MCMBA: Highland

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby berto2cj » March 13th, 2015, 1:54 pm

Who has a thaw report?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby AllMountin' » May 16th, 2015, 6:17 pm

Got caught in a hellacious downpour today. The radar lied! Rained hard for most of A & B loops, and then lighter through C. It's fairly treacherous when wet, but the tread handled it pretty well. Some slick corners, but mostly firm, with sporadic light mud.

Tree down at 12.75, not too far before the short trail out to Beaumont. Not sure if it can be moved without a saw, with two or three people, but it was broken IIRC.

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby brokenbones » May 22nd, 2015, 6:47 pm

Highland was freakin' awesome today. Nice weather, trail (A,B,C,D) was perfect, and the trail gnomes finished the log ride at mile 8 1/2. They did a really nice job with it. Can't wait to hit it on my next time thru. Thanks guys!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Burb » June 8th, 2015, 5:47 pm

That c loop one is ridiculous, I've only successfully done it once. I just recently figured out the d loop climb, there's a set of rocks in the middle that you can go over. Kind of deceiving.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Huewood » August 31st, 2015, 4:57 pm

Should I submit a physical and bike inspection to ensure I am fit to ride? Gotta love bureaucracies.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 29th, 2016, 5:34 am

AllMountin' wrote:Are you factory studded? Kold Kutters have far superior traction IME, and so do self studded tires with panhead screws allegedly. Cheap, too.

I have a pair of Endomorphs with pan head sheet metal screws. Way more bite than the Dillengers I have. They dig farther past light snow and reach the ice. Unfortunately not something I use nowadays with carbon rims setup tubeless. Plus they are illegal to use in most races. The Dillengers did work well for me at Highland last Sunday, but failed at one point the day before at Addison. With the stock Dillengers I went with the 4" width instead of 5" in order to get more pressure to dig in the ice.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » February 20th, 2016, 12:28 pm

Conditions at 12 noon Saturday!

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby mikewoods » February 24th, 2016, 10:59 am

I ran A and D last evening. The A loop was pretty greasy in the low spots and corners. D loop was dry. Though now its moot because it'll be under 10+ inches of snow this evening.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby mclouthken » September 21st, 2016, 8:13 am

Negaunee wrote:Decent sized, somewhat rotted, double trunk tree down at about 14.8-14.0 miles on the D loop. Doesn't look like the D sees a lot of traffic. The old leaves and maybe some new leaves make it hard to see where the trail is going in some spots. Lots of fun though.

I saw those rotted logs as well on Monday. They didn't seem like they fell there naturally.

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Shomegrown » December 1st, 2016, 11:21 am

Two substantial trees down - I think around Mile 1 on A-loop. It was dark, I was riding in reverse, and some *beep* hunter shot the mile marker sign hence the uncertainty. :?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Razor Hoof » December 1st, 2016, 6:27 pm

Looks like we lost the pics of the fire during board crashmageddon of twenty o sixteen. Bummer.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Burb » December 4th, 2016, 12:47 pm

Somehow missed the talk of the fire. What happened?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » December 5th, 2016, 10:33 am

^^I think one of those guys with an orange hat got careless; it was the second day of firearm season.
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