MCMBA: Lakeshore Park (Novi)

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby jreyst » November 14th, 2013, 8:13 am

Rode here last night around 8:30/9:00pm and yeah, other than tons of leaves the trail was great. I was here a few days back and got my workout in lifting the bike over all the down trees but none of that this time. Thanks for keeping this trail rocking guys. Oh also, wanted to mention that my only issues with winter riding are cold toes and fingers. The rest of me is always perfectly fine, temperature-wise. This year I bought a pair of toe-warmers to put OVER my shoe covers AND I'm using toe-grabber adhesive warmers I stick to my toes. Now my toes are nice and toasty almost the entire ride. I learned a trick for my fingers. I wear a thin pair of gloves then stick a toe warmer to the back of my hands, then insert hands into thicker gloves. While my finger tips do still start off cold after 10 minutes or so the heat from the warmer seems to circulate down into the fingers and then I'm good for the rest of the ride.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby berto2cj » November 14th, 2013, 8:37 am

jreyst wrote:Rode here last night around 8:30/9:00pm and yeah, other than tons of leaves the trail was great. I was here a few days back and got my workout in lifting the bike over all the down trees but none of that this time. Thanks for keeping this trail rocking guys. Oh also, wanted to mention that my only issues with winter riding are cold toes and fingers. The rest of me is always perfectly fine, temperature-wise. This year I bought a pair of toe-warmers to put OVER my shoe covers AND I'm using toe-grabber adhesive warmers I stick to my toes. Now my toes are nice and toasty almost the entire ride. I learned a trick for my fingers. I wear a thin pair of gloves then stick a toe warmer to the back of my hands, then insert hands into thicker gloves. While my finger tips do still start off cold after 10 minutes or so the heat from the warmer seems to circulate down into the fingers and then I'm good for the rest of the ride.


I got some barmits at the Iceman Expo...really don't need warmers or super heavy gloves with them.
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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


http://barmitts.com/
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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


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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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