MCMBA: Highland

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 12th, 2013, 7:21 am

Above trees cleared.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 12th, 2013, 8:00 am

tmbrown wrote:
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tmbrown wrote:You weren’t the only one that got caught in the rain, I made it out just before it hit hard. There were 7 or 8 vehicles in the lot when I left.

I had to use my handsaw on three small trees on B-loop, and those trees at 6B need a chainsaw.

Did anybody make it out to C or D-loop?

Not sure. We had 3 guys catch us at the end of A-loop. 2 other guys in the lot. Between the rain and wanting to get wet kids home for a shower and a pizza I didn't stick around to see what everyone had ridden.


Yeah I was the first of those 3 guys. We knew the storm was coming and thought we might make it. Only did AB.



I hope I didn’t jinx you guys :) that storm was moving fast.

The kids loved it, they thought it was pretty cool to be riding in the rain.....then the thunder came. :mrgreen:
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » July 15th, 2013, 1:04 pm

tmbrown wrote:Above trees cleared.



Thanks

The trail is in awesome shape.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 16th, 2013, 6:08 pm

Another tree fell in the exact same place as the one I reported earlier in the week. Kids and I tried to move it, but it wasn't happening. Right at the end of A before the B loop/TH post.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » July 17th, 2013, 11:19 am

[quote="iamkickstand"]Another tree fell in the exact same place as the one I reported earlier in the week. Kids and I tried to move it, but it wasn't happening. Right at the end of A before the B loop/TH post.[/quote



Thanks is hop-able? I'm heading out today with fresh legs and want to set a good lap. :roll:
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 17th, 2013, 11:56 am

irishpitbull wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:Another tree fell in the exact same place as the one I reported earlier in the week. Kids and I tried to move it, but it wasn't happening. Right at the end of A before the B loop/TH post.[/quote



Thanks is hop-able? I'm heading out today with fresh legs and want to set a good lap. :roll:

maybe.

It's tall enough the kids crawled under it, but lifted their bikes over it.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 17th, 2013, 12:11 pm

iamkickstand wrote:
irishpitbull wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:Another tree fell in the exact same place as the one I reported earlier in the week. Kids and I tried to move it, but it wasn't happening. Right at the end of A before the B loop/TH post.[/quote



Thanks is hop-able? I'm heading out today with fresh legs and want to set a good lap. :roll:

maybe.

It's tall enough the kids crawled under it, but lifted their bikes over it.


Watch out there’s one down just after ten log hill. (5.5B)

Does that tree on A require a chainsaw or will my handsaw work?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 17th, 2013, 3:13 pm

I would say the tree is approximately 6" diameter.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 17th, 2013, 7:17 pm

iamkickstand wrote:I would say the tree is approximately 6" diameter.


Thanks… The tree is cleared. (Handsaw)

There is one more on B-loop around 3.4 miles in, this one could be a new log pile, and the one I mentioned earlier past the 5.5 mile post, just before Carlos’s bench.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » July 18th, 2013, 7:14 am

DEER Flies...... :evil:
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 18th, 2013, 7:34 am

They're terrible! Tuesday when we rode we got eaten alive, its part of the reason we gave up so quickly on that tree!!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby MediumRB » July 23rd, 2013, 10:35 pm

I Pugsley'd ALL of Highland this eve. Trail gnomes were working and we shared a beverage after my ride. Trail is in excellent condition and I will say that the Pugsley running 1x9 with about 15psi was the most enjoyable ride I have ever had there (although I can only compare it to my fixed gear 650b). Still turned it in 2 hours riding a 35 lb rig with all the trimmings.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » July 25th, 2013, 8:00 am

Honestly the biggest tree I have seen is down on D loop. The thing must be 5ft around. It's is few clicks past the 12D mile post. Bring a chainsaw or 12.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » July 25th, 2013, 8:44 am

irishpitbull wrote:Honestly the biggest tree I have seen is down on D loop. The thing must be 5ft around. It's is few clicks past the 12D mile post. Bring a chainsaw or 12.

How far of a hike in is it with a saw?

I have access to a man's chainsaw, but it's a BIA to carry.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Loren » July 25th, 2013, 8:48 am

When God ordains that it's time to build a log pile, he fells a tree in the proper place.
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