MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » April 9th, 2016, 2:11 pm

Trail maintenance day Sunday May 15
9 am start time
Lunch provided
/ will skip the coffee and bagels at the start, please bring your own coffee if you need it :D

Meeting location will likely be the parking area near the Football Field (look for more info on that as we get closer to the date)

Project on priority list are:
Rebuild cinder block climb
Rebuild Disney log-pile & three-log ride before that (needs another log)
Relocate and refurb the TTF/Freeride stunt
And some other misc. stuff


Show up late and leave early, whatever time you can donate is appreciated


Hope to see you there
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Brenton » April 9th, 2016, 9:48 pm

:D sounds great. Any tools you need brought?
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby ahopkins1988 » April 11th, 2016, 3:02 pm

Anyone have an update on the trail? Thinking of riding after work tomorrow.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mtbfree » April 13th, 2016, 7:19 am

ahopkins1988 wrote:Anyone have an update on the trail? Thinking of riding after work tomorrow.

Trail was mint yesterday evening. Rode two laps, zero wet spots.

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » April 14th, 2016, 11:05 pm

Brenton wrote::D sounds great. Any tools you need brought?


In general...
Shovel
Strong back
hydration
energy bar
work boot and gloves
Sunshine & willingness to play in the dirt

If anyone has these tools and some carpentry/framing experience 8) :
...for the freeride stunt relocate project, a couple.. cordless drills, cordless saw, and wheelborrows(?), shovel and post-hole digger.


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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby eoq » April 21st, 2016, 6:26 pm

I am a newbie rider and have started to ride Hickory Glen and seem to always get lost in the 7-8 part of the trail not knowing which way is to go or if I am going the wrong way so I end up bugging out on the path back to the service road. Could be just me but if you can check it out and maybe put up a few additional markers that would be great. I may try to stop by as well to help.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » April 22nd, 2016, 12:46 pm

If I am guessing the correct area you are referring to it is crossing the large drainage ditch? If so when you enter from the West going East, you come in from the NW side and exit the ditch going SE. Then as you loop around and come back to the drainage ditch you enter from the NE make a sharp right hand turn at the top of the ditch and it will head back to the NE. Clear as mud. Let me know if this does not help.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby eoq » April 22nd, 2016, 1:09 pm

"clear as mud"/drainage ditch... good one :> I will print out the map and your instructions and see if I can figure it out this weekend. Much appreciated!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » April 22nd, 2016, 3:13 pm

It took me 4 attempts to figure out that trail at 1st. That is the toughest area. Another way to explain that drainage are is the 1st crossing you go from the left to right. the next time you come to it is to make a sharp turn to the right at the top. The pavement intersections are the next hardest. Make a left at the 1st 3 pavement crossings and go straight at the 4th. We have tried very hard to make the signage clear but I agree it is still a bit cryptic. Ride on!!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby eoq » April 23rd, 2016, 2:14 pm

I figure it out with your help :> Leaving the ditch in the SE direction was the trick (and knowing to take the hard right coming back). The signage on the hard right is pretty good. On the SE exit I see the yellow arrow now high up on the tree. I guess my only recommendation would be to maybe point the arrow a little to the right instead of straight. Not sure.
The other part that threw me was later on just past the 2 dug out slolems on either side of the path. It wasn't clear if I should turn right or left. Right seemed better and I believe was correct. Not sure if a sign there would help or not.
I really enjoyed the entire trail when going thru as designed.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby galaxydean » April 23rd, 2016, 4:36 pm

Yes I can understand your confusion in that area. There a few kids who have done some work there without proper approvals. Our path does go to the right. About a month ago they put a lot of work into building the jumps, digging the holes and making their own turn to the left. You always have to be careful coming into that area, as you never know what they have been up to.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby Spinwheel » April 23rd, 2016, 8:59 pm

Took a look tonight and put some new arrows up @ 7/8
Didn't realize that somehow they had ALL disappeared
I had a great time and hope I get to do it again soon!
Thanks for posting the issue!!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » April 27th, 2016, 7:29 pm

Rode a couple laps yesterday. Hick is in good shape.
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