MCMBA: Maybury

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby frecher » December 9th, 2018, 11:31 am

Just got done, most of the trail was excellent but the very end is in direct sunlight and already turning to mush.

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby 2Old2BFast » January 5th, 2019, 9:05 am

How muddy is Maybury?
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby 2Old2BFast » January 5th, 2019, 2:51 pm

I should have taken my winter bike. I didn't ride that much of the trail, but for the most part the ground is still frozen solid. The top layer alternates among half an inch of water/mud, ice and snow.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby jreyst » January 5th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Maybury is mucho no bueno... AVOID AT ALL COSTS RIGHT NOW
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby Roy » January 6th, 2019, 9:09 am

I think this reply should apply to almost any trail in the lower state.
Think of this winter as a very long spring thaw. Stay off the trails unless completely frozen.
And then avoid the trails if frozen, because ridding will drive the frost deeper.
Then this spring, when you volunteer for a trail day, you will feel no quilt for ruts you repair!

Who knows, come spring thaw might be very short.


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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » January 8th, 2019, 3:54 pm

Roy wrote:And then avoid the trails if frozen, because ridding will drive the frost deeper.

? :shock:
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby Dark-Fx » January 8th, 2019, 4:07 pm

b_b wrote:
Roy wrote:And then avoid the trails if frozen, because ridding will drive the frost deeper.

? :shock:


The frost is very scared of the noise and it tries to get away.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby Leroi Brown » January 9th, 2019, 7:44 am

b_b wrote:
Roy wrote:And then avoid the trails if frozen, because ridding will drive the frost deeper.

? :shock:


yeah.....that had me scratching my head as well.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby turbotodd » January 22nd, 2019, 2:52 pm

full trail is manageable on normal tires. winter loop is particularly well packed and fast
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby c0nsumer » January 22nd, 2019, 3:10 pm

Three of us snowshoed the winter loop yesterday. Widened it up a bit, but it was pretty hard packed already. Probably 1.5" of solid base.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby DynoDon » January 27th, 2019, 2:14 pm

I rode most of the trail today, its was surprizingly good, a little bumpy, but not bad, at least its rideable...
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby chisbang » January 30th, 2019, 12:48 pm

Most of the winter loop has been groomed with the SnowDog so if you can brave the cold, check it out.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby lalahg » January 31st, 2019, 8:19 pm

The grooming made the trail rideable for me, thanks! I think it still requires fat tires though.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby poirier » February 1st, 2019, 3:29 pm

chisbang wrote:Most of the winter loop has been groomed with the SnowDog so if you can brave the cold, check it out.


Thanks for the groom, it was nice and firm last night. The ungroomed stuff is ridable, it was just too cold to stay out that long last night.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby Happy2BRiding » February 3rd, 2019, 10:13 am

chisbang wrote:Most of the winter loop has been groomed with the SnowDog so if you can brave the cold, check it out.


Thanks for the grooming effort on the winter loop, it is appreciated and I'm sure it took you a fair amount of time and effort. But that being said, I have to ask, can the equipment be made available for use by more volunteers? The MCMBA spent a bunch of $$$ on it and we likely just had about as much snow on the ground as we'll see this winter and from the best I can tell only part of the winter loop at Maybury and I think a bit of the Hines trails got groomed. That's a lot of money spent per mile of use. It was a bit too cold for me to ride last week but I certainly would have bundled up and come out one evening to help. It would have been nice to have the whole loop done.

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