This is more of a question out to those who read this and mountain bike.
I know that you're not supposed to ride during the spring thaw because it makes huge ruts and ruins the trails. I respect that and in years past have stayed out of the woods for weeks this time of year. Strangely, this year it doesn't seem to be the case, though. At least in this area, we had one "thaw" day two days before the last storm when everything was really gross. The weather was nice, so some people went out and their ruts are still there. Apart from that day, though, the trails have been fine, super-solid except where there's always mud. Am I the only one noticing this? Am I going to be crucified by NEMBA for suggesting this?
I went for a ride after I wrote this post and took a picture to prove the solidity of the trail:
I didn't go on the ride to take the picture. It's more, I went for a ride and took a picture.