MCMBA: Novi

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby WallEyed » June 26th, 2015, 12:20 pm

drewlee13 wrote:Rode this morning. The majority of the trail is perfect. There is not a single greasy corner. However there are a lot of messy soft spots that will require smoothing out before the dry. What is the process for fixing these spots? Maybe I can help.

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Any help is appreciated! For these muddy spots, the best thing to do right now is deberming. If the trail has a noticeable camber, what we like to do is scoop out the mud, putting it on the uphill side of the slope. (Then after things dry out, we can use the dried out mud on the uphill side to re-fill the hole then cap with limestone) Then, knock out the edge on the downslope side of the hole so that the water can drain downhill.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GHamilton » June 26th, 2015, 2:07 pm

So you're basically making a lowspot/puddle until the repair can be done?

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby WallEyed » June 26th, 2015, 3:10 pm

Yeah, for really muddy spots, we just want to create drainage so it can dry out then go back to make a proper repair. If we try using dry dirt or limestone on wet stuff, it just makes more mud that takes forever to bed in, and it inevitably gets rutted up before it dries!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby sleepyguy1001 » June 29th, 2015, 6:14 pm

Just looking for info about the trail. If the weather holds I'm hoping to head over that way Thursday.....fingers crossed!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby kmmcgrew » June 30th, 2015, 1:51 pm

Dry enough to ride today?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » June 30th, 2015, 2:23 pm

I think so, right now, but that 99% chance of rain at 6pm is making me sad.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Gomallen » July 1st, 2015, 8:51 am

Rode yesterday right before the rain around 6pm. Trail is in overall good shape. The muddy spots are still there and like the TC posted will need to be fixed. A large tree is down at the very beginning.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby sleepyguy1001 » July 1st, 2015, 12:39 pm

If we don't get anymore rain, what are the chances it will be ridable tomorrow? I don't have much experience with it over that way and was hoping to ride with a buddy over there tomorrow, thanks.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby WallEyed » July 1st, 2015, 1:02 pm

I think it'll be fine. There will be some puddles that we haven't gotten to, but just ride through them. If you do ride and know the locations of any serious puddles, please post up. Thanks!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby sleepyguy1001 » Yesterday, 7:40 pm

It was great today, a couple of mud holes that are slowly drying, but no show stoppers. This was my first time around the trail, I love this trail! Great work you guys, I just wish it were closer to me.
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