MCMBA: Island Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby CannondaleMike » December 29th, 2016, 6:13 pm

Ice, slush & a little dirt tossed in. Studs required to enjoy the ride.....
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Negotiator50 » December 31st, 2016, 4:00 pm

Tried to ride island lake this morning on a fat bike but no studs. Gave up not to far in. Too icy and didn't want to risk a dangerous fall.

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby mmba119 » January 6th, 2017, 10:35 am

I love winter riding, but even fat tires or studs don't help with current icy ruts. Went down like a sack of potatoes - ouch. Trail reports from Brighton Rec Area look more promising. Generally speaking, if hikers pack down the snow, it turns to ice in current conditions. Ride on :wink:
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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby Zerort » January 9th, 2017, 7:28 pm

More ice than snow but very smooth considering were in winter. Most of the ruts and footprintsee are gone on both blue and yellow.

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby rogermeyerink » January 14th, 2017, 1:03 pm

Probably about 50-75% ice. Not a bad ride with studded tiresImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: MCMBA: Island Lake

Postby jreyst » Yesterday, 12:48 pm

Right. Rode Sunday with studded skinny and it was fine. Ice everywhere but with the studs I really only have one spot where I put a foot down and that was due to sliding in a frozen rut on a downhill.
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