MCMBA: Lakeshore Park (Novi)

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » February 28th, 2013, 9:08 am

The farm's kind of a mess from the heavy snow and ice. Most of the overhead branches should spring back up in the warmer temps and wind today, but there's a lot of broken branches and trees down that won't clear themselves.

All slush and pretty unrideable right now, but if anyone has the time to hike and drag branches and help clear the small stuff off the trail, the help would be appreciated...
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby utabintarbo » March 28th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Loren wrote:Okay, did a brief hike. Lakeshore is a quagmire right now. Please avoid


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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Hudnut » April 16th, 2013, 5:39 pm

Rode the whole trail this afternoon. Its all set to ride. No mud or standing water. There are a ton of trees down though especially after the pump tracks

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ColorVoyeur » April 16th, 2013, 6:35 pm

Any of them capable of being removed with a handsaw?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby iamkickstand » April 16th, 2013, 8:02 pm

ColorVoyeur wrote:Any of them capable of being removed with a handsaw?

My chainsaw is in my truck.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Hudnut » April 16th, 2013, 8:16 pm

some are less than 4" pines. there are a number of rotten bigger trees that will need some chainsaw action.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » April 16th, 2013, 8:18 pm

I've been working through them, day by day. Hope to have everything major done in time for the trail day this Saturday.

So far, the mess at the expert switchback has been the most intense.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby iamkickstand » April 16th, 2013, 8:29 pm

Loren wrote:I've been working through them, day by day. Hope to have everything major done in time for the trail day this Saturday.

So far, the mess at the expert switchback has been the most intense.

I am riding with colorvoyeaur tomorrow, as I mentioned my saw is in the truck, will just be a short lunch break ride, but at his discretion we can do some clean up if it helps.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Hudnut » April 16th, 2013, 8:53 pm

Loren wrote:I've been working through them, day by day. Hope to have everything major done in time for the trail day this Saturday.

So far, the mess at the expert switchback has been the most intense.

that was nice. is the stone new there?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Ricky Billy » April 19th, 2013, 6:32 am

Loren wrote:We are having a trail work day at the Farm this Saturday at 9:00 AM. This is mostly going to be a cleanup type of trail day where we do some trimming, rut repair, deberming and trash cleanup. We are also going to get rid of the old bridge coming back from Swamp Loop.

We will once again be doing the "Park Pass for Trail Hours" program, and this trail day should get you halfway to your 16 hour goal for a free non-resident park pass!

Lunch provided. We have some rakes, loppers, and shovels in the trailer, but more might be handy.

Forecast - mostly sunny, in the 40s. Hope to see you there!


I was hoping to come out and help Saturday but it?s my friends birthday. How often do you do trail days? I?d like to make it to the next one to do my part.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby bentmettle » April 21st, 2013, 5:08 pm

Loren wrote:Tree down in swamp, perhaps mile 4.7 or so. Will get to it shortly.


Do you also have a chainsaw that works above water?
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Brother Crank » April 22nd, 2013, 4:09 pm

The trail was beautiful today! Looks like some people put in a lot hard work to clean it up after that storm. Thank you. The pump track is looking good too, nice fresh lines and it looks like the table top as been built up.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Hudnut » April 26th, 2013, 5:31 pm

Rode it at 4. Its good to go. Only one tree down. It'd within the first mile

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » May 16th, 2013, 8:46 pm

Very large tree down at across beginning of single track. other than that the trail was in great shape. Had my small saw and clippers and removed some face slappers.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » May 16th, 2013, 9:18 pm

Thanks!!
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