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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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby ReidRules18 » August 11th, 2015, 5:07 pm

Is the trail rideable tomorrow after work? Inchin' to get out.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » August 11th, 2015, 9:48 pm

ReidRules18 wrote:Is the trail rideable tomorrow after work? Inchin' to get out.


Yep
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby Dirtdevil » August 18th, 2015, 7:38 am

Rode yesterday, sections of deep sand, as expected this time of year, otherwise perfect!

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby Slimm » August 18th, 2015, 10:13 am

Low tree across the trail about 100 yards past the top of the long climb in the red direction. Right at head level and you can't see it until you are right on it. About 6 inches in diameter

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby ReidRules18 » August 21st, 2015, 7:12 am

Does Merrell look rideable later today?
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » August 21st, 2015, 8:59 am

ReidRules18 wrote:Does Merrell look rideable later today?


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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby eboyer » August 22nd, 2015, 5:56 pm

Passing through from Chicago, anyone up for a morning ride tomorrow? Are the trails usually pretty busy if I go out alone?
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