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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » May 16th, 2010, 3:30 pm

Lakeshore's fine. Go ride your bike.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby agfrag » May 16th, 2010, 8:36 pm

Saw the most bizarre thing out there this evening after dinner, about 7:30pm I think. I was doing a short ride, and headed to the crater, skipping the expert section, and where the end of the expert trail comes close to the two track, I could see over on the expert trail, a few riders. One was a young girl, maybe 12ish? And there were others in front of her. I thought, boy, that's a little risky to take a department store mountain bike through the expert section...hmmm...well, maybe she's with some experienced riders. Then, coming up behind her, I see what may have been her dad, no helmet (she had a helmet) and he's riding what looked like an older street bike, with a child carrier on the back...with a baby in it!!!

Well, maybe not a baby, but definetly less than a year old, pre toddler for sure. They turned a curve and were gone, and I just rode on, shaking my head. Man, I wouldn't even WALK a bike with a child carrier with a kid that small in it through the expert section, let alone ride through. Jeepers!
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » May 16th, 2010, 8:42 pm

Yup, I've seen that too. I've also seen guys pulling kids in trailers through there. It's gotta be an exciting ride for the toddler, for sure.

You'd think that gnarly, rooted downhill right at the start of Expert would be a filter, but apparently it isn't enough...
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby agfrag » May 16th, 2010, 8:48 pm

Loren wrote:Yup, I've seen that too. I've also seen guys pulling kids in trailers through there. It's gotta be an exciting ride for the toddler, for sure.

You'd think that gnarly, rooted downhill right at the start of Expert would be a filter, but apparently it isn't enough...


Boy, I gotta believe that Mom was not a part of that group :roll:
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby steveracer » May 17th, 2010, 1:35 pm

Boy, you guys are weak. I pedal naked, uphill both ways, 30 degrees below zero, babies on the handlebars, one on my shoulders, and one in the spokes so make some noise to scare away the deer. Drunken from the start I carry two flasks of 151, one for me and one for the kids. And this ain't even back in the day stuff, this is the intardnets here and now politically correct stuff. I belong to the Michigan Mothers Bring Alcohol (MMBA) and Drunks Against Mad Mothers (DAMM)and ride trails while smoking a pack of Marlboros per loop.

So just get over it, some will take risks and hang with Darwin, some will not.

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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby hockeydaddy » May 17th, 2010, 4:38 pm

steveracer wrote:Boy, you guys are weak. I pedal naked, uphill both ways, 30 degrees below zero, babies on the handlebars, one on my shoulders, and one in the spokes so make some noise to scare away the deer. Drunken from the start I carry two flasks of 151, one for me and one for the kids. And this ain't even back in the day stuff, this is the intardnets here and now politically correct stuff. I belong to the Michigan Mothers Bring Alcohol (MMBA) and Drunks Against Mad Mothers (DAMM)and ride trails while smoking a pack of Marlboros per loop.

So just get over it, some will take risks and hang with Darwin, some will not.

Oh, in case you aren't aware, .... :)



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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby hockeydaddy » May 17th, 2010, 9:22 pm

Very loooooooooooooooooooooong tree down just after the 2 log piles before the Crater blocking the long climb. Needs chain saw and some folks!!
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » May 17th, 2010, 9:38 pm

Dave and I will attend to the tree shortly.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby c0nsumer » May 20th, 2010, 1:46 pm

Bunches of replies were just deleted.

Keep it on topic, kids.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » May 20th, 2010, 1:54 pm

Thanks. Tree is cleared, btw. It was long, but a little too small in diameter for a nice skinny.

Day looks great outside my office window. Heading out in an hour to ride!
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby fizgig » May 23rd, 2010, 10:55 am

how is the trail today? muddy mess or fast and tacky?
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Mango » May 24th, 2010, 9:55 am

any updates on the trail today
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » May 24th, 2010, 2:46 pm

I haven't been on the trail this weekend, but I would expect it to be fine by now.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » May 25th, 2010, 7:18 am

As of last night there were still quite a few muddy/greasy spots in the usual areas, but by today it should be pretty darn good ridin'.

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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby fizgig » May 25th, 2010, 12:50 pm

for the record, it was really muddy on Sunday. not sure how it is today.
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