MCMBA: Novi

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby jreyst » October 21st, 2014, 8:09 pm

I rode it today (about 5pm) and yeah it was kind of slip-slidin' away land. Doable but not ideal. The leaves do make it... entertaining though!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby amadkins » October 23rd, 2014, 9:52 am

Got a group from work wanting to head out today (10-23) around 1600. Is it firm enough out there?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GHamilton » October 23rd, 2014, 10:12 am

amadkins wrote:Got a group from work wanting to head out today (10-23) around 1600. Is it firm enough out there?

Given the amount of wet that was there on Tuesday you'd be better off going to Island Lake. Rode there yesterday and it was perfect fall riding. It wasn't even wet on the bridge crossover. Tree colors are outstanding.

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GreeneRob » October 23rd, 2014, 10:21 am

amadkins wrote:Got a group from work wanting to head out today (10-23) around 1600. Is it firm enough out there?


I was out there yesterday. There are few muddy spots but overall it really wasn't too bad. However, the leaves are THICK. I just switched my tires to Bud and Nate so I didn't have much of an issue with them, but be prepared if you run a less aggressive tire. I'd be going out again today if I could.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby pongomoto » October 23rd, 2014, 1:38 pm

Was out there yesterday as well. Perfect conditions for a Fall Colors type ride. The deer were hanging out at the bottom of the downhill after the hairpin turn. Went through there three times and they were just hanging out giving the "What up bro?" look. Even they were in chill mode.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ColorVoyeur » October 23rd, 2014, 6:41 pm

Dang! How'd I miss you Aryn!? I rode Expert 5 or 6 times in a row... it was too pretty to stop!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » October 23rd, 2014, 7:17 pm

What a great day to ride Novi. Just a few slick spots in first couple miles. There is a beautiful yellow blanket of leaves covering the trail mostly in expert loop and area after the Crater. Stopped to take lots of pictures.
For all those that ride in all seasons it is great to see the transformation from March to November. This has to be the best time of year to ride----cooler temps and no bugs.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby jreyst » October 23rd, 2014, 8:25 pm

Agreed. I was there on Tuesday and it was much wetter/muddier. Today was stellar though.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby pongomoto » Yesterday, 7:56 am

Mike, I rode Wednesday from 4:30 til dusk. Got in 2.5 laps. Did the pump track twice and all I can say is WOW! Haven't been on it since the Spring. You are an Artist of the Dirt my friend. That Picasso guy's got nothing on you.
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