MCMBA: Proud Lake

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby WICCMB » January 30th, 2017, 11:41 am

Rode loops 1 and 4 on Saturday 1/28. Loop 1 was in good shape, although the powerline section definitely had frozen hoof prints due to horse traffic. Loop 4 west of Childs Lake Rd was particularly awful with frozen hoof prints everywhere - it was NOT FUN at all, recommend avoiding this. The section of Loop 4 from Childs Lake Rd returning to the RR tracks was fine.

I did not ride Loops 2 and 3, but I heard that they were in good shape overall.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby WICCMB » May 18th, 2017, 12:12 pm

I rode Wednesday 5/17 - the trail conditions right now are as good as I have ever seen them. The trail is firm and dry, and the mudholes have dried up. Get out there before the vegetation takes over.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » May 18th, 2017, 1:47 pm

+1. Trail is excellent
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » May 24th, 2017, 11:29 am

Mud holes were back on L1 last night
Skipped the other sections
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby WICCMB » May 30th, 2017, 8:52 am

I tried riding Proud Lake on 5/29 in the afternoon - the hero dirt of a week ago is gone. With the recent rain, there are a lot of wet and/or sloppy areas....hopefully they will dry out soon. There has also been a lot of horse traffic recently which also churned up many of the dry areas.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » June 24th, 2017, 11:05 pm

L1 by Wixom Road big tree top across trail needs 30 min chainsaw
Otherwise great early summer overgrowth ( no cuts )
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » August 7th, 2017, 8:13 am

Loops 3 and 4 and the connector are all clear and ridable. Some nasty faceslappers (arm scrachers w/ blood) on the connector.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » August 12th, 2017, 12:40 pm

Someone trimmed a few of the L1 thorns west of the powerline, which also saw the mower on one side.

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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby amadkins » January 15th, 2018, 8:28 pm

Two days in a row that Proud Lake was fantastic in the snow. Today was my best snow ride yet with the 2-3 inches of new snow. Minimal hiker damage on loop 1.

Loop 2 was a little beat up on the two way portions, but mainly untouched other than that.

I think this trail is becoming home base for me during the snow months. So much better without the horses out there destroying everything.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby WICCMB » January 16th, 2018, 9:14 am

amadkins wrote:Two days in a row that Proud Lake was fantastic in the snow. Today was my best snow ride yet with the 2-3 inches of new snow. Minimal hiker damage on loop 1.

Loop 2 was a little beat up on the two way portions, but mainly untouched other than that.

I think this trail is becoming home base for me during the snow months. So much better without the horses out there destroying everything.


Just curious - did you do all 4 loops? Or just 1 and 2?
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby amadkins » January 16th, 2018, 9:40 am

^ Just 1 and 2. I may try 3 and 4 this evening.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby amadkins » January 17th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Rode (I guess you could call it that) loop 3 backwards today. Couldn’t seem to get drive traction despite various pressure attempts.

Snow angeled pretty good on the tricky climb near the end. It was a rough one. Didn’t try 4, but I think Builder Bill hit it with some others. Should be good riding on everything but 3 until it warms up.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » January 18th, 2018, 11:34 am

Bill posted on FB that Loops 1 and $ are good. Has anyone tried the connector?
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » January 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Correction: 1 and 4 are good to go.
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Re: MCMBA: Proud Lake

Postby amadkins » January 18th, 2018, 3:06 pm

ihateplaindave wrote:Correction: 1 and 4 are good to go.


I rode 2 the other day, and it was also good.
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