MCMBA: Island Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mrbikester » April 12th, 2015, 6:27 pm

Fantastic condition. Looked and felt like June. Let the mountain bike riding season begin NOW!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Mucky » April 12th, 2015, 7:32 pm

I will add that there is a tree down on blue just before you get to the downhill before the 1st park road crossing. About 3.5 mi in. I rode over this one, but my front ring hit. Also, there is a low tree across the trail on yellow just before the 2.5 marker. Have to duck to get under. And another on yellow before the 5 marker. Just after where the cinder block is in the middle of the trail after a climb. Had to get off to get over.
As others said, trail is in great condition.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Critter7r » April 12th, 2015, 10:04 pm

I cleared a portion of the downed tree on blue about 3.5 in. Just enough to use the ride around that's about 2 feet off-trail to the right. But my folding saw wasn't big enough to cut any farther down the trunk to clear the actual trail. I was too tired by the time I got to the headhunter on yellow or the one after the cinder block to think about trimming any more. And the one after the cinder block was too big for me anyhow. Yes, I was tired. Riding Island Lake. I know ... but it was my first ride outside this season. #donningflamesuit.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby shady » April 13th, 2015, 5:46 pm

Someone finished up the downed tree on blue so I took care of the downed oak past the cinder block on yellow and a few other nuisances. Should be good to go!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby tjdog800 » April 14th, 2015, 5:02 am

Island lake was perfect last night. Many Thanks to those that cleared things out.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » April 16th, 2015, 9:24 am

tjdog800 wrote:Island lake was perfect last night. Many Thanks to those that cleared things out.


Agreed, many thanks! I was (thankfully) out of the loop for a little while.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Biggredd911 » April 17th, 2015, 9:50 am

Trail is perfect! GO RIDE!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby 2niner » April 17th, 2015, 9:57 am

Thanks. Headed there for lunch!!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mrbikester » April 17th, 2015, 4:45 pm

PERFECT-PERFECT-PERFECT !!!! Rode both Blue & Yellow and had a smile the whole way. Perfect weather today also. Winter now seems so long ago.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby bradf » April 21st, 2015, 3:10 pm

Brighton had some rain yesterday. Anyone know how the trails are today?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Critter7r » April 22nd, 2015, 8:43 am

snow-covered?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby DynoDon » April 22nd, 2015, 12:53 pm

Just left there, had a good ride, a few puddles, no mud, wind was mean, snow was just blowing by, it was a good ride, both trails in good condition, no trees down.. Happy Trails.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby DynoDon » April 23rd, 2015, 8:41 am

WARNING, the fishing access trail that goes across the trail, about 2 miles from the end of the yellow trail has a stop sign, I was stopped at the stop sign during the winter on my fat bike, I heard something coming, I looked left to see a silver Honda car going at least 50 mph, toward the river, the guy must think he's Travis Pastrana, had I not stopped I may be dead now. I yelled at him, but didn't do anything else, It may have gotten real ugly from that. I had just passed a girl with her dog, on the other side there was 3 people on skis with 2 dogs, any one or more of us could have been injured. Well yesterday as I was leaving on the main road, a silver Honda was leaving the fishing access road going west. I'm not sure it was the same car, but I don't want to not do anything this time, I'm warning you to STOP at the stop sign, and I have talked to the Island Lake DNR. I hope they find a way to slow him/others, the trail crossing ahead sign didn't work, speed bumps, or maybe they can catch him.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby countryboy_mike » April 23rd, 2015, 8:49 am

Heed his warning fellow riders. I ran into the side of a pickup truck on the Hiland Lake access road at POTO years ago and was hauled off with a compression fracture to a vertebra, a separated shoulder and a bruised kidney. This was in 98 and at that time there were not trail crossing signs. But with all the distractions and crappy drivers this day in age, it is just a matter of time before it happens again. I am always very cautious of this crossing at ILRA because of that unfortunate incident at POTO. The outcome could have been much worse.

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Dirtdevil » April 23rd, 2015, 6:18 pm

Rode today. Blue & yellow in prime condition. No trees down. Tacky & fast.

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