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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby cvaneerden » March 18th, 2016, 1:46 pm

March 18 at Noon: Yankee Springs trail is in perfect condition. Not a lick of mud, not much sand and not a single tree across the trail.
A huge thank you to those that helped maintain the trail.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby SteelIsReal » March 23rd, 2016, 10:11 pm

What's a general status check on the trail conditions? Id like to come ride soon. Thank you.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby bbender785 » March 24th, 2016, 6:24 am

should be fine. last i heard there was a tree down at the 6.5 mile mark, but we didn't get any snow or ice down this way overnight, all rain.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby rcoe » March 25th, 2016, 7:32 am

We got just over an inch of rain on thursday, but it was very dry and starting to get sandy on Tuesday when I rode. I am betting that by Friday afternoon it will be good again.

Looks to be a nice weekend for some riding.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby cvaneerden » March 25th, 2016, 1:46 pm

Just rode the trail March 25th at 1pm and it is in great condition. A couple of damp spots but drying out quickly. a pine tree across the trail in "the pines" but you can easily jump it on the left side of the trail.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby The Biker Bro » March 26th, 2016, 5:55 am

Trail was in prestine condition; if you are thinking about riding it this weekend I would highly suggest it!
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby snowX79 » April 4th, 2016, 4:14 pm

Anyone know conditions as of today 4/4. Thinking of heading down tomorrow. We have a few inches of snow in traverse city not sure if Yankee area is clear
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby bbender785 » April 5th, 2016, 6:31 am

it warmed up down here sunday afternoon and melted all the snow we got. should be good.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby cpt.yodelstein » April 6th, 2016, 12:08 pm

How does this trail hold up to wet weather? Does it get really slimey with rain and how long does it take to dry up to rideable if it does? Never been out there but entered the up coming race and need to get a little trail time in. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby bbender785 » April 6th, 2016, 5:44 pm

cpt.yodelstein wrote:How does this trail hold up to wet weather? Does it get really slimey with rain and how long does it take to dry up to rideable if it does? Never been out there but entered the up coming race and need to get a little trail time in. Thanks in advance.


it is the best course around for when it's wet everywhere. actually rides as good or better after/during a rain.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby cpt.yodelstein » April 7th, 2016, 5:58 am

Thanks for the info. I have a 120 mile drive to get there. Would hate to drive that far and not enjoy my ride due to mud.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby bbender785 » April 7th, 2016, 8:17 am

cpt.yodelstein wrote:Thanks for the info. I have a 120 mile drive to get there. Would hate to drive that far and not enjoy my ride due to mud.


i am riding it after work this evening and will report back.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby bbender785 » April 7th, 2016, 9:47 pm

trail is in overall good shape. some of the corners are snotty.. no ruts, you'll just find yourself on the ground if you're not careful. i set alot of PR segments out there though so it's definitely riding well.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby utabintarbo » April 18th, 2016, 5:11 am

Trail was, if anything, in need of some rain and somebody to kick some of the deadfall off the trail. Otherwise, it's in great shape for mid-April. :)
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