WMMBA: Merrell Trail

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby jnpcook » July 15th, 2015, 10:43 am

Has anyone been out today? Has the trail dried out yet? Is the tree on wynalda cleared yet?
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby jnpcook » July 16th, 2015, 7:53 am

Tree is still down on wynalda as of this morning but there is a nice beaten/cut path around it making it easy to walk around. Puddles pretty much all dried up with just some greasy spots in only a few areas. Was a beautiful morning to ride. Things should be really nice this afternoon.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby MFawley » July 17th, 2015, 4:11 pm

How bad was the rain there today? Any forseen issues riding tomorow morning/early afternoon?
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » July 17th, 2015, 5:33 pm

MFawley wrote:How bad was the rain there today? Any forseen issues riding tomorow morning/early afternoon?

OK, go for it
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby reidabel » July 20th, 2015, 10:36 am

I walked in a few hundred yards yesterday and saw that a lot of thorny things were reaching out across the trail. Is that stuff poison ivy? It kind of looked like it to me, but I don't know. I sure hope it wasn't, or everybody who rode through there in short pants will be dealing with annoying skin irritation. If it is, it would be great to not just snip it but to pull it out by the roots, so that it doesn't come back to bite us again.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby vette-ss » July 20th, 2015, 9:25 pm

I get a rash from ivy just looking at it, but I tend to ride with blinders on. I rode right through it earlier today and I'm not itching now. So my guess is its not ivy. Wynalda has some sections that are much worse than what you saw.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby SteveF » July 21st, 2015, 6:56 am

Poson ivy doesn't have thorns. (poison ivy doesn't need thorns!)
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