***ALERT*** down trees, mud, waterfall on trail
There is a new huge tree down, I think this one is going to need a professional to cut down, prob 3' diameter, looks like oak (does the city sell this wood for furniture etc?? if not, I want it, LOL!). There are also 2 other trees down that should be cut, one is on the far north end along the river, there is a log pile now that at least makes it doable. There is another one in the middle area that people are riding around, should just be cut/cleared. I dont have a saw large enough.
Just north of the bridge from Huron River Dr. on the main wood chip trail it is VERRRRY muddy, much worse than usual. As we were walking over the mud another rider came up and tried to ride it, we gave him a little hint to WALK YOUR @#$ BIKE!! board walk?? There is another big mud spot in the S.W. corner that is also going to need some big time help.
Just past the north bridge before you hit the dam and under the railroad bridge, the water is rushing over the paved sidewalk where people usually fish. As in 12+" deep and rushing over the pavement, Ive never seen it this high, and its flowing pretty fast as well, could be dangerous to walk w/cleats (i.e. feet getting washed out from under you). We rode it and worked out well, other than soaked feet... Well over our hubs.
Riding ok, we didn?t do the loop in the S.E. corner as its usually pretty bad/muddy.
A2 DH/Ridge trail:
There was a big tree down around a blind corner that almost took out E, he pulled off an amazing E-brake-to-spread-eagle-dismount-to-body-check. We were able to cut this one out of the way. There is another low one that will need to be cut on the ridge just before the island drive exit. Also at the exit of the ridge by island dr. its really really muddy, a reroute here would prob work, but would take some bench cutting.
Didn?t make it over last night, but I suspect some downed trees. Will try to ride it tonight.
There is another tree down headed north west from Broadway on the paved section near argo nature area. We were able to clear at least some of it to make it passable without having to jungle gym... it still amazes me how many riders, walkers, hikers go by this area and don?t take the 2 min it took us to make it way better...(eyes rolling)
Overall there are some bad muddy spots, PLEASE WALK them or we're going to have grand canyon sized ruts, but the rest of the trail is riding really well. We grabbed as many face slappers as we could while riding, but there are many many more. As imagined, with all the rain/sun/rain its getting overgrown pretty quickly (its getting bad now). Grab a face slapper or two while riding, if we all do, it wont be bad at all!