NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Sortaslow » May 14th, 2012, 5:49 pm

oogs wrote:Any suggestions for riding this? I'll be up there in July, and am accustomed to 10-15 mile rides around Ann Arbor (not poto yet... working on that one).

No problem. Flowy fun fast stuff, no tech and no big climbs. Very scenic.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Nelg » May 14th, 2012, 8:35 pm

oogs wrote:Any suggestions for riding this? I'll be up there in July, and am accustomed to 10-15 mile rides around Ann Arbor (not poto yet... working on that one).


It's a great newbie trail. Minimal climbing, most is pretty open with a couple sections that are tight and twisty. Thursday nights at 6:30 is the local cycling club ride, can be lots of fun with a group or solo.

Shoot me a PM when you are in town and we'll show you around.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby oogs » May 17th, 2012, 10:21 am

Yeah, I'll most likely take you up on that. I'm headed up there w/ wife and in-laws, so it'll be a nice escape from that.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby turbotoad » May 27th, 2012, 4:07 pm

First time riding the single track yesterday. FUN!!! Lots of fast twisty stuff that makes for a great trail to just blast through. I was expecting a little more as far as climbs and technical stuff though. The last 3 miles were the most challenging in that respect. It was really dry when I rode and it made some of the corners a little slippery with surface sand and pine needles. But I came across no downed trees or anything to cause a dismount and had a lot of fun.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby poirier » May 28th, 2012, 11:14 am

Tree across the trail just after marker 7.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Nelg » May 29th, 2012, 7:00 am

poirier wrote:Tree across the trail just after marker 7.


Thanks for the heads up, we'll get out there in the next couple days to take care of it.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby CraveSingletrack » June 4th, 2012, 8:18 am

Rode this for the first time this weekend, great trail!! Awesome flow, and some tighter spots as well. It's not my gf's favorite trail to ride, wish it wasn't so far from Detroit!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby oogs » July 3rd, 2012, 1:06 pm

Is the trail still in good condition?
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby turbotoad » July 5th, 2012, 6:05 pm

The trail was in excellent condition yesterday!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Irish57 » July 30th, 2012, 10:26 pm

Rode the trail today with my wife. As always the trail was in superb condition! She did very well for her first time. :D Perfect day for a fun ride! Then took a dip in Grand Traverse Bay to cool off.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby gw.nutta » August 13th, 2012, 1:50 pm

Was up north for a wedding this weekend and got a free morning to ride VASA. Such a great trail! Makes me wish I lived in the area and could ride it every day. Keep up the good work up there guys!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby turbotoad » August 20th, 2012, 3:13 pm

Up from downstate again and it was a beautiful day for a ride! The trail is in great condiiton for the most part. No downed trees to impede a nice blast through the woods. The only issue I had was some of the trail is getting pretty sugary. Mostly in spots that surprize you....as in halfway around fast blind corners that throw your line off and you suddenly headbutt a tree...as I did today :shock:

But the great weather, awsome scenery, and the 5 deer I came up on (includung a fawn that ran the trail in front of me for 100 yards) made up for the slight mishap I had.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby black2003ss » September 14th, 2012, 6:03 pm

I rode VASA again on Wednesday afternoon. It was a much welcomed mid-day break from my conference at the GTR not far away. Trail was in great shape and I look forward to riding it again sometime, probably at Iceman this year. So easy to get to from TC. A couple of guys were out documenting trouble spots for proposed re-routes (John and Glen? did I remember that right?), thanks for the work on the trail.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby volklgirl » September 20th, 2012, 8:25 pm

With the odd/dry weather we've had this year, the very start of the powerline reroute has disintegrated with seriously ugly brake bumps. We may need to look at armoring or rerouting the first few feet there. Other than that, the trail was in GREAT shape for this time of year!!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby qt314159 » December 26th, 2012, 3:30 pm

Can anyone comment on the status of the trail this week? I'm visiting in-laws on the peninsula and hope to get a few laps in if conditions allow.
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