WMMBA: Merrell Trail

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby White99z » July 24th, 2014, 6:28 pm

I rode yesterday at Merrell for the first time and absolutely loved it!!! Today, I rode the opposite direction (yellow) and also loved it. What an amazing trail. I didn't see any downed trees or anything. Saw a couple deer this morning. This is such a fun trail and makes me happy to have moved just a couple miles away for the summer. I will be there more and more :mrgreen:
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby jbone » August 5th, 2014, 11:14 am

How are trail conditions out there? Thinking of a road trip tomorrow but don't want to waste the drive if it's muddy.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby Slimm » August 5th, 2014, 1:01 pm

Very dry right now. You'll be good to go even if we get a little rain todAy
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby wifehatesthebike » August 21st, 2014, 8:42 pm

Can anyone speak to the trail condition right now? Planning to drive 2 hrs tomorrow to ride...
Looks like there was some rain in the area earlier today. What area the chances it is good enough to make the trip?

We are looking to do Luton too, so same question there as well.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » August 21st, 2014, 8:46 pm

Good to go
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby aarontriton » September 1st, 2014, 7:13 am

Me and the family made are annual trip to merrell yesterday. Trail didn't disappoint . We weaved in 16 miles well worth the 2 plus hour drive.

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby MFawley » September 5th, 2014, 8:56 pm

Anyone able to comment on how much rain you guys are getting in GR? Was hoping to get a ride in tomorrow morning but not sure how wet things will be.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby Slimm » September 6th, 2014, 8:36 am

Got some rain yesterday and in the overnight, but the worst of went south I think. I'm waiting until this afternoon to ride. Should be good to go by then
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby reidabel » September 21st, 2014, 4:14 pm

Pretty wet over here in Lansing - will the Merrell Trail be rideable tomorrow (Mon Sep 22)? Is it a good drainer? I don't know how much rain has hit over there lately ... thanks.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » September 21st, 2014, 4:28 pm

It will be good to go tomorrow!
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby ReidRules18 » September 29th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Wow Merrell was in the best shape yesterday that I had ever ridden it!
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby jlgoodin78 » September 30th, 2014, 7:40 pm

Each time I have the opportunity to ride Merrell I'm amazed at how great it is. What a fantastic use of the somewhat limited amount of space, taking full advantage of the topography to pack a lot in.

And the conditions were prime tonight.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby mwilt » October 16th, 2014, 7:33 am

Going to try to ride friday after work, Anyone know how quick it dries out? Assuming this rain stops..
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » October 16th, 2014, 8:17 am

mwilt wrote:Going to try to ride friday after work, Anyone know how quick it dries out? Assuming this rain stops..


the trail was inspected yesterday after 1.5 inches two days before and it was ok to ride. If we keep getting the occassional shower and the amounts are light it should be fine to ride. Expect slippery conditions if damp due to clay and leaves. As long as your tire are sinking in, your fine to keep riding. We post when the trail is closed on our Facebook page or http://www.mmba.org
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