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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby Steve_Balogh » February 27th, 2011, 5:18 pm

Amazing how conditions change in a day. The blue loop was even easier going, and the Yellow was fantastic. Saw some normal MTB tires I was following. Looks like a large group of runners or hikers hit the trails this morning, packed down several sections nicely. The snow had no crust in it, so a couple sections untouched by sleds I could mash my way through. Even made it down the section alongside the road; didn't need to take any alternate routes. I did walk a few on the approach to that section as the snow is deepest there.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake 3/2/11

Postby ibisman » March 2nd, 2011, 1:08 pm

Like Steve said the yellow loop was great! I did yellow and blue loop backwards and it was a nice ride but for the random deep foot print and deep tire track zig zagging once in a while. Leaning tree at 1/2 mile and 1.7 mile going backwards on the yellow loop.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » March 2nd, 2011, 3:08 pm

"I did yellow and blue loop backwards "

Way to follow the Winter Rules!
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ibisman » March 2nd, 2011, 3:23 pm

what rules? We don't need no stinking rules. by the way...I made all the climbs too. Want to buy a Iceman entry?
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby marsh283 » March 2nd, 2011, 8:35 pm

50% ok 50% skating rink
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ibisman » March 3rd, 2011, 9:44 am

they are called studded tires. no problems.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby DNR Island Lake » March 5th, 2011, 8:12 am

The guys were out the other day getting some trees...yellow 1 mile and 4 3/4 is what I think they got plus a few other random trees.

Hows everything look now?

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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ibisman » March 5th, 2011, 11:28 am

Looking good! 2 leaners at about 4 mile and 5.5 mile mark on the yellow. I was going in the opposite direction so that might not be exact. :)
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby Sparty » March 8th, 2011, 3:18 pm

can anyone post up what the park road conditions are? looking to get out this afternoon - not sure if the asphalt is clear or snow covered.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby dcat1 » March 8th, 2011, 4:14 pm

all roads at ILRA and Kennsington were clear tody at lunch time-go ride!
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby DNR Island Lake » March 9th, 2011, 1:10 pm

Ibisman,

We got the leaner on yellow at the 4 mile mark. Not sure which leaner you mentioned at the 5.5 mile mark. We did take down one tree in that area.

If there are any other trees let me know.

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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby ibisman » March 9th, 2011, 3:22 pm

Thank you sir. You guys do a really great job.
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby marsh283 » March 9th, 2011, 6:34 pm

Last night, road ILRA. Trails were in pretty good rideable shape
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » March 9th, 2011, 9:26 pm

marsh283 wrote:Last night, road ILRA. Trails were in pretty good rideable shape


Surprising! I would have thought it would been pretty muddy out there. If so please avoid riding till it freezes or dries up. Thanks!
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Re: Metro South: Island Lake

Postby c0nsumer » March 9th, 2011, 9:45 pm

fsr1 wrote:
marsh283 wrote:Last night, road ILRA. Trails were in pretty good rideable shape


Surprising! I would have thought it would been pretty muddy out there. If so please avoid riding till it freezes or dries up. Thanks!


*beep*, I started down a 100' long dirt path through a residential area near my house yesterday and sank 3". I can't imagine that any SE MI trail is fine to ride right now, although I imagine that maybe some under trees and snow might still be frozen.
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