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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » December 28th, 2012, 5:28 pm

Fun riding out there right now. Very glad the fat tire bikes have been through as it really makes riding with the skinnies a bit easier, also helps with finding the trail.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » December 28th, 2012, 6:21 pm

Overdrive wrote:Fun riding out there right now. Very glad the fat tire bikes have been through as it really makes riding with the skinnies a bit easier, also helps with finding the trail.


It's a public service is what it is. I think we should get a stipend. Tax write off or somethin'... :wink:
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » December 28th, 2012, 7:09 pm

SteveF wrote:
Overdrive wrote:Fun riding out there right now. Very glad the fat tire bikes have been through as it really makes riding with the skinnies a bit easier, also helps with finding the trail.


It's a public service is what it is. I think we should get a stipend. Tax write off or somethin'... :wink:


Maybe you can get a deduction for community service. :P
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby dauber76 » December 29th, 2012, 5:40 pm

centralRH wrote:Conditions are very good. Even with the light layer of snow, the traction was good.

I didn't have a saw so I didn't get the downed trees.
From what I remember the trees are located at:
1) 0.25 mi from blue loop start
2) 0.25 mi from blue loop end
3) Red Loop playground just before the tall bridge
4) middle of red loop - closer to end than beginning

There are a couple others but I can't recall where.



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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby pfox90 » December 29th, 2012, 6:25 pm

Thanks and give the elf some sugar they like that its one of their 3 food groups
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » December 29th, 2012, 7:59 pm

That is a fantastic pic! Takes me back to followin' my dad around in the woods and the workshop. Thanks for sharing it...and of course for the tree removal!
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » December 29th, 2012, 8:03 pm

Thanks! Great helper there too.

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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » December 30th, 2012, 11:37 am

Think I saw the elf's snow angel this a.m. Took a couple of Ann Arbor friends out for their first ride at Anderson. Only made green and red before they were out of time. LOTS of deer and the trail was rideable on Racing Ralphs.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby pfox90 » December 31st, 2012, 11:52 am

Good shape for a nye ride. It was already packed down. We rolled 2 fat bikes through the green.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » January 7th, 2013, 1:09 pm

Rode here sat and sun mornings this past weekend--snow is getting pretty thin in spots and will surely be gone by the end of the week given the warming trend that's forecast. The tall bridge is a bit slick-hit it square and fast enough that you don't need to pedal much--I hit it slow and the back tire spun a bit when I pedaled up-disconcerting!

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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » January 10th, 2013, 10:06 am

Anybody been out there? Gonna try to make it tonight if it's not squishy.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » January 10th, 2013, 10:26 am

With these warm temps it's going to be a quagmire I would imagine.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » January 10th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Might be better to head to Rose Lake with it's sandy base.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby flynnster » January 10th, 2013, 3:55 pm

SteveF wrote:With these warm temps it's going to be a quagmire I would imagine.


Quagmire! Word of the day right there.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » January 11th, 2013, 8:02 am

flynnster wrote:Quagmire! Word of the day right there.


Yeah, unfortunately...looks like things will freeze right back up next week though!

...I'm reading a time travel novel that's set in pre-industrial England and my head's full of thee's and thou's and words like quagmire... :roll: :lol:
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