MCMBA: Highland

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Burb » August 7th, 2015, 6:39 am

Took me 4 attempts to actually commit to it. Hard to judge speed.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » August 7th, 2015, 8:44 am

Good job Burb? :mrgreen:

Above trees have been cleared, there is a fair amount of sand at the bottom of the hills, those on skinny tires beware?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Sortaslow » August 7th, 2015, 8:48 am

Funny how things look so easy in videos.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Burb » August 7th, 2015, 6:58 pm

I will say I was not clipped in. I made my mind up that I would do it. I do the Milford one at pretty good speed and this one is about the same width. But much higher! So far the scariest one I've done. There is a fun flat down one at Holdridge.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby reidabel » August 8th, 2015, 5:03 am

It IS easy if you don't mess up! Where's the video of riding it backwards/uphill?

If anybody's interested in seeing more of this type of thing, come out to Burchfield Park in Holt, MI. Many of our stunts are more difficult than this one, but there are several at about this level. Things have improved a lot since Highland regular IrishPitBull slammed us in a review a few years ago :lol:

MTBProject has a few photos and www.reidabel.com has a number of videos and construction photos, in the Mountain Biking section.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby ilikenature » August 8th, 2015, 7:19 am

Did any rain hit this area? Is a morning ride out of the question?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Burb » August 8th, 2015, 8:20 am

reidabel wrote:It IS easy if you don't mess up! Where's the video of riding it backwards/uphill?

If anybody's interested in seeing more of this type of thing, come out to Burchfield Park in Holt, MI. Many of our stunts are more difficult than this one, but there are several at about this level. Things have improved a lot since Highland regular IrishPitBull slammed us in a review a few years ago :lol:

MTBProject has a few photos and http://www.reidabel.com has a number of videos and construction photos, in the Mountain Biking section.


Ha! Don't think I could do it up hill.

I'll have to check out Burchfield - sounds cool!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby vette-ss » August 8th, 2015, 9:16 am

ilikenature wrote:Did any rain hit this area? Is a morning ride out of the question?


Very light rain....not enough to get the trail wet. Despite some sand Highland was in great shape late Friday.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby steveracer » August 11th, 2015, 9:02 pm

Oh it was so nice to ride A and B today for the first time in a long time. The trail is in great shape, and dang is it fun.

Going to go back to do the whole trail soon.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby SteveF » August 21st, 2015, 7:41 am

How's Highland look for a ride Saturday/tomorrow?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby drewlee13 » August 21st, 2015, 8:03 am

Rode ABCD last night and the trail is near perfect without any obstructions.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby SteveF » August 21st, 2015, 1:42 pm

Thanks!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby SteveF » August 24th, 2015, 7:35 am

Yep, trail was in good shape. A damp spot here, some sand there, nothing bad at all. Sympathies to the guy that walked out with a suspected broken collarbone as I was kitting up. Hope you heal quick, man! And kudos to your friend for surrendering his shirt to make a sling, and pushing both your bikes the two miles you had to hike out.

My Turner kills on trails like this-so fun! Unstoppable traction on technical climbs and limited on descents only by the *beep* old guy behind the handlebars. B-)

Love the big mushroom on C-loop:

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » Yesterday, 6:51 am

Large tree down on B-loop just after Carlos’s bench should be cleared later this evening.
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