MCMBA: Novi

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby vette-ss » October 3rd, 2013, 12:44 pm

fsr1 wrote:Nice to see more of us Howell guys hanging out at The Farm.


Yep, we love it out there....especially in the fall. I try to bounce around when I ride, just don't have the time to get out as much as I'd like to. I want to do the Tues group ride, but kid schedules are making it difficult.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby pans4hans » October 5th, 2013, 7:33 am

Hey guys, I just moved to MI and have decided to start mountain biking. I was thinking of heading out to Lake Shore Park this afternoon, but I see there has been some rain this morning. Too much rain for these trails?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » October 8th, 2013, 6:59 pm

Trail was in good shape tonight. 1big puddle in expert, small greasy spot lightly scattered. The worst part was Superman, per usual. There is a low leaner @ mile 7.8 so watch out, especially if you're riding at night.

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby EnRaz » October 12th, 2013, 4:31 pm

Trail is great right now! The autumn leaves give it a completely different feel and make for a great ride.

Only issue is the leaner mentioned above. It's right about the midway point of Maru's Way on the penultimate Westbound section of trail prior to the pump track. Even during the day, it's going to catch someone not paying attention and make for a bad day. It's very low, leaning right to left, and if you're riding at night with a light on top of your helmet, requires some gymnast moves to get under for those of us over 6' 0".
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ibisman » October 12th, 2013, 9:29 pm

Heaven forbid a "hazard" on a mountain bike trail. Can't wait for Jan. when the trails will be empty.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby EnRaz » October 13th, 2013, 7:40 pm

Uh, aren't hazards/risk part of what makes mountain biking fun? It's the pointless hazards that serve no purpose that can be done away with without taking away from the overall experience. Perfect example of the difference between the two is the "teepee" trees toward the end of Maybury. That is a hazard which adds to the Maybury experience, and almost everyone who rides Maybury knows exactly what it is and works to figure out the best way through without stopping and dismounting. The tree mentioned above is a hazard that adds nothing but the risk of a concussion, IMO.

Just out of curiosity, why do you find empty trails preferable?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mikesathome2 » October 14th, 2013, 10:02 am

Prefect weather on Sunday and I didn't even notice the "hazard" as talked about above lol
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby b_b » October 14th, 2013, 11:26 am

ibisman wrote:Heaven forbid a "hazard" on a mountain bike trail.

Or more importantly could be detrimental to Strava time!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » October 14th, 2013, 9:04 pm

Trail was PERFECT today. Really enjoyed it. Lots of leaves down but trail is completely visible.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby BLOOMIS914 » October 14th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Sunday afternoon trail and weather were perfect. I do remember a new leaner that required ducking and correct approach to avoid major head contact. Nice surprise. Keeps my reflexes sharp...get out and ride.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » October 18th, 2013, 8:09 pm

Trail was in very good condition. After the rains on Thursday I expected more mud and puddles. Very Few!
Saw Mike working hard at the pump track.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » October 22nd, 2013, 11:39 pm

Wow!. Trail was GREAT today. Color is at PEAK> Enjoy.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » October 23rd, 2013, 5:35 am

mrbikester wrote:Wow!. Trail was GREAT today. Color is at PEAK> Enjoy.


Thanks for the update Rick. Was wondering how it was out there. Gonna hit it today to soak in the beautiful colors!

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ChrisInYpsi » October 26th, 2013, 4:48 pm

Trail was fantastic this afternoon.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » October 28th, 2013, 7:18 am

Rode yesterday (Sunday). Trail was in good shape. The "usual" puddles, but even those weren't very bad. Colors still vibrant.

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