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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » June 9th, 2010, 8:24 pm

Here's a photo of the bridge leading to lost loop, taken this afternoon:

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Look at the water level... the beams under the bridge are partially submerged. This is where all the water in the park drains, and it's rarely this high even in spring.

Much of the trail is still soft and muddy. Please continue to avoid.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Hudnut » June 9th, 2010, 9:13 pm

It was too muddy. no flooding or anything but lots of greasy spots in low areas.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby WallEyed » June 13th, 2010, 6:45 pm

Novi is still in really bad shape. Please continue to avoid, but if you must ride there, go straight through the mud holes. The trail is getting really wide from people riding around the mud. Once we get a stretch of dry weather, we'll be aggressively fixing the rutted up areas, and narrowing the trail where is has gotten too wide. There may be a trail day, so stay tuned!
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » June 14th, 2010, 7:23 am

As of Sat. afternoon, the Expert loop was a bust.... large, wide, deep mud/sludge pits. Someone attempted a trail fix/closure/??? by haphazardly placing many tree trunks and branches every which-way on top of one mud pit. I turned around at this point and continued to the 754/lost loop. The rest of the trail was in good shape. I'd say avoid the Expert loop a little while longer.

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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby daffunda » June 16th, 2010, 6:51 am

The only good sections are

1. 12.5 mile entrance to the end of the trail.
2. Lost loop

Everywhere else is not really recommended..... trail is getting wider due to riders avoiding mud. First time at lakeshore I got off the bike so many times to walk a bike.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Gear_Tooth » June 18th, 2010, 12:06 pm

Will the trails be good to ride on Sunday.
I want to take my dad there. It will be our first time there.
Just wanted to know from the regulars there.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby WallEyed » June 18th, 2010, 12:11 pm

As long as the rain stays away, you'll be fine. We have crews going out fixing some of the problem areas almost every day, so the Farm will be back in good shape very soon. But, it is definitely rideable now, you'll just want to ride straight though any muddy areas that you see.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby MikeBl » June 18th, 2010, 7:40 pm

Rode Maybury and Novi this afternoon. Maybury by far was in better shape, but Novi is rideable with caution and care. Have not been there in a few weeks. It sure shows the effects of the rains.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby FrankenFuel95 » June 18th, 2010, 9:02 pm

It's raining again... :roll:
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » June 19th, 2010, 8:09 am

Another 1/3 of an inch last night.

On the plus side, my grass has never been happier.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » June 20th, 2010, 2:09 pm

Lots of riders out enjoying the trail today, but it's still very soft and muddy with standing water in places.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Gear_Tooth » June 20th, 2010, 3:32 pm

I had a blast on the trails, despite the hundreds of mud puddles.
The crater looks not that bad in pictures but in real life its huge.
My dad and I will definitely be back.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby Loren » June 22nd, 2010, 9:21 am

Lots of rain this morning :cry:

Please avoid riding this trail until things dry out.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby str8flush24 » June 25th, 2010, 8:17 am

If anyone goes out today please post the condition. Hopefully the wind and sun yesterday helped it dry up some.
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Re: Metro South: Novi

Postby daffunda » June 25th, 2010, 10:45 am

I saw two ilrtra muddy guys at the back entrance Thursday night. I woud say if rain holds Sunday will be ok, but Friday would still be muddy.
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