MCMBA: Island Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » July 27th, 2015, 1:54 pm

I've used *beep*'s restroom or gone 20 yards into the woods to change in the past.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby TrekStache » September 12th, 2015, 8:44 pm

Rode blue and yellow this morning. Both trails were in great shape. With the cold weather I had minimal traffic to deal with.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » November 2nd, 2015, 7:58 pm

twisneski wrote:The downed tree just after the post-Spring Mill Pond hairpin-180 was still there this afternoon. I happened to bump into a park ranger, let him know about the tree and he cheerily said he'd get it gone.


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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby FatTire » February 8th, 2016, 11:33 am

How was the trail yesterday? Ok for fatties?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Sparty » February 8th, 2016, 12:56 pm

i ran a few sections of blue on sunday. it's really a mixed bag. sections that are exposed to the sun & wind are bone dry. however, sections in the woods, northern facing, low areas, etc... are very muddy. still a few small areas with ice covering the trail.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Sparty » February 9th, 2016, 12:28 pm

correction - it's 100% snow covered with 1.5" - 2" of fresh powder & frozen solid as of tonite! :icon_rendeer: :icon_rendeer: :icon_rendeer:
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby jlrotax583 » February 22nd, 2016, 9:53 am

Anyone have any insight on how IL would be tomorrow afternoon?

How was it this weekend?
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » February 22nd, 2016, 11:25 am

"How was it this weekend?"

MUDDY!
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Negotiator50 » February 22nd, 2016, 3:00 pm

ihateplaindave wrote:"How was it this weekend?"

MUDDY!

Lots of trees down and very soft. Also, a good amount of pizza cutters from skinny tires. It needs a few weeks to drain before it's rideable on anything other than fat tires.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby TrekStache » May 29th, 2016, 4:06 am

+1 to the post above.

Rode the green loop last night, no trees down, great shape, trail is in need of a trim though.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby fsr1 » May 29th, 2016, 5:23 am

Thanks for the reports.

We won't hold a trail day just to trim, but we do ask for volunteers. Please pick a section of trail that is in need and post up here that you've done it. Additionally, please log all volunteer hours on the MCMBA website. http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/get-involved/report-volunteer-hours
A little bit of your time goes a long way. Thanks in advance!

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby TrekStache » August 14th, 2016, 2:13 pm

Rode blue from JC Penny, 2 tress down. One is located by bar none, it is easy to hop over, feel free to leave it there :). Second one is near the last climb on blue right before you take that sharp left hand turn by the parking lot. This one is about waist high, but is easy to access. No puddles and a nice ride out there!

Edit** forgot to mention watch out for the sand, and erosion on climbs. Starting to look like potowatomi out there.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby slukomski » Yesterday, 8:14 am

I'm thinking about riding Island Lake after work today if conditions permit. Please post your report if you get out there today.
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby 2niner » Yesterday, 8:35 am

It was wet yesterday afternoon. Image
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby 2niner » Yesterday, 8:36 am

It was wet yesterday afternoon. Image
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