Michigan Mountain Biking Association
purple helmet wrote:Mike_D wrote:SteveF wrote:Thanks guys--I have done this ride sorta, some years ago. Meant to do the fun fifty counterclockwise but we got turned around and did the less fun(?) 38 clockwise.
Make plans as you like-if I show up I can adopt...
You probably started on Osmun Road and headed south (CCW - this is the Fun50 route) and got turned around on where the HCP and Shingle Mill cross paths and headed back north and did the $hitty 30 route?
For a lesser mile Fun30 route, if you started at Pigeon Bridge CCW, that route is about 30 miles back to camp. That route is pretty easy to follow, just don't take the trail east (left) to Town Corner Lake Campground or you'll have to backtrack. This is a nice option if you haven't been riding much. The only bad thing is it takes about an hour to drive to get the car. It is quicker to retrieve the Osmun Rd car IMO (Fun50 CCW route).
Actually, if memory serves, they got out of the car at Osmun and just went the wrong effing way
Nechan wrote:I remember! Not sure "surprised" would have been the word I would have chosen. Not looking good for me this year. Left knee is only about 50 % recovered and as much as I want to go, I am being advised not to. Have a great ride, trail should be in great shape with all the work done this year and new boardwalk and new bridge.
sortafast wrote:Well, my geared bike is an epic and I ride that all the time. Ha, that cracked me up. My SS is a 32x18 and I dont have much trouble with long or steep climbs. I will probably ride that the way it is. Both Casey and I are seasoned riders and can handle most challenges. Not to worried there. Thanks for the heads up, we have large packs, lights and will bring enough fuel.
football44 wrote:I told myself after last year's 80 miler, that it was cool, but I wouldn't do it again. Now after reading everybody's comments, I'm kicking myself for not scheduling this ride, and really hankering for some up north backcountry. An unsupported 80 miler is about as epic as it gets.
For what it's worth, I rode the 50 on a 32/19 ss and suffered, and the 80 on a hardtail and...suffered. But I guess enough time has passed to forget all that, and now I'm envious of you guys. Have fun!
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