MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » January 3rd, 2016, 11:17 am

I rode there yesterday afternoon and same, no tracks or sounds of dirt bikes.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » January 3rd, 2016, 12:36 pm

Used my new GoPro at the Hick yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6DSQa_Bjm0
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby vette-ss » January 3rd, 2016, 7:26 pm

Strange how much different ILRA is compared to Hick. Took the skinny bike to the Hick on Thurs and wished I had the fat bike. Took the fat bike to ILRA today and wished I had brought the skinny. Trail tread was clear, dry, with very little snow throughout the woods. And we had around 1-2" of fresh snow in the Howell area on Friday.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mjbl » January 6th, 2016, 9:46 pm

Rode Tuesday after work, trail surface was in great shape. F/R studs made the ride, not sure if I would have enjoyed it as much w/o. Too bad the setting sun forced me to call it. Should have brought my light so I could have enjoyed more time in the woods. Wind pants and jacket with base layer top and bottom did the trick along w my 26" SS Ventana El Toro. :wink:
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » January 6th, 2016, 10:03 pm

I rode there today on 26/skinny/no studs and it was fine. A bit slick in some spots but nothing too hard.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » January 7th, 2016, 8:49 am

Temperature warm up on the way. Ride when frozen.
That will likely mean early in the day before the sun warms up the trail surface as the temps near 30 degrees and up
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » January 11th, 2016, 10:16 pm

Frozen, go ride.
Also, someone is cutting 4" and smaller live trees near the new section by the new subdivision
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby DanoBRR » January 13th, 2016, 8:12 pm

Haven't ridden this trail in a while. How is it on a fatbike in the snow?
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby DanoBRR » January 13th, 2016, 8:16 pm

How is the trail in the snow on a fatbike? Haven't been there in a while!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » January 13th, 2016, 8:39 pm

DanoBRR wrote:How is the trail in the snow on a fatbike? Haven't been there in a while!

Was good, saw fatbike tracks there tonight
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » January 16th, 2016, 9:40 am

Looked this morning - was curious since I don't have studded tires anymore - trail is coated with frozen slush/snow and really didn't seem all that slick. Should be very ridable and will give it a shot later on the fatbike. The paved path was very slick in spots with glazed ice.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » January 16th, 2016, 3:33 pm

Spinwheel wrote:Looked this morning - was curious since I don't have studded tires anymore - trail is coated with frozen slush/snow and really didn't seem all that slick. Should be very ridable and will give it a shot later on the fatbike. The paved path was very slick in spots with glazed ice.



Rode it with friend on skinny studded and I was on fat studless. I would NOT recommend skinny no studs - there was a lot of ice in the low spots.
Some pizza cutters in the slush but overall not too bad.
Bring on the deep freeze !
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » January 27th, 2016, 10:52 pm

Rode late this afternoon. Sheet of ice under dusting of snow. Tracks show I'm the first rider since the tiny bit of snow fell. If it weren't for studded tires I doubt I'd have gotten very far.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » January 29th, 2016, 2:37 pm

Warm up on the way.
Ride before noon Saturday, trails will likely be wet and soggy Saturday afternoon.
As always, ride when dry or frozen
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