MCMBA: Novi

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby steveracer » January 24th, 2015, 3:42 pm

Rode on an old school skinny 26er with pull brakes and studs today before noon. Only for the first mile or so (up to before expert loop to the right) it is heavily rutted and abused by people riding and bailing once the realization they are not having a good time, but the rest of the trail is fine. You don't need studs but it helped, although you had better run low pressures. Some of the trail is a bit thin, which requires some concentration not to fall off into the unpacked snow off the line, but all in all, the full trail is good to ride! Colder temps should enhance the experience in the coming week.

Surprisingly we didn't see many people on the trail at all? Where are all the Fatties?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Negotiator50 » Yesterday, 10:31 am

steveracer wrote:
Surprisingly we didn't see many people on the trail at all? Where are all the Fatties?


At Island Lake, which is packed down perfectly for winter riding.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby MadMaxiem » Today, 12:37 pm

The trail was in great condition yesterday for a fat bike and probably for a skinny. it looked like a skinny tried to ride in the higher temps Saturday...looked like a drunken sailor was on the trail:) The bad new is that a *beep* on a 4 wheeler ATV has been coming into the park off 12 1/2 mile road and rode much of the single track and bridges and wherever else the ATV could fit. What a selfish *beep*.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » Today, 12:43 pm

Thanks. Everyone knows what to do if you see them, right?

Dial Novi Police at 248-348-7100. Program that into your cell phone.
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