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Re: Rose Lake

Postby Mike 373 » May 14th, 2013, 10:13 am

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Re: Rose Lake

Postby reidabel » May 14th, 2013, 4:34 pm

Niiiice! He makes it look easy ... and makes the rest of us wonder why we're too scared to try them ;-)

(Okay, I've actually done the first one, but the next two do scare me)
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby Mike 373 » May 14th, 2013, 11:39 pm

Thought you would dig these. None of these are too hard. You just need to clear the middle one to carry speed to the 3rd. He just bunny hops the middle one. They are however bigger than they look in the video. I am trying hard to teach him to flow. I think it is working!
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby reidabel » May 17th, 2013, 9:17 pm

How are the mosquitoes out there? From the reviews of Burchfield lately, I'm looking for somewhere else to ride in the morning ...
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby xcrdr » May 17th, 2013, 10:46 pm

Not sure about Rose but Anderson wasn't bad. Burchfield swarms can be seen from outer space!
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby reidabel » May 18th, 2013, 6:27 am

Thanks ... I'm heading out there in a few minutes, should be there between 8 and 8:30. I'll report on conditions after I get back.
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby reidabel » May 18th, 2013, 2:18 pm

Conditions are decent, and as to be expected with a multi-use trail - a few piles of horse manure on the trail, and several sections of horse divots in the sand. The standing water is surprising South of the main East/West trail near the bridge, given that the water in the creek itself is pretty low, a couple of feet below the top of the big culverts. Skipped that whole area.

A lot of chainsaw work has been done out there since I was there last, somebody has removed a lot of logs across the trail, even little ones that were easy to get over. It feels dumbed-down, like so many other trails around here lately.

Went over to Anderson afterwards and really noticed how much better the trailbed is there than at Rose Lake. Had a good ride at both, though.

The bugs were bad in the parking lot, and I applied spray immediately. I didn't really slow down once I got on the trail, so I'm not sure how they were inside the trees. Bad, I suspect. The bugs at Anderson Park were minimal, if any.
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby Mike 373 » May 18th, 2013, 4:37 pm

Down trees are bad out there. The huge one by the ridge over the trail is kida scary! It is getting close to the time of year I stop riding out there do to the overgrowth and bugs. Fun trail though. I am suprided how far the water is down already. It was way high! Looked a 1/4 mile wide from the top of the ridge.
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby wannabee » May 19th, 2013, 7:57 am

Got all the downed trees cleared, and created a new log over option on the ridge trail. Still working on the huge tree, gonna make that a log over of sorts also. those long established log overs got taken out by either the horse people or the dnr last year. Mosquitoes are like something out of a horror film though, dont stop and you will be fine.
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby Mike 373 » May 19th, 2013, 8:44 am

Thanks for your work!
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby wannabee » May 20th, 2013, 5:53 am

I think i'm the only one that rides it anyway mike :lol: thanks though.
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby Mike 373 » May 20th, 2013, 7:40 pm

I only
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby reidabel » May 20th, 2013, 7:44 pm

Zzzzzzzzzzzz?
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby xcrdr » May 20th, 2013, 7:56 pm

reidabel wrote:Zzzzzzzzzzzz?

LOL! Wait for it.......
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Re: Rose Lake

Postby wannabee » May 30th, 2013, 6:07 am

a couple more downed trees to take care of after tuesday nights storm, otherwise the trail took the storm nicely.
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