MCMBA: Lakeshore Park (Novi)

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby bigzz » April 21st, 2013, 8:38 am

Got it "Johanssont" trail is too muddy to ride. Your post will also serve as an example to all MTBers what not to do after a trail day And after 1 inch of rain at the "Tree Farm". Thank you for your observation. Hopefully all the other thousands of mtber will see this thread and no when to and when not to ride the "Tree farm".
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby KonaNiner » April 21st, 2013, 8:58 am

Uh, don't they have like 100 riders, many of whom do trail days? Why the team dis for one rider?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » April 21st, 2013, 9:25 am

Let's just let this drop. Life's too short, and each summer too precious.

Thanks to hours of work by many people, there was a lot accomplished at the trail day yesterday: trimming most of the trail, clearing deadfall and branches from the last storm, draining and filling mud holes, removing the rotten, old bridge, and cleaning up the pump track area.

I suspect Lakeshore will be solid and rideable later today, and plan on checking it out!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby tony 340 » April 21st, 2013, 1:42 pm

Rode it this morning. Still a bit soft in spots.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » April 21st, 2013, 2:24 pm

Tree down in swamp, perhaps mile 4.7 or so. Will get to it shortly.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby bentmettle » April 21st, 2013, 5:08 pm

Loren wrote:Tree down in swamp, perhaps mile 4.7 or so. Will get to it shortly.


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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Brother Crank » April 22nd, 2013, 4:09 pm

The trail was beautiful today! Looks like some people put in a lot hard work to clean it up after that storm. Thank you. The pump track is looking good too, nice fresh lines and it looks like the table top as been built up.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby troth » April 26th, 2013, 10:14 am

If anyone gets out there today for some recon on the trail condition after all that rain, can you post up? I really want to be able to ride Saturday morning if the trail can handle it. Hoping that today's sun and semi decent temps will help with some recovery. Thanks much.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ekelmb2d » April 26th, 2013, 12:02 pm

I was out there last night. Trail was kinda of slippery but I am thinking it will be good today. I cleared all the fallen branches I came across.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Hudnut » April 26th, 2013, 5:31 pm

Rode it at 4. Its good to go. Only one tree down. It'd within the first mile

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » April 28th, 2013, 9:21 am

Tree cleared this morning.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby surly » April 29th, 2013, 1:20 pm

I'd love to get out there after work tomorrow. If your'e out today please post update!
Thanks and maybe see some of you tomorrow if it's not too soggy.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GreeneRob » May 1st, 2013, 12:08 pm

I was out there yesterday. Got done at 6pm and there was a full parking lot getting ready to ride.

The trail was GREASY. Lots of pockets of mud.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby FREEDOM35 » May 3rd, 2013, 6:04 am

I was out there yesterday from 11 a.m. to noon. I ran the whole thing (rest day), and found maybe two or three easily avoidable slick spots. The trail was near perfect yesterday, and will likely be better today.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby pudge99 » May 4th, 2013, 2:39 pm

Rode this morning. PERFECT!
Great job and THANKS to the folks who keep this trail in wonderful shape.
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