A couple of us went for a quick blast around the follow the Dog trail on the Chase yesterday and were very surprised as to how dry the trails were, especially considering the recent weather events. Only saw one puddle the whole way round and that was on a bit of forest road rather than the trails themselves.
After the ride we were wandering around the bike shop and overheard part of a conversation...
"...oh yeah, they've sent a guy out with a leaf blower to blast the water out of all the puddles...."
What a brilliant idea, bet it helps with a lot of the trail erosion around there.