I had...

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Red
1 year

Rode it today, council web site says open, it should be closed.

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Red
1 year

Still a mudfest. While I didn't ride today (due to a fussy shoulder following last weekend's Mont 24hr) I did check with people coming off the track at the Hydraulic Lab.

The consensus...

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Red
1 year

After reading the previous days post thought we'd give the dam a crack. Massive deluge and turning to clay in areas, it'll need at least a week to dry out if we dont get anymore rain. Popped over...

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Amber
1 year

Status given as open on the Council website,( http...

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Red
1 year

As per website and the current torrent of water on the trails.

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Green
1 year

Surprisingly good.

19th hole is a bit ordinary. Possums ok. KC is good.

Will get better as the next 2 days look dry.

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Red
1 year

The council has closed Manly Dam, we have had a heap of rain.
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Amber
1 year

Dry (obviously!) but there is a trail running event this Sunday....22 Jan

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Green
1 year

All dry after last weeks rain.

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Amber
1 year

Must have been more rain overnight than i thought.
Lots of puddles throughout, and the creek had more water than i have seen in a while

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Green
1 year

Did a coupla laps around the classic Dam circuit today. Apart from being too hot (32C - shoulda left earlier) the trail is dry and rideable.

It's quite eroded in a lot of places, showing...

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Green
1 year

All good around the dam, possums and KC. Just watch out at the bottom of the gap jump track next to wakehurst parkway as their is a tree trunk across the path

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Green
2 years

A few damp patches and the odd puddle but surprisingly dry given the recent rain.

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Green
2 years

All pretty good.

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Green
2 years

All good, nary a drop of moisture

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Amber
2 years

new concrete foot path opposite Nth Balgowlah school now complete and barriers have now been removed so no need to cross the street any longer!
care needed on the Allambie downhill as there...

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Amber
2 years

some work in progress opposite Nth Balgowlah School as council repairs the footpath. there are barriers blocking the bike path/footpath and riders will need use Manning St to bypass this section...

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Green
2 years

All good. Back end still has washed out sections that require a little more caution but all dry and rideable.

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Green
2 years

Absolutely dry as a bone. Track is in pretty good condition.

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Green
2 years

Rode the dam this morning and it was in great condition. Serrata and possum were fine as well. Thanks to the brave men and women who have fixed the rain damaged sections of Possum.

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Amber
2 years

A bit piddly in a few sections after last nights rain esp after golf course, but rest is damp and fast and drying out fast with this sun.

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Green
2 years

Rode the Dam this morning. It's a damp in a few of the usual places, but for the most part it is fine to ride. You'll get a bit wet and muddy, but it's open and better than I expected.

Go...

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Green
2 years

Warringah Council site says open. God only knows what condition it is going to be in, lets hope this weeks warm weather has managed to dry it out. Guess I'll find out this weekend...

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Red
2 years

Closed Monday morning the 5th September I rode ba try bay instead also very wet.

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Amber
2 years

Trail was open, but probably needs to be closed.
A lot of mud and puddles, especially over cobblestone. Hopefully a few consecutive days of sunlight will dry it out.
Downhill to king...

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Amber
2 years

Did most of the traditional loop today for the first time for at least a couple of years. Surprised how blown out it is in many places. Obviously getting plenty of use. Not as much fun on a short...

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Amber
2 years

Mostly pretty good condition, but a few boggy bits along Possums. I'd be happy to help if anyone wants to and knows how to do some maintenance on the trail, it certainly needs it. Ambos were...

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Amber
2 years

Rode from top to bottom today (avoided the wet golf course side) and was surprised that it is still very wet. Lots of puddles and some big mud patches in areas that normally seem to drain well....

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Amber
2 years

Rode the Dam and Possums last night. Both should probably be closed in my opinion, but given we rode at night thing seem quite different. Council site says Dam is open but the 19th hole section...

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Green
2 years

Open fr9m last Tuesday per NB Council FB page.

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Red
2 years

Council closed signs are out.

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Amber
2 years

Track open again, but more water and mud than usual

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Red
2 years

Despite what the Warringah council website says, the trail is closed and clearly signposted as such.

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Green
2 years

majority of the track is dry and fine. Lingering puddles in the normal places.

PLEASE DO NOT RIDE POSSUM as it has lots of puddles and has seen a lot of damage from people riding through...

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Red
2 years

Currently raining.

Official status is open but adverse weather this weekend will cause the trail surface to be soft and the singletrack track damaged if ridden. Please care for our trails...

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Green
2 years

A few puddles and damp spots but perfectly fine for consumption. A few areas are more washed out and eroded than normal so keep your eyes open

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Red
2 years

From the council this evening

"The mountain bike track and the walking trails are still closed. Debris is still being cleared. Track will be accessed again tomorrow morning at 8am.

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Amber
2 years

Still wet and could do with a few more days to dry out.

A large tree is blocking the trail near the start of the single track after Balgowlah Bowls Club, but the rest is clear and there's...

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Red
2 years

With all the rain it will be a underwater

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Green
2 years

It's all good. As discussed: http://nobmob.com/node/53743#comment-157147

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Green
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Green
2 years

great first time ive ridden it in near a year,new signage and the 19th hole? has been dumbed down,still fun but i rolled the far left without any effort,the last downhill bit has a new line as...

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Green
2 years

A bit of water in the usual spots and super tacky everywhere else.

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Amber
2 years

Rode Monday and the trail was good. Rode yesterday, Tuesday and the Monday night rain created some deep puddles along Possums.

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Amber
2 years

Still wet in places after midweek rain. Possums is OK with some mud patches that need rock infill.

No info on the Allambie side as I couldn't be bothered riding the other side after...

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Amber
2 years

Pretty wet in places after Monday's rain. The Dam must have copped a lot because it was really surprising how much water is still around. Still rideable but you'll get your wheels wet.

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Green
2 years

About as good as it gets.
One puddle on the golf course sniggle just before the lookout, wet as usual at the creek and a few puddles on the 19th hole. All else dry and good. That high...

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Green
2 years

Green as of this afternoon. Hopefully the rain will continue to stay away for a bit to let the water table drop.

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Amber
2 years

Mostly fine except for the trail after 19th Hole to the playground having puddles and getting pretty chopped up. Did the extended loop and Bewildered Possum has a few wet patches that are also...

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Amber
2 years

Was going to call it green after lap 2 but then it rained, and turned to slush in the space of 15 minutes....

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Amber
2 years

It has improve slightly from yeserday. It was a still bit damp this morning with a few puddles along the Wakehurst parkway section from the bowling club. I didn't ride down to the creek so no...

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Amber
2 years

It was a bit wet this morning with a lot of puddles along the Wakehurst parkway section from the bowling club, though surprisingly good past the creek.
But.... Its raining again now so it's...

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Green
2 years

No probs following the hazard reduction burns on the weekend.
The trail is dry and riding well.

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Amber
2 years

just got work there are some hazard reduction burns happening on the Allambie side this weekend ... Sunday I think?

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Green
2 years

All good today - just a bit damp at the creek as usual.

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Green
2 years

Slightly damp in parts after the rain on Saturday/Sunday, but over all pretty good with a few small puddles in the usual places

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Green
2 years

Dry Dry Dry! well except for bottom of creek area Smiling

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Green
2 years

Manly Dam is in a reasonable condition. There are a few damp or muddy sections.

Open per the Warringah council site....

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Red
2 years

Raining again on an already saturated trail. Allambie/Frenchs Forest seems to be a rain magnet.

May not be officially closed but IMO you'd be wasting your time - trashing your bike and the...

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Amber
2 years

No rain in the past 3days.
I haven't ridden it but the council website says open.

Considering the above, I believe the correct status should be Amber.

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Red
2 years

Plenty of rain here the last few days on what was an already heavy trail. May not be officially closed but IMO you'd be wasting your time - trashing your bike and the trail.

UPDATE
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Red
2 years

Plenty of rain here the last few days on what was an already heavy trail. May not be officially closed but IMO you'd be wasting your time - trashing your bike and the trail.
Went for a run...

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Amber
2 years

The description from c3po last week is about where its back to after the rain last week as follows( too lazy to recreate the message).Overall good to ride but a few issues:
The first bit of...

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Amber
2 years

Overall good to ride but a few issues:
The first bit of single trail after the shared fire trail that leads down to the drop off before Cootamundra Reserve is quite wet (19th hole?). There's...

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Green
2 years

Warringah council just posted a tweet saying manly dam has re opened

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Red
2 years

Closed according to their Facebook page.

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Green
2 years

Good to go. Bit of water across the creek and a few overgrown branches here & there. The drainage after MVPS working a treat.

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Green
2 years

open - enjoy

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Amber
2 years

I haven't ridden the Dam for a few days........
It's gotta be wet with all this rain.

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Green
3 years

As at Friday it's as good as it gets.
Water at the creek crossing but nowhere else. Even the trail after MVPS is dry.

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Amber
3 years

Was a bit damp before it rained at dusk. Forecasted Rain for 2 more days but nobody trusts a weatherman. Play it by ear.

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Green
3 years

Green and bloody hot at lunch time.

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Green
3 years

Dry as a dead dingo's donger at 8 am.

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Green
3 years

Dry as a bone now.

They've dug a couple of drainage ditches on the edge of the firetrail in a couple of spots where the worst bogs were. So on the trail behind MVPS it's had a grading and...

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Green
3 years

Dry. There has been some work on the fire trail section down from Wakehurst Parkway. Mostly looks like improving the drainage but it's soft in places and the first sharp banked corner is gone....

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Green
3 years

good to go. Dry everywhere that is ever dry.

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Amber
3 years

just rode Wakehurst Parkway section (golf club to top of fire trail decent) & it was wet in the usual places.......as if it had rained this morning.
I can only imagine it will be wet...

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Amber
3 years

Council web site says open. It's gotta be wet. Anyone done a lap?

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Green
3 years

After the recent rains there are quite a few puddles around but generally it's all good.

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Green
3 years

Generally dry. A few puddles here and there but nothing to worry about. There was a serious accident just past 19th Hole today, so be aware on the trails.

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Green
3 years

Hi, found a Garmin out on the trails today. If this is yours and you can I.D it please msg me so i can get it back to you. user name robd.

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Green
3 years

Rode Manly Dam this morning (17 Oct), all dry except usual bog after Curl Curl Creek. New sign pictures attached. Ohh Look at that, Dirt Nights sign as well, sounds like a fun night. Last Tuesday...

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Green
3 years

Looks like one of those times when it rained heavy over some of the Dam and not much in others.

I was surprised at how dry it was until halfway along the golf course section. Few puddles...

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Green
3 years

All fine apart from the firetrap after the creek. Not sure what was done when the trail was regraded but this seems to be a constant soup when ever I ride Manly Dam now!

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Green
3 years

All fine apart from the firetrap after the creek. Not sure what was done when the trail was regraded but this seems to be a constant soup when ever I ride Manly Dam now!

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Green
3 years

Rode from Allambie tennis courts to Golf club at lunch today.
Minimal puddles in the usual places. Overall is 99% dry.
Enjoy
Cheers, Daisy

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Amber
3 years

Rode the Parkway section at lunch today & it's wet in the usual places.
With the weather we're expecting in the coming week, shouldn't take too long to dry out.
Cheers, Daisy

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Red
3 years

Very wet .

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Amber
3 years

Sunday morning rides in rain. Lots of water & erosion. Won't be surprised if closed mid week unless the sun comes out

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Green
3 years

3 laps this morning. Wet in the usual spots (creek crossing, after the primary school) but generally dry and good condition.

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Green
3 years

Just did a couple of laps this afternoon. A few little puddles but generally dry and good condition.

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Green
3 years

Just the usual slight bit of water running over the track. Very minor, otherwise all dry and busy with riders today. My 9yo did his first lap! Very proud dad.

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Amber
3 years

Rain overnight. Trail is quite wet. Riding in these conditions will damage the trails.

If you feel the need to stretch your legs, go ride Duck Holes and Center tracks at Terrey Hills:...

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Green
3 years

The Manly Dam microclimate has been at work again over the last days.

Was quite wet in parts this morning along the golf course section with a few puddles. Went across to Possums, Serrata...

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Green
3 years

Some slop after the creek crossing and after Primary school but all good. Last time I was at the Dam it was sketchy and nasty well that was a while ago - it's been pretty well smoothed out. Just...

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Green
3 years

Did both the classic and extended loops today. Extended loop is in excellent condition with some new berm work on Possums getting the thumbs up from me....

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Green
3 years

Rode it Sunday 2pm - All good except the usual wet areas, but drying out nicely. Possum and KC 98% dry.

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Green
3 years

Rode on Wed arvo. There were a few puddles in the usual places.
GET AMONGST IT !!!

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Amber
3 years

Rideable but plenty of puddles in the usual places.

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Green
3 years

MUCH drier today than the last few days.

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Green
3 years

Despite the rain the tracks are still open on the warringah facebook page.
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Green
3 years

Trail status is open. Quite a few puddles. New section to Hydro Lab is finished and open. They have taken the Detour signs down.

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Amber
3 years

Open, according to Wasringah Council's site. I'd say some issues going in some weekend reports.

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Red
3 years

Officially closed as we found out this morning when we got to the school car park. Rode the section from here to the road and it was a bog. The little section behind the houses with the...

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Red
3 years

The detour before the Hydro lab is still in play and it's quite wet at the creek crossing and after Manly Vale school. Very wet around the neighbourhood with *lots* of standing water in low-lying...

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Amber
3 years

The detour before the Hydro lab is still in play and it's quite wet at the creek crossing and after Manly Vale school. Good to ride - very similar to last weekend with a bit of dampness all round...

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Amber
3 years

Detour is still in place and the riders I saw out on the trail this morning were respecting the detour. Trail is a bit damp in places but perfectly rideable.

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Amber
3 years

The new work on the section above the Hydraulics Lab is under way.

PLEASE STAY AWAY from the sections being worked on. The trail crew is complaining that they are having to waste hours...

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Amber
3 years

It's a mess with still a lot of water and some deep mud in places. Seems to have got torn up pretty badly over the weekend.

The new work on the section above MHL has started also, so that...

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Amber
3 years

It's a mess with still a lot of water and some deep mud in places. Seems to have got torn up pretty badly over the weekend.

The new work on the section above MHL has started also, so that...

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Amber
3 years

Rideable, but some big puddles and messy in places

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Green
3 years

just had a quick chat with the rangers and they confirmed that the trail will be open for the weekend!
please report any issues with trees/branches down after today's high winds.

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Green
3 years

Did a night ride, mostly all good (99%) but there's still one tree down across the trail in the final descent from allambie heights after you rejoin trail from alongside cootamundra drive. (I...

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Green
3 years

Officially reopen tomorrow

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Red
3 years

Still officially closed as of today.

Walked around the track and cleared out a few puddles and cleared branches and some trees off the track.

Only one large tree is left blocking...

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Red
3 years

Signs are still up - CLOSED . But of course, saw some people on the trail today....

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Red
3 years

Stay safe people.

...

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Red
3 years

If you didn't get out there on the weekend you've missed it for at least the next week to 10 days.

With 72mm forecast for today and a further 44mm tomorrow, and further showers later in...

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Amber
3 years

Get out there. I've marked it Orange because there are a few areas where those who are precious about their gear will want to avoid. Overall very rideable and no damage to the trail. More detail...

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Green
3 years

Was a bit muddy in places on the fire trail at midday, but the single trail was dry enough that the there were no puddles.

There was a very light misting of rain occasionally as I was...

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Amber
3 years

Was a bit muddy in places at midday, but the single trail was dry enough that the majority of puddles could be hopped over or avoided without going off trail.

A heavy downpour began just...

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Red
3 years

Must be pretty soaked by now.

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Green
3 years

Green as and great to go.
A little bit over grown in parts. Water across the creek and just after Manly Vale School but nothing major.

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Amber
3 years

Email from council today... so please watch out over the weekend. I think they were trying to say there are two different events and one will be Saturday, the other Sunday, but didn't make it...

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Green
3 years

A couple of small puddles around but nothing to worry about.

Trail is starting to get a bit overgrown in places though and there's a couple of branches that could do with clearing. The...

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Green
3 years

Green and dry this morning, everywhere except one of the creek crossings ( the last one?) bit of a track wide bog here but all bone dry and busy with riders everywhere else.

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Green
3 years

Green and good to go as of this morning (Friday). If it stays dry today it will be perfect for the weekend.

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Green
3 years

Didn't ride the full Dam loop as I did Possums, Serrata and Pipeline before rejoining the Dam track, but everything was dry and in good condition. Get out there!

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Green
3 years

Rode it yesterday afternoon and it was in good condition and 99.2% dry. A few small puddles but nothing to ride through the bushes to avoid. Gahnia was officially shut so I avoided that but did...

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Amber
3 years

I'm pretty sure most would call the dam red for the next few days. There were rivers of mud within minutes this afternoon when I was caught in the deluge.

The single tracks were all...

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Amber
3 years

A fair few puddles early this morning. 50/50 call whether they might close it. 10mm of rain over night

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Green
3 years

Rode it midday, few puddles in behind the school, but other than that, just a few damp patches.

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Amber
3 years

Rode it just now. Don't think I've ridden it that wet before & would have gone to Gahnia or Serrata if I knew the current conditions of the Dam.
I reckon it needs to dry a bit more &...

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Green
3 years

good to go - website should be updated this morning to reflect the correct status...

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Amber
3 years

Rang Manly Dam Office and the Dam is open has been since Saturday morning. I'm sure there is issues so yellow it is.

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Red
3 years

closed according to council's website this morning (3rdFeb) .. not sure if signs are up?

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Amber
3 years

Greasy.
Trail is open and rideable. There are no big showstoppers or anything doing damage to the trail. In saying that it is consistently wet/greasy which can be a bit off putting. In...

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Green
3 years

Open as of this morning.
https://mobile.twitter....

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Red
3 years

Have you looked outside lately? Not officially closed by council yet, but with constant rain for over 24hrs, use common sense and give it a rest.

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Green
3 years

All good, a few little puddles here and there but the single track is dry. Possum and Gahnia are dry too.

I also cleared about 8053 spider webs - it's a pleasure.

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Green
3 years

All good, a few little puddles here and there but the single track is dry. Possum and Gahnia are dry too

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Green
3 years

Still very dry except for the creek crossing. No major obstacles or dramas. Note it's very sandy on the fire trail between the parkway and the creek so take a bit of care.
The short pinch...

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Green
3 years

Track is dry except for the creek crossings, and fast.

A tree fell down 'this evening some time on my second lap across the track just after the entrance to the Golf Club. No big deal -...

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Green
3 years

Track is dry except for the creek crossings.

First time I've ridden the regular circuit for awhile. Watch out on the fire trail descent to Curl Curl Ck, there is a lot of loose sand that...

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Green
4 years

Watch out for the boulder just before the Wakehurst Golf Course Road crossing. Not sure why but someone has tried to block the opening. There's already tracks around it so no dramas.
The rest...

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Green
4 years

A few puddles but great overall. Surprising how dry it is after last week's rain.

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Amber
4 years

Rode lunchtime 09/Dec.

Surprisingly very dry and in great condition.
I'd rate it amber only due to a few puddles.

A few minor puddles on the s bends just after Seaforth Bowlo....

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Amber
4 years

Surprisingly very dry and in great condition before this evening's storm. I'd rate it green but it's bucketing down atm so maybe that will have an impact.
A few minor puddles on the s bends...

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Green
4 years

So where was everyone this arvo..... Did not see 1 other rider... Everyone have early beer o'clock or were they at Serrata Track???

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4 years

Still Green, little bit more rain to pack it down some, but just be careful of lots of sticks/branches etc. on the Cootamundra first section as they have been in clearing the bush like they did...

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Green
4 years

All good & very fast. No trees or random stonhenge placements. Still 1 or 2 sandy bits on the descent from the Parkway to the creek (even after the rain) but al else is clean.
Question -...

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Green
4 years

comming down the right at Cootamundra Drive on a road train with 4 of us on top of each other . There is a tree down across the track. It was clear about 45 minutes prior to that. Must have been...

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Green
4 years

Its been dumbed down. the main fire-trail has started packing down it is pretty fast. Its favorable conditions for all your PB's

but save those hot-laps for when there is not much traffic...

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Green
4 years

Green and sandy on the fire trail.
On the short singletrack before the entrance to the golf club there's a really low overhanging tree trunk if you take the line on the left, it nearly...

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Green
4 years

Haven't been around for many months so took a cruise - all good. Next big storm will add back some excitement to the downhill. Heartbreak is fine. The changes to the rock slide along the Golf...

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Amber
4 years

What a difference a week makes!

Lots of changes in the last week or two since I last did a normal lap.

All the dutch ladders are now gone except one last piece on the long climb...

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Amber
4 years

Half of the ladder is now replaced by TrailSpaces and is more challenging that before...especially with the loose sand still there. When the loose sand goes in the next couple of storms and the...

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Amber
4 years

From the forum:

Warringah Council have advised that Trailscapes will commence work this Thursday (30th October) to replace the dutch ladder on the climbing section of trail...

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Amber
4 years

The whole fire trail has now been graded with a fair bit of tree lopping as well. This means it is quite loose and sandy all the way to Allambie. There's a high chance of getting sticks in your...

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Green
4 years

The rock cutters have smoothed the fire-road descent and the main climb after the creek for 4WD fire access. These parts are no longer technical at all, and are incredibly sandy and loose so...

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Green
4 years

No dramas at all. Couple of puddles here and there, but only at the usual damp bits and all avoidable if careful. My bike is probably a little dirtier than I would have liked it to be maybe?

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Amber
4 years

There's a fair bit of smoke from the Golf Course through to Heartbreak Hill and along the fire trail. Ok for a bit of poor man's altitude training but if you like clear air maybe look elsewhere....

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Green
4 years

All good - one or two small puddles after the golf course flat rock but the rest of the single track is dry.

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Green
4 years

http://nobmob.com/node/48594#comment-147930

All good as of 1st...

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Green
4 years

Tiny bit damp in parts but all green. Finally ridden the repaired sections. They are good! Not dumbed down just more water resistant. Why do some people not mention to me and my 11yo that they...

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Green
4 years

Still damp after the creek, but nothing major. Great to have the Dam open again !

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4 years

Still Closed, it will be assessed tomorrow (Fri 19th) and status updated.

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4 years

Council update just in. Closed all weekend.

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Red
4 years

Still officially closed Sad

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Red
4 years

Still officially closed still very wet.

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Red
4 years

Still officially closed so please stay away.
I went for a run up near Seaforth Bowling Club and it is still very heavy. Unfortunately a few riders around - I nicely told them the track was...

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Red
4 years

I haven't seen the signs up yet, but I'm sure they will be soon.

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Amber
4 years

State of Play: Manly Dam Mountain Bike Track Due to bridge works a detour will be in place between Allambie Tennis Courts and Cootamundra Dr.

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Green
4 years

The new work is great. Seems to be more sustainable for wet weather recovery and the lines certainly haven't been dumbed down.

Watch out for the the new B-Line at 19th Hole (I didn't have...

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Green
4 years

All good. Bridges after the 19th hole are in place.

Haven't spent a lot of time here recently but I am pretty happy with the work that has taken place. Really glad to see that the advanced...

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Amber
4 years

Got this message from a rider earlier:

I was riding around Manly dam this morning and a worker said they are replacing the 2 bridges after Wookie rock / 19th hole, this will be finished by...

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Green
4 years

Nice this morning, couple of small puddles, but very very small

Question for those in the know: will the trail works address the known 'damp spots' on the trail to help them drain better (...

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Amber
4 years

Quite a few puddles.

The rework on 19th Hole is looking good, but for some strange reason they've elected to leave the slippery treated pine logs right on the right hand apex at the top...

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Green
4 years

No puddles. All good. The new 19th hole is looking good!

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Green
4 years

All good. In terms of this week's trail works - nothing on the technical side. They have laid sandstone on the little hill after the park at Allambie that goes up to beside the road. Similar...

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Green
4 years

Rode around today and all open and good. No major difference to the part between the fire trail & that rock shelf descent that has claimed a few scalps (19th hole?) - a few of the step downs...

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Amber
4 years

After a bit of rain last night, all is good this morning.

CAUTION! The first part of The 19th Hole is closed due to much needed track work.
Just follow the firetrail along beside it...

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Green
4 years

Went round today - all good. Saying that the exposed rocks & tree roots seem to be multiplying each week. Didn't notice any changes from last week in terms of track work.

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Green
4 years

Very busy and not as dry as I was expecting but certainly green.

Watch out for the new section of trail. The "black" line does need to be hit at speed. As others have mentioned a roll down...

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Green
4 years

open with a few puddles still some water running across in various places on the high side. but was a nice morning for it... had it to myself...

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Red
4 years

Closed signs are up.

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Amber
4 years

Not sure if its my call for this or not.

I know the weather seems tempting.

If you value the track. go somewhere else....cascadesd maybe?
If you value youyr driveline....keep...

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Green
4 years

Plenty of puddles last night, but they could all be ridden around. Some workmen with diggers were doing what I can only consider to be 'dumbing down' of the technical downhill section at the end...

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Green
4 years

Dry all over, not a puddle to be seen
Some works being done along the singletracks.

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Green
4 years

Dry - and the trail fairies are at work near Balgowlah school.

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Amber
4 years

It's open and there were plenty of fresh tyre tracks this morning so it's clearly being used.
I was very surprised how wet it was given the recent dryish weather.
Lots of puddles, not...

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Green
4 years

Did a lap this morning. Nice and dry (a couple of small and avoidable puddles in the usual spots).

Trail fairies have filled the soggy spots on the single track by the golf course with...

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Amber
4 years

Still plenty of puddles and soft bits.

Riders are doing a great job of going around puddles and tricky areas resulting in track widening. Plus I see the "staircase" just after the golf...

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Green
4 years

Better than the weekend when I rode it this morning.

Almost dry, just a few small avoidable puddles.

I reckon it will be perfect by the time the next rain comes on Friday!!

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Green
4 years

A couple of minor puddles in the usual spots but generally dry and fine all round

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Amber
4 years

Did a quick lap this morning and while it's not closed it's still very wet. LOTS of water puddles combined with the sand make the riding pretty unpleasant. I'd avoid it if you can.

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Red
4 years

Too wet today.

Wait until it's dried out, or go check out either Duck Holes and Centre Track fire trail loop, or Cascades 4 Gates ride ... if you're desperate for a ride and don't mind...

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Green
4 years

Thought due to the Mont I would have the place to myself but still a few circulating and why not a few puddles mainly on the Golf Course leg, a man trap size puddle after the rock drops behind...

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Green
4 years

A bit damp and puddles in places, but nothing major and still very rideable without any issues

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Green
4 years

Considering all the rain the track is very good. Couple of puddles only.

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Amber
4 years

Been raining pretty solidly for 24 hours in manly vale - reckon it will need a few days to dry out, the ground here is very wet.

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Green
4 years

Nice and dry this morning, today's rain seemed to miss manly vale so it should still be good, but more rain due over the next few days...

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Green
4 years

Nice this arvo, a couple of small and avoidable damp spots, but on the whole very dry

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Amber
4 years

Got caught in the middle of the storm. Significant rain in a very short period of time turned the single trail into a creek and even the roads were flowing!

The Dam seems to have been...

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Green
4 years

great,nice and tacky,no real puddles to speak of.I was racing the storm that didnt happen so should be good still tomorrow

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Amber
4 years

Really not too bad... considering all the recent rain. puddles in the usual spots but all very avoidable.

biggest obstacle was a yabby right when i went through the bottom at the creek...

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Amber
4 years

I haven't been there, but there is no way the Dam is going to be in any state to ride after all the recent rain.

Only Amber because there is no official update, but do your bike and the...

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Green
4 years

Even after the rain this week, reports are it's all good.

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Green
4 years

As of lunchtime Tuesday, all good. Only a couple of small, very avoidable puddles.

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Green
4 years

Pretty "dam" dry lol. Lots of soft sand the creek barely exists anymore.

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Green
4 years

Rode it last night before the light rain we had. In great condition. The 1 or 2 mm we had on Thursday settled the dust and it's quite fast.

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4 years

Very very dry! Even the creek was dry and dusty (not seen it like that for a while)

Some loose sand on a few corners so beware.

I moved a couple of fallen branches but more were...

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Amber
4 years

Heads up... there's a trail running event going through Manly Dam this weekend:

Sydney Trail Series Sunday - 12 January 2014 from 6am to 10.30am

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Green
4 years

All good.

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Green
4 years

All good

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Green
4 years

There was a brief shower last night, but the track is dry as a bone this morning. Ride on!

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Amber
5 years

Council doing some tree trimming along the single track sections. Be nice to them...
The rest of the track is fine.

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Green
5 years

Dry as a dead dingo's donger.

I rode the descent to the Hydro Lab and the singletrack to Wakehust Parkway. The steeper sections from Allambie have dissolved into powder covered in loose...

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Green
5 years

Awesome

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Green
5 years

All good.

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Amber
5 years

Council says it's open... but use your brains please. We had a downpour today (Saturday) and Council won't be updating their FB page after 5pm Friday.

The local trail fairies would really...

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Green
5 years

Council says it's open. Get out there before it rains again!

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Red
5 years

Council says is closed on fb page

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Amber
5 years

Reports are the dam is, "Very wet and slippery".

I'm not going to mark it red as the official status isn't closed. However, just because the council hasn't made an official update doesn't...

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Green
5 years

started from wakehurst parkway, a few other riders out there. Very wet and slippery. I was surprised it was open

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Green
5 years

From Warringah FB page. State of Play: Manly Dam #MTB track has been re-opened by our fabulous rangers, and it's a beautiful sunny day - enjoy!

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Red
5 years

Council fb page says closed till further notice

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Green
5 years

Rode it this morning. It seems fairly dry except for the last section before the hydro lab. It's a little smokey out there today, but vision wasn't an issue on the trail. Get out and have some...

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Green
5 years

All good this morning despite yesterday's downpour . Couple of puddles but no major problems.

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Green
5 years

Like this.....thanks Rob. Smiling

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5 years

Dutch reports it's open.

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Red
5 years

Closed according to the official Warringah council site due to extreme fire danger. Check...

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Green
5 years

Went for a lap yesterday afternoon and as expected, the dam was fairly dry. As mentioned in the previous update, that tree near the bowling club has since been removed which is great.

Get...

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Green
5 years

Two rangers were removing the fallen tree by the bowls club - 1pm in a Sunday (a long weekend too) - extremely impressive!
The rest of the track is dry and fast.
Happy cycling...

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Amber
5 years

A big tree has come down right at the entrance to the single track connect just after the bowling club.

Lots of other branches etc on the track from the high winds today.

Otherwise...

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Green
5 years

As per post by hawkeye, tree on Cootamundra Dr has now been removed and tall people will have more headroom...

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Amber
5 years

Ok - track dry with basically no puddles even after the rain earlier this week and the shower this arvo.

But the tree on Cootamundra Dr just after the playground has now completely blocked...

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Green
5 years

Still a few puddles around but nothing too severe. The branch when coming out of the park up to Cootamunda drive has fallen further and it not passable, you need to jump the rails and go onto the...

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Green
5 years

Some small puddles after the rain last night although should dry out with this wind fairly quickly. Also watch out for the branch when coming out of the park up to Cootamunda drive.. it's very...

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Green
5 years

All good and dry, busy for a weekday this morning.

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Green
5 years

Dry, with only a bit of water in the creek. No problems there!

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Green
5 years

Pretty much bone dry apart from the usual rock pools by the creek. Didn't even get my bike dirty this morning.

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Green
5 years

Riding well today. Some water around the top section but pretty good.

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Green
5 years

Rode it today. Seems fine, only a few damp patches here and there in the usual spots. Get out there and have fun!

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Green
5 years

Fast, dry and fun! Get out there!!

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Green
5 years

Rode it this morning at about 7 am. Despite the cold weather, the dam is probably the dryest I have seen it in a while. Aside from some of the humps used to wash rain of the track, there isn't...

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Green
5 years

Drying out more each day - pretty good actually.
I saw 1 other rider the whole lap. I could get use to this Friday morning ride business.
Best of riding to all doing the 3 Ring Circus. I...

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Green
5 years

First ride in the Dam since May and it was a slow one.
some wet patches after the creek, and rutted out bits here and there mostly on popular lines on the firetrails.
Overall green.

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Green
5 years

Punched out a couple of laps this arvo. Track drying out with the nor west wind. Surprisingly few out riding... Maybe every got out early??

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Green
5 years

Rode there this morning, couple of puddles, muddy in parts and slippery bits here and there, but overall has held up quite well after the few showers recently.

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Amber
5 years

Rode the section from Wakehurst Parkway to top of 19th Hole today on the way home from a cruise and explore with my son.

Plenty of standing water in places on the fire trail Allambie side...

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Amber
5 years

Just got back from lap and its better than what I thought it would be. Standing water on some parts of the track, most of it is avoidable with a few line options. A few bog holes which are all...

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Red
5 years

If you missed Jonny's predawn ride yesterday you're out of luck for at least the next couple of days. Lots of water lying in low spots around Allambie heights which almost always means the track...

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Amber
5 years

Rode this morning pre-dawn.
The section after the school was quite damp and the recent water channels were very soft at the left hand ends - stay right...

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Amber
5 years

It's definitely drying up, but some sections are still wet, so unless you really have to ride Manly Dam I suggest still finding another trail to ride..

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Red
5 years

Passed by there today and the 'Park Closed' signs are up.

Hardly surprising given the rain over the last two weeks.

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Red
5 years

Just got this update, still closed and will be for the weekend.

Update on the current partial closure of the Manly Dam Mountain Bike Track
On Wednesday 12 June 2013 Warringah Council...

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Red
5 years

Good Afternoon Mountain Bikers
Due to urgent asbestos removal on the fire trail, the mountain bike track between Gibbs St, Manly Vale and Water Reserve Rd, North Balgowlah will be closed to...

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Green
5 years

On the run down to the 19th hole there's a big log I usually roll off. The dirt at the bottom of this has been turned to mud and then gouged out, and is now a wheel-stopping hole that will send...

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Amber
5 years

Actually not too bad... Thought it would be a lot wetter. Will improve significantly in the next 24-48 hours if there is no more rain.

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Amber
5 years

Dam opened this afternoon but its still pretty wet and a bit slow in parts. Fine if you don't mind getting a bit dirty.

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Red
5 years

At the risk of stating the bleedin' obvious... it's belting down. Likely to need a week of sunshine and wind to dry out after this.

Time to go and do the vacuuming...

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Amber
5 years

Just rode it today (Friday 31 May) - A bit wet but no dramas. I'm a newby but I had the same challenges in the same spots as when completely dry.

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Amber
5 years

Significantly wetter in places than it was on Sunday - which is surprising. No wind to dry it out after Monday's rain?? Be prepared to clean your bike after you do a lap!!

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Amber
5 years

Wet in places but rideable.

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Amber
5 years

Heavy rain last night. I'd be inclined to leave it.

If you must ride, Duck Holes and Centre Track loop will offer the driest riding in a non-sensitive area, and is least likely to trash...

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Green
5 years

As previously reported on here, odd puddle here and there after the creek when I rode it yesterday

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Green
5 years

small puddles here and there on the firetrails after the creek, but nothing major.

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Green
5 years

Did a lap last night. Wind has dried it out and all good.

BUT - just note that a temporary construction fence has been erected on the eastern side of the pinch hill after MV school. It...

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Amber
5 years

Council have given the all-clear http://www.facebook.com/warringahcouncil

Still...

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Green
5 years

Council have given the all-clear http://www.facebook.com/warringahcouncil

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Red
5 years

"Manly Dam is officially closed until further notice due to wet weather" according to the official sign at the Wakehurst Parkway entrance and probably all other entrances, which explains why...

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Green
5 years

Generally good condition, just a few small puddles. However, it looks like council/other contractors have been through and dredged the water channel on the side of the trail between Manly Vale...

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Green
5 years

Manly Dam Mountain Bike Track is OPEN (Rangers are in the process of removing signs).
(http...

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Red
5 years

Very wet and very closed. Skirted the outside on my way up to Cascades.

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Red
5 years

Closed. Signs are up at the entry points

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Amber
5 years

Going to make a call on this one and say it's unrideable. I haven't received the usual official closure email from the rangers and the council Facebook page is also silent, so only an amber light...

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Green
5 years

Still very much green. Dry and hot today - a couple of small puddles on the firetrail after the big hill, but otherwise very dry and dusty!

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Green
5 years

I just rode Manly Dam on Saturday, it was dry and had some recent maintance work completed (me thinks it was that morning). Very enjoyable ride.

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Amber
5 years

Just back from a ride. I'm calling it amber. Some puddles and groundwater flowing but overall not too bad. Amazing what a few dry days will do.

As an aside, has anyone been stupid enough...

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Red
5 years

As per Warringah Council website, The Dam will be open for riding after 3pm today!

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Red
5 years

Sopping wet. Those keen for a ride are welcome to join the West Head on Knobblies ride posted for early Sunday am.

Do the hardworking trail fairies a favour and stay off the trail please...

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Red
5 years

Walked the first 50m of the golf course track after the short section of firetrail at 6 this evening, and it was soaked. Definitely closed until it has a chance to dry out.

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Amber
5 years

Pretty good considering, heavy seepage between Curl Curl creek & Heartbreak hill plus the boardwalk to the 19th hole is typically wet. Other than that, its not to bad, however PB's are not...

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Red
5 years

Green as of 1pm yesterday. Not now. Has bucketed down overnight and this morning.

If you really must trash your bike riding in the wet on sandy Northern Beaches soils, Duck Holes and...

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Green
5 years

Green as of 1pm today.
It could easily change if we're about to receive the amount of rain that in the forecast.

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Green
5 years

Nice evening for a ride. Couple of puddles but nothing major. Hill is easier to climb now that the dirt has been compacted.

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Amber
5 years

Given the recent rain, a sensible rider would first ask "are there any dry patches?" and the answer is "No."

So a sensible rider would not be riding.

The Dam is open and there are...

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Green
5 years

marginally green.
Still wet and puddles in places.
A fallen tree on the first bridge after 19th hole before the playground.
your bike will need a clean for sure.

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Green
5 years

There are a few small puddles about and some damp patches, but I'm calling it Green/Open anyway.

Most of the track is clean and dry. The few places of wetness are mostly avoidable. The...

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Amber
5 years

I've never updated the trail status before so I won't go straight to red without some official go ahead even though I am almost certain it would be red by now.

I cut a training ride short...

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Green
5 years

Rode it yesterday morn actually. 90% dry or more. Some tractor rolled on through heartbreak hill making it particularly nasty as it softened the hard surface, but otherwise was great

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Green
5 years

The locked gates are gone and Manly Dam is open for business.

The track has dried out very nicely and there are only a very few avoidable puddles remaining which should be gone by the...

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Green
5 years

I'm calling it green. A few small, avoidable puddles, and still a little bit of seepage on the firetrail, but hey, there's always seepage on the firetrail...

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Amber
5 years

As noted previously, the Warringah Council Facebook page says that Manly Dam is open for mountain biking.

However the gate across the entry to the Golf Course Singletrack is still there...

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Amber
5 years

According to the Warringah Council Facebook page, the Dam is now open for use.

I'm putting 'Amber/Some Issues' here though as surely it's still quite wet.

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Red
5 years

With the huge amount of rain we're currently receiving, obviously trail conditions are poor and riding will cause significant damage to the trail.

If looking after the trail is not enough...

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Green
5 years

Still in great condition, nice and grippy. No puddles, although there was a bit of water overflowing just after the creek

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Green
5 years

Tacky and grippy with the light rains over the last two days following Friday's 45.9 deg C furnace blast. Cambo, I have no idea how you rode the Dam in those conditions!

Any more rain...

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Green
5 years

Hot, dry and dusty this morning. Track very good, no puddles left and only a trickle in Curl Curl Creek. A few loose stones in places, washed loose by the rain earlier this week.

Some...

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Green
5 years

I'd call it perfect condition at the moment. Small avoidable puddles at places
Right amount of moisture on the trail, to give it that extra grip.
No motos and no signs of wildlife, not...

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Green
5 years

Dry and dusty.

Saw 3 motorcross monkeys on the firetrail leading up to the 19th hole going the other direction.
Funny enough, one of them drop their wallets along the golf course...

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5 years

Due to the State Emergency Management Committee's recommendation that all National Parks and State Forests are closed from midnight to midnight 8 January, it makes sense to extend the red status...

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Green
5 years

Nice and dry, clean, and as green as it gets Smiling

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Green
5 years

Dry and good traction for the most part.

Thanks to the guy on the Prophet with Fox forks and XTR brakes, learned a new line off you on the Golf Course sniggle where that rock sits right...

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Green
5 years

Perfect! Any water from the Christmas rain has dried! Get out there and ride!

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Green
5 years

Great condition considering the rain in the area yesterday. A couple of puddles in the usual places. Trail is now nice and sticky and quiet... only say 2 other riders while lapping at 12:30 today...

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Green
5 years

Clean, Dry and fast all the way.

One set of small puddles where the new back lawn just before the Monserra Causeway (previously known as the Monserra Quagmire) has been overwatered.

...
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Green
6 years

Superdry yesterday afternoon !

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Green
6 years

As good as it gets, great work on the recent maintenance days guys. It looks a lot more robust now.

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Green
6 years

totally dry today ! great conditions for the weekend

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Green
6 years

Dry this morning with some minor puddles, bike doesn't have to be cleaned as much

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Green
6 years

Still a few puddles early this morning, but all avoidable and should dry up during the day, 100% better than Monday!!

The last downhill boardwalk just before the lab is really really...

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Amber
6 years

Very wet this morning, lots of puddles around and some quite large. I won't be riding it again until its had a day or two of sun, it's soaked!!...

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Green
6 years

I did a lonely early lap this morning. All clear and dry, even a bit sandy in places, so definitely "Green/Open".

Wildlife Report: No Butcher Bird, a few Ravens, and a couple of Trail...

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Green
6 years

Almost bone dry. No wildlife to report.

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Green
6 years

A few puddles around, a bit slippery in places, but still green.

Some nice work to tidy up the log roll offs at the entry to the 19th hole!!

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Green
6 years

I did a slow loop this morning in the drizzle. Very warm and humid but there were no puddles and no problems worth mentioning so the track remains green/open.

But NB: the track was damp...

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Green
6 years

99.9% Dry only a couple of puddles that will be dried up by the heat this afternoon.
No butcher to be seen.

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Green
6 years

Despite a short but heavy downpour yesterday evening in manly vale the Dam was still clean and dry this morning.
Also saw a group of riders at the 19th hole - nice to see others out there at...

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Green
6 years

I did a spin around at lunchtime. The track remains clean and dry. Therefore still "Green/Open".

It seems the pile of crushed sandstone above the 19th Hole has grown. I do wonder where...

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Green
6 years

Dry and clean so definitely "Green".

There are truck tracks on the downhill from Wakehurst Parkway to the creek and some large rocks lying about which seem to have been disturbed by the...

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Green
6 years

Some puddles but nothing major, mostly on the golf course singletrack.
There was a pile of dirt/gravel at the 19th hole section entrance. I'm guessing that is for the trail maintenance day...

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Green
6 years

Mostly dry this morning, maybe 1 or 2 puddles that are drying up anywa

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Green
6 years

Trail is damp but not wet. Some puddles but no reason not to ride.

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Green
6 years

Clean, dry and just a little bit sandy in places. The Dam track is in excellent shape as of lunchtime Thursday.

I also noticed some recent additional dumbing down at Hawkeye's Bugbear; a...

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Green
6 years

All good this morning, and except for a lone hiker no-one out at 5:30am!!

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Green
6 years

suprisingly all good !

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Green
6 years

Even after last nights rain. I though it might be risky. But it was perfect. I got there reasonably early. But parking was at a premium at King Steet or anywhere in that area. LOL
There must...

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Green
6 years

Even drier today than yesterday so status is Green.

1. Didn't see the Gibbs Street Butcher Bird this time around, but I heard him yesterday so he is still around: beware!

2. Some...

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Green
6 years

I did a lunchtime loop to check the track after yesterday's rain.

There are a couple of small puddles after the Golf Course Rock, but nothing worth worrying about.

And so the track...

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Green
6 years

I did my usual Sunday morning loop again this morning. The air was smokey and humid and I encountered a good number of spider webs, but I saw a great sunrise and had a nice ride.

The track...

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Green
6 years

Dry everywhere ! good condition to set your new Hot Lap Smiling...

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Green
6 years

Did an early lap this morning.

The track is clean and clear with just a very few small puddles and the odd damp patch - all avoidable.

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Green
6 years

Did 3 laps at lunch today.

Track is generally green. Bone dry in parts and puddles in other parts. Singletrack puddles were mainly after the golf course flat rock and in the run down to...

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Green
6 years

Green this morning, a few puddles were drying up. Started drizzling towards the end, but I don't see that changing the status of the trail.
The rock armour at the Allambie section seems to be...

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Green
6 years

I went around this morning. There are a few puddles, but nothing major. The track remains clean and clear and open for riding.

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Green
6 years

Trail was super Dry and the weather was very hot this morning, dehydrated by the end my 2nd lap.

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Green
6 years

All green.

The trail fairies have been busy over the last week. I noticed that the old, direct line to the 19th hole drop had been closed (again) with a large boulder and branches. However...

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Green
6 years

Dry but not too dry, perfect I'd say, the recent rain gave the trail a bit more grip.
Lots of traffic on the trail this morning.

The "butcher" didn't get me but I saw a poor bloke...

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Green
6 years

I followed @hawkeye's advice after recent snake incidents and rode the Dam today. I'd forgotten about the rain last night but the track was in good condition. There are puddles but nothing worthy...

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Green
6 years

Rode a lap this morning and the track is in great condition.
However the Gibbs street butcher did swoop, only aborting his attack by my fortuitous sip and then holding my water bottle in...

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Green
6 years

My first and maybe last Manly Dam update for a while.

Track was fairly dry. No sign of any attacking butcher birds, this would have been great for the video.

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Green
6 years

All Good - very quiet at 9am this morn.
No Birdy issues - I had my head down and waving my hand in front of my face and trouble free. A guy coming up the other way thought I was waving at...

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Green
6 years

Just did a loop. All good. Green status for sure - looks like a busy weekend coming up.

Whilst riding I started to compose a song which has the working title "The Ballad Of The Butcher Of...

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Green
6 years

Rode this morning and despite the rain yesterday, it's still in good condition.
One or two tiny puddles that'll be gone by tomorrow.
Hat's off to the trail maintenance team. Seems like...

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Green
6 years

9/9/12 - Track conditions nice today, and beautiful day for a ride.

Peacfully riding up gibbs st by myself after the crowds dispersed, then WHACK! WTF?? a handful of blood from a gouge on...

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Green
6 years

Nice and dry the whole way around so very definitely "green".

The Trail Maintenance yesterday resulted in a small causeway...

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Green
6 years

Happy Father's Day.

The rain last night had surprisingly little effect. The track is still "green/open" with the dust now settled down/washed away.

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Green
6 years

All good. Quite busy this morning. The track is getting cleaner and faster as it dries and there is more traffic.

Somebody dumbed down a few of the steps at the end of the track before the...

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Green
6 years

Attacked by a red-belly black snake!! Did lap around midday today and big red belly launched itself at me as I flew down the main hill from Wakehurst. The snake was sunning itself on the rock on...

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Green
6 years

did the circuit yesterday again after some time and it was great ! but beware of protective magpies/other birds, i've been getting attacked just next to manly vale public school and paid with a...

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Green
6 years

Driest ive seen it in ages. All good here.
But - its also become the most technical ive seen it. The drop offs are bigger, the ruts are deeper and the roll overs have wheelcatches at the...

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Green
6 years

There's still a little bit of water in a few places, but nothing worth worrying about. Go for it!

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Amber
6 years

I did two laps this morning and the track is certainly rideable.

However there is standing water in many places (mostly avoidable) and a lot of leaf litter about. The Monserra Quagmire is...

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Green
6 years

Third ride this week.
Dry trail but very windy today with lots of fallen branches and some small trees that blocks some of the singletracks.
Hopefully it won't rain much this weekend

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Green
6 years

Dry and green ! get out there and enjoy the ride while the sun shines...

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Green
6 years

No problems. Driest I've seen it this year. Go for it!

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Green
6 years

The recent rain showers haven't made much difference and the track is definitely "green".

After the Manly Vale School wet section all the way up and across and down again to the creek is...

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Green
6 years

Rode the Dam Sat morning, a few dam patches in the usuall spots and a little mud at the Allambie end but overall I thought it there was a lot of grip and would rate it green.

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Amber
6 years

I did one lap of the Dam at lunch today. Track is ok but there are some issues so caution is required in parts. As always after a bit of rain there are some sections that are a bit muddy and...

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Amber
6 years

I did two easy laps in the rain at sunrise this morning. Lost my "performance eyewear" on the first loop so I went around again hoping to find them, but I never did.

The track is wet but...

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Amber
6 years

I'm getting very close to calling it green, but there is still a bit of water about and mud. And although a riding line is appearing through some sections, it is still very rough in other places...

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Amber
6 years

I just did a spin around Manly Dam and was surprised at how much it has dried out.

Really, for anyone who knows the track I would call it "green" - it will certainly be green if this...

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Amber
6 years

Rode the track this arvo. Still pretty wet in places, especially down through the rocky sections half-way around.

The trail is ridable, but it's best to slow it down and take it easy.

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Red
6 years

I know the council hasnt cloced it but its wet wet wet & a mess ! I didnt think there had been much rain but a ride thisarvo proved me wrong .

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Amber
6 years

No doubt many of you are wondering whether the Manly Dam track has become too dry to ride after this extended (2 days and counting) period without heavy rain.

I can assure you this is not...

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Amber
6 years

This time last week I described the track as "damp" with some avoidable puddles.

But this morning the track is "wet" with some damp patches in places.

Still rideable, but wet and...

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Amber
6 years

No major chanve from last report on 28th. Golf Course section mostly dry but Allambie fire trail quite wet in places.

Beginners take care on last roll down at 19th Hole - landing zone is...

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Amber
6 years

There are "closed" signs up so the track may well be closed - although Warringah Council's Manly Dam web page says it is open.

But if you were to ride past the signs you might find the...

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Green
6 years

Track is open and pretty dry. Bottom section is muddy as aways but can be avoided by continuing around the road and entering from the picnic grounds track. Weather is perfect for it.

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Red
6 years

Per the Warringah Council Facebook page Manly Dam will remain closed for the long weekend...

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Red
6 years

Per council email just received - the forecast for this week suggests it may be closed for a while!!

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Red
6 years
Good morning mountain bikers,

The Bike Track is currently CLOSED due to wet conditions following the weekend’s rain.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind...

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Amber
6 years

The dam was quite sludgy and damp this morning before the rain came in, and there are definitely going to be wet sections which, if ridden around, will lead to increased trail widening and fall...

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Green
6 years

Good.

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Green
6 years

Pretty dry all round. The quagmire is now dry, and the back half of the track is good. There are some puddles leading upto 'Steps' and just after along the rock garden, but all rideable.

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Green
6 years

No problems.

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Green
6 years

Still some water about in the usual places - the all weather road sections after Manly Vale School and on the Allambie side - but overall the track is good.

I saw a 2.5 metre diamond...

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Green
6 years

There is still a bit of water about in the usual places, but overall the track is as dry as it has ever been this year so I'm going to mark it "green".

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Amber
6 years

The Manly Dam Track is open and rideable.

Parts of the track are good. Other areas (after the Manly Vale School and much of the Allambie side) have water seepage issues. There are a few...

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Amber
6 years

Update on the FB page.

"WET WEATHER UPDATE: As of Friday 27 April, Manly Dam Bike Track will be OPEN!"

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Red
6 years

Judging by the fact that there is a new waterfall running down my backyard and I live down the road from the Dam, I am going to call it Red even though I have not been for a ride...

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Green
6 years

I'm calling green... barely. The singletrack sections are all Ok but Allambie fire road is wet in the usual spots and the section after the Manly Vale primary school is a bog. Earplugs to block...

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Green
6 years

Rode this morning. Some wet firetrail sections but otherwise all good.

Watch the approach to 19th Hole - after the trail straightens out, you need to wind it up and keep the bike level in...

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Green
6 years

Rode yesterday afternoon. Was surprised that there was still some water on the fire trails.

But overall the trail is fine. It has changed a lot though with some different lines and exposed...

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Amber
6 years

wet along the parkway section & the usual mud pits but rideable.Heavy traffic is guna cause damage though !

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Amber
6 years

Still plenty of water on the trail and some of the mud pools are looking bad.
The trail is in pretty bad condition overall. Too bad council won't allow trail maintenance.

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Amber
6 years

From http://nobmob.com/node/34745#new

Submitted by Clarkey on Wed, 21/03/2012 - 15:16....

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Amber
6 years

Rode thisarv & as u would expect there's def issues ,so its open but its not green !

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Green
6 years

Good afternoon mountain bikers,

We have re-opened the track this afternoon and are hopeful that the dry weather will remain for a little while at least.

We would like to take this...

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Red
6 years

Good Afternoon Mountain Bikers,

Don’t let today’s beautiful sunshine fool you. Due to yesterday’s deluge (90mm of rain in less than 24 hours) the bike track conditions...

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Red
6 years

Please note the track remains closed for now, to be evaluated later in the week.

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Red
6 years

Council have closed it until further notice

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Amber
6 years

Rode this early on Tuesday - a lot dryer than it was on Sunday, but still a big quagmire before Monserra.

Although with last nights rain I suspect it is now a lot worse again...

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Amber
6 years

Noticeably drier than yesterday. I managed to get around 8 minutes faster per lap.

Only a few (the usual) seep areas and mud holes left.

Still a big quagmire before Monserra, and...

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Amber
6 years

The track is drying out in many areas but the streams and puddles of last week have become mud holes.

Curl Curl creek is still flowing and there are areas of seepage still active after...

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Amber
6 years

Still v v mudee

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Amber
6 years

I did a lap this afternoon.

There is a lot of standing water and several small streams flowing down the single track sections. Where this water is being ridden through is starting to...

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Green
6 years

Id be happy to give it green. A few muddy bits - but the rest is pretty much dry. Due to the track being reopened - clearly a lot of traffic has gone through creating some slightly different...

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Amber
6 years

I think previous Green status was ambitious. It's amber - there are some issues. Very wet and boggy past the school top of the big hill and patches here and there. You will come back muddy but I...

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Green
6 years

Good Afternoon Mountain Bikers,

Although a few long lasting puddles remain, we have re-opened the track in time for the weekend.

Kind regards,
Manly Dam Rangers

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Red
6 years

Good Afternoon Mountain Bikers

Due to continuing wet conditions the Manly Dam mountain bike track remains CLOSED. We will assess the track later this week and will advise accordingly....

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Red
6 years

Good Afternoon Mountain Bikers,

Unfortunately the track has not sufficiently dried out as yet, with further storms/rain/showers forecast for the next few days. Therefore the Manly Dam...

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Red
6 years

Good Afternoon Mountain Bikers,

Unfortunately it’s been a wet week, with rain / showers forecast for the next few days. Therefore we will be closing the Manly Dam mountain bike track...

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Amber
6 years

I went around this morning and cleared the spider webs for everybody else. Didn't actually see anybody else...

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Red
6 years

It's hammering down here in Allambie Heights right now and has been all night. There's no getting away from the fact that it will be ridiculously wet, some sections will resemble small creeks and...

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Green
6 years

Sure, there's standing water around but it's Manly Dam, it'd take a drought to dry it up completely. You're going to need to clean your bike but green is being realistic.

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Amber
6 years

Too wet for me although I rarely ride here so it might be dry for some...

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Amber
6 years

Rode here yesterday afternoon. It's definitely rideable, some puddles at Allambie and after the creek.
Singletracks and most of the other part of the trails are dry though.

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Red
6 years

Overly wet, puddles everywhere in the singletrack following the golf course. The final section before the hydraulics laboratory is soaked. Im going to say its rideable but with the rain right now...

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Amber
6 years

Was there last saturday (14/01) and it was raining a bit that morning but still there were riders coming in and out of the track the whole morning. Some parts had muddy paddles and the tracks...

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Green
6 years

As Green as it's been in a long time.

Some water down past the creek and in the usual places but other than than some nice dry lines starting to form.

So long as there is no rain...

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Amber
6 years

Some puddles on the allambie section, other than that the puddles on the firetrails are avoidable.
many rabbits around too

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Green
6 years

All good. Smiling

But NB: quite a few trail runners about...

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Green
6 years

did a lap, had a flat and had no leavers in my kit Sad anyhow its mostly...

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Green
6 years

Track is in great condition. Drying very well and should be all but bone dry by this evening.

Get out there and enjoy.

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Green
6 years

Did a few laps in the afternoon heat. The track was quite good with some puddles but nothing significant.

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Amber
6 years

It must have had localised rain over night because it is soaking at the dam. I was looking forward to a dry lap but it was not to be.
The worst spots are near the school and the single track...

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Green
6 years

Rode the dam this morning, before the glorious sunshine and wind came through, so it can only be better now.

I'll stick my neck out and say the dam is as good as I've seen it. The ST is...

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Amber
6 years

Almost green after last night's wind. First ride there in at least 6 months. Good to see the usual puddles replaced with rocks & good drainage.

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Amber
6 years

pretty crap really and puddles where i'd never expect them.
stay away for a few more days if you have somewhere else to ride.

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Red
6 years

Water logged just about everywhere. Needs a whole lot of sunshine and no rain to dry out.

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Amber
6 years

Headed out before the rain started this morning for my first lap of the Dam for over a year. Rained steadily after I got going and the track turned from damp to soggy / boggy, with lots of...

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Amber
7 years

Just got back from the Dam, still a few puddles around and you'll need to clean your bike, but it's very ride-able.

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Red
7 years

i rode it thisafternoon(well tech yesterday)around 4pm and it was saturated,pretty muddy on the allambie heights side.i wouldnt be riding there personally until a few more days of consistant warm...

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Amber
7 years

Good Day,
Rode the Dam last night after work and it was not too bad.
Strong wind dried out the track quite well, besides the usual big puddles, which usually take a bit more sun/wind to...

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Red
7 years

Rain, rain and more rain.

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Amber
7 years

Wet Wet Wet.

many puddles along the trail some bigger than others.

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Amber
7 years

Rode from the school to the parkway entrance yesterday. Not terrible, but some issues and the rain yesterday wouldn't have helped.

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Green
7 years

Area after the creek is a bit wet but the rest is perfect.

Hope this weather hands around for a while!

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Amber
7 years

Good news Mountain Bikers,

Although a few long lasting puddles remain, we have re-opened the track in time for the weekend.

Kind regards,
Manly Dam Rangers

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Red
7 years

Hi Mountain Bikers,

We are receiving a lot of calls enquiring about the track status. We have just completed an inspection of the track, and unfortunately while some sections have dried...

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Red
7 years

Hello Mountain Bikers,

Unfortunately it’s been a wet week and the forecast is for the rain to continue. Therefore we will be closing the track. It will remain closed for the weekend...

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Red
7 years

After 3 days of rain & another on the way forget the Dam until there's been a few days of sun !

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Amber
7 years

Taking an objective view, I'm calling it amber as there has been no notice of closure from the council rangers and in my opinion it wouldn't be "atrocious" or "a complete no-go".

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Red
7 years

In case it isn't obvious, the trail will be a bog after the last few days' rain, so please respect the trails and do not trash them by riding while like this.

If you really must trash your...

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Green
7 years

Fair bit of water around but no reason not to ride.

With the day being so hot most of the water will probably burn off soon.

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Amber
7 years

Wet in most places but still rideable. Take it slow on some parts as there are many low lying branches along the trail some fallen vegetation have also blocked a bit of the trail.

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Green
7 years

If it aint green now its never going to be green

Still some water over the rocks just past the creek and after heart break but its dry otherwise...

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Amber
7 years

still amber I'd say. some of the wet patches have dried up a little bit. Tried to go around the "deep hole" near the allambie houses ended up un-clipping the shoes and got the shoes and socks...

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Amber
7 years

Rode this afternoon. Some puddles and a few muddy patches, but generally a solid Amber with a tint of Green!
Hope the rain holds off..

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Amber
7 years

Many water filled holes to slow you down(especially the start of the allambie downhill section) but not totally un-rideable. The creek have more water than usual.
Finally able to do all the...

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Green
7 years

Perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect.

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Green
7 years

Lots of people out this morning.

Two easy laps with some mates who hadn't risen for a while and some who were riding the Dam for the first time.

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Amber
7 years

I would call it amber with a tinge of green. There are really isn't much puddles of water and most of the tracks are relatively dry.

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Amber
7 years

reasonably dry, not really a lot of mud to wash off when I got home.

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Green
7 years

Just back from my Sunday morning ride around the Dam.

All clear - the track is as dry as it is going to get. No obstacles or problems anywhere that I was riding.

Despite the...

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Amber
7 years

Hazard reduction burn tomorrow mean part of the circuit is closed.

See Hazard Reduction Burn this Saturday, October 22.

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Green
7 years

The trail is Green! Sure there's some water on the fire trail but not too much. Yeah there may be a slight amber tinge but it's not amber... and Red yesterday?

We need to be careful that...

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Amber
7 years

I did a lap this (Sunday) morning and was pleased to find the track mostly dry. All single track is good and the timber sections are not slippery.

There are some puddles in the usual...

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Red
7 years

Sorry guys, the heavy rain last night has made the trail very wet. Red today, maybe amber tomorrow.

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Green
7 years

Good Day,
Road the Dam last night after work (11th October 2011) and it was all good, a bit water here and there, but easy to pass by.
Enjoy the best riding time / weather of the year....

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Amber
7 years

Did a lap tonight I call Amber

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Red
7 years

Heavy rain tonight as I write this. Please respect the trails and ride elsewhere on Sunday or Monday. Riding the singletrack sections in these conditions is unsustainable and causes immense...

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Green
7 years view
Red
7 years

Heavy rain overnight and early this morning on a trail on which there were still wet patches from the drenching we got weeks ago mean it is unsuitable to ride today.

If you really must...

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Green
7 years

Track is in top nick. I rode it on Monday too and already there is noticeably less water near the creek and on the top firetrail. I say get out early tomorrow before the showers arrive......

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Green
7 years

Nice and dry. As previous post mention there is some water on the track between the creek and single trail. Also I spotted a 1.5 - 2m Red Belly Black snake sunning himself in the middle of the...

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Green
7 years

All good but surprised there were as many puddles from the creek to the single track.
Surf must be up as the track was empty at 9am.
BEWARE- Eurofest today if you take Bantry Bay Rd - was...

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Green
7 years

Did a couple of circuits of the section from19th Hole to Southen Cross Drive late this afternoon, and it was dry and had pretty good traction. This part is normally a good indicator for the rest...

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Green
7 years

All the single track is good. A few puddles on some of the south facing slopes.

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Green
7 years

Did a couple of laps of the Dam this afternoon, very rideable. Bit of lying water after the 19th hole and the School. All in all, the recent rain over the last couple of days has been absorbed...

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Green
7 years

Track is pretty much dry.
BUT
There has been a lot of erosion from recent rains making for a pretty bumpy ride. Sunken rocks have now become visible and the pine logs have become quite...

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Amber
7 years

Still a bit of water about.

Fine to ride but bike is going to get dirty and that drive train will need a good clean!

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Amber
7 years

Lots of standing water around the creek, up the fire trail and behind the school.

Other areas weren't that bad. You'll definitely need to clean the bike after wards !

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Amber
7 years

Rode it today. Amber bordering on Green. There's some standing water around but it's not hard to avoid the worst of it and easy to avoid the clay bogs. Enjoy.

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Amber
7 years

Quite wet down to the 19th hole (large puddles), but everything up to it is fine. Some puddles on single track that goes past golf course, but not as bad as 19th. If you want to get quite wet and...

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Amber
7 years

Single track down to 19th may be closed (sign? - didn't read it properly) this morning, but once travelled, it is not that bad. Few puddles, but nothing too major. Couple of slippery boardwalks...

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Amber
7 years

The Dam wasnt too bad this morning. Riders need to be careful of the newly exposed rocks due to the recent rain. A 4wd has been thru the fire trail and left deep ruts in some of the clay bogs so...

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Amber
7 years
Good Afternoon Mountain Bikers,

Thanks to some warm sunny days this week, the track has been drying out fairly well, and we are pleased to advise that we will re-open the bike track...

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Red
7 years

From the rangers:

Good afternoon mountain bikers,

We have just completed an inspection of the Manly Dam mountain bike track and wish to advise that the track will...

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Red
7 years

Official closure from The Rangers

Good afternoon mountain bikers,

Please be advised that due to extremely wet conditions (over 90mm of rain in 48hrs), the Manly Dam...

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Red
7 years

torrential rain........................trees and other crud littering nthe track.............................in need of tlc

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Green
7 years

All good... Nice and dry except for a couple of sections after the creek that are always wet.

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Green
7 years

Rode it this morning and it was in great condition. Love the new work they've done on it. It was pretty much all dry except for a couple minor areas. Should be a nice weekend for riding it.

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Red
7 years

its a construction zone again.
if your up for a bit of road riding you can bypass the work, but probably not worth it as the rest of the track its really really wet and not much fun.

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Amber
7 years

I rode yesterday & would say wet but not red.

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Red
7 years

We were on the Allambie side today marking out locations for rocks to reduce trail widening, and the place is a mess. Lots of water and puddles in all of the usual places.

The bottom of...

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Amber
7 years

As per yesterday's status still orange due to the state of the trail after the school. Apart from that all good.

The works completed so far a great! B line on the 2nd technical climb after...

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Amber
7 years

Went for a lap today around 2.30 and was pleasantly surprised.

Usual puddles here and there, but on the whole good. As mentioned somewhere, there is a bog not long after Manly Vale school...

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Amber
7 years

Apart from the fact that the top single track is closed (barrier, keep out sign) due to creation of BBQ patios, the track is OK. You can exit after Bantry Reserve, ride up the Wakehurst for a...

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Red
7 years

Even though it has not rained for a week - there is still heaps of flowing water, mud and cut-up clay throughout the Dam Circuit. There are no trail closed signs - but it is closed. Barrier...

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Red
7 years

With fairly heavy rain falling pretty much constantly for the last 2 days, on what was already a wet track Manly Dam will now be saturated.

Sorry, I know it's a long weekend, but please...

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Amber
7 years

Just in from The Rangers

The Manly Dam mountain bike track is open.
Warringah Council is currently undertaking maintenance works on the Manly Dam mountain bike track....

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Red
7 years

From the Rangers

Hello Mountain Bikers,

Sorry for the late notice, but we are having some work done on the track commencing today, Monday 6th June. These works will...

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Red
7 years

Given the last report was hardly glowing and it's been raining pretty much non-stop since then think it's safe to say the Dam...

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Amber
7 years

Its rideable but wet. Took a run at 9 am - Lots of puddles but not much standing water. Your bike/shoes will need some TLC after. The usual bad bits are relatively dry - the wet is mainly the run...

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Amber
7 years

Been alot of rain all week, and suppossed to be more on the weekend. Definately not green.

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Green
7 years

Damp in patches, small pockets of standing water. The bike still came out covered in CR4P. But good to go.

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Green
7 years

Did a couple of laps today. Still a lot of water out there, but ok and not going to do damage to the track.
Be careful coming down the 19th hole, the last roll-down has a front-wheel-...

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Green
7 years

only a few puddles but easy to go around, beware of snakes i saw 2 today up behind the golf course!

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Green
7 years

It's as good as it's going to get for now. There are a few puddles but limited to the sandy sections. The bog-holes have pretty much dried up and won't chew up any more. There's a bit of water on...

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Amber
7 years

Went for a ride today. Track is still ok to ride on just wet on other areas. mostly built up water and some of the rocks were still wet so bit tricky when you're braking and it slips going...

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Amber
7 years

It's wet but rideable.
Saw moto tracks on the single track and caught up to a bloke on a trail bike at the technical section.
I told him it was a no go for motos - he pleaded ignorance...

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Red
7 years

Despite the 24 hours of sun, there is just heaps and heaps of water around and expect it to stay like that for a good week (and that's without any more rain). Ride The Dam and you'll tear up the...

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Red
7 years

Raining hard at my place. The Dam hasn't had a chance to dry out. I'd give it a miss for a couple of
days . Still trucking raining. Leave it for a week or get a canoe.

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Amber
7 years

Still very damp in most areas. Some standing water. Fire trails are wet. Single track is OK
Synopsis: Wakehurst to Creek - damp
Creek to HBH - Wet
HBH to singletrack - Wet
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Amber
7 years

Went there on sunday after it was said to be very wet, there were a few puddles drying up, but now should be dried fully up and am going again today

[Mod. changed to amber as if...

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Red
7 years

There was water runing down the board walk, so I would say it is very wet

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Amber
7 years

I was at the golf course car park trying out my new cleats and had a look down the track that ends there. Totally flooded though if you live in the area you're probably not surprised. Even the...

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Amber
7 years

Just in from The Rangers…

Hello Riders,
 
A contractor will be undertaking some track maintenance works on the section of track between Southern Cross Way...

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Amber
7 years

Amber, definitely amber! Rode it early this morning Pretty wet just after the creek crossing all the way through the Allambie section. The rest of the track is ok. Needs a good 4-5 days to dry...

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Amber
7 years

After seeing yesterday's status as green thought I'd go do a lap, I must say I go mocked for giving green on Monday when track was near perfect, today's ride had quite a lot of wet spots and...

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Amber
7 years

After seeing yesterday's status as green thought I'd go do a lap, I must say I go mocked for giving green on Monday when track was near perfect, today's ride had quite a lot of wet spots and...

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Green
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Red
7 years

Bucketed rain here all night long! Given that the track had only just barely dried out ( how someone gave it a green light yesterday I'll never know) it'll be completely flooded now. I suggest we...

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Green
7 years

Had a long awaited return to manly dam today since relocating and reclaiming Kiwarrak as my local ride, the course has changed a bit over the past 9 months due to rain, errosion or whatever but...

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Amber
7 years

I rode the pipeline down through Allambie on the way back from Cascades this arvo. There's some obvious rain/runoff damage and one of the wooden retaining logs at the top of the long boardwalk...

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Amber
7 years

Have not gone for a ride but had a walk around the Allambie side yesterday afternoon. It is still wet as expected and you'll be cleaning your bike afterwards but it is ok.

I am in two...

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Red
7 years

Do your bike, gear and the track a favour - still very wet

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Amber
7 years

Just in from the rangers:

Good Afternoon Riders,

Good news. We have just completed an inspection of the track, and will be re-opening it later this afternoon to enable...

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Red
7 years

Officially closed:

Dear Mountain Bike Riders,

Sorry folks, but due to the excessive amount of rain over the last few days, we need to CLOSE the track again due to wet...

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Red
7 years

Manly Vale has kopp'd it today with the rain. The heaviest falls I've seen in over a month There's absolutely no doubt the trail will be wet wet wet. I haven't seen any official email...

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Green
7 years

Sweet and dry

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Green
7 years

All good.

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Green
7 years

Perfect... if you're thinking of heading out this evening... Do It!!!! Bit of traffic, walkers and riders, but well worth a ride!

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Green
7 years

Perfect and bone dry as at 11am Saturday

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Green
7 years

Perfect conditions... apart from the group of runners going the wrong way on the Parkway single trail.....

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Green
7 years

All good for Saturday. Rode it on Friday at 5pm, there were only a few large puddles up near Allambie but the rest of it was fine.

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Green
7 years

Nice dry line..... very green!

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Amber
7 years

Went down to do some laps, however only got 1 in due to the rain that came in. It was pretty claggy at the top and that we before the heavy rain came in, I would suggest giving it a miss at this...

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Green
7 years

Out this morning. Track is very dry despite the light morning rain. Contractors have done a good job with the cutting back....

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Green
7 years

Rode Manly Dam this afternoon, track work was well done and the track was nice and dry. Good to ride!

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Amber
7 years

Manly Dam is closed until Feb 11. See:

http://nobmob.com/node/19519

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Amber
7 years

Obviously it's going to be wet with a few hours of rain but it is still ok to ride. With all the good weather and how dry it's been, I forgot how slippery the boardwalks and rocks are with a...

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Green
7 years

Great condition. Very grippy and fast rolling.

Some wet spots along the Allambie fire trail sections, and two almost dry muddy spots just down trail from 19th Hole, but otherwise excellent...

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Green
7 years

Double Green! Best conditions for a long time..... little bit of water at the top of the track where there has recently been burning off. Apart from that very dry and good riding.

Enjoy...

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Green
7 years

Good

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Amber
7 years

Pretty wet in places. Exercise caution, or leave it a day if you can.

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Green
7 years

About as good as it gets these days. Get some!

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Green
7 years

Ridden at midday today. Almost perfect - the odd puddle but nothing to worry about.

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Green
7 years

perfect

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Amber
7 years

Mostly dry, but some puddles in the low-lying areas down-trail from 19th Hole after last night's rain.

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Green
7 years

Excellent condition with no puddles, and relatively buffed and grippy thanks to the rider traffic.

Beware the large loose rock sitting in the middle of the landing zone after one of the...

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Green
7 years

Very good conditions! There are some sandy sections to watch for and a small amount of water in the usual sections.

Apart from that rode at mid-day in 33 degree heat which probably wasn't...

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Green
8 years

Dry and very rideable today. Some wet areas still, but mainly in rocky spots and not in any areas prone to damage.

Some spots are quite loose with enough covering of sand over the rocks to...

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Amber
8 years

I know they've re-opened the Dam, but i rode there this morning and although the majority of the track is in good condition, the known wet areas are well.......really quite wet! I went thinking I...

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Green
8 years

Good afternoon Mountain Bikers,

I will be going out this afternoon to remove the ‘CLOSED’ signs and the track can now be considered OPEN for use. Please cross your...

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Green
8 years

open again!

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Red
8 years

Official closure notice... Please respect this and allow the trail time to dry out. I know it's not as much fun, but consider riding some of the firetrails in Ku-ring-gai National Park or...

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Red
8 years

Looking at Jonathan's pictures from Cascades, the last report from 2 days ago, recent rainfall and...

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Amber
8 years

I turned back after a few k's this morning as it was bordering on too damp. A fair few standing puddles but it should be OK with a few dry days

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Green
8 years

Dear Riders,

I am pleased to announce: The track is once again OPEN!

Thank you again to those who stayed off the track and for the suggestions re: non-compliers.

There will...

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Red
8 years

Still officially closed. Just had this from the Rangers

Dear Mountain Bike riders,

Please be advised that the Mountain Bike track remains CLOSED this weekend as...

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Red
8 years

Still officially closed. As a result, We had our skills course set for today with AMBC cancelled yesterday evening.

Please do the right thing and respect the Manly Dam rangers, as well as...

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Red
8 years

From the official mailing list:

Dear Riders,

After further investigation it has been decided that the mountain bike trail at Manly Dam is now OFFICIALLY CLOSED due to...

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Red
8 years
The mountain bike trail at Manly Dam is unofficially CLOSED due to the recent rain and extremely wet track conditions. As it is unofficial, I am asking you to stay off the track this...
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Green
8 years

One or two puddles but easily avoided. Fairly busy although what else to expect from Manly dam on a Saturday morning

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Amber
8 years

Manly Dam, October 26. Amber at best, lots of puddles and standing water the entire way around. Between them the trail's fine, but the number of deep puddles is going to lead to a lot of trail...

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Green
8 years

Perfect day, perfect conditions...

Because it's dry there are some sandy sections on the outside of some corners so watch for that.

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Green
8 years

Couple of puddles in the low lying sections. Apart from that no problems at all

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Amber
8 years

Only the typical puddles remain after the recent downpour and if the rain holds off they'll be mostly gone before the weekend. I didn't ride the fire trail past Eva's so can't comment on the back...

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Red
8 years

Just come back from the Dam and the main loop has just been closed from Eva's all the way to the top of the Alambie boardwalk. The RFS are backburning all day today. It will be open again...

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Green
8 years

rode it today and only 1 or 2 puddles left.....all good to go.

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Amber
8 years

Rode the Dam this morning 22/09/10
lots of water around, very wet and slippery in some sections, a day or 2 of sun should see it at Green again.

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Green
8 years

Couple of puddles from Wednesday rain but fine to ride. Lots of people out this morning

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Green
8 years

All good. One or two damp sections but green and good to ride

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Amber
8 years

Puddles going down to the golf course. Still some runoff down near the creek but that is on the rocks so no trail damage there. Few muddy patches near the wooden bridges behind the houses after...

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Amber
8 years

A little wet in the dips on the far side of quite a few of the drop offs, some of which hide their depth. Worse still there is a small tree completely covering the track just before Nyrang Road...

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Green
8 years

All good. One or two puddles on the fire trail but nothing you can't avoid or that will damage the trail. Single trail all dry

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Amber
8 years

Still a few puddles on some sections of firetrail. The singletrack is pretty much totally dry.

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Amber
8 years

After the gush of rain that caned Sydney for 10 mins last Sunday, there is still some standing water in your typical areas and doesnt look like moving anywhere soon. Watch out for one of the...

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Amber
8 years

Just back from a ride around the Dam, and it's still a few wet stretches. Give it another day or two with dry warm weather and I think it gonna be good.

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Red
8 years

Very muddy and sodden at Cootamundra Reserve, sections of Southern Cross Drive, Manly Vale Public School, in fact most areas of low-lying and flat singletrack. Becoming badly cut up and damaged...

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Red
8 years

There is a huge amount of groundwater seepage in the nature strips in the surrounding streets, indicating that all low-lying trail sections are going to be very soggy.

Reports from other...

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Red
8 years

I've not ridden there recently but after today's constant rain and the fact that it hadn't dried properly after the last lot, the track will definitely be a red staus.

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Amber
8 years

Close to being red... lots of water on many areas of the track. It's very soggy you and your bike will be covered in mud.

Saying that thought there we lots of groups riding... probably say...

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Amber
8 years

Even with the nice weather this week there's still a surprising amount of standing water around. Especially on the firetrail by the school. The sections after the playground are also rather damp...

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Red
8 years

I would say the Dam should be closed as I just walked the last section and there is a lot of water lying around. Below is a picture of the walking trail that branches off the mountain bike trail...

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Amber
8 years

Most of the trails are dry and fairly robust. A bit wet on the descent after the golf course sniggle.

The bottom of the Allambie fire trail is damp,wet and nasty.

B-line middle roll...

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Amber
8 years

Quite a few puddles, and needing some work in places. Debatably ridable..

What's with all the grumps though? Not one person returned my greeting tonight...

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Red
8 years

Hi all, Dam is very wet again, best if left alone for a few days at least...

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Amber
8 years

The puddles are getting smaller but still a lot of standing water around. One more week hopefully and all will be well.

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Amber
8 years

It's still wet in places, but not is so much danger of doing damage to the track now.
Did 2 laps this afternoon, and while the drivetrain didn't like it, I could manual through most of the...

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Red
8 years

Heaps of standing water in low-lying parts of the track, with sections of singletrack now badly chopped out through the playground area downstream from 19th Hole.

Track will take several...

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Red
8 years

Very wet with standing water on low-lying parts of the fire road and the singletrack sections. Give it a few days to dry out.

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Green
8 years

great condition, just a few damp patches from the recent drizzle..... Sitting in the sunshine at the 19th hole was a blessing worth bottling.

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Green
8 years

Nice and dry - quite busy with the great weather today.

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Green
8 years

Track was great this mornng - all puddles gone !

Get out there.

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Amber
8 years

Went for a lap last night (8th April), majority of track is good but the single track along the golf course/parkway had numerous puddles and needs more time to dry out.

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Amber
8 years

Went there for a couple of laps and pulled the pin after one as there is lots of water laying around and the track doesn't seem in good condition.

[Mod. only amber - as Manly Dam...

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Green
8 years

Couple days ago the Dam was almost dry with only a few sections of standing water on the golf course sniggle. The place really needs some care though - getting overgrown along there and there are...

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Green
8 years

Very dry. Some sections needing a trim (especially behind the crash barrier after the playground and boards). Nasty dips are beginning to form after some roll-offs, particularly around 19th hole...

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Green
8 years

despite the rain last night the track is actually in better condition than yesterday the couple of puddles that were around have now dried up. A little sandy on top in a couple of spots but...

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Green
8 years

No more puddles. Generally nice and dry.

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Amber
8 years

Some substantial puddles through the golf course singletrack sections that are starting to chop out with bike traffic.

Better to give it a few days to dry out a little more.

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Green
8 years

A few puddles around the top end of the golf course but not too bad. The bit of water has actually given the sandy areas a bit more traction. If the rain that is currently falling lightly gets...

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Green
8 years

At last light all signs down.

But.. new sign for single track along wakehurst/golf course, walkers now banned from this section.

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Green
8 years

Very sandy in some sections, little bit of water down near the creek.

Council Signs and Gate (Near Golf Course) still up, Hopefully be taken down soon.

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Amber
8 years

Drying out pretty well. I completed an outer lap and could pretty much avoid all wet spots (from run-off).

Take caution though as there are a lot of very loose areas. Lots of small rocks...

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Red
8 years

Haven't ridden there today, but with the amount of rain yesterday and last night it'd be a shocker.

Plus it might as well be closed to me now until the 23rd of March (and longer)....

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Amber
8 years

Lots of run off still as at 10am Friday - mostly after creek crossing to 19th hole. Drying out near Wakehurst. The track is very loose / sandy.

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Amber
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Red
8 years

With the rain today adding to yesterday's soaking, the track will be a quagmire in a lot of places and easily damaged. Best to stay away until the rain has left us alone for a couple of days....

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Amber
8 years

Lots of water, and some deep puddles around @ 6:30pm
heavy drenching that night and some solid rain thursday and today, suspect will be in a red status for the weekend.

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Amber
8 years

Went out at 2pm. Mostly good, but lots of puddles on high side on single trail between bowlers and Wakehurst start. Probably best to leave a day.

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Green
8 years

Dry everywhere and fast as at Tues Feb 2 midday

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Green
8 years

track is in good condition has dried out nicely.

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Green
8 years

Just a bit of damp sand here and there to make things nice and firm. No puddles and even the creek is pretty dry.

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Green
8 years

Good condiiton. All dry. Pleasant riding conditions after the change came through this evening.

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Green
8 years

Rode the dam last night, only saw one puddle of mud around there,was quite surprised but it is really dry....

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Amber
8 years

Hi All, the Dam is quite wet at the mo, a lot of statnding water on the majority of sections.

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Green
8 years

A few puddles from recent rain, but generally excellent, as of Wednesday 06/01/10.

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Green
8 years

rode it this evening, not even a need to clean the bike when done, very very very few puddles and they are easily avoided.

I say go for it you fence sitting fatty boomsticks.. what...

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Amber
8 years

Puddle central ... keep off it if u can but still rideable. Grey mud = not a friend !

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Amber
8 years

A few decent puddles here and there but otherwise all good.

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Green
8 years

Perfect at the moment.

Lots of grading recently around the fire road after heartbreak hill. The track should be quite a bit easier at the moment (till the next rain or two probably).

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Green
9 years

Everything is nice and dry in all sections. No water except at the creek. Ride and have fun!

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Green
9 years

A few puddles that with the sun and wind are fading fast. Nothing boggy though.

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Amber
9 years

Generally it was dry and in great shape. There was however quite a lot of standing water, mainly in the top section in all the usual places. There was also a burst water main at the very end of...

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Amber
9 years

I rode it around midday today.
I must have overlooked when it was raining because it was surprisingly wet.
All the puddles were full but the fire trail and most of the track was dry.
...

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Green
9 years

Had a spin yesterday (Tuesday) and all is good and dry.

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Green
9 years

Quite damp, but only a few small patches of standing water. Rocks and boards are slippery due to this. There's a large tree down on the section by the tennis courts probably due to a fire that's...

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Green
9 years

looks good out there.

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Amber
9 years

rode the dam today and there were a few puddles and some small run off, but otherwise pretty good...

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Red
9 years

I went on a road ride last night, but went via the top of the Dam at Wakehurst Parkway to check it out. I'd stay well clear as there was a LOT of standing water and a LOT of run-off.

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Amber
9 years

Just in from the Ranger:

We are not officially closing the bike trail after rain this time however this email is a quick reminder for riders to keep off the...

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Amber
9 years

Although i don't think its officially closed yet,wouldn't ride the Dam until a few days after the weather clears up. Walked a small section near Wakehurst this arv,full of water.

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Green
9 years

Rode Manly Dam this morning before the rain - super dry !!

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Green
9 years

rode manly for 5 hours this afternoon and it was like one of those time lapse movies as small puddles would get smaller and smaller each lap.
great day out, sunny and plenty of social riders...

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Amber
9 years

Started the ride and the dam was surprisingly dry. Halfway thru the second lap down came the rain. Lots of puddles forming in the usual places. Cut the ride short at the top of the parkway.

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Green
9 years

All good, no puddles.

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Green
9 years

Bumped into the MD ranger Warren this morning. He was doing some weekend work to clear a fallen tree on the MTB track near the bowling club. He said that the dam MTB track is OPEN, despite some "...

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Red
9 years

Just spoke to a ranger there. The track is officially closed but the usual guy is away and doesn't know how to send the email out or update the site. Doh!

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Red
9 years

Drove past and noticed closed signs are up.

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Green
9 years

Please note that Manly Dam is now boring and you may nod off (Dr Karl Kruszelnicki calls them micro sleeps) temporarily whilst in motion around this classic trail. Could they have actually fitted...

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Green
9 years

Road Sun 23/8, the track was in great condition

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Green
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Amber
9 years

No change since my last update a week ago. The Dam is still wet in many places

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Amber
9 years

Went on a quick night lap last night. There's still some small puddles on the trail, mainly on the top side of the loop and just after the creek. Nothing too bad but certainly not what I'd call a...

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Amber
9 years

Did two laps this morning, and it is drying out in general, but still lots of puddles. The puddles are smaller than Sunday evening when I did my last lap. Every sunny day will help, but I recon...

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Amber
9 years

Had a look at the Dam this afternoon and it is finally starting to dry out. Not yet worth bumping the rating up to green, but only the usual areas of water over the fire trails are really damp....

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Amber
9 years

Rode the Dam last night. Although generally it was OK there was still a lot of run off on the section after the primary school. I did an outer lap which was OK, so I missed the other wet part...

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Amber
9 years

Although the trail is officially open the recent wet weather means there will probably be some wet patches.

Maintenance works appear to be still ongoing so take care.

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