MCMBA: Lakeshore Park (Novi)

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » October 14th, 2013, 9:04 pm

Trail was PERFECT today. Really enjoyed it. Lots of leaves down but trail is completely visible.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » October 22nd, 2013, 11:39 pm

Wow!. Trail was GREAT today. Color is at PEAK> Enjoy.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Dirtdevil » October 23rd, 2013, 5:35 am

mrbikester wrote:Wow!. Trail was GREAT today. Color is at PEAK> Enjoy.


Thanks for the update Rick. Was wondering how it was out there. Gonna hit it today to soak in the beautiful colors!

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby mrbikester » October 29th, 2013, 8:14 pm

Trail was so very perfect today. The color is still spectacular out there.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » November 4th, 2013, 1:45 pm

Thanks for the trail report. Will be a few days, but will address the the down trees before the weekend.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby WallEyed » November 4th, 2013, 3:55 pm

If I can get a fresh chain on my saw, I'll head out there ASAP!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby berto2cj » November 4th, 2013, 4:21 pm

Loren wrote:Thanks for the trail report. Will be a few days, but will address the the down trees before the weekend.



There is also a nasty thorny branch sticking out near the double downhill segments (loose & rocky part)....took out my fav jacket
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby eatworksleepdie » December 31st, 2013, 9:21 am

I rode tree farm yesterday (Monday December 30th) and I highly recommend studs. It took me almost an hour to ride the first 5 miles, then had to bail so I wasn't late for an appointment. It's rideable, but not for the faint of heart. Very icy with 6-8 bike tracks from the 6-8 morons who rode during the thaw over the weekend. Luckily it's only snow deep. Plus side, I saw 4 cute young deer! :D
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby plaindave » December 31st, 2013, 9:38 am

eatworksleepdie wrote:I rode tree farm yesterday (Monday December 30th) and I highly recommend studs. It took me almost an hour to ride the first 5 miles, then had to bail so I wasn't late for an appointment. It's rideable, but not for the faint of heart. Very icy with 6-8 bike tracks from the 6-8 morons who rode during the thaw over the weekend. Luckily it's only snow deep. Plus side, I saw 4 cute young deer! :D


I didn't think the bike tracks were that bad. I thought that the footprints were much worse than the bike tracks.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby daffunda » April 11th, 2014, 7:23 am

I did some recon yesterday and did a little trail cleaning moving deadfall on the trail.

The section of that small loop at 12.5 mile road is clear. (the trail sign to the 12.5 mile road exit)

However there were majority of spots that were muddy (with pizza cutters) and still snow covered.

I saw one guy at the trailhead and I told him maybe he should not be riding the trail, and he said it is in "great shape". To some if you can ride your bike on it without walking the trail is in "great shape" :roll: Whatever...
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GreeneRob » April 17th, 2014, 8:31 am

Loren,
How does the trail look for a ride perhaps tomorrow mid morning? Not that it makes a huge difference, but I'd be on a fatbike. Just don't want to do any damages.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby Loren » April 17th, 2014, 7:16 pm

Trail is clear and rideable. Enjoy!
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ilikenature » May 26th, 2014, 1:04 pm

First time riding this trail today. Entered the park with a daily pass and left with an annual.

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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby ColorVoyeur » May 29th, 2014, 7:52 am

Gordon, that was me out there at the pump track. You just can't beat digging conditions right after a rain like that!

The mosquitoes were rough, but not as rough as fixing the rut that ran right through the track. How I restrained myself from all out violence after seeing the guy do it right in front of me was pretty impressive... though I may have hurled some expletives and a shovel. All new mountain bikes should come with etiquette guidelines and a helmet.

I have some white buckets blocking the pump track entrance while those repairs are drying, I'll remove them when I get back out there this afternoon.
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Re: MCMBA: Novi

Postby GHamilton » June 12th, 2014, 11:11 am

GreeneRob wrote:I work about 2 miles from the trail. During the day it rained HARD for 10-20 minutes. At night it rained off and on.


Last night we had a LOT of rain in the area and we just had another drenching within the last hour. Trail will more than likely be not ride worthy.

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