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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby hill9303 » March 17th, 2014, 8:47 pm

looks a lot nicer than it was this sunday. Went running instead of riding with my studies. I think I would have done the same amount of walking either way. Spring please come soon...
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby c0nsumer » March 17th, 2014, 9:07 pm

I'm really, really, really looking forward to riding Highland right now, for some reason.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » March 18th, 2014, 3:51 pm

^^^ Must be all that green beer :wink:

hill9303 wrote:looks a lot nicer than it was this sunday. Went running instead of riding with my studies. I think I would have done the same amount of walking either way. Spring please come soon...


I tried A-loop on Saturday it was to warm, you probably saw my tire tracks, yes more walking than riding.

Sunday was a different story with the high of 24 degrees.

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby jwhitey » March 24th, 2014, 3:07 pm

Highland would be an awesome ski! Is there any snow left on the ground there?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » March 25th, 2014, 5:34 am

3-24-14

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby jwhitey » March 25th, 2014, 6:52 am

Thanks for posting the pics. It looks great! I wish I would have had time to go to Highland. I went to the Tree Farm and even the though the snow perfect, I didn't realize how flat it is there. It doesn't seem to be that flat on a bike but on skis it's quite noticeable.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby davedejonge » April 7th, 2014, 8:19 am

Rode A loop with Washedout yesterday morning. Most of the snow is gone, but all the north facing trail sections are still all snow. Was like a long white skinny with no snow off the trail. Snow was crunchy not icy though. It won't be long...
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby washedout » April 7th, 2014, 6:05 pm

davedejonge wrote:Rode A loop with Washedout yesterday morning. Most of the snow is gone, but all the north facing trail sections are still all snow. Was like a long white skinny with no snow off the trail. Snow was crunchy not icy though. It won't be long...


Yeah, the white skinnies add a new tech level to the trail. The mornings have been nice and cold, ride frozen and enjoy the last bits of our 'indian winter'. I had a delicious heed-slushie in my bottle cage after just an A loop! The frozen snow is well-compacted and nice and crunchy, not icy, the climbs were actually a bit easier than when it gets loose, no studs or fat tires needed right now, just hope for more frozen mornings for a while!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby parasurfore » April 11th, 2014, 7:18 pm

Just rode A loop. Fall like conditions meaning a lot of leaves. No mud whatsoever. I'm really surprised how good the trail condition is.

I repeat. A loop is rideable!!!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » April 12th, 2014, 8:08 am

Yeah its amazing how fast Highland dries out. :D

Report any downed trees that you encounter…We know about the one at 3.5 mile on B-loop.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby dikowals » April 12th, 2014, 8:10 am

There is a tree down on the D loop at about GPS coordinates N42 37.945 W83 35.158. It needs a chainsaw and is basically about a mile past the horse trail crossing coming back to the main trail head.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » April 12th, 2014, 1:27 pm

^^^ Thanks

Highland is in great shape….get out and ride.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Kazie » April 12th, 2014, 2:01 pm

Heard Heritage was ready Wed and planed going there... DNR declared Maybury was officially open yesterday and I changed my plan... And now you say Highland is in great shape... Oh, my... Highland, here I come!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Builder-Bill » April 12th, 2014, 4:54 pm

I Road C loop in Highland today, its in great shape. :D :D :D .
I also road Milford and its in great shape. :D :D :D
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Kazie » April 12th, 2014, 6:53 pm

'Twas great! I rode A+D+A and the D had a few sections with snow but they are only 200 ft or so in total out of 3.8 mi. Everything else was completely dry and solid covered by fallen leaves. Our spring is finally here!
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