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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby jonw9 » July 25th, 2011, 2:31 pm

TenSpeed wrote:Speaking of Swamp Thing, nice work on that, very clean and easy to ride. Are there plans for the bridge area?


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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby TenSpeed » July 25th, 2011, 3:14 pm

Overdrive wrote:
TenSpeed wrote:Speaking of the orange trail by Swamp Thing, looks like there is a new stunt over a downed tree. Looks decent with a few logs. I will take a closer look at it this am. I don't see this trail getting much use know the way the trails are layed out now though.


Is this on the section of trail that had berms last summer?


It is. Looks like there was a down tree, and someone just put some logs on either side of it to get over it. I tried to move it, but there is no way I could do it on my own. I rode over it. Not bad at all.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » July 25th, 2011, 3:19 pm

That's where I thought you meant. I've been doing CX practice over those.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby TenSpeed » July 25th, 2011, 4:22 pm

Oh yeah, it's definitely easy to clear. Just thought I would throw it out that someone had worked on it apparently.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby AllMountin' » July 25th, 2011, 9:51 pm

Nice job and much thanks to the responsible party that cut the weeds back from McNamara through Bob's.

If I get a chance this week, I'd like to trim back some more growth between Riverbend crossing and Peppermint Creek bridge. That is if nobody beats me to it.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby plunderspunk » July 26th, 2011, 7:23 pm

theres a metal post ...an old fence post, sticking out of the ground about 4" that about ripped my foot in half. It's right on the singletrack off to the side, covered by some low plants. It's on "remember me" in the wooded section about 200yards in. It's the second time I have hit it, the first time it about tore my pedal off, and I thought I hit a rock. This time I stopped and went back and looked. there it was like a big shank. I'm gonna dig it out this week. It's kinda hard to explain exactly where it is, and honestly I owe you guys some trail work. Out of curiosity has anyone else hit that thing?
(BTW I did a temporary fix by placing some branches around it, so if you happen to see two or three long-ish branches lining the perimeter of the right hand side of the trail.... stop and take a look. it's a widowmaker for sure...)
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Paul_D » July 26th, 2011, 7:43 pm

Please remind us where "remember me" is.

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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby plunderspunk » July 26th, 2011, 8:26 pm

Paul_D wrote:Please remind us where "remember me" is.

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:lol:

Hey, I also found a tube, and a baggie with some allen wrenches and some plastic tire tools on Annie's...pm me if yo lost that stuff and I will make arrangements to get it to you.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby xcrdr » July 26th, 2011, 8:47 pm

geardaddy37 wrote:theres a metal post ...an old fence post, sticking out of the ground about 4" that about ripped my foot in half. It's right on the singletrack off to the side, covered by some low plants. It's on "remember me" in the wooded section about 200yards in. It's the second time I have hit it, the first time it about tore my pedal off, and I thought I hit a rock. This time I stopped and went back and looked. there it was like a big shank. I'm gonna dig it out this week. It's kinda hard to explain exactly where it is, and honestly I owe you guys some trail work. Out of curiosity has anyone else hit that thing?
(BTW I did a temporary fix by placing some branches around it, so if you happen to see two or three long-ish branches lining the perimeter of the right hand side of the trail.... stop and take a look. it's a widowmaker for sure...)


If thats the one out by the creek my son tore up his sidewall on it. We tried to get it out and couldn't so we pounded it in. Guess it didn't last.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby mjpo » July 26th, 2011, 10:28 pm

geardaddy37 wrote:theres a metal post ...an old fence post, sticking out of the ground about 4" that about ripped my foot in half. It's right on the singletrack off to the side, covered by some low plants. It's on "remember me" in the wooded section about 200yards in. It's the second time I have hit it, the first time it about tore my pedal off, and I thought I hit a rock. This time I stopped and went back and looked. there it was like a big shank. I'm gonna dig it out this week. It's kinda hard to explain exactly where it is, and honestly I owe you guys some trail work. Out of curiosity has anyone else hit that thing?
(BTW I did a temporary fix by placing some branches around it, so if you happen to see two or three long-ish branches lining the perimeter of the right hand side of the trail.... stop and take a look. it's a widowmaker for sure...)



Thank you for covering it up. And thanks for taking the initiative to dig it out. I am busy mowing this week - prepping for poker run - and this chore would have set me behind schedule a bit (more!!). THANKS!
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby plunderspunk » July 27th, 2011, 7:30 am

no problema...unless it's anchored in cement, then we have a problem houston... :lol:
(with my luck it's probably also buried in 5 feet of clay !)
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby plunderspunk » July 27th, 2011, 8:02 am

xcrdr wrote:
geardaddy37 wrote:theres a metal post ...an old fence post, sticking out of the ground about 4" that about ripped my foot in half. It's right on the singletrack off to the side, covered by some low plants. It's on "remember me" in the wooded section about 200yards in. It's the second time I have hit it, the first time it about tore my pedal off, and I thought I hit a rock. This time I stopped and went back and looked. there it was like a big shank. I'm gonna dig it out this week. It's kinda hard to explain exactly where it is, and honestly I owe you guys some trail work. Out of curiosity has anyone else hit that thing?
(BTW I did a temporary fix by placing some branches around it, so if you happen to see two or three long-ish branches lining the perimeter of the right hand side of the trail.... stop and take a look. it's a widowmaker for sure...)


If thats the one out by the creek my son tore up his sidewall on it. We tried to get it out and couldn't so we pounded it in. Guess it didn't last.

...could be , it was kind of sharp so didnt look pounded in...there's probably several of these out there, especially with all the new trails. We'll root 'em out one by one :wink:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby plunderspunk » July 27th, 2011, 8:05 am

mjpo wrote:
geardaddy37 wrote:theres a metal post ...an old fence post, sticking out of the ground about 4" that about ripped my foot in half. It's right on the singletrack off to the side, covered by some low plants. It's on "remember me" in the wooded section about 200yards in. It's the second time I have hit it, the first time it about tore my pedal off, and I thought I hit a rock. This time I stopped and went back and looked. there it was like a big shank. I'm gonna dig it out this week. It's kinda hard to explain exactly where it is, and honestly I owe you guys some trail work. Out of curiosity has anyone else hit that thing?
(BTW I did a temporary fix by placing some branches around it, so if you happen to see two or three long-ish branches lining the perimeter of the right hand side of the trail.... stop and take a look. it's a widowmaker for sure...)



Thank you for covering it up. And thanks for taking the initiative to dig it out. I am busy mowing this week - prepping for poker run - and this chore would have set me behind schedule a bit (more!!). THANKS!

I noticed a lot of work had been done out there...thanks for cleaning things up my ankles and knuckles appreciate it!
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby ted1969 » July 27th, 2011, 8:42 am

haven't been to Burchfield Park - could someone give me an idea of what it's like, what to expect? Might head out there this weekend.. thanks.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » July 27th, 2011, 10:10 am

ted1969 wrote:haven't been to Burchfield Park - could someone give me an idea of what it's like, what to expect? Might head out there this weekend.. thanks.

Come out on Sunday and do the poker run. Will be folks around to help orient you to the trails.
It's like most of our Michigan trails but is vertically challenged being along the river. Good flow to the new adv. trail too.
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