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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby DynoDon » December 3rd, 2018, 6:47 am

I rode Torn Shirt yesterday, the tree is still down at the 1 1/4, and 1 1/2, but I cleared the way to ride through the one at the 1 1/2, the other one at the 1 1/4 is a hole from the roots, and the roots on the log, the hole can be filled easily, (if some gets out there before the ground freezes, not sure I will) then it would be rideable, a hand saw could cut some of the roots from the tree to make it even easier to ride around, then it would make a bit of a feature to work around with skilz. Torn Shirt can use more features, to develope skilz.

Or the Phantom Tree cutter could clear the whole mess, if they like to cut trees so much, do something constructive instead of destructive, by the way Joe did Torn Shirt in 34 minutes (not a typo, 34 minutes) before you cut the two trees, so no mater how much destruction you do, you can't beat SKILZ !!!! Torn Shirt needs more features not less, it's one of the few black diamonds in the area.

I seen Jay out there on a bike, great to see him enjoying all his hard work.. your rework of Murray is great by the way,, thanks for all you do Jay..
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby jreyst » December 3rd, 2018, 11:44 am

Can I skinny Brighton today? Fat bike is down with cracked frame, waiting for replacement frame so I'm stuck with skinny for a few weeks probably :(
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby WICCMB » December 4th, 2018, 9:26 am

jreyst wrote:Can I skinny Brighton today? Fat bike is down with cracked frame, waiting for replacement frame so I'm stuck with skinny for a few weeks probably :(


You can skinny Brighton any day. It handles rain better than any trail in SE Michigan. It is leafy, and when damp, there will be slick spots...so keep that in mind.

Go ride. Enjoy!
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby poirier » December 6th, 2018, 9:57 am

How many skinnies are there at BRec? I am only aware of the one on Murray Lake.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby DynoDon » December 6th, 2018, 11:06 am

I think you are right, there is one skinny on Murray loop by Murray Lk campground. I would like to see more featues on Torn Shirt to make up for the 2 trees taken out earlier this year, (but Torn Shirt can never get enough features) it's barely a black diamond now, it needs more trail features that take skilz to maneuver over not around... Murray Lk, and the other loops are great, thats an intermediate trail, more skinnies, log piules, wouldn't be bad there, but those usually have go arounds, Torn Shirts needs off cambers, jumps, drops, don't get me rong its great as is, but harder would make it more of a challenge, like a black diamond should be.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby jreyst » December 6th, 2018, 11:10 am

Yeah I have a hard time seeing how Torn Shirt is black diamond.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby c0nsumer » December 6th, 2018, 11:41 am

jreyst wrote:Yeah I have a hard time seeing how Torn Shirt is black diamond.


Difficulty designations should be relative. For the area, it's probably black diamond. Compared to UP trails, it'd be blue. Beyond the normal guidelines it's relative to the area.

Here's the general guidelines: https://www.imba.com/sites/default/file ... System.jpg

Note that per here Torn Shirt would probably be Easy or maybe More Difficult. Nothing in the rating system involves how difficult physically (cardio/muscle) wise it is to get through, just the trail surface/steepness.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby DynoDon » December 12th, 2018, 5:37 pm

I Fixed up the tree down on Torn Shirt at the 1 1/4 mile, and the same tree at the 1 1/2 mile, I filled in the root hole at the 1 1/4 mile, cut/broke some of the roots off the tree, then I rode it, it had some small stumps that were redirecting the front tire, I sawed them off at ground level, cleaned it all up, rode it again, good to go. Then I worked on the other end of the tree at the 1 1/2 mile, cleared it, cleaned it up, rode it, good to go, thats two new features, that sure don't make up for the 2 trees that were cut down by an idiot, but its rideable now, a berm may form on both of them, or someone could build them up, but the ground is frozen now, the stump hole will need more dirt in the future if it gets packed down, but its good for now, and the tree doesn't really need to be cut unless someone wants to clean up the roods sticking up in the air.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby BigfootDenny » December 14th, 2018, 5:20 pm

jreyst wrote:Yeah I have a hard time seeing how Torn Shirt is black diamond.


If you want to make it more difficult, try riding it Backwards... at night :D It's a great bit of fun, especially in winter on a fatty.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby DynoDon » December 14th, 2018, 7:30 pm

BigfootDenny wrote:
jreyst wrote:Yeah I have a hard time seeing how Torn Shirt is black diamond.


If you want to make it more difficult, try riding it Backwards... at night :D It's a great bit of fun, especially in winter on a fatty.


A black diamond trail should be more difficult, we have enough dumbed down trails in SE Michigan. I shouldn't have to ride my clown bike on a use to be black diamond to make it difficult... Torn shirt deserves more features, Torn Shirt, and D loop at Highland are the only black diamond trails in the area.
I see people that go around roots, trees, rocks, they can't climb water bars, can't even use skills to go around trees, they cut them down, or make a go around if its beyond their skill set, and they spin out going up hills cuz" they don't have the skill set that comes with riding more difficult trails, but they sure can ride fast on the rest of the trails, trees, roots, rocks, and water bars are part of Michigan trails, we shouldn't have to take them all out, or ride on bikes with tires bigger then my Harley has, so roadies can ride on smooth trails.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby derekv » December 15th, 2018, 11:07 am

You can skinny Brighton any day. It handles rain better than any trail in SE Michigan. It is leafy, and when damp, there will be slick spots...so keep that in mind.


Is this true even with the freeze-thaw slime we have going on today?
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby DynoDon » December 19th, 2018, 6:13 pm

I'm sure you've noticed the plastic strips of many colors tied at eye level on Torn Shirt, many have been removed, some new ones were just put up, PLEASE DON"T remove them, they are for the emergency rescue crews to find the exits to save your butt..You can also use them to find your way out if you need to cut off a few miles for some reason,

2 trees down one on Murray Loop on the last climb before the campgrounds entrance, just after the hair pin corner at the bottom of the sandy climb, the other one is at the top of the last climb on Lost Loop before the campground entrance...
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby DynoDon » December 24th, 2018, 5:30 pm

The only tree down now is the one after the last log pile (The one wiht the cement on it) on Lost Loop, I made a walk around, a little more work with a few tools, and it can be rideable, even permenent.
Murray Lake loops were all good to go.
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby BigfootDenny » January 1st, 2019, 9:46 pm

DynoDon wrote:The only tree down now is the one after the last log pile (The one wiht the cement on it) on Lost Loop, I made a walk around, a little more work with a few tools, and it can be rideable, even permenent.
Murray Lake loops were all good to go.


As an update.... that tree on Lost Loop is now gone...
The two major blockages on Torn are also removed (1.25 mi and 1.5 miles -- which were the same tree intersecting trail at two points).
There are a few more minor limbs on Torn that will be removed later this week...

The Brighton Trails are in Great Shape right now... Get out and Ride !
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Re: Poto: Brighton

Postby b_b » January 2nd, 2019, 4:56 pm

BigfootDenny wrote:There are a few more minor limbs on Torn that will be removed later this week...

Strange I didn't see anything needing attention.

BigfootDenny wrote:The Brighton Trails are in Great Shape right now... Get out and Ride !

Yes indeed solid and good traction. Thanks for info.
Even with some drizzle. How does that happen @26-28F? :-?
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