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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby cjn1014 » June 28th, 2010, 8:21 am

looking for a trail report, gonna try to hit it tomorrow...
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby gen-xer » June 28th, 2010, 6:11 pm

There is a group of us who ride every Tuesday at 6pm...you are more than welcome to join the fun.

The trail is in decent shape. The river is not that high compared to the weeks prior. You will still need to hike-a-bike (6" to 15" deep). The newer re-routes and trail additions have improved the overall feel and flow of the trail. Not much rain the last few days over the weekend only a few minutes here and there so the trail may have a few wet muddy spots but should be in good shape.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby MTB_Jay » June 30th, 2010, 7:48 am

Ruby is in great shape right now. The trail is dry and the river is low, ankle to mid calf deep at the most, easy to walk across.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby MTB_Jay » July 6th, 2010, 7:18 am

Ruby is in awesome shape right now. Everything is dry and the river is rideable. Couple face slappers so keep an eye out, but otherwise its great.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby bh357 » July 18th, 2010, 3:40 pm

As of Saturday, Ruby was in mostly good shape. Just enough grease in a few of the corners to keep you on your toes. The river is about 6" below the knee.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby MTB_Jay » July 28th, 2010, 9:17 am

Ruby is in great shape right now. About the driest I've seen it. Watch out for some faceslappers, but that's it.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby MTB_Jay » August 11th, 2010, 7:13 am

Ruby is still in great shape and dry, even after the recent rain up here. We'll probably get out and do some trimming in the coming weeks, but everything's perfectly ridable as it is.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby Rock N' Rolla » September 12th, 2010, 8:36 pm

Finally! After a long wait and many delays made it up there to ride a few laps with my friend . I like the new route!Less MUD!More Ride! With the new set up I would imagine a possible ladder bridge over the creek would make for better riding in the coming colder months.I'd think it'd be nice to roll out there in late Nov. before the snow fall.Good Job guys!
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby andyf » January 8th, 2011, 12:40 pm

Holly/Flint Chapter Annual Meeting Jan 22 6pm @ Cranberry's Cafe http://www.cranberriescafe.com in Downtown Goodrich. Trail updates will be on the agenda. See Chapters - Holly/Flint forum or http://hollyflint.mmba.org for futher detail.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby andyf » March 19th, 2011, 5:17 pm

The 2011 Trail Day schedule has been posted at http://hollyflint.mmba.org. See the main page or "Trail Days" page.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby MTB_Jay » April 3rd, 2011, 6:49 am

We had a great first trailday out at Ruby yesterday. Still some snow on the trails and frozen ground so we focused on clearing deadfall, opening up some of the really tight areas and cutting in a few reroutes. Didn't make it across the river, but the campground side is in pretty good shape. Once the rest of this snow melts and the ground fully thaws it should be rideable soon depending on rain levels.

There's another trailday next Saturday the 9th. 8:30 meet for coffee and hit the trail about 9. Work till 12 or 12:30.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby MTB_Jay » April 9th, 2011, 5:05 pm

We had another good trail day out at Ruby this morning. There's a few wet spots yet, but the front is in pretty good shape. Yet to make it across the river though, still pretty high and moving fast.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby Rock N' Rolla » April 10th, 2011, 7:45 am

would you say that the front section is ridable yet?
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby MTB_Jay » April 10th, 2011, 7:55 am

Rock N' Rolla wrote:would you say that the front section is ridable yet?


For the most part, yes. You're going to get a little muddy in a few spots and we filled in a few approaches to some of the bridges so that will probably be very soft and wet unless we get a few dry days. There's also a few new areas that will be very soft, but just need to be ridden on to wear them in. They're not long though so shouldn't really affect your ride much.

If you're local to the area give it a try, but keep in mind the owners of the campground typically don't open it officially until May so if you drive out there you may find the driveway blocked off. I'll do my best to keep this forum updated with conditions and status. You can also check our team forum, www.teamsandbag.com.
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Re: Holly/Flint: Ruby Campground

Postby Rock N' Rolla » April 10th, 2011, 7:59 am

Thanks, I 'll check it out on friday, my friend live on Norman rd. just off the Avoca trail.
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