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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » October 4th, 2013, 2:17 pm

You are correct Reid, just that first hill.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » October 4th, 2013, 2:52 pm

You are correct Reid, just that first hill.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » October 4th, 2013, 3:05 pm

dauber76 wrote:
bockrona wrote:Any chance of the landowner on the Blue trail working with us and allowing the trail to be ridden? What if we bought him a bike or purchased an easement or something? or just talked to him? Not that we have lots of funding, but it seems worth discussing.

Trail was riding nice last weekend, and weather permitting, I may get out there this weekend also.


Noticed a "for sale"sign at the building last night. Who wants a clubhouse?


Didn't they just do a bunch of work on it?
Was there a for rent sign out there earlier?
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby F7Cannon » October 4th, 2013, 3:32 pm

dauber76 wrote:
Noticed a "for sale"sign at the building last night. Who wants a clubhouse?


Clubhouse?? *beep*, we were talking about turning that building into a Mini Ray's!!!
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby dauber76 » October 5th, 2013, 4:08 pm

Overdrive wrote:
Noticed a "for sale"sign at the building last night. Who wants a clubhouse?


Didn't they just do a bunch of work on it?
Was there a for rent sign out there earlier?[/quote]

Early on it was for rent. Someone bought it, was working on it, cut off a portion of the trail that was technically on their property, and looks like they are reselling it.

Clubhouse, mini-Rays, regardless what happens, it would be awesome if it was under our ownership.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » October 6th, 2013, 12:09 pm

dauber76 wrote:
Overdrive wrote:
Noticed a "for sale"sign at the building last night. Who wants a clubhouse?


Didn't they just do a bunch of work on it?
Was there a for rent sign out there earlier?


Early on it was for rent. Someone bought it, was working on it, cut off a portion of the trail that was technically on their property, and looks like they are reselling it.

Clubhouse, mini-Rays, regardless what happens, it would be awesome if it was under our ownership.[/quote]

Would be a real plus to have it owned by either township park or mid-state
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » October 6th, 2013, 5:13 pm

Are we talking about the old brick building on the corner of Old Lansing road and Wardell?
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » October 6th, 2013, 5:18 pm

SteveF wrote:Are we talking about the old brick building on the corner of Old Lansing road and Wardell?


Think so.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » November 13th, 2013, 8:01 pm

Did a night ride out there tonight-conditions are pretty good. A greasy corner or two, and a pretty dense coating of leaves on some sections of trail, particularly on Green. A coupla small trees/big branches down but nothing that can't be ridden. Saw a big owl, a few deer, a possum and heard a coyote.

I have to ask, though-does anyone know who marked every little rock and root on most of blue and red with fluorescent paint, and why? I mean, roots the size of my finger. Weird...
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby xcrdr » November 13th, 2013, 8:06 pm

Usually trail runners mark. Any events lately? Sounds unsightly. Love owl sightings, especially when they are hooting.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Overdrive » November 13th, 2013, 8:08 pm

SteveF wrote:Did a night ride out there tonight-conditions are pretty good. A greasy corner or two, and a pretty dense coating of leaves on some sections of trail, particularly on Green. A coupla small trees/big branches down but nothing that can't be ridden. Saw a big owl, a few deer, a possum and heard a coyote.

I have to ask, though-does anyone know who marked every little rock and root on most of blue and red with fluorescent paint, and why? I mean, roots the size of my finger. Weird...


Sounds like a great ride. The markings are likely from a run that's there (and over at Woldumar). Seems like it's about this time of year. Think it's the Run-A-Muck event, likely for that.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » November 14th, 2013, 9:18 am

Runners, that makes sense I guess. I hope they used non-permanent paint--it's a little distracting and not aesthetic.

My favorite is right after the gully on red where you ride down and pop back out of that two-three foot deep ditch, and right at the lip where you come out there's this teeny little root that's been marked. So you don't trip on the little root after stepping in the big ditch! B-)
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby centralRH » November 14th, 2013, 9:58 am

I don't get it. How do trail runners train for events? Roots and rocks are not marked year round.
It must be they only train on the road and then compete in trail running events. :roll:

They seem like a very coddled user group.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby mwnovak » November 19th, 2013, 5:29 pm

The markings are more likely about the race organizers (and event insurance) than the runners themselves. Just a guess.

Anyhow, I ran green and red this afternoon--didn't bring a bike 'cause I figured there'd be obstructions (there were)--and ended up spending a couple hours clearing what I could by hand. There are some big trees down on green, another on red, and several smaller obstructions on both. Also found a proper "widow maker" dangling on green that I wouldn't touch. Some pictures below. I didn't get a chance to check out blue, but I can get out there on Thursday if it's helpful.

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First 3rd of green, before the river:
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Green (just before the log ride, I think):
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"Widow maker" on green:
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Red (decent sized limb in the middle of that tangle):
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Red (just after the "drop zone"):
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby mwnovak » November 21st, 2013, 7:41 pm

Had a chance to walk blue today. Cleared what I could, but there are still 2-3 obstructions that require saws. There's also a dangling limb above the red/blue intersection (where they come together and then quickly diverge): I cut it back so it's not interfering with blue, and it probably won't obstruct either trail if it comes down, but it's a bit precarious.
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