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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby turbotodd » July 16th, 2013, 7:45 pm

rode tonight around 6. There were a lot of puddles at the beginning of blue loop, although I wouldn't call it "muddy"... just pooled water sitting on top of the hardpack. The new reroute was the wettest spot by far.

also there was a Niner demo truck/tent set up at the trailhead, so that was a cool surprise
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby thejode » July 18th, 2013, 8:25 pm

turbotodd wrote:rode tonight around 6. There were a lot of puddles at the beginning of blue loop, although I wouldn't call it "muddy"... just pooled water sitting on top of the hardpack. The new reroute was the wettest spot by far.

also there was a Niner demo truck/tent set up at the trailhead, so that was a cool surprise


So did you get to demo a Niner?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby pongomoto » July 20th, 2013, 7:55 am

Supposed to take my son for a ride at ILRA today. But we got pounded in the St Clair Shores/Grosse Pointe area yesterday. Went for a road ride this morning and it was a mess still all over. Not sure what happened out around the ILRA area and if they got hit as bad as we did. Early morning scouting reports appreciated.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby FatTire » July 20th, 2013, 1:19 pm

Island Lake Blue and Yellow are clear. Just water in all the usual areas plus a few more.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Steve_Balogh » July 20th, 2013, 4:40 pm

Lots of puddles around, the only muddy section was between the little bridge and the Kensington hill climb on the yellow. A bit nasty by the bridge at the end of the blue after you bypass the yellow.

I did a lap of blue and yellow, then another blue. Trail is solid otherwise, you will get dirty.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby madmike23 » July 21st, 2013, 7:16 am

Anyone been out there since yesterday afternoon?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby slukomski » July 21st, 2013, 9:52 am

Just rode it this morning. There were just a few muddy spots, but overall was in great shape. LOTS of riders heading out at 9:30 as we were heading in.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake 7/2/2013

Postby ibisman » July 23rd, 2013, 12:32 pm

HamHock and I did a couple laps this morning (10am) and the trail was a lake everywhere. standing water and low hanging branches over most of the trail. Thunder as we left at 12:45. many,many bugs bites to be had by all.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mtb_frk » July 24th, 2013, 10:07 am

I am not too familiar with the area, is there a way into the park by cutting through some subs off of grand river? I have to drop my car off at grand river/us 23 basically and will have a few hours to kill while I wait for it.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby countryboy_mike » July 24th, 2013, 10:13 am

You could take Old 23 south to Lee Rd...cut across the double round-about bridge and there is a trail access over by the Jc Penney store.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby b_b » July 24th, 2013, 10:41 am

mtb_frk wrote:I am not too familiar with the area, is there a way into the park by cutting through some subs off of grand river? I have to drop my car off at grand river/us 23 basically and will have a few hours to kill while I wait for it.

Yes!, but I don't recall the street. D&D or Hometown bikes will know. Better than that roundabout from *beep*.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby vette-ss » July 24th, 2013, 10:44 am

mtb_frk wrote:I am not too familiar with the area, is there a way into the park by cutting through some subs off of grand river? I have to drop my car off at grand river/us 23 basically and will have a few hours to kill while I wait for it.


I've wondered the same thing but never explored. If you look at overhead satellite it sure looks like there is a path off the cul-de-sac at the end of Academy Dr into the pavilion parking lot where the demo day is held. It's looks to only be a few yards away. But you could encounter a fence. That would put you on blue at the stretch along the railroad tracks. Stop by and ask the guys at Hometown bikes. They are on Grand River in that same area. I'm sure they can tell you the quickest access point to the trail.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Loren » July 24th, 2013, 10:51 am

vette-ss wrote:If you look at overhead satellite it sure looks like there is a path off the cul-de-sac at the end of Academy Dr into the pavilion parking lot where the demo day is held.


Yup, there is.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mtb_frk » July 25th, 2013, 5:14 am

Loren wrote:
vette-ss wrote:If you look at overhead satellite it sure looks like there is a path off the cul-de-sac at the end of Academy Dr into the pavilion parking lot where the demo day is held.


Yup, there is.



Thanks! I saw that also.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Sortaslow » July 25th, 2013, 8:29 pm

Which loop is considered easier? Been a while since I've been here, so I forgot. Bringing a newb sat.

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