MCMBA: Hickory Glen (Commerce)

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Re: Metro South: Commerce 7/27/10

Postby ibisman » July 27th, 2010, 2:02 pm

Yep, trail is in fine shape. I did 1 lap and then headed through proud lake into Milford and did 2 laps there, and then back to Hickory glen. Nice ride.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 7/29/10

Postby ibisman » July 29th, 2010, 12:14 pm

I cut out the tree that was down at 6.3 miles in. Put me down for 45 minutes. :roll: Image
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 8/3/10

Postby ibisman » August 3rd, 2010, 12:05 pm

Hickory Glen is fast and dry. A few small branches and some face slappers.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 8/12/10

Postby ibisman » August 12th, 2010, 12:23 pm

Got there just after it rained. Small tree down at 1.9 miles in. Cut it out my second lap. Trail is fast and tacky.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » August 13th, 2010, 11:33 pm

Thanks Dave!
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 8/28/10

Postby ibisman » August 28th, 2010, 12:16 pm

Since there is no park ranger or park buildings where park personal are during the day, who would you tell if you see someone dumping garbage in the park? I was at Hickory Glen on Tuesday and I stopped at a downed tree at around 3 miles in. I didn't have my saw with me so I dragged/pushed the tree as best as I could off the trail and up the hill I heard a guy talking. I thought it was a biker and maybe he could help move the tree but I heard him say " yeah, I'm getting ready to dump the *beep* and I'll be back in a while". then I heard the metal scraping sound of him dumping the stuff. By time I could get up to the top of the hill he drove off. By the way the tree is moved off to the left of the trail. Dave
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » August 29th, 2010, 8:41 pm

Report it to the Oakland County Sheriff at 248.858.4950. This number is listed on the bottom of the trail map. Also, the township maintains a couple of "organic" recycling dumps, but I don't think they dump metal there.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ibisman » August 30th, 2010, 8:12 am

Thanks...it was building material,
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 9/4/10

Postby ibisman » September 4th, 2010, 5:07 pm

Did a couple laps this morning and took my saw for the first lap as the winds were up there so I thought there might be trees down. Only 1 down at 2.75 miles in so I cut it out and dropped my saw off at the car and did a lap at 39.20. Lots of leaves...some spots you cant see the trail.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby tagheuer02 » September 10th, 2010, 8:36 am

rode last night, beautiful conditions, cool. Lots of leaves down. really starting to feel like fall, can't see the trail in some places.

First time on my brand new 29er....its a lot more difficult with those big wheels and wide bars!

Saw lots of people there last night, is there a group ride scheduled on Thursdays?
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby 1fst4drm6 » September 10th, 2010, 9:03 am

I was wondering that same thing! I frequent Hickory Glen but I have never seen so many riders as there were last night. Was a great night for a ride. Ran two laps... 38.12 and 39.45 Was pretty happy until I got back to the car and couldn't unclip my right shoe. Turns out the cleat had worked its way loose and was spinning on just one screw so I couldn't get tension to get out. Good thing I didn't fall while on the trail.

^^ I've also been seriously considering a 29r but tight courses like Hickory and Milford worry me a bit. Let me know how you like yours after a few more rides!
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby tagheuer02 » September 10th, 2010, 9:19 am

I love my 29er. Its a Niner MCR 9, steel frame.

It was my first ride at the Glen.....i whacked my bars a couple of times on trees, but didn't fall!

the 29er hauls a$$ at Lakeshore, Island Lake, etc. etc.

I think it will just make you a better rider....you have less room for error on a 29er in a trail like Hickory Glen.

I hate Milford, all that off camber stuff....it just kills me!
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ibisman » September 10th, 2010, 12:05 pm

Give me all yer 26" stuff if you switch to dem clown wheels. I need them normal sized wheels for the technical trails and drops.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby utabintarbo » September 10th, 2010, 12:06 pm

ibisman wrote:Give me all yer 26" stuff if you switch to dem clown wheels. I need them normal sized wheels for the technical trails and drops.


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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Gfish29 » September 11th, 2010, 1:42 pm

I quite regularly finish from 33-34 minutes at The Hick on my 29'r. You are only holding yourself back by staying with that 26" wheel. In my opinion, technical riding is dramatically improved on 29.

Here are a few examples, Hickory time is Lap# 2:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/46157285
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/46562767
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/45138860
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/43561934
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/40787545
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/38780755
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/38272352
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