NMMBA: Midland City Forest

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Re: NMMBA: Midland City Forest

Postby Stick » April 1st, 2015, 5:48 pm

Anyone been out there since yesterday's snow melt? I was hoping to get a ride in before Thursday's rain.
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Re: NMMBA: Midland City Forest

Postby Stick » April 11th, 2015, 6:42 pm

Went out today and rode North Loop, South Loop and Gnu Loop. 98% of it is dry! There was some spots on the South loop that you need to walk around. Get out and ride!
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Re: NMMBA: Midland City Forest

Postby turbotoad » July 1st, 2015, 9:07 pm

Stopped to ride on my way downstate from Traverse City. Trails were great with very little mud at all. Lots of teenagers out hiking (summer camp outing?) and a few other riders out. Once again I seem to have screwed up following the signs because I ended up only covering 8.5 miles :x Every time I ride here I miss some turn or cut-off and can never seem to come to close to the 15 miles I got the first time I ever rode here :? Sooooooo many trails intersecting and splitting off, there has to be a better way to mark all the routes! Oh well, it was fun anyway even if shorter than planned.
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Re: NMMBA: Midland City Forest

Postby turbotoad » August 15th, 2015, 8:48 pm

Pretty much word for word as the post above ( going upstate instead) . But I did end up finding some new elevated features a a part of the South Loop I missed last time. Somehow still only managed 8.5 miles again :evil: I just can't seem to get the loops linked properly to get all of the available trail :cry:
The trails I did ride were in great condition.
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Re: NMMBA: Midland City Forest

Postby jlrotax583 » August 17th, 2015, 7:24 am

TT,
There is only 12.5-13mi of trail there.
What you may be doing is missing the last half of GNU loop and the Southeast part of the South Loop.
Its easy because the hair pin is on a downhill and the tendency is to keep rolling through and up the concrete climb. (which you do when on the South loop.)
You need to complete the tight hairpin at the bottom and then it takes you back up and back across the walking path.
Basically the GNU loop and the South share this little section of trail, even though the map shows they are separate.
This will take you back to where you entered GNU and then you need to take the connector back over to the Y to finsh South and North.
I have a Marked Map of what I described so PM me your email and I can send it to you.

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Re: NMMBA: Midland City Forest

Postby turbotoad » August 17th, 2015, 7:00 pm

jlrotax583 wrote:TT,
There is only 12.5-13mi of trail there.
What you may be doing is missing the last half of GNU loop and the Southeast part of the South Loop.
Its easy because the hair pin is on a downhill and the tendency is to keep rolling through and up the concrete climb. (which you do when on the South loop.)
You need to complete the tight hairpin at the bottom and then it takes you back up and back across the walking path.
Basically the GNU loop and the South share this little section of trail, even though the map shows they are separate.
This will take you back to where you entered GNU and then you need to take the connector back over to the Y to finsh South and North.
I have a Marked Map of what I described so PM me your email and I can send it to you.

Jon


Yep..... just Compared my ride App to the trail map and that is exactly what i did. Missed the hairpin (vividly remember the concrete climb) and continued on South back to the West bridge to finish North at the parking lot.
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