MCMBA: Island Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby SteveF » October 30th, 2013, 6:49 am

Yeah, it's hard (and not much fun) to remember that yield thing. But trail runners and hikers are not trespassing on "our bike trail." They have as much right to use it and enjoy it as we do. It's important to me personally that my fun doesn't negatively impact that of others any more than it has to, so I'm careful on blind corners, yield the right of way when I should and can, and generally try to be patient and friendly. I've had a couple of close calls where I just got in the groove and forgot these rules, and I always regret it.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby b_b » October 30th, 2013, 7:24 am

Just adds a little challenge to an otherwise easy trail. Bring em all on hikers bikers runners either direction either side! :) Actually I've had less trouble with pedestrians than bikes and even that's rare.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby berto2cj » October 30th, 2013, 9:03 am

black2003ss wrote:Yes, the reroute was before 10/12.

I think the overall mileage changed about one tenth. If you scroll back through this thread, I am sure there are remnants of the "discussion" about the reroute.


It was 9/29/12 - I happened to be there when the reroute was being finished up by MMBA. Per my notes blue was 9.3 before and 9.3 after. I am sure there was some additional length added and my crap PC didn't pick it up.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Loren » October 30th, 2013, 9:08 am

I measured it during layout. The new reroute is about 150 ft longer than the trail it replaced, if I recall correctly.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby KLydesdale » October 30th, 2013, 9:10 am

Critter7r wrote:
KLydesdale wrote:
What's the "wrong" side of a trail for a hiker?


The same side that is the wrong side of a road for oncoming traffic. I keep to the right where the trail is wide enough to allow such frivolity. I expect hikers coming in the other direction to do so also.


You do know that traffic rules for pedestrians direct them to walk on the LEFT side of a road, dontcha?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Steve_Balogh » October 30th, 2013, 7:29 pm

The RideR wrote:
So coming to a complete stop is too much for biker, is that what you saying?


I think you misunderstood my "complete stop" comment :D I was saying I'm more than willing to do just that and often do when the need arises. My belief is to take the safest course of action whenever necessary, you never know what you are going to encounter at ILRA. Sometimes oncoming or even "same direction" pedestrians don't want to step on certain trail features and may step out in front of you, so I never assume they will hold their line on the trail like we bikers expect each other to do. It's never a good idea to go smoking by someone on foot, I prefer to slowdown when passing them.

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby b_b » October 30th, 2013, 7:57 pm

Steve_Balogh wrote:you never know what you are going to encounter at ILRA. Sometimes oncoming or even "same direction" pedestrians don't want to step on certain trail features and may step out in front of you, so I never assume they will hold their line on the trail like we bikers expect each other

Had a girl step off for the bike in front of me and then start running down the trail in front of me screaming. Never came close to hitting her, but she didn't know. I must admit I found the situation a little amusing. :twisted:
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mrbikester » October 30th, 2013, 10:37 pm

The most perfect riding conditions today. Weather was perfect and the trail was PERFECT! Lots of people out training for this weekends Iceman. Tree down on yellow and you can go around it but if going fast it surprises you. At about 1 - 1/1/2 mile marker -yellow.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mrbikester » October 30th, 2013, 10:41 pm

Oh, Forgot to mention the huge amount of bugs out there -mosquitoes, flies etc. were out there with a vengeance. Last blast for them also.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Sparty » October 31st, 2013, 6:30 am

crazy amount of bugs late yesterday! have never seen anything like it.

also, another tree down on yellow. this one is after the steel bridge about 200 yds before the dirt road.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby ibisman » October 31st, 2013, 6:52 am

Didn't see any downed trees yesterday.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » October 31st, 2013, 7:02 am

The DNR has lost their seasonal help and won't be as quick to clear the trail. My plan was to head out tomorrow to clear the Tree on Yellow but if Ibis is correct they've already gotten to it.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby ibisman » October 31st, 2013, 7:50 am

sorry...that was Tuesday I was out there. Maybe something fell after?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Sparty » October 31st, 2013, 12:58 pm

ibisman wrote:sorry...that was Tuesday I was out there. Maybe something fell after?


at 5:00 last nite both trees on yellow were still down. there's one at about the 2 mile mark where a ride around has developed & the other one just before the dirt road that requires a dismount.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby daffunda » November 4th, 2013, 4:15 pm

Only at places like Island Lake do you see a sign saying,

"Don't be an Iceman, be a Niceman!"

:roll:

Too many azzhats trying to boost their egos on Strava and causing mayhem to hikers and other users I guess.
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