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Re: Western: Ionia

Postby gtrowbridge » December 3rd, 2013, 10:08 am

A promoter has gotten final approvals from the DNR and the XTERRA folks to hold a XTERRA triathlon at the Ionia State Recreation Area.
This will be a little guy...so entry level triathlon.
.5 mile swim
11 mile bike
3.1 mile run.

The swim will make use of Sessions Lake, beach, and beach house.
The bike will make use of the ISRA mountain bike trails, and the Grand River Valley Rail Trail (GRVRT).
The run will make use of other hiking trails inside the ISRA.

The date is: 27 July 2014

Details to follow in the future.
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Re: Western: Ionia

Postby Mike_D » December 12th, 2013, 4:52 pm

How's the snow depth Ionia way?
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Re: Western: Ionia

Postby gtrowbridge » December 15th, 2013, 9:35 am

Mike_D wrote:How's the snow depth Ionia way?


Rode the rail trail next to the mtb trails Friday night and was pushing 6 inches of powder with the moonlander. A GREAT workout. Think we got another inch or two yesterday of powder. Plus some drifting. Unknown MTB trail conditions at this time but would expect similar.

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Re: Western: Ionia

Postby Bigtymer » December 16th, 2013, 8:02 am

gtrowbridge wrote:
Mike_D wrote:How's the snow depth Ionia way?


Rode the rail trail next to the mtb trails Friday night and was pushing 6 inches of powder with the moonlander. A GREAT workout. Think we got another inch or two yesterday of powder. Plus some drifting. Unknown MTB trail conditions at this time but would expect similar.

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You guys aren't going to impose a rule like the ski area, are you?:) That only fat bikes can ride the trail. I might want to ride the trail over the holiday break with my studded tires:)
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Re: Western: Ionia

Postby gtrowbridge » December 18th, 2013, 3:09 pm

Bigtymer wrote:
gtrowbridge wrote:
Mike_D wrote:How's the snow depth Ionia way?


Rode the rail trail next to the mtb trails Friday night and was pushing 6 inches of powder with the moonlander. A GREAT workout. Think we got another inch or two yesterday of powder. Plus some drifting. Unknown MTB trail conditions at this time but would expect similar.

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You guys aren't going to impose a rule like the ski area, are you?:) That only fat bikes can ride the trail. I might want to ride the trail over the holiday break with my studded tires:)


I don't care who rides the trails. Just ride them! :-)

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Re: Western: Ionia

Postby Bigtymer » December 20th, 2013, 7:12 am

gtrowbridge wrote:
Bigtymer wrote:
gtrowbridge wrote:
Mike_D wrote:How's the snow depth Ionia way?


Rode the rail trail next to the mtb trails Friday night and was pushing 6 inches of powder with the moonlander. A GREAT workout. Think we got another inch or two yesterday of powder. Plus some drifting. Unknown MTB trail conditions at this time but would expect similar.

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You guys aren't going to impose a rule like the ski area, are you?:) That only fat bikes can ride the trail. I might want to ride the trail over the holiday break with my studded tires:)


I don't care who rides the trails. Just ride them! :-)

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Cool:)
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Re: Western: Ionia

Postby gtrowbridge » March 24th, 2014, 2:28 pm

Attempted ride yesterday on the trail.
Way too much snow in the woods that hasn't seen any sun or melt, and thus is not packing.
The moonlander just sunk down into it.

On the road side most of the trail is thawed due to good sun exposure.

The trail trail next door was frozen hard even @25 degrees and sunshine.
Don't anticipate that will be the case in the next 10 days as it warms up.
Any exposed rail trail was mud and even the moonlander left tracks with slight dents.

So hopefully with the warm temps we'll see some improvement in the next 10 days to the MTB trail.
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