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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » July 30th, 2013, 9:11 pm

Bugs are back, at least just before dark. Dark enough that I had to take my tinted glasses off to see the trail properly. Was surprised in the dark as I went down the big hill in the MacNamara jump section and hit the first mound, to discover that a lip had magically appeared on it since my ride two days ago. Stopped and checked it out, it appears to be rollable, thanks for that. Looked to the right on the same mound and saw a lip on the one that was intended to be the jump line. Not sure if these are completed or not, and I wasn't about to try to get any air in the dark and almost certainly being the last rider through there before morning. One thing I had a negative reaction to was that the area by the back mounds seems to have been cleared out, probably a couple of saplings were removed (or just bent over and broken?), along with some underbrush. Wondering why, they weren't blocking the way, were they? Anyway, thanks to whoever is getting work done and leaving it rollable!
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » August 11th, 2013, 8:17 pm

Beautiful out there today - not many riders until the afternoon, though. I removed several trees across the trail. The big one behind the pond near Looman's Run, I removed a large section of it to allow room for the cross-country ski trail. Thanks for the information on that one, Anne - was that you that waved at me when going by Hellboy this afternoon? Actually, I talked to several people who stopped at Hellboy this afternoon, including Matt from Eaton Rapids and a friend, and a large family group with kids that ride some of Hellboy's lines. Removed two trees down across the beginner trail South of Dragonball Run, near the Yellow cut-off intersection - the ridearounds into the grass were so well worn in that I wonder why the park hadn't cleared them by now. Removed a decapitator and a couple of smaller things on Swamp Thing By The River. I'll post in the MMMBA forum about the work I started doing on Hellboy today.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » August 11th, 2013, 8:34 pm

reidabel wrote:Beautiful out there today - not many riders until the afternoon, though. I removed several trees across the trail. The big one behind the pond near Looman's Run, I removed a large section of it to allow room for the cross-country ski trail. Thanks for the information on that one, Anne - was that you that waved at me when going by Hellboy this afternoon? Actually, I talked to several people who stopped at Hellboy this afternoon, including Matt from Eaton Rapids and a friend, and a large family group with kids that ride some of Hellboy's lines. Removed two trees down across the beginner trail South of Dragonball Run, near the Yellow cut-off intersection - the ridearounds into the grass were so well worn in that I wonder why the park hadn't cleared them by now. Removed a decapitator and a couple of smaller things on Swamp Thing By The River. I'll post in the MMMBA forum about the work I started doing on Hellboy today.


'Twas me. Apologies for just a quick wave, was behind schedule to meet someone after the ride.

HUGE thanks for cutting out those trees. I've been doing cx dismounts and was ready to do it again at Looman's Run and saw it had been cut out. Thanks, park doesn't seem to be in any hurry to remove the ones they've been alerted to. It's easily opened up enough for the XC ski passage. Appreciated the removal of that decapitator too on the alternate line in swamp thing. I think I went by all of the fresh cuts you made. Perhaps the park would be willing to supply you with a fresh chain? That's a LOT of cutting.

If schedules and weather cooperate I'm planning to do some pruning/trimming in the next two weeks.

Looking forward to seeing what you're up to at Hellboy.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » August 14th, 2013, 8:44 pm

A couple of greasy spots because of the recent rain, but overall the trail is in very good shape. Did a trimming ride this evening until dark, rode all of the green trail, cleared a lot on Nathan Dynamite, cleared some on Glorious Poperd's and Serenity. Small tree across the trail near the beginning of The Timinator, but it can be ridden over. It may even be possible to move it by hand, I didn't stop to find out. Should be pretty clear riding for the whole green loop now. I cleared the return loop for the Hellboy stunts and found that it's possible to ride the low line by using the first foot of The Highway and popping the front tire onto the low line, bringing the rear tire nicely in line to ride the low line. A fun alternative to just riding it normally ... for those who enjoy such things.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby rvd » September 5th, 2013, 9:07 pm

To get this registered (http://www.strava.com/segments/705617) start from McNamara landing parking lot.

The 'official' Strava segment contains trail sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (or 18), 19

Various short cuts not affecting segment registration:
- Ride the beginner trail instead of Hansen's bebop (1)
- Skip Annie's playhouse (second part of 5)
- Ride the beginner trail instead of Kentaro's monster (6)
- Ride the beginner trail instead of Heckboy (15)
(there probably are other places where a faster route can be ridden)

I don't know if the new loop/routing for trail section 8 (Looman's run) can result in your ride not registering.

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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby F7Cannon » October 12th, 2013, 7:16 am

Overdrive wrote:
geardaddy37 wrote:really missing not having the time trial this year...):


with the recent trimming and leaf clearing I've been thinking we needed an informal after work local self-timed fun ride Monday.


Is that a fancy way of saying group ride on Monday Anne? :wink:

Sounds good to me! What time were you thinking?
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby xcrdr » October 12th, 2013, 8:24 am

F7Cannon wrote:
Overdrive wrote:
geardaddy37 wrote:really missing not having the time trial this year...):


with the recent trimming and leaf clearing I've been thinking we needed an informal after work local self-timed fun ride Monday.


Is that a fancy way of saying group ride on Monday Anne? :wink:

Sounds good to me! What time were you thinking?


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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » October 29th, 2013, 9:33 am

Just sawed up and lined up pieces of the big log that uprooted over the trail that goes down behind the pond (which is now dry, surprisingly) near Looman's Run. Please don't move these pieces (or try to ride on them). The plan is for the park to help us by moving them, within the next few days, to Dragonball Run for use in a new feature or two. Nobody else should be taking these pieces anywhere! Conditions on the trail seemed great this morning.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » November 19th, 2013, 9:29 pm

Overdrive wrote:
xcrdr wrote:My yard is cleaned up. Now I just want my power back on. By the sounds of it the trails won't be good for a week or so. I wonder how Anderson fared.


Trail condition (the dirt) is awesome. Just need to get rid of a bunch of timber and small stuff before it's under snow.
Any ETA on your power return? I've been hearing fewer generators as the day went.

Anderson update here:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby xcrdr » March 26th, 2014, 11:02 am

SteveF wrote:
F7Cannon wrote:
xcrdr wrote:So are the trails ready? :)

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Yup! Good to go Don. Group ride this week? :lol:


Trail tease!


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I've got my loppers and boots ready just in case the trail needs some work. :wink:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby plunderspunk » May 17th, 2014, 9:06 am

Yesterday had a nice ride on the trail I haven't been on in almost a year. there's standing water on the trail just before the entrance to Hellboy, which I unfortunately attempted to ride through and got soakered, but other than that the trail was great. (: Thanks to the folks who help to maintain this great trail.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby AllMountin' » July 13th, 2014, 9:11 am

Solid conditions all around out there yesterday evening. Not sure what rain was had overnight, so who knows now...
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » July 22nd, 2014, 7:38 am

plunderspunk wrote:awesome conditions over the weekend, with like, 3 people riding?it's like having your own private Idaho? :wink:


shhhhh, we'll be inundated with riders if the word gets out :lol:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » August 3rd, 2014, 12:27 pm

Good points ... so, the solution is this (not speaking to xcrdr individually): We all should: not make shortcuts, not take any shortcuts, swallow our pride and let the cheaters beat us on Strava, and track our own times to measure our own REAL apples-to-apples improvement.

Wouldn't it be great if the Strava users trimmed the trail before riding it in order to get the best possible (non-shortcutting) time? Some of that stuff overhanging Nathan Dynamite would definitely have slowed people down.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby SteveF » August 7th, 2014, 9:49 am

Overdrive wrote:
SteveF wrote:Probably pretty wet over there today eh?

Didn't get over there for a run today but had pretty heavy rain. Another day would be good.


Thanks, talked to Shaun and that's what he said too. We're gonn ride this evening if you're interested!
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