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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby BLOOMIS914 » September 6th, 2009, 11:45 pm

How does Addison Oaks compare with Maybury, Novi-Lakeshore or ILRA as far as speed, flow and overall difficulty go?

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » September 7th, 2009, 7:24 am

BLOOMIS914 wrote:How does Addison Oaks compare with Maybury, Novi-Lakeshore or ILRA as far as speed, flow and overall difficulty go?


IMO, Addison is faster, flows better, and is therefore less difficult than Maybury (though it is similar in many ways). Novi is much twistier and has less elevation. And ILRA is a totally different kind of trail - more like a super-speedway compared to the others' short-track.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby Summer of Glory » September 7th, 2009, 7:39 am

BLOOMIS914 wrote:How does Addison Oaks compare with Maybury, Novi-Lakeshore or ILRA as far as speed, flow and overall difficulty go?

Thanks!


Addison is like 100X more fun. And it is in great shape right now!

Also what the guy above said is true too. Addison has a few longer climbs and bigger downhills as well as a lot of flat sections, but it is quite buff and very enjoyable. Plus you can ride over from one of the Bald Mountain parking areas and ride both trails.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby BLOOMIS914 » September 7th, 2009, 6:09 pm

Thanks, I just wanted to get a better idea of how the trail compared to my home tracks.....I am looking forward to riding it with the kids at the race this weekend.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » September 10th, 2009, 6:50 am

Trail was generally tacky with a few small mud puddles. With the pre-race traffic, those probably won't last long.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » September 11th, 2009, 7:20 pm

I attempted to remove some of the face slappers tonight and fill in some of the bad brake chatter bumps. I was only able to spend a couple hours out there. The Skeeters where terrible.

The trail is in awesome condition.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby barroo » September 22nd, 2009, 10:34 am

Very large tree down just after the hard left turn on the 2-track approx. 3 miles or so in. Its right by where the horse gate was put up, but half has been taken down.

There is really no way around it. Just over it if there are at least 2 people.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » September 22nd, 2009, 10:51 am

Thank you. I will contact the park today.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » September 27th, 2009, 4:13 pm

Addison is really, really nice right now. I did find this (warning, some may find this a bit gross) blocking 2/3 of the single track at one point, but thanks to a conveniently placed rake it was easily moved off into the woods, leaving only a wet spot.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby doley » September 27th, 2009, 6:00 pm

ewwwwwww! i saw that guy on friday. it was gross, but not as gross as that pic ;)

besides that, it was beautiful out there :)
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » September 28th, 2009, 6:52 am

Is the tree still down ?
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » September 28th, 2009, 6:55 am

chris_werth wrote:Is the tree still down ?


Tree? Where?

I don't recall anything that got in the way of the trail...
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » September 28th, 2009, 7:17 am

Cool. Then the park must of taken care of it.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » October 2nd, 2009, 6:59 am

Fair amount of deadfall on the trail after Monday/Tuesday's storms. Nothing impassable, just be aware.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » October 8th, 2009, 6:41 am

SIGNIFICANT deadfall after yesterday's winds, including an impassable tree down on the combined horse/bike path just after Mile 1.0. Park has been notified, but I'd check on it again. There is also a part of a downed tree intruding slightly on the trail just before the end. Passable, but increases the pucker factor as you are moving pretty good there.
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