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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby milfordmarc » June 28th, 2010, 5:24 pm

Rode A, B loops this afternoon. Nice ride, not muddy. There is a big oak tree down on B after the new shortcut. It is the bushy tree top that's down (can't even see through it) so bikers will have to go off path to get around it.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Brandon Love » June 29th, 2010, 7:57 pm

Rode A, B, C, and D today. They're all in awesome, awesome, awesome shape. That tree on B is gonna take some work to move. Ya don't have to worry about running into it with any speed since it's near the top of a decent length climb. There was one other 8-inch (give or take) diameter tree across the trail about halfway through C as well.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby MikeBl » July 2nd, 2010, 5:10 am

Tree on "B" was gone when we came through on Thursday, thank you.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby 2whlz » July 5th, 2010, 10:04 am

Rode Sunday morning early, I got to knock down the cobwebs and spook some deer. Trails were perfect, D loop is in excellent shape. Great job to whoever did the trimming work out there.
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Re: Metro South: Highland 7/13/10

Postby ibisman » July 13th, 2010, 1:12 pm

Did my annual birthday at Highland ride (my 59th) and it gets harder every year. Though HamHock is 72 we still did it under 2 1/2 hours. Image Really proud of the 'ol coot (he did crash on one of the rocky down hills) and the new trail markers are really nice.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Sortaslow » July 13th, 2010, 1:55 pm

Did my annual birthday at Highland ride (my 59th) and it gets harder every year. Though HamHock is 72 we still did it under 2 1/2 hours. Image Really proud of the 'ol coot (he did crash on one of the rocky down hills) and the new trail markers are really nice.



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I'm only 35 and get sick of hearing that mt. biking at my age is silly and just wait until you are 50.... blah blah, blah.

They find it hard to believe that I run into more people my age and older on trails, than younger people.

I think people say this crap to justify sitting on thier lazy *beep* at any age they may be.

And a great job to your friend. I won't tell you good job though; You're still too young to be congratulated!
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby ramiam764 » July 18th, 2010, 1:53 pm

Highland is in GREAT shape. The best I have seen it in years. Hopefully the rains expected this week will not change it that much. Had a blast out there, as always
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby jumbo » July 19th, 2010, 10:03 am

The biting flies are viscious out there right now. Moving helps a little, but not much. Bug spray doesn't seem to help at all. Consider yourself warned.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby Rod » July 24th, 2010, 8:24 pm

How's the trail after the rain? Good to go tomorrow or look elsewhere?
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby LCW » August 1st, 2010, 8:54 am

Any recent reports as 7/30 or 7/31? Planning to ride there today... Wondering about the conditions, downed trees, overgrowth, etc...
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby jumbo » August 1st, 2010, 12:18 pm

Rode the trail this morning and it is in great shape with no down trees and standing water on the trail in only a couple spots. As an added bonus the biting flies that were such a nuisance for a couple weeks have come and gone. No bug issues other than a few mosquitos.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby mtbdudex » August 5th, 2010, 7:40 am

Rode A/B Wed 8/4 6pm-ish.

No down trees, very little overgrowth, trail overall in B+ condition.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby HKEKfreak » August 5th, 2010, 2:49 pm

Brought my pruners out with me this morning (7am-ish) on an A/B ride. Got a lot of the face slappers and all the cobwebs. Trail was in great shape and was a great ride except for a broken chain. I'm so glad God created Sram Power Links on the 7th day instead of resting. :lol:
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby froggyrider » August 5th, 2010, 4:01 pm

Thanks! Be sure to e-mail your volunteers hours to metrosouthATmmba.org or the Trail Coordinators.
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Re: Metro South: Highland

Postby dawsonn57 » August 6th, 2010, 7:23 am

Road yesterday around 5pm.

Huge Oak tree branch down on "C" loop. Between 8 and 8.5 mile mark. Easy reroute to the right.

You will need your chainsaw for this one.
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