MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Shaft » October 16th, 2013, 10:41 pm

Large tree down not long after the wooden bridge outbound. Nice night for a ride!!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » October 19th, 2013, 1:46 pm

Shaft wrote:Large tree down not long after the wooden bridge outbound. Nice night for a ride!!


Slow steady rain all day may finally be coming to an end..

Tree cleared close to the trail...(on purpose, like Highland) - watch your pedals

Also noticed the vehicle barriers at each end of the new bridge are gone - no surprise, will inquire with the township...

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ibisman » October 19th, 2013, 6:18 pm

Nice..Thanks Tim.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby b_b » October 19th, 2013, 6:47 pm

Maybe optical illusion but looks like it's still half way into the trail. I know what you mean by Highland which is fine but I think those are all on the ground ground.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Kirby » October 21st, 2013, 12:13 pm

Rode the trail yesterday. excellent conditions. a little wet with some mud spots. Otherwise, good to go. Hickory always drains pretty well.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ChrisInYpsi » October 26th, 2013, 4:49 pm

Tons of leaves but no real problems. Fun trail.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » October 26th, 2013, 10:40 pm

ChrisInYpsi wrote:Tons of leaves but no real problems. Fun trail.

Yep its that time of year, ride the trail, pack the leaves - don't remove the leaves.
You'll see less sand and mud next year.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » October 29th, 2013, 6:38 am

Cleaned the 1st section 3.5 miles of any dead fall large enough to take out derailleurs or spokes. Trail is in great shape. Not slippery like you may think with the leaves, actually very grippy. Great to be back after a 3,5 month break.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 2nd, 2013, 5:46 am

Heads up! TONS of dead fall and branches laying everywhere. I cleaned some but there is so much left. Need a few volunteers.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ibisman » November 2nd, 2013, 8:04 am

Heading out there tomorrow morning..anything that would need a chainsaw?
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen 11/3/2013

Postby ibisman » November 3rd, 2013, 12:10 pm

Very nice ride this morning. Many small branches down, leafs covering everything.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mjbl » November 3rd, 2013, 6:52 pm

Trail was great, saw a few other riders enjoying a perfect Nov day. Hope there are more to come.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » November 4th, 2013, 1:04 am

Beware the SUV barriers at each end of the new bridge -
Won't stop snowmobiles and 4x4's
These may stick around for a while
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 6th, 2013, 10:33 am

I have not ridden much lately but there is a widow maker sticking into the trail right at the paved trail crossing before the bleachers. There is room to get by but because you have speed there and you are turning it comes up very fast on your right. Stay Left. Probably 6-8 inches.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » November 9th, 2013, 8:52 pm

galaxydean wrote:I have not ridden much lately but there is a widow maker sticking into the trail right at the paved trail crossing before the bleachers. There is room to get by but because you have speed there and you are turning it comes up very fast on your right. Stay Left. Probably 6-8 inches.


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