Rode last night (Friday) and the trail was mostly in great shape, but as BK big fish
says above, there was sand in the weirdest of places, and there's some sections which became quite eroded from the rain. It's a rough ride out there right now, and the sand which washed down hills makes some corners quite a bit more exiting than a week ago.
One big thing, I finally caught the guy who has been riding an electric motorbike on the mountain bike trails. I posted about that here in the Electric Mountain Bike Rant thread
, and the takeaway is this: This guy is only dissuaded by the threat of police being called. If you see him in the lot getting ready to ride his electric motorbike (photo of his bike
) please inform him that riding motorbikes on the mountain bike trails, which are designed for human powered use only, is not permitted.
He left without riding yesterday after I told him I'd be calling the park police if he set out. It's unfortunate that it came to that, but nothing else seemed to sink in with him. Keep an eye out for this guy and engage the authorities (586-781-4242) if he's riding anywhere but the main park road and parking lots. The park police don't take kindly to people riding motorbikes on trails (MTB, paved path, skills area, or otherwise).
The owner of this bike drives a dark grey Jeep Laredo 4x4 with a black 1UP USA bike rack, Michigan license plate DCU 3622. He is about 5'6", Asian, medium complexion, and wears prescription glasses (riding and normal use). His motorbike is a heavily modified black Motobecane Fantom Elite DS full suspension with the most notable features being the carbon fiber battery holder in the main triangle, power regulator mounted to the outside of the downtube, and hub motor assembly.
I personally have seen him riding at Stony Creek, CRPT (where he almost hit FLIPMODES and I), and Pontiac Lake. He's also been spotted riding the dual slalom line in the Skills Park, bashing low-hanging parts of his bike into the lips.
Please help keep him, and other motorbike riders, off of our trails.