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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby amadkins » July 14th, 2011, 8:36 pm

Ran into these rascals out there this evening. The buck was maybe 15 feet away from me for about a minute, but by the time I could get my phone out he started moving out. Still got a couple good shots of him.

Caught the fawn mid-dump (not pictured; again, too slow withe the phone) - gave me pretty much the same look a dog does when you catch them dropping the ocho.

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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby Steve_Kinley » July 16th, 2011, 3:53 pm

Finally had a chance to ride this trail this afternoon. Very nice job and very SS friendly with not a lot of climbing, and in spite of not knowing what was around the corners. And this trail makes the LOHS trail feel like a freeway. Also came across two fawns that eventually scampered out of the way.
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby converse66 » July 20th, 2011, 6:44 pm

I spent about 1 hour with some hand loppers trimming face slappers on the trail this evening, it was hot. I will do this every Wednesday evening during my sons baseball practice at Janowski to help you out Bill.
The trail is in great shape. Saw several people out riding in the 95 degree weather today.
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby ihateplaindave » July 21st, 2011, 8:37 am

Thanks. Now if you can get to Proud Lake....
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby Builder-Bill » July 21st, 2011, 11:01 am

converse66 wrote:I spent about 1 hour with some hand loppers trimming face slappers on the trail this evening, it was hot. I will do this every Wednesday evening during my sons baseball practice at Janowski to help you out Bill.
The trail is in great shape. Saw several people out riding in the 95 degree weather today.


Thanks for the help. It was to hot on the trail for me. I rode the paved path last night, I saw a lot of people on the Mt. Bike trail... :D
Thanks again. Bill
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby Builder-Bill » July 21st, 2011, 11:05 am

ihateplaindave wrote:Thanks. Now if you can get to Proud Lake....

Most of Proud lake is in great shape. I can always use help trimming it back some of the problem areas.
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby jjssgarris » July 27th, 2011, 1:55 pm

We, Mike Belcher and I spent several hours trimming the trail back today. It seems to be in really great shape. Get out and ride-J
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby amadkins » July 29th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Surprisingly good shape with all the rain the last couple days. Only a couple greasy spots (that were pretty interesting with a small block 8 on the rear).
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby davedejonge » August 1st, 2011, 3:04 pm

Builder-Bill wrote:
ihateplaindave wrote:Thanks. Now if you can get to Proud Lake....

Most of Proud lake is in great shape. I can always use help trimming it back some of the problem areas.
Bill



what is the quickest way to trim those slappers back??? string trimmer? Sycthe? hand clippers?

I got racked a couple of times on Proud lake and a few with thorns really hurt.
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby pudge99 » August 6th, 2011, 2:19 pm

Clear and dry; tacky and fast. All good!!
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby SANTA_CRUZ » August 6th, 2011, 4:22 pm

When I rode out there last week, was I just missing them or did someone haul all those old refrigerators out of there ?
If so, way to go ! And how did you do it ? Love this trail.
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby HKEKfreak » August 10th, 2011, 9:25 pm

Watch out for the punji sticks just after the first paved path crossing. They're about chest high on the right. I took one to the shoulder tonight. I'm guessing they were slappers that got cut back but, not far enough.
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby irishpitbull » August 15th, 2011, 12:09 pm

This trial was a lot of fun for a shortie. The bridges are sweet and the skinny in the back was a hoot. Also the trail is very well maintained. :D
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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby chris f. » August 25th, 2011, 7:03 pm

There is a tree down on the trail at about the 2 mile mark. It's decent sized and there are multiple trunks. I would think a chainsaw would make quick work of it. You can climb over it. You'll want to climb quickly though as the mosquitoes are out on force. Otherwise, the trail was in good condition. Slick in a few corners with puddles in the usual spots.

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Re: Metro South: Milford

Postby amadkins » August 25th, 2011, 7:05 pm

chris f. wrote:There is a tree down on the trail at about the 2 mile mark. It's decent sized and there are multiple trunks. I would think a chainsaw would make quick work of it. You can climb over it. You'll want to climb quickly though as the mosquitoes are out on force. Otherwise, the trail was in good condition. Slick in a few corners with puddles in the usual spots.

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Beat me to it.

Nice riding with you out there today - sorry if my pace got you eaten up by the skeeters.
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