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Poto: Brighton

Postby Todd Scott » March 22nd, 2004, 8:26 am

Post trail conditions and problem reports for the trails at Brighton SRA
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Postby Farmer_John » March 23rd, 2004, 2:52 pm

I rode Torn Shirt EARLY Sunday morning While the temps were below freezing.

The only problem areas will be the flat areas where drainage is inadequate. There are really no other problem areas to report (on TS anyway)
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TS & Murray

Postby EricH » March 24th, 2004, 8:15 am

I rode the TS and Murray right after you while it was still firm about 34deg or so. In addition to John's report, Murray Lake loop was is great condition (while still frozen). Looks like BRA avoided alot of the damage from pre-thaw riders that ILRA saw.
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Postby matt_mccluskey » March 27th, 2004, 7:09 pm

Any reports for Sat 3/27?
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Postby Mr.B » March 29th, 2004, 11:54 am

Took a 5 mi. hike yesterday 3-28 on Penosha trail ( adjacent to torn shirt last little bit) All was dry on ponoasha and the couple areas where you could see the other trail it looked the same. I would have done some torn shirt ,Murray Investigating but the girl I was w/ dose'nt have a bike ...YET
there were people out riding I am suprised to see no reports If the rain is'nt that bad this week I'll be out durring the week for sure to see.
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BRA was perfect

Postby EricH » March 29th, 2004, 1:33 pm

Brighton was perfect. Did both TS and Murray Lk. Both were bone dry.
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Postby Ed » April 5th, 2004, 6:43 am

As of 4/4, Brighton is in great shape. I saw two little puddles between Torn Shirt and Murray Lake, including the Hidden Loop. One speck of mud on me. The pizza cuts were minimal, but there were a few trees down.
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Postby MountainMike » April 5th, 2004, 4:14 pm

Sam and I went out this morning and the trails were nice and dry. I think the riding at Brighton is actually better at this time of year while the sand still has some moisture to it.

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Postby j s » April 6th, 2004, 12:58 pm

Monday was awesome! Both TS and ML are in great shape, no wet spots some heavy leafs but fun. A few trees are down but you can get over with no problems. Enjoy! :D Brighton is def. "open"
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murray bridge needs a board 4/18

Postby mtbdudex » April 18th, 2004, 6:32 pm

I rode torn shirt/murray this morning.

The bridge on Murray just before the campground outhouse's needs a board, there is an open hole where one used to be.
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Postby Mr.B » April 25th, 2004, 3:19 pm

Just got in from 2 laps of Murray Lk. it was excellent ! the little bit of drizzle made it a little faster through the sandy spots.
I do have a question , The larger Oak that is down across the trail ( about the 5 mi mark I think) , Is that gonna stay ? or will it be removed on Trail day ? I dont have a problem either way but if its gonna stay I think the log or logs someone is piling there should be done correctly they are pretty loose and a little questionable. I.M.O. I'll bring it up at the No drop ride out there on thurs.
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Postby WICCMB » April 29th, 2004, 11:18 pm

Had a great ride out at Brighton tonight - it's definitely dry out there, dusty in fact! By the way, the "Hidden Loop" off the north end of the Murray Lake loop needs to be ridden! The trail is barely visible in a few spots.

There's a very large tree down just before the end of the "Hidden Loop" - it's gotta be 2-3' in diameter, and it's suspended about 2' off the ground. The only way around it right now is under it! Perhaps it could be lowered to the ground and then made into a log pile?
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Postby UrBaN A$$uLt » May 6th, 2004, 6:03 pm

5-6 ts and murry are all good! hope it dosnt rain tomarrow
no trail to rough,no moutain to tall,no surf to big
........I will ride it

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Post-rain... still great condition

Postby chubbybee » May 7th, 2004, 5:05 pm

big storms rolled through last night, but it seemed to only help the trails. today Murray Lake was absolutely great.
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Downed tree

Postby konarider » May 10th, 2004, 9:34 pm

Rode Torn Shirt and Murray Lake this afternoon before the rain. There is a large tree down on Murray Lake. The tree is towards the end of the loop, maybe a half mile from the road.
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