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Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Todd Scott » March 22nd, 2004, 8:23 am

Post trail conditions and problem reports for the trails at Yankee Springs SRA
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Postby Diesel » March 23rd, 2004, 9:21 pm

Here's what others had to say in another post:

http://pacman.vosn.net/~mmba/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7119
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Postby gsouth1 » March 24th, 2004, 11:31 am

:) Rode 2 loops at Yankee on Sunday noon. Great conditions no real mud overall the trail was dry although it was partually frozen... great riding
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Postby yz_387 » March 26th, 2004, 12:12 pm

How much rain did yakee get? Is it still rideable? Saturday is supposed to be a nice day, will the trail be good to go?
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Postby John_H » March 26th, 2004, 6:21 pm

We got about 1/2 to 3/4 inch of rain this moring and earlier today. Trail was dry and fast Thursday evening when I rode. Could be a bit damp Saturday, but the soil drains quickly. Should be fine. We'll be working out on the trail Saturday between 10-2 or so - keep an eye out for us.
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Postby Diesel » March 26th, 2004, 10:10 pm

Road-tripped out to Yankee today. Rode the whole trail. In very nice shape in spite of the rain earlier in the day. The sandy soil there drains really well.

BTW-First time there...was VERY impressed. Great downhills with fun dropoffs. This trail is instantly on my short list of favorites. :D
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Postby matt_mccluskey » April 9th, 2004, 7:57 pm

Went to Yankee today. Everything looks great out there. There could be a few bush trimming done along the section toward the end that runs along the road.
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Trail Pics

Postby ®andyA » April 21st, 2004, 7:50 am

Yankee Springs Trail Shots - 3-Apr-2004

I have some trail pics of Yankee from a ride I attended back on 3-Apr. That day was rather temporate for early April (mid-50's), and it was kinda windy too. The trail was in great shape. Mainly dry and no muddy areas to speak of.

The ride was mainly a part of a group ride for some IL mtb'ers, but I got to meet a few MI & MMBA riders there too. It was my first time to ride Yankee and the impression it left me was a very good one. Similar in style and length at Poto, though not as long, nor as many long-ish climbs. But all the same a very fun, fun trail. I look forward to another ride out there again.

Here are some of the trails shots (remember these are from 3-Apr).

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Postby John_H » May 27th, 2004, 6:23 am

5-26: The recent heavy rains have finally stopped and the trail is pretty dry, except for a few spots. Use caution, as the heavy rains did take their toll on a couple of the fall line hills making some serious ruts to watch out for.
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dry, sandy, washed out in spots...

Postby Green Giant » June 20th, 2004, 7:10 pm

but that's the usual summer Yankee for you. As of today, only a few soft spots, but overall 99.9% dry as a bone.
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Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » July 11th, 2004, 4:10 pm

Ran a couple laps on Sat. the 10th, sands a little slick but ridable, trails dry and fast, take lots of water and insect repellant. Have Fun :D :) 8) :twisted: :wink:
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Postby Mike_D » August 19th, 2004, 9:05 am

Anyone ride Yankee recently? How is the trail besides sandy?
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Postby G.R.XC-MTNBKR » August 21st, 2004, 6:19 pm

Rode the trail Sat.(8/21) trail was great although sand was very deep, but expierienced riders wont have a problem, one big tree was down about halfway through so watch out...Have Fun.. :) :)
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Postby boks » September 2nd, 2004, 7:52 am

Rode out there last night (sept. 1st).
It's getting sandy in a few sections. A few of the climbs and descents are getting rocky and rutted. Not bad for those full suspension folk. Still a riot out there though! Enjoy.
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Anyone been riding at Yankee lately?

Postby kzoo_camp » September 22nd, 2004, 8:00 am

Just wondering what the latest conditions are since Sept. 2nd was the last posting...

I'm thinking about riding out there tonight and wondered if I should be majorly prepared for sand to gobble me up :lol:
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