MCMBA: Island Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby GreeneRob » November 7th, 2013, 8:50 am

mikewoods wrote:Trail is in great shape other than the few usual muddy spots. That downed tree at the end of yellow is begging to be made into a log pile...


Can you imagine what the whiny, run you off the trail types would say about a log pile breaking their precious cadence?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » November 7th, 2013, 3:26 pm

Tree near the end of Yellow is gone. Trail is clear but muddy.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby jajones » November 7th, 2013, 3:42 pm

lawn dart wrote: Post signs with "Circle/Slash" over a Strava logo?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mikewoods » November 7th, 2013, 4:03 pm

GreeneRob wrote:
mikewoods wrote:Trail is in great shape other than the few usual muddy spots. That downed tree at the end of yellow is begging to be made into a log pile...


Can you imagine what the whiny, run you off the trail types would say about a log pile breaking their precious cadence?



Hahaha, you guys are right- What was I thinking?!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Hermannator » November 13th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Tree down on yellow, in sandy area past the metal Bridge and before the fishing site road crossing (about mile 3.5 I think). Was riding the trail backwards at night so didn't get an accurate mile marker. Someone build a makeshift log ramp over it.

Also, anyone notice the snow fence blocking the kiosk entrance at the JC Penny trailhead? Easy to hike over. Just don't be surprised by it....
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby b_b » November 14th, 2013, 3:40 am

mikewoods wrote:
GreeneRob wrote:
mikewoods wrote:Trail is in great shape other than the few usual muddy spots. That downed tree at the end of yellow is begging to be made into a log pile...

Can you imagine what the whiny, run you off the trail types would say about a log pile breaking their precious cadence?

Hahaha, you guys are right- What was I thinking?!

Don't be mess'n with my Strava times!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby sally_2000 » November 14th, 2013, 9:09 am

when does hunt season start at ILRA? thinking of riding there today
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby SteveF » November 14th, 2013, 9:12 am

sally_2000 wrote:when does hunt season start at ILRA? thinking of riding there today


Small game amongst others is going on now. Deer gun starts tomorrow...so go today!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby sally_2000 » November 14th, 2013, 9:19 am

SteveF wrote:
sally_2000 wrote:when does hunt season start at ILRA? thinking of riding there today


Small game amongst others is going on now. Deer gun starts tomorrow...so go today!




Ok fer sure Thanks :D
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby berto2cj » November 14th, 2013, 9:32 am

sally_2000 wrote:
SteveF wrote:
sally_2000 wrote:when does hunt season start at ILRA? thinking of riding there today


Small game amongst others is going on now. Deer gun starts tomorrow...so go today!




Ok fer sure Thanks :D


Wear bright colored clothing and make lots of noise. Time to leave your deer colored jersey at home!!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Critter7r » November 14th, 2013, 9:38 am

No helmet antlers either. It's only funny until someone gets shot.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Sparty » November 14th, 2013, 10:00 am

Critter7r wrote:No helmet antlers either. It's only funny until someone gets shot.


i have a brown jersey with white pockets - safe to wear?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby SteveF » November 14th, 2013, 10:32 am

Sparty wrote:
Critter7r wrote:No helmet antlers either. It's only funny until someone gets shot.


i have a brown jersey with white pockets - safe to wear?


Today, maybe. Tomorrow? Nope.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby berto2cj » November 14th, 2013, 12:00 pm

SteveF wrote:
Sparty wrote:
Critter7r wrote:No helmet antlers either. It's only funny until someone gets shot.


i have a brown jersey with white pockets - safe to wear?


Today, maybe. Tomorrow? Nope.


if you have a bright helmet then yes...brown/black you better add a bell and make lots of noise. What color is your bike too?

FWIW I have never had a problem but better safe than sorry.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby c0nsumer » November 14th, 2013, 2:10 pm

berto2cj wrote:
SteveF wrote:
Sparty wrote:
Critter7r wrote:No helmet antlers either. It's only funny until someone gets shot.


i have a brown jersey with white pockets - safe to wear?


Today, maybe. Tomorrow? Nope.


if you have a bright helmet then yes...brown/black you better add a bell and make lots of noise. What color is your bike too?

FWIW I have never had a problem but better safe than sorry.


For what it's worth, Meijer sells cheap blaze orange vests that also work really well to keep wind off your torso. I think they are <$10?
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