MCMBA: Island Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » July 11th, 2014, 6:57 am

You're so fast the face slappers are afraid and pull back and get out of the way.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby pongomoto » July 11th, 2014, 8:06 am

fsr1 wrote:You're so fast the face slappers are afraid and pull back and get out of the way.


Thanks but there's plenty of people out there faster than me....plenty.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby onorio56 » July 14th, 2014, 12:37 am

how is the trail for a monday night ride?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » July 14th, 2014, 10:03 am

It should be fine. Rode it yesterday morning and some mud, but not too bad.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby CWPspeed3 » July 20th, 2014, 12:51 pm

Rode yesterday. Blue was in good shape but yellow was closed due to bridge maintenance. Not sure how long its supposed to be closed but there are plenty of signs letting you know.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » July 20th, 2014, 1:40 pm

It's open now. 95% finished. We have some temporary guardrails at the end in place now and will complete the project soon.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Tman69671 » July 20th, 2014, 1:51 pm

Cool!!


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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Tman69671 » July 20th, 2014, 4:16 pm

The trails were dry. A lot of sandy spots to slide around in though. The bridge is looking good.


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MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby KRUG » July 20th, 2014, 8:14 pm

Island lake need some "wrong way" signage added to the trail system. I got into a full head-on collision with a dude riding a green muk-luk (sp) going the backward on the yellow this last Saturday. Both me and my bike did not come out undamaged . We both were hauling ass at the point of impact. I feel lucky to be alive to ride another day.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » July 21st, 2014, 6:44 am

KRUG wrote:Island lake need some "wrong way" signage added to the trail system. I got into a full head-on collision with a dude riding a green muk-luk (sp) going the backward on the yellow this last Saturday. Both me and my bike did not come out undamaged . We both were hauling ass at the point of impact. I feel lucky to be alive to ride another day.

Ouch!

I think there are direction arrows or Wrong Way written on the back of some posts but some Wrong Way stickers on the backs of the mile markers might help.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Friend Or Foe » July 21st, 2014, 8:12 am

KRUG wrote:Island lake need some "wrong way" signage added to the trail system. I got into a full head-on collision with a dude riding a green muk-luk (sp) going the backward on the yellow this last Saturday. Both me and my bike did not come out undamaged . We both were hauling ass at the point of impact. I feel lucky to be alive to ride another day.


what happened to the d-bag riding the wrong way?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby c0nsumer » July 21st, 2014, 8:27 am

fsr1 wrote:
KRUG wrote:Island lake need some "wrong way" signage added to the trail system. I got into a full head-on collision with a dude riding a green muk-luk (sp) going the backward on the yellow this last Saturday. Both me and my bike did not come out undamaged . We both were hauling ass at the point of impact. I feel lucky to be alive to ride another day.

Ouch!

I think there are direction arrows or Wrong Way written on the back of some posts but some Wrong Way stickers on the backs of the mile markers might help.


If nothing else they make it really easy for one to point out that yes, said rider is going the wrong way.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby jeffingbmich » July 25th, 2014, 9:17 pm

[quote="KRUG"]Island lake need some "wrong way" signage added to the trail system. I got into a full head-on collision with a dude riding a green muk-luk (sp) going the backward on the yellow this last Saturday. Both me and my bike did not come out undamaged . We both were hauling ass at the point of impact. I feel lucky to be alive to ride another day.[/quote]

Sorry to hear about this, Krug! Sounds like everyone's worst nightmare on a bike! Are you okay now? Did you find out how that guy got going the wrong way?

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby jeffingbmich » Yesterday, 6:27 pm

Rode ILRA Blue and Yellow on Saturday and, except for few face slappers and sand pits, it was great!

Is there a way that some of us with the time and energy can go out during the week and trim the tall grass and face slappers back? Is there a trail day scheduled anytime soon? Thanks!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » Yesterday, 6:48 pm

jeffingbmich wrote:Rode ILRA Blue and Yellow on Saturday and, except for few face slappers and sand pits, it was great!

Is there a way that some of us with the time and energy can go out during the week and trim the tall grass and face slappers back? Is there a trail day scheduled anytime soon? Thanks!



Feel free! We don't have a trail day planned but your help would be very much appreciated. http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/105-trail-trimming-101

Please report your time here. http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/get-involved/report-volunteer-hours
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