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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby ihateplaindave » December 20th, 2013, 9:34 am

And they taste delicious!
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby EarlyRider » December 20th, 2013, 10:34 am

It will be a moot point to pack or not pack snow if it all melts, however, if the snow does not all melt and people ride or hike on the trail when it is slushy, then it re-freezes it will be a frozen “pizza cuttered”, pock marked un-rideable mess. Hopefully riders will avoid the trail when it is above freezing.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » December 20th, 2013, 12:11 pm

EarlyRider wrote:It will be a moot point to pack or not pack snow if it all melts, however, if the snow does not all melt and people ride or hike on the trail when it is slushy, then it re-freezes it will be a frozen “pizza cuttered”, pock marked un-rideable mess. Hopefully riders will avoid the trail when it is above freezing.

Unfortunately it's guaranteed at least at busy places like Maybury, ILRA, Novi. The dummies would rather come out in the warmer temps and slog through slush and mud, but won't come out when it's a little cooler and nice and solid.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby goin-postal » December 25th, 2013, 3:07 pm

I rode the whole trail this morning on the Fatbike. Very bumpy and slow, with icy spots through out. No trees down. The road in and the parking lot off of Beck are very icy.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby hala514 » December 26th, 2013, 9:54 am

passable on a 29er?
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby hala514 » December 26th, 2013, 3:35 pm

GET OUT THERE AND RIDE! conditions are excellent!!!! Just rode it forwards and backwards on a nonstudded 29er. Just lower your pressure (~20) and go full squish on your suspension and all is good.
There are a couple of sections where I had to walk up small hills, but all in all, it was fantastic. There was only 1 fat bike trail and 1 XC skier that hit the trail so far; and there was a good half the trail where i had virgin snow to ride on.

The only section to avoid is the part right after the beck road entrance. (where the bridge is). I advise taking the cutoff.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby sklevorn » December 27th, 2013, 4:10 pm

Rode this morning. Trail is clear. Slow and bumpy as usual so best enjoyed on a fully or a fatty.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby slukomski » December 28th, 2013, 2:17 pm

Despite the warm temperatures the trail was frozen this morning around 11:00 and still 100% snow covered. Will probably be fine to ride all day today.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby bergie05 » December 31st, 2013, 3:37 pm

Rode today at 11:30am. The little bit of snow we got last night seemed to make a difference. Slow going, some icy spots, but rideable on a fatbike. Couple guys out there on skinny tires too, judging by the tire tracks it was a lot more dicey for them.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby ibisman » December 31st, 2013, 5:16 pm

Not skinny tires with studs. No problem.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby goin-postal » January 4th, 2014, 4:36 pm

DNR_Maybury wrote:Would it be help if I drove the snomobile down the trail?


Can you!! At least the winter loop.

Thanks!!
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » January 4th, 2014, 5:54 pm

Yeah with all the snow we''ve had and getting we need all the help we can get.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby EarlyRider » January 5th, 2014, 1:03 pm

Maybury was near Fat Bike perfection this morning. Rode full loop and ”Winter Loop” and was able to make majority of climbs. New snow has higher moisture content and packs down well enough to support fat bike with very low tire pressure. Don’t know what pressure I was riding at, just kept letting a little air out until I got it right. Get out and ride today if you can, well worth the trip and may help keep trail rideable during and after this snow event.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby DNR_Maybury » January 13th, 2014, 12:58 pm

Tried to drive the snowmobile on the winter loop. I didn't make it to far as the snowmobile is wider then trail in a some spots, and this led to the sled getting stuck. I didn't even make it 300 yards! However I will build a human powered compactor that could be pulled by someone on snowshoes. So if you have snowshoes i'll let you guys use it. That is probably the best I could do. Anyone interested?
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » January 13th, 2014, 1:09 pm

Need to get one of these into the budget for next year!

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