MCMBA: Novi

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby c0nsumer » April 9th, 2014, 2:04 pm

blues-brewer wrote:I assume by reading a few of the recent posts, that Tree Farm is no where near ready to ride yet at this time of year? Just a hopeful rider looking to get out and hit some single track. Cabin fever, spring fever, whatever you call it is hitting hard right now! Sun is out and it's 50+ degrees for the first time in months!!! :-) Hope to see some good news regarding trail conditions fairly soon!


There's some pavement out there that's clear and dry... ;)
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Sortaslow » April 9th, 2014, 4:20 pm

blues-brewer wrote:I assume by reading a few of the recent posts, that Tree Farm is no where near ready to ride yet at this time of year? Just a hopeful rider looking to get out and hit some single track. Cabin fever, spring fever, whatever you call it is hitting hard right now! Sun is out and it's 50+ degrees for the first time in months!!! :-) Hope to see some good news regarding trail conditions fairly soon!


If you've got cabin fever, sure, come out. Grab a rake and shovel, attend one of the chapter trail days. You can even fix the mess left by those that ride too early.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby daffunda » April 11th, 2014, 7:23 am

I did some recon yesterday and did a little trail cleaning moving deadfall on the trail.

The section of that small loop at 12.5 mile road is clear. (the trail sign to the 12.5 mile road exit)

However there were majority of spots that were muddy (with pizza cutters) and still snow covered.

I saw one guy at the trailhead and I told him maybe he should not be riding the trail, and he said it is in "great shape". To some if you can ride your bike on it without walking the trail is in "great shape" :roll: Whatever...
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GHamilton » April 11th, 2014, 4:28 pm

Just got back from walking some of the trail. I was totally surprised at how rideable the part I walked was. I walked Limeys,754, most of Loki's and most of Frogs pass. There are existing pizza cutters, but there was no mud until I approached the main walking trail back near 12 1/2 mile. There is still snow and ice on the shaded areas there. I'll still stay away but it's nice to know that the trail isn't a complete mess. After the weekend warriors tomorrow? We'll see.


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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » April 14th, 2014, 8:21 pm

Got a report that there were several trees down and lots of small deadfall. Will try to clear it over the next couple days.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GreeneRob » April 17th, 2014, 8:31 am

Loren,
How does the trail look for a ride perhaps tomorrow mid morning? Not that it makes a huge difference, but I'd be on a fatbike. Just don't want to do any damages.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » April 17th, 2014, 7:16 pm

Trail is clear and rideable. Enjoy!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Wiltr0n » April 19th, 2014, 3:41 pm

I rode two laps this morning and conditions were perfect! Get out there and have a great day.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Wiltr0n » April 19th, 2014, 3:43 pm

Also, many thanks to the crew that cut paths through the deadfall on the trail. I could tell that the cuts were still pretty fresh.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby berto2cj » April 21st, 2014, 9:05 pm

Perfect today! There is a lot of paper garbage near the 12.5 mile entrance over by the new construction houses - a lot!

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ColorVoyeur » April 22nd, 2014, 8:29 am

berto2cj, how about we set a day to meet out there and start cleanup? I can bring some garbage bags and nearly any day or time works for me.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby jreyst » April 22nd, 2014, 9:17 am

Please do announce the day here (and if you do pick a day please feel free to email jreyst@gmail.com in case I miss the post here!) I want to assist. I'm available almost any day and time.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby berto2cj » April 22nd, 2014, 9:59 am

ColorVoyeur wrote:berto2cj, how about we set a day to meet out there and start cleanup? I can bring some garbage bags and nearly any day or time works for me.


Lets shoot for 5/10 or 5/11 (after Mud, Sweat, and Beers) - I have a break in the race calendar then. Lets confirm week of to coordinate around weather.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Jen_Smith11 » April 22nd, 2014, 10:03 am

Rode yesterday. Trail conditions were great! But yes, there was tons of garabage along the paths and random toys/balls from the neighborhood kids?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby YikesBikes » Yesterday, 10:35 am

Rode trail on Sunday and it was in PERFECT shape. Very surprised that is was in such good shape after the Spring we have had. This was first trail ride of season and glad to be back on the dirt.
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