MCMBA: Maybury

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby vas » November 18th, 2014, 12:58 pm

DNR_Maybury wrote:
barry007 wrote:@Trevor - any chance we could do something for the kids? https://www.facebook.com/IMBAonFB/posts ... 12768628:0

We'll look into it, I like the idea, where would you all say the best location would be?



good idea! Has to be close to the parking lot... maybe around the playstructure there...
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby barry007 » November 18th, 2014, 10:44 pm

what about alongside the baseball field next to the pump track we all want? could also be between the play area and bbq area in the little isolated wooded area.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby DNR_Maybury » November 19th, 2014, 9:11 am

Pump track, your killing me smalls! Are you talking about the wooded area by the playground off the paved path by the shelters? The answer to the pump track is sadly no, I already tried to get one last year.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby c0nsumer » November 19th, 2014, 9:35 am

DNR_Maybury wrote:Pump track, your killing me smalls! Are you talking about the wooded area by the playground off the paved path by the shelters? The answer to the pump track is sadly no, I already tried to get one last year.


That honestly surprises me... What about selling it as just a small mountain bike practice / warmup trail? It doesn't need to be anything more than smooth dirt and will have less extreme sections than some of the existing MTB trail. It'll just be smooth and well manicured.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » November 19th, 2014, 9:48 am

I think the pump track and beginner trail are two separate requests.
I like the idea of the beginner trail since Maybury is tough for beginner riders.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby Roy » November 20th, 2014, 8:59 am

If parking was allowed at the horse rental area, the beginner loop is already there.
Maybe just some signage from the main parking lot would work. There would be
nothing wrong with a warm up ride on the black top to the east trail head.
And/or use parts of the old winter loop.

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » November 20th, 2014, 9:56 am

Doubt they want to encourage parking at stables, but I agree signage/advertising and perhaps easier access from the main lot is a great idea. Most people are unaware of this shorter/easier option for newer riders. I've used it with kids.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby vas » November 20th, 2014, 10:11 am

hmmm.. which trail is that and how do you access it?
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » November 21st, 2014, 8:02 am

vas wrote:hmmm.. which trail is that and how do you access it?

It's the same trail, but you can just ride the 2nd half and take the cut-off to bypass the bigger hills near the start. From 8M lot you can stay left on the pavement heading east and jump on the trail when you see it on your right (before #9).

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby vas » November 21st, 2014, 1:01 pm

great conditions today! thank you to the fatbikes and whoever groomed the trail for us studs :-)
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby smuelle2000 » November 25th, 2014, 9:19 pm

Trail was in a great shape tonight, firm and no mud puddles. Lots of trees and branches down, but we cleared most of them. There is one big tree across the trail about 0.5 mi before main trailhead (normal riding direction) which requires more than 3 people or a chainsaw.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby chisbang » November 26th, 2014, 5:38 am

smuelle2000 wrote:Trail was in a great shape tonight, firm and no mud puddles. Lots of trees and branches down, but we cleared most of them. There is one big tree across the trail about 0.5 mi before main trailhead (normal riding direction) which requires more than 3 people or a chainsaw.

Thanks for the work! I'll get that tree Sunday unless someone from the Park beats me to it.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby slukomski » Yesterday, 2:17 pm

Still in great shape, tree (mentioned before) will definitely require a chainsaw.
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