Lazy copy/paste from earlier email to knbrkr:
I packed down a trail from the road over to the backstop on the beginner trail. I'm declaring "Jaxon's Folly" a part failure and part success. The main problem is the rear wheel spinning out when climbing or taking off from a stop. Going downhill was moderately successful if you can stay on the trail and keep the front wheel from washing out. The trail was still a little too soft to keep from sinking in slightly after several passes with snowshoes. I'm not sure the surface would be firm enough even with four people walking laps.
I PM'ed the guy on the mtbr forum to see if he could provide some details on the methods to their madness. Maybe riding on packed snow only works when it's well below 20 degrees. I thought it was still pretty cold out when I was there before 10, but maybe it warmed up quickly. I thought I was overheating from being overdressed.
We can continue on with snowshoe grooming on the main green loop and see if it can be ridden when it gets colder later in the week. Otherwise, we can wait until the snow thins out some and try again. I'm hoping snow bikes can prep the trails and make them rideable by normal bikes. I'm not sure how snow bikes will do in the period between thin/no snow and drying out for everyone to ride in March or April. Hopefully the trails can still be ridden in the morning before it gets above freezing.