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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » July 10th, 2010, 12:39 am

c0nsumer wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:Other than an occasional vine, the rest of the trail was very nice and fast!


You mean the occasional vine that reaches out and slaps you across the face or whips your neck, or the thorns which rake your arms? ;)


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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » July 13th, 2010, 3:20 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:Other than an occasional vine, the rest of the trail was very nice and fast!


You mean the occasional vine that reaches out and slaps you across the face or whips your neck, or the thorns which rake your arms? ;)


I hear you....got a few nice "Addison Tattoos" this past weekend.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » July 17th, 2010, 1:48 pm

Trail was in surprisingly good shape after Thursday's rain. No real mud, but a slight growth burst with the vines. Hope to get someone out there this week to alleviate the overgrowth.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » July 19th, 2010, 4:26 pm

Addison got a "trim job" today.
Well, at least whatever Lloyd, Mark and I were able to get to. We trimmed back the worst of it before we ran out of gas. (Both figuratively, and actually)
We had (2) gas line trimmers, and (1) gas hedge trimmer out there for nearly 5 hours.

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » July 19th, 2010, 8:38 pm

The trail gnomes strike again! Thanks!
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby intense8 » July 21st, 2010, 10:00 am

Thanks for trimming the trail. In great shape!!!
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » July 25th, 2010, 3:19 pm

The trail has just a handful of puddles that are not an issue.
All-in-all, it's "tacky fast". Just a few face slappers as well. (Nothing to worry about)

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » July 26th, 2010, 10:20 pm

PK wrote:Just a few face slappers as well. (Nothing to worry about)


Ahem. ;)

It seems the face slappers on the first curved, gravely hill (before the first horse trail crossing) are taking on quite a few thorns. I caught a vine of thorns in the face today (lip and chin, mostly). Erik and I went back and broke off all of the ones that we could see so everything's clear for now, but I suspect that more will be growing over the trail soon.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby jalopy jockey » July 26th, 2010, 10:33 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
PK wrote:Just a few face slappers as well. (Nothing to worry about)


Ahem. ;)

It seems the face slappers on the first curved, gravely hill (before the first horse trail crossing) are taking on quite a few thorns. I caught a vine of thorns in the face today (lip and chin, mostly). Erik and I went back and broke off all of the ones that we could see so everything's clear for now, but I suspect that more will be growing over the trail soon.


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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » July 26th, 2010, 11:03 pm

jalopy jockey wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
PK wrote:Just a few face slappers as well. (Nothing to worry about)


Ahem. ;)

It seems the face slappers on the first curved, gravely hill (before the first horse trail crossing) are taking on quite a few thorns. I caught a vine of thorns in the face today (lip and chin, mostly). Erik and I went back and broke off all of the ones that we could see so everything's clear for now, but I suspect that more will be growing over the trail soon.


That one slapped you but good.


More like a rake. This was it. It's gone now.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby bh357 » July 27th, 2010, 5:11 am

c0nsumer wrote:
jalopy jockey wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
PK wrote:Just a few face slappers as well. (Nothing to worry about)


Ahem. ;)

It seems the face slappers on the first curved, gravely hill (before the first horse trail crossing) are taking on quite a few thorns. I caught a vine of thorns in the face today (lip and chin, mostly). Erik and I went back and broke off all of the ones that we could see so everything's clear for now, but I suspect that more will be growing over the trail soon.


That one slapped you but good.


More like a rake. This was it. It's gone now.


That looks like Multiflora Rose... the official plant of the Holdridge Lakes trail system :lol:
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » July 27th, 2010, 6:08 am

bh357 wrote:That looks like Multiflora Rose... the official plant of the Holdridge Lakes trail system :lol:


That's very possible as well. There were berries in the area because I munched on a few as we broke them back, but I'm not really sure what this one was.

I think it's that time of the year where I start carrying clippers whenever I ride.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby RMXByker » July 27th, 2010, 3:25 pm

Anyone got a trail map of all the singletrack at Addison? I need for a friend at work. Maybe you got one Bob?
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby compengr » July 27th, 2010, 3:30 pm

There are a couple of links to maps If you go back to page 46 of this thread. I found them useful my first time out.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby Sortaslow » July 27th, 2010, 3:31 pm

A map is worthless. It's well marked marked

You ned to know where the start is. There are two trailheads everyone uses.

Bob marked a map earlier on this thread.... I think.
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