MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » June 2nd, 2013, 10:07 am

I just rode the last section - certainly no standing water or large patches of "mud" - some slick corners and soft areas with tracks from previous day(s).

Could use some more drying time but would certainly be deemed ridable by most - IMO. The sun was out earlier - that certainly helps!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ChrisInYpsi » June 2nd, 2013, 2:11 pm

Cool trail. Did a couple full laps and circled back a few times on some of the jumps an skinnies. Fun stuff.

It's in good shape. There is some water at the pallet bridge/jump thing. Probably should walk thru that for now. A few other greasy sections but nothing bad.

There is a decent size tree across the trail right after the jump on the return section from the floating bridge. That jump is a blast and I had to test my brakes to avoid the tree.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » June 2nd, 2013, 6:28 pm

ChrisInYpsi wrote:Cool trail. Did a couple full laps and circled back a few times on some of the jumps an skinnies. Fun stuff.

It's in good shape. There is some water at the pallet bridge/jump thing. Probably should walk thru that for now. A few other greasy sections but nothing bad.

There is a decent size tree across the trail right after the jump on the return section from the floating bridge. That jump is a blast and I had to test my brakes to avoid the tree.
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Got it, thanks!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » June 3rd, 2013, 7:01 am

Rode a couple of laps late yesterday. Thanks Tim for getting that tree. Thanks to the gentleman on the Rocky Mountain who was trimming. Much appreciated.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jwhitey » June 3rd, 2013, 11:37 am

I rode a couple laps last night. Trail was great, tree still down after that jump/ramp. Caught up to 3 other riders on second lap. They were moving at a good clip so I fell in line and hung with them to the end. One was a gal who can really handle the bike well.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » June 5th, 2013, 9:57 pm

Hmm.. testing a new light tonight found some fresh digging on the first bowl right after the trailhead. Doesn't ride too well :cry: - - if it were cleaned up to resemble something like the 3rd bowl (air capable) that would probably be deemed acceptable. Will get to it soon, in the meantime tread lightly on the front while exiting the bowl :!:
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » June 7th, 2013, 6:21 am

Thanks for the heads up Tim! That would have been quite a surprise at speed.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ibisman » June 11th, 2013, 12:00 pm

I did a couple laps this morning and there were several slick spots but not bad. Several trees down. I did move two off to the side (one near the ball diamond, but the other back before the swamp with the little ramp needs a chainsaw. if no one gets it by Thursday I will bring my saw.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ibisman » June 11th, 2013, 12:02 pm

if someone has a gas trimmer I can trim the weeds during the day. I will provide the gas and oil. let me know.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby steveracer » June 11th, 2013, 12:14 pm

ibisman, I usually run the lawn mower on the edges it is faster, cleaner and easier than the weed wacker by far and away. Only problem is my mower needs some carb linkage hookup and it should be good to go. Anyone know how the throttle rod actually hooks to the butterfly on a Tecumseh? Other than that we can beat the heck out of the mower and kill those nasty weeds.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » June 13th, 2013, 11:34 am

Dave I may have a weed whip for you.
Steve thx 4 ur mowing effort much appreciated. Sorry can't help on the carb link..


TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY this SATURDAY
Start at 9
end at 3 or as you desire
Meet at the trailhead next to baseball field #1
Bagels & coffee to start, pizza lunch provided
bring water, energy barwork gloves, sun protection, insect repellant
These may be useful: (bring if you own one) shovel, pruners, lopers, weed whip
Have one wheel barrow, one more may be needed
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ibisman » June 13th, 2013, 11:56 am

Cool! I'm retired so I can pretty much do the whole trail in a day. I have the gas and oil. I will try and be there Saturday with another wheel barrow if you need it.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » June 13th, 2013, 12:35 pm

Spinwheel wrote:Dave I may have a weed whip for you.
Steve thx 4 ur mowing effort much appreciated. Sorry can't help on the carb link..


TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY this SATURDAY
Start at 9
end at 3 or as you desire
Meet at the trailhead next to baseball field #1
Bagels & coffee to start, pizza lunch provided
bring water, energy barwork gloves, sun protection, insect repellant
These may be useful: (bring if you own one) shovel, pruners, lopers, weed whip
Have one wheel barrow, one more may be needed
Thanks,


I will bring a contractors wheelbarrow, shovel and pruners.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby sammierose » June 20th, 2013, 10:36 am

Few trees down out there last night. Be on the lookout for them.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » June 20th, 2013, 11:14 am

sammierose wrote:Few trees down out there last night. Be on the lookout for them.

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