Michigan Mountain Biking Association
jonw9 wrote:centralRH wrote:Recently some small trees from alongside the trail have gone missing or got pushed over. I am not talking about face slappers, but standing broom stick sized trees. Do not remove any more. Whoever did this ruined the tight feeling on some sections of trail. If you can't ride a section to your liking, improve your skills. I don't care how many times you hit your bars. Do not modify the trail to fit your needs. Some of these sections used to require a little body english and quick front end maneuvers to get around at speed. Now the sections are less entertaining.
While I am at it, do not remove roots, rocks, or on the ground vines from the trial. Someone has removed Medusa's hands and I am certain they will not grow back.
I am guessing the trees are in "upper blue," the tight section Bill cut in last year?
Where/what were Medusa's hands?
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pfox90 wrote:Rode the green loop today and went to check out the damage on the trails due to the storm as well as riders. Then green loop was pretty good and I only had to walk the one spot on the last climb (before you get to the 4 tier root section).
Downed tree on the green loop right before you split the rooty tree technical thingy..... yeah. Anyways it was too big, it needs to be cut with a chainsaw, if anyone can get out there within the next few days I'm sure everyone would really appreciate it. I'm sure the green loop is going to get a lot of business with the string of sunny days next week.
Checked out the red loop to see what was up, and pretty much saw this coming. I suspect people have been out there riding in between the rain and what not, it is evident on the approaches to a lot of stunts and low areas. The approach to the new stunt is completely f#cked over and I saw a dude fall off of it because it was so sketchy.
Brad, let me know if you want to meet up next week to fix the all the damage that has been done. I think it should be done when the weather is warming up and drying out all the stuff, but it would be nice to work during some good weather and have the soil still be a little wet for easy shaping. Unfortunately I cannot do this by myself, I lack any tools except a spade shovel.
pfox90 wrote:Fixed most of the rutted out sections in the playground and then moved over to the green to do some. The green is good, the rest is not. Especially the playground area, if you can don't ride it for a day or two because I'm not going out there again to fix that .
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