MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » August 23rd, 2014, 12:10 pm

Trail is clear and relatively dry. Some corners are still slick. Ken, yes that was quite a surprise to come down the drop and find the trail completely blocked by the sand. Thanks for clearing. The reworked climb there is firming up.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby football44 » August 23rd, 2014, 3:42 pm

Hickory Glen rules. A hidden gem.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mclouthken » August 27th, 2014, 10:00 pm

Trail is 99% dry and getting faster by the day. One small tree is down hanging 6" off the ground, but you can get over it.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » August 28th, 2014, 7:01 pm

the tree is in section 9 right after the freeride area. I was able to get it close to the ground so it is very ride able. The reason it came down is a problem though. The broken end of a large (10") limb is sticking slightly into the trail. It is passable on the left with a slight reroute.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » September 2nd, 2014, 9:47 pm

bump.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » September 5th, 2014, 8:06 pm

short notice plea for help. Tomorrow Saturday

We're having a couple of short traildays this month - we could use a couple people this saturday as Dean Clark is not able to make it due to some family issues. Dean will be missed and if anyone could help out this Saturday filling his shoes I would appreciate it. .....
Saturday 9/6 12:30 - 4:00

Shovel and garden rake will be needed. One wheel barrow.
Also work gloves, boots, muscle, water and snack.
Meet at the dirt service road off Oakley Park Rd.

thanks!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby football44 » September 6th, 2014, 4:24 pm

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » September 6th, 2014, 6:47 pm

football44 wrote:A good way to spend an afternoon:
http://travelswithpops.blogspot.com/201 ... lwork.html

Tim, great to meet you! Thanks so much to you,
Ken, Shannon and STEVERACER for all the work. Including the previous work session, that's 40 man hours in and 15 - 25 seconds to ride (or walk up) and its all good...
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » September 7th, 2014, 1:27 pm

Thanks to the crew that worked on the trail yesterday! Rode a lap this am with the intention of at least 2 laps. Very soft in many places and slick. Left to ride the pavement. Should be fine by the end of the day.
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MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby steveracer » September 7th, 2014, 2:57 pm

Trail is easily ridable at this time. Yes watch out for the sand traps (remember this was a golf course some time ago) The new climb is very loose. Tim we may need to add some
water via sprinkling can to kick the cement. Or just wait for Tuesday rain.


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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby lawn dart » September 15th, 2014, 5:16 am

Rode Hickory Glen for the first time yesterday evening.

The trail was clear, though there were plenty of hop-overs and a few face-slappers. There was some sand, but it was dense and packed from Saturday's rain. There were a few slippery corners, but nothing surprising.

The trail is a fun change-of-pace kind of trail. Definitely a lot of trail packed into a tidy package! We became stalled a few times trying to sort out the route, but keeping an eye out for the yellow arrows helped. Well done!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby MasterCheifn » September 17th, 2014, 11:35 am

I just stared trail riding, and Hickory Glen was a *beep* of a place to start! When I went yesterday, the trail looked to be in good order, through I did notice broken glass in a couple places near the start. My only other complaint is that it seems really easy to lose the trail and get turned around.
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