MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » November 12th, 2013, 10:41 pm

Disney (the section farthest to the east) is in good shape, I've been packing the leaves there over the last week or two. Roots are slick as I bit it tonight across from the party store, but no harm done its a great time to ride with lights!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 13th, 2013, 7:40 am

The root that angles across the trail on the left hand turn in that area has convinced me to take a different line after scareing the beep out of me at speed earlier.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 15th, 2013, 7:25 am

Really fun night on the trail last night. Trail is in great shape. One issue. The newer log pile that is at the top of the climb after the drain crossing (2.5 mile?) in my opinion, was fine at first. But someone has added on to it with sticks, not logs and they are not stable. My front tire kicked up one of the short ones and it didn't end well for me. I left at 7pm and that is the most cars I have ever seen in the parking lot. As I was riding I could see bike lights all over the place. Very cool to see that many riders taking advantage of great trail conditions on a great night!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » November 19th, 2013, 10:10 pm

Tree down within 1/4 mile of start and one 1/4 mile from the end. Another before the cinder block climb.. . Lots of sticks and debris, made many stops to pick some up
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 20th, 2013, 12:43 pm

Not sure what time you were out there yesterday. I was there at 4:30pm and moved many smaller trees. I should be out there tonight on foot to remove smaller dead fall.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 21st, 2013, 7:22 am

Walked the entire trail last night removing all of the larger derailleur wreckers that blew down in the storm. Trees down as Tim noted, but 1 down not too far into Disney. Someone has already turned it into a log pile and it seems OK. Also lots of large pieces of bark in the middle of Disney. I left them as I thought they would break up quickly, but be careful. Also, 2 additional trees down not too far after the last pavement crossing. 1 maybe 100 yards after and 1 more maybe 300 yards. Both less than 5" dia. Trail is in overall great shape. Last week the leaves were getting packed nicely but with the wind they have been stirred up and the packing will have to start over in a few areas. Beautiful night last night and saw only 1 rider.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » November 21st, 2013, 12:08 pm

Thanks Dean!
Will get chainsaw out there in next days..
Ditto on the new Disney logpile..just needs a little TLC and will be great addition there...
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 22nd, 2013, 7:13 am

Just a heads up for everyone. Rode last night and someone took quite a bit of time to sabotage the last mile of trail. There were probably 15-20 logs, stumps, large branches dragged across the trail or leaned against trees blocking the trail. Sure it was just kids, so heads up in the next few days for obstructions.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen 11/23/2013

Postby ibisman » November 23rd, 2013, 12:31 pm

My friend Kevin and I did a couple laps this morning and the trail was good but for several downed trees ( one at maybe 1/4 to 1/2 mile in) and others we were able to get over. Many small branches. No mud. Nice winter ride.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » November 23rd, 2013, 6:26 pm

Spinwheel wrote:Tree down within 1/4 mile of start and one 1/4 mile from the end. Another before the cinder block climb..


These are cleared.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » November 25th, 2013, 10:46 pm

Threw some more dirt on the new disney logpile should be good to go, much more stable now. Proceed with caution - due to the approach angle to the trail.. .
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » November 27th, 2013, 6:10 am

Kids were out there again. This time the entire stretch from the last pavement crossing to the end was littered with stumps logs and dead trees dragged from the woods and laid across the trail. I cleaned up 90% of it and left a few pieces that were ride able. When I finished my 2nd lap someone had removed the last few pieces. Hoping they will tire of the hard work it took them to block the trail. Leaves are really packing down now. Trail is getting much easier to follow with lights.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ChrisInYpsi » November 28th, 2013, 11:08 am

Glorious morning for a snowy ride thru Hickory Glen. All is clear.

Roads are slick though with several accidents. Drive safely if you're out and about.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby berto2cj » November 30th, 2013, 4:33 pm

Rolled one lap today and all is well! Only one slick spot but nothing to be worried about! The asphalt and wooden bridge can be deadly so go slow as you come in and out of the segments.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » December 8th, 2013, 10:05 pm

Did a loop tonight in light snow - one leaner in the 2nd to last section..
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