MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mclouthken » December 15th, 2014, 4:25 pm

I completely agree with the above comment regarding the need for repacking in the newly constructed hairpin along Oakley Park and the lack of signage to aid our Hick newbies. Some other items I would add to a list of potential 2015 projects would be smoothing out some of the paved path crossovers and the exposed cement on cinder block hill. Both of these areas deteriorated this year and will only get worse with the never ending erosion.

I did some stick clearing Saturday. The trail is full of leaves, but provides a great ride if you can take the cool temps.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby mmrobertson69 » December 15th, 2014, 6:39 pm

The trail was in great shape today! The switchback climb is starting to pack in. No scrubs, no stalls, no flubs, no falls.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby steveracer » December 19th, 2014, 9:41 pm

The frozen temps make the Hick a great ride. The leaves are a bonus to the trail, not just now, but will help the soil pack down and ride better in summer.

Yes, we will have to add some more secrete or whatever that stuff was on the OP switchback, but the hill is rideable if you plan ahead!

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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » December 19th, 2014, 9:48 pm

I had a lot of soft surface mud in my backyard where the grass is thin (sunny areas) so I was guessing most of the trails would be similar (soft and mushy in sunny areas/nice and frozen otherwise.) Now I feel like a slacker for not going out today/tonight. Thanks a whole lot :(
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby steveracer » December 19th, 2014, 9:59 pm

jreyst, I went to Novi Lakeshore park at 3:30 today, and the trail was too muddy, so I bailed .25 mile into the ride. Went to the Hick and the Hick was perfect. Get up early Saturday and give it a shot.
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » December 19th, 2014, 10:00 pm

Woot! Will do. Thanks for the info!
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Re: MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

Postby jreyst » December 20th, 2014, 10:33 pm

The Hick was perfect today. A bit slidy on some of the dry leaves areas but really, what do you expect? It's better than mud. I even got a decent time on Strava even wearing all my cold weather gear and sliding in spots on the dry leaves lol
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