MCMBA: Island Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Tman69671 » August 27th, 2014, 11:19 am

If I were to guess fairly muddy and wet
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby berto2cj » August 28th, 2014, 8:03 am

Think she is GTG today?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby pongomoto » August 28th, 2014, 9:27 am

Did a few laps there yesterday with the crew. Overall the trail was great. Couple mud puddles but nothing a bunny hop can't handle. Trail is so fast right now......sand was packed down and corners tacky. With the cool weather today you could probably set a PB out there this afternoon.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby bespoke » August 28th, 2014, 10:47 am

Just got back, trail is near perfect. There are a few damp spots in the usual locations but otherwise super fast. Lowered PR by 1:05 :)

Thanks to the trail crew for an outstanding job keeping the trail clear and well groomed all summer!!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mrbikester » August 28th, 2014, 6:21 pm

I hadn't realized that it has been two months exactly since I have ridden Island lake. I have ridden this trail for so many years it was like visiting an old friend. Trail was in great shape and I had fun. The only thing that I could see that could use a little help are a few dips that can use some gravel when it gets wet. Other than that, it was a joy to ride. Weather was perfect also!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby poirier » August 30th, 2014, 1:04 pm

Roots have been removed about 1 Mile from the trailhead, after the straight section along the RR tracks on a downhill section. They must've been proud of their work – the excised roots are sitting right next to the trail
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » August 30th, 2014, 1:59 pm

poirier wrote:Roots have been removed about 1 Mile from the trailhead, after the straight section along the RR tracks on a downhill section. They must've been proud of their work – the excised roots are sitting right next to the trail

This has been the 2nd report today. I'll let the DNR know. Thanks.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby xcrdr » August 30th, 2014, 2:28 pm

Yay. Maybe they could take them all out and make it easy for the paver.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby steveracer » August 30th, 2014, 5:04 pm

I would reinstall them at twice the height as the OEM setting.


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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby BForhan » August 30th, 2014, 6:58 pm

That area isn't bad at all if you can't ride it, get off your bike and walk it. I love Island Lake but its easy enough as it is.
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