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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » November 24th, 2009, 8:37 am

Rode the Farm last night. Greasy in some spots, but overall in very good shape.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby ibisman » November 24th, 2009, 1:25 pm

rode the farm for the first time since fracturing my ribs. The trail was great! Thanks Loren!and all who helps keep the trail buff. Very little mud and looks like the leaves were removed. Thanks again.Dave
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby ibisman » November 26th, 2009, 2:07 pm

Rode Lakeshore today(Thanksgiving), and it was totally different from Tuesday. Really slick, some standing water in spots and slick roots.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » November 28th, 2009, 1:09 pm

Sat. A.M. Novi is a mudfest. It should be avoided.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby FrankenFuel95 » November 28th, 2009, 2:31 pm

Totally agree. I rode yesterday, a day more to dry up than the I-man had and it was sloppy as *beep*. I'd be surprised if it's going to be ready to ride mud-free by Monday/Tuesday.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby blacksword » November 28th, 2009, 6:37 pm

FrankenFuel95 wrote:Totally agree. I rode yesterday, a day more to dry up than the I-man had and it was sloppy as *beep*. I'd be surprised if it's going to be ready to ride mud-free by Monday/Tuesday.



Sadly, more rain expected Sunday...
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Re: Metro South: Novi 11/30

Postby ibisman » November 30th, 2009, 9:29 am

HamHock and I did a couple of laps Saturday morning and there were a parking lot full of riders by time we were done. The trail was still muddy but not as slick as Thursday. Still be careful of the roots and logpiles and the VERY slick skinnys.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby MikeBl » December 3rd, 2009, 3:05 pm

Rode just before the rain started on Wed 12/2. A few spots with standing water and many very slick spots at that time. I would have to say AVOID this trail for many days.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Snowybunting » December 8th, 2009, 4:46 pm

Got in a ride here today, which is likely the last ride for a while, given the forecast for tonight. Where there was mud earlier were frozen tire tracks, but very few ice patches, and only 2-3 of them were in the middle of a turn. Otherwise the trail was in good shape, making for a very pleasant ride.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » December 14th, 2009, 10:09 am

There are some trees down, but it's a soggy mess and you shouldn't be riding anyway ;-)

We will deal with 'em shortly.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby MikeBl » December 18th, 2009, 8:33 pm

Rode toady after work. Trail is firm and frozen. Some areas are 100% dry/frozen and fast, other areas have frozen snow and fine, however some other areas are icy and must be approached with skills and caution. Did not have studs but highly recommended. There were 3 areas with trees down that need to be adressed and approached with caution.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » December 19th, 2009, 4:06 pm

Really nice conditions out there this morning. I love that someone was riding all the skinnies through the fresh snow on top.

Think the trees have been addressed.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby dirtmuncher » December 19th, 2009, 6:43 pm

Three of us were out there this morning on the fresh powder.

There are still several LARGE trees down across the path that require climbing over. I think the worst of it was in the Swamp Loop and Flack Attack areas. We had a couple of small wipe outs (small craters in the Swamp Loop were ice at the bottom!), but the trail was a lot of fun with the crunchy snow for traction.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » December 19th, 2009, 7:00 pm

dirtmuncher wrote:There are still several LARGE trees down across the path that require climbing over. I think the worst of it was in the Swamp Loop and Flack Attack areas.


Not anymore as of noonish.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby dirtmuncher » December 19th, 2009, 9:59 pm

That must have been a ton of work!

Thanks!
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