MCMBA: Novi

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby jreyst » November 14th, 2013, 10:36 am

Hm. Never heard of those before but after checking them out they seem interesting. I think for now since I've already invested in the big box of the adhesive warmers I'll use them till they run out then consider those bar mitts. Though I'm afraid I might take some flack from other riders "WTF is on your bars?" type flack lol
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby berto2cj » November 14th, 2013, 11:58 am

jreyst wrote:Hm. Never heard of those before but after checking them out they seem interesting. I think for now since I've already invested in the big box of the adhesive warmers I'll use them till they run out then consider those bar mitts. Though I'm afraid I might take some flack from other riders "WTF is on your bars?" type flack lol


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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby utabintarbo » November 14th, 2013, 12:28 pm

jreyst wrote:Hm. Never heard of those before but after checking them out they seem interesting. I think for now since I've already invested in the big box of the adhesive warmers I'll use them till they run out then consider those bar mitts. Though I'm afraid I might take some flack from other riders "WTF is on your bars?" type flack lol


Speaking of Flack.... :icon_thumleft:
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby IronMike » November 14th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Some gear can make you look dorky enough where you wonder if its worth it. Moose Mitts are worth way more than their dork factor.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ibisman » November 14th, 2013, 5:40 pm

Nope. My 10 year old REI polartech gloves work perfect and don't look sooo dorky.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » November 15th, 2013, 2:03 pm

Novi trail was great today. Not nearly as much mud as I had expected. Trail is in really good shape. Thanks Loren and anyone else that removed the downed trees.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Kirby » November 15th, 2013, 3:39 pm

Trail is in OK condition. Lots of expected muddy spots. Still rideable!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby tony 340 » November 16th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Great ride today.

Couple greasy spots nothing bad.

Good job whoever cleaned up since last weekend.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby jwhitey » November 17th, 2013, 12:53 am

Backwards lap tonight. Very fun! Saw deer, coons, possum, small rodents, and rabbits. No riders. Felt a few raindrops but finished just in time to stay dry.
The trail is clear.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby tony 340 » November 18th, 2013, 1:43 pm

If anybody here has ever used strava on a ride on Lakeshore, there is a segment called "TF Hammer Mile". First off, I don't even know where this is.

And Second, some fella by the name of Jay Click must be a man among men.

His speed was 45 mph.

I feel humbled and slightly girly after seeing that. I'm gonna have to invest in a motor for this thing.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » November 18th, 2013, 2:51 pm

In the Tree Farm Relay course, the last segment is a mix of fast downhill two track jumping back into the singletrack at the start of Frogs Pass (aka PBR) and finishing Spiderman. Most of that segment closely parallels the two track out to the trail head, and I suspect (but do not know) that Strava could confuse someone riding out to the trailhead on the two track with completing that segment of mixed singletrack.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby berto2cj » November 18th, 2013, 2:57 pm

tony 340 wrote:If anybody here has ever used strava on a ride on Lakeshore, there is a segment called "TF Hammer Mile". First off, I don't even know where this is.

And Second, some fella by the name of Jay Click must be a man among men.

His speed was 45 mph.

I feel humbled and slightly girly after seeing that. I'm gonna have to invest in a motor for this thing.


Click does have a large amount of KOM's too.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Hudnut » November 18th, 2013, 3:20 pm

ya, there's no machine on earth that could avg 45 in that section. Color me skeptical of strava results.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GHamilton » November 18th, 2013, 3:42 pm

Went out at 1:30 for a walk of the trail and to check on conditions. The trail is surprisingly rideable from a lack of slick spots standpoint, however, we should perhaps change the name to Trees Down Farm for awhile. I walked Limeys, Expert, 754 and the Crater removing what I could from the trail. Lotsa trees down. From 5" diameter to 12 &14' diameter. One landed on the first bridge into 754. Some serious widow makers throughout. One really large one on the main two track trail near the start of Skunks. Frogs seems to have several mud bogs happening in the usual spots. The two track seems to be relatively clear of downed trees, so if you're jonesin for a ride do those. Actually, this time of year is a good time to explore the other trails in the park. Without all the greenery it's more difficult to get lost.

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GHamilton » November 19th, 2013, 2:18 pm

Correction. The leaners/widowmakers are near the start of Spiderman, not Skunks. Went out for a ride today around noon. Two track is fairly clear. Tried the pines but gave up as the trees have fallen in bundles giving no easy way around them.

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