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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ibisman » June 29th, 2010, 11:50 am

Thanks to whoever removed the tree at the top of the cinderblock hill. trail was fine and fast this morning. well, as fast as an old man with bad knees can go that is.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » June 29th, 2010, 8:01 pm

I got that tree past the cinder blocks last night. Pretty thick grape vines in that area ...You're welcome, enjoy!
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby fizgig » July 5th, 2010, 8:37 pm

not sure when these were done but thanks for that little reroute over that everlasting mud puddle right before the wood feature where you can go left to the wide side or right to the little skinny, and that big log pile after the floating bridge is now some sort of log ride, neat, did the logs rot out?
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Apps » July 6th, 2010, 8:08 am

fizgig wrote:not sure when these were done but thanks for that little reroute over that everlasting mud puddle right before the wood feature where you can go left to the wide side or right to the little skinny, and that big log pile after the floating bridge is now some sort of log ride, neat, did the logs rot out?


The logpile after the floating bridge was changed to a skinny during out trail day in May. I asked some people to look in to shoring up the pile and they determined it was a bit of a lost cause but noticed the tree that is now the skinny....It adds a feature we didn't have before (skinny) and gets us some more variety out there...we have lots of log piles so hopefully it won't be missed....I did like the old log pile myself but that's the problem with wooden features...eventually they rot out and need to be replaced....

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Re: Metro South: Commerce 7/6/10

Postby ibisman » July 6th, 2010, 1:10 pm

Planned on 4 laps this morning but called it quits after 3...it was hot! Trail was great. no issues. some loose sand.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby MikeBl » July 12th, 2010, 7:37 pm

Trail is in fine shape, tree limbs down on 1st off shoot past floating bridge. Rolled one off to the side but could not get the second one all the way off. Actually slipped and while bracing for my fall, I landed my hand on the rear rotor of my bike. Will be at the LBS for a new one (rotor) in the AM. Bent it back and loosened up the pad pressure to finish out. :cry:
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Apps » July 13th, 2010, 10:12 am

MikeBl wrote:Trail is in fine shape, tree limbs down on 1st off shoot past floating bridge. Rolled one off to the side but could not get the second one all the way off. Actually slipped and while bracing for my fall, I landed my hand on the rear rotor of my bike. Will be at the LBS for a new one (rotor) in the AM. Bent it back and loosened up the pad pressure to finish out. :cry:


Mike,

How big is the limb? Can two people move it out of the way or will it require a chainsaw?

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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby MikeBl » July 13th, 2010, 1:20 pm

Chainsaw due to it's length. It kept getting hung up on upright trees. We got it moved but the limbs on the downed tree were in conflict with the standing trees.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 7/17/10

Postby ibisman » July 17th, 2010, 10:48 am

I, Ibisman cleared the downed tree with my handy bowed tree saw. put me down for 45 minutes of trail work. :lol:
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Gfish29 » July 17th, 2010, 7:16 pm

Beware of the log on the downhill right before the short, skinny bridge with the grip tap on it. You might bunny hop it, but if you are carrying a lot of speed through there you have to be ready.

Geez, it seems everytime we get a tree out, another one falls. :?
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 7/20/10

Postby ibisman » July 20th, 2010, 12:26 pm

managed to drag/move/push the downed tree just past 3.5 mile. The roots pulled out of the ground on the right side so its really soft. Did a couple laps just after it stopped raining and the trail was good to go. :D
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby jwhitey » July 25th, 2010, 11:12 am

Lots of rain lately. Anyone know if Commerce is rideable today?
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby fizgig » July 25th, 2010, 3:27 pm

did a lap around 2:30, it's in great shape, some weeds creeping in in the meadowy sections, some spots are loose but the only real mud is in the armored section near the stream where the deer hang out a bit past where the teeter-totter was. The rain seems to have washed some old leaves onto the trail. There are no real trees down but there are some weird long vine/branch things hanging into the trail in three spots from about .9 to 1.1 miles that are passable but I wouldn't want to hit them at speed.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby jwhitey » July 25th, 2010, 3:38 pm

Thanks fiz, I'm heading out now.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby msujay1997 » July 26th, 2010, 7:16 pm

Rode The Hick this afternoon and it looks like things have dried up nicely. The track is in good shape with no major mud. There are plenty of face and leg slappers, but nothing too bad.
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