MCMBA: Novi

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby jwhitey » August 6th, 2014, 2:29 pm

Cool thanks. I have some friends that wanted to ride the tree farm today and I told them it's probably going to be too wet.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Rojallad » August 6th, 2014, 7:53 pm

Anyone check out the trail today? Is it rideable?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Rojallad » August 7th, 2014, 7:35 pm

Tree farm was in good shape today. Just a few mushy spots, easy to avoid. However there were two downed trees, one right after the double log pile climb and and one more right after mile marker 5. Nice to see you again Rick and Rita!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » August 7th, 2014, 10:34 pm

Good to see you Ron also.
Perfect day to ride and Novi trail was great. The only issues were the two trees Ron mentioned.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » August 8th, 2014, 8:41 pm

We rode trail again today. All muddy spots have dried.

Thanks to whoever used chainsaw to clear tree across trail after the double uphill log pile in expert loop.

Still two more trees down across the trail after the crater. There is the one at 5.6 miles and the other newer one at 5.25 miles. Both trees require you to get off bike.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby bleve » August 10th, 2014, 1:00 am

mrbikester wrote:Still two more trees down across the trail after the crater. There is the one at 5.6 miles and the other newer one at 5.25 miles. Both trees require you to get off bike.


I was going to reference the nearest features - the first one was after the crater, between the elevated skinny and the rock garden. The next one was within a half mile and I remember the 5.5 post so 5.6 would sound right to me. Both were probably close to a foot or greater in diameter.
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MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » August 10th, 2014, 7:14 am

Thanks for the report. We'll clear them, but it will be a couple more days.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » August 10th, 2014, 9:22 pm

Thanks Loren.
Other than the two downed trees, the trail is perfect. A blast to ride.
Did anyone see the guy jogging on the trail carrying a pole? He was grouchy.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Rojallad » August 11th, 2014, 7:57 am

Rick, didn't see that guy. But right after you left as I got about 1/4 mile in, I came across a couple walking up the wrong way. At first I got kinda peeved because you know I had to slow down.....but as I got closer I could tell something was wrong, the young man was helping the young lady walk. I asked if they needed help and he said yes. It turns out that she fell and cracked her head pretty good. I helped him walk her out and called 911. I took a look at her helmet and the inner lining was cracked. Thank goodness she was wearing it, she was in very rough shape on the walk out. I really hope she's ok. Fire/ems arrived and took care of her. It reminded me of how careful we need to be while enjoying the trails. A slight lack of concentration and be very dangerous.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » August 11th, 2014, 10:33 am

Interesting and sad. I do believe I saw that couple head out to the trail when I was in parking lot. Looked like it may have been her first time on a mountain bike. Sure hope she is OK.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby aspen » August 13th, 2014, 8:33 am

Does anyone have an update on the condition of Tree Farm following all of the rain on 8/11 and 8/12? Thanks.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby pongomoto » August 13th, 2014, 9:20 am

Safe bet to avoid Novi for at least another day. Let the sun and wind do their work and maybe check it out tomorrow evening.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby aspen » August 13th, 2014, 9:23 am

Gotcha! Will do!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby turbotodd » August 13th, 2014, 9:09 pm

rode tonight, a few puddles and slick spots but definitely rideable

trees down:
1. lost loop, shortly before the fast downhill. tree horizontally across the trail at chest height. probably will need a chainsaw
2. maru's way, bigger branchy pine tree completely blocking the trail. probably will need a chainsaw

also saw some guy digging in the woods with a bucket in Expert loop, before the double uphill log pile. he wasn't modifying the trail and it wasn't pump track Mike or anyone else I recognized so idk what he was doing
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » August 13th, 2014, 9:33 pm

Thanks. I was out with the saw tonight, but didn't get that far.

The guy digging in expert was Nolan, who was fixing the exit from a skinny.
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