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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » April 25th, 2013, 7:15 pm

By the time Saturday rolls around the Red loop should be just fine, but the Green loop may still have a few muddy spots in the low areas near the water. Heads up though, we have a trail day scheduled for Saturday morning starting round 8:00 and finishing up around noon or 1:00.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby wizarddaw » April 26th, 2013, 5:53 pm

Rode the blue, red and a small part of the green this afternoon and only came across one really wet spot. The rest was a lot of fun except for the people preriding the stampede route which has some of the trail going against the grain. Everyone was careful but kind of caught me off guard a little.
Go ride it though, custer is a great place.

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby detroitjohnny » April 26th, 2013, 8:44 pm

I will be out there sunday for a couple hours. Really looking forward to finally getting to ride this trail.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby steveracer » April 26th, 2013, 9:04 pm

Crash and wizarddaw, thanks for the info. I will be a first timer there, and look forward to the ride! Will watch out for trail workers - and thanks all to the support on the trails.

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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby AllMountin' » April 28th, 2013, 8:27 pm

Near perfect out there. In fact, I'm thinking of making an 'only ride Custer after a light rain' rule. Both my last two trips out here have been after some precip, and both have been sublime.

Something about this place gives me that rare 'I could mash forever' feeling. Awesome job, Custer trail crew!
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Hman111 » April 29th, 2013, 11:22 pm

Rode the green and red loops tonight. Only my second time at FC. The trail was in great shape. Good traction and fast alot of fun. Thanks to all that cleared the down trees and debris from the recent weather. The trail looks to be in great shape for this weekends race.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby rvd » May 4th, 2013, 12:04 pm

[EDIT: removed because not related to trail conditions; see here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=118797]
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby reidabel » May 4th, 2013, 6:01 pm

Wow - what an ordeal! Glad to hear you're okay ...
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby aarontriton » May 17th, 2013, 8:32 am

Me and my 8 yr old son rode green yesterday .Trail is in great shape just a warning bring skeeter spray they were vicious every where.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » May 18th, 2013, 9:10 am

Heads up to those planning a ride at the Fort on Sunday:

XTERRA Last Stand Triathlon/Duathlon
AND TRAIL RUN
May 19, 2013 - 9:00AM
Ft. Custer State Park, Augusta, MI

Team Active’s Gnarly Bike Course: loop course on rolling trails, using the Red and Blue Trails
Run Course: a loop on the Green


NOTE: Yes, the mosquitoes are awful and will be waiting for you to exit your vehicle at the trailhead. Plan on losing a few pints of blood by the time you hit the trail.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby balexander87 » May 18th, 2013, 2:50 pm

Trail was awesome! Very dry. Sand was a little loose in some spots. I don't think I looked at my pace indicator once; the mosquitos were sure to let me know if I was going too slow :-D
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby vette-ss » May 20th, 2013, 9:04 am

Ditto the above. Rode Blue/Red/Green.....getting dry but still awesome. I camped over the weekend and the mosquitos almost made it un-inhabitable. Never seen it so bad....anywhere. Still itching in spots I didn't even knew I had. As long as you keep moving on the trail though it is fine.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby Static_Crash » June 4th, 2013, 4:52 pm

FYI - WATER SOURCE SHUT OFF AT TRAILHEAD

Per the DNR: Actually, water quality was not bad, all tests came back clear and clean. We lost a pressure switch over Memorial Day weekend and took precautions for the safety of our guests. During repairs, we found the pump was failing so we replaced it on Monday. We are testing again and the system is expected to be back on by Thursday.
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby aarontriton » June 7th, 2013, 10:10 am

How are the mosquito's , I am planning on taking the family camping mid June. the last time we were there the mosquito's were real bad .
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Re: Southwest: Fort Custer

Postby xcrdr » June 13th, 2013, 9:32 am

Can anyone tell me how bad the Fort got hit last night. Was planning a ride down there. Might ride the fire roads instead.
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