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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Ramborage » October 17th, 2014, 11:46 pm

Rain Rain go AWAY!!!! Was planning on doing all four loops in the morning. May hold off and visit the cider mill first. Supposed to clear up soon so hopefully it didn't get to wet. Was planning on taking it slow anyways.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » October 18th, 2014, 7:52 am

Your have to take it slow full leaf coverage, and watch out for the acorns…

I rode A and finished up B with a light Friday evening, conditions were ideal for my Fatbike…
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Ramborage » October 18th, 2014, 5:42 pm

Yeah had to take it real slow. No wipeouts, didn't make all the climbs though. Finished in under 2 and a half hours at least. Still was fun and beautiful scenery. Otherwise no downed trees or debris on the trail. Loop D was hard to see in some spots as full leaf coverage and ended up going the wrong way.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby hala514 » November 2nd, 2014, 10:16 am

Rode it yesterday (11/1) - no mud, tons of leaves. trail was in great shape - just need more people to crunch down the path. Got mixed up in a couple of turns where i "lost" the trail for a second.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby jumbo » November 28th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Highland AB was a tough ride today. It was 100% leaf covered with quite a bit of debris from the windstorm earlier in the week. There were several large trees down as well. I didn't note all oft them but there was a leaner at 0.5 mi A, one at 1 mi A, and two within a few feet at 5 mi B. All that said, it was still a fun, though slow, ride.


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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » November 28th, 2014, 6:11 pm

It's not as bad as it was yesterday, I cleared a lot of deadfall, and used my handsaw several times on A & B. I think out there for 2-1/2 hours . There were two riders before me, they just ride over the deadfall and didn't even make a effort to clear the trail, I don’t get it… :?

I was out there again today, and rode A,D and C, there are nine trees down that will require a chainsaw.
Trees down where jumbo stated, plus one just before the 10.5 mile post, the two just after the cutoff are on that fast downhill…
Two on C-loop and one between the 2nd and 3rd log pile on the return of D-loop.

We will try to clear those trees this weekend or next week.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby flamingo » December 10th, 2014, 10:22 am

Rode it monday night. A and B. Trail in pretty decent shape. One tree down. It was nice to squeeze one last ride this year. I think Highland was the second most ridden trail for me this year after Bald Mountain and Addison Oaks combination.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » December 13th, 2014, 4:26 pm

Rode all loops today, the trail is in great shape for this time of the year. :D

We missed the tree at the 4 mile marker last week, we have plans to clear that on Sunday along with the two on C-loop and the one on D…Cheers.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » December 14th, 2014, 6:55 pm

Thank you. The one on D snuck up on us on our night ride Thursday.
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