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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » May 21st, 2017, 1:56 pm

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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby F7Cannon » May 22nd, 2017, 8:08 pm

reidabel wrote:Hansen's Be-Bop is a mudhole and the stunts in there were too wet to ride today. The Mambo King exit is a lake. Probably better to just skip this section for a couple of weeks. Maybe longer.


There is about a dozen trees down or more (two large for a hand saw) between Bob's Supremacy and Remember Me if you feel like giving your chainsaw a workout. Also one down right at the very beginning of the trail at Maknamara. Anne, myself, and Steve F along with the park cleared out the rest of the trees throughout the park.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » May 23rd, 2017, 9:00 pm

Trees noted above are cleared.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » May 24th, 2017, 6:06 am

Overdrive wrote:Trail work session coming up.
Details:
http://chat.mmba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=136427&p=938731#p938731



Reminder for this Saturday. Many queries about "is it open yet?" Please come help for the morning. Meet at 9:30a. Details at link above.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » July 10th, 2017, 12:52 pm

BobSupremacy, DragonBall and outer Swamp Thing (along the river) are tree-covered, as in blocked with numerous large downed trees.
Please avoid riding these sections by using the two-track trail until all the park has removed the aerial / downed canopy and blockers. It's THICK.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby jwhitey » August 17th, 2017, 10:36 am

I haven't been to Birchfield yet but I could tomorrow. Is there an update? Have the trees mentioned above been cleared?
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » August 17th, 2017, 11:18 am

jwhitey wrote:I haven't been to Birchfield yet but I could tomorrow. Is there an update? Have the trees mentioned above been cleared?


Trail was all clear and in fantastic shape as of Wednesday morning.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby jwhitey » August 17th, 2017, 11:24 am

Thanks. Is there any helpful info on how to best ride here? Trail head location etc?
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » August 17th, 2017, 12:09 pm

jwhitey wrote:Thanks. Is there any helpful info on how to best ride here? Trail head location etc?


Riverbend entrance is the best, sort of central to the part. I-96, exit 101, south (follow signs, first one on exit ramp). Grovenburg Road to end, Right on Nichols, right at park. (you'll have passed the main entrance on Grovenburg).

Here are two gps links to the trail
Ride direction is clockwise (head north from Riverbend)
https://www.trailforks.com/region/burchfield-park/
https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8011497/william-m-burchfield-park
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby jwhitey » August 17th, 2017, 5:21 pm

Thanks again. Was there much rain there today?
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » August 17th, 2017, 6:48 pm

jwhitey wrote:Thanks again. Was there much rain there today?


About an inch.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby jwhitey » August 18th, 2017, 6:51 am

Should I change my plans or will it be rideable today?
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » August 18th, 2017, 8:06 am

jwhitey wrote:Should I change my plans or will it be rideable today?

Given how dry it's been, should be okay. There will be a few greasy spots but nothing awful. Thanks for asking.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby jwhitey » August 18th, 2017, 8:31 am

Thamks
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby jwhitey » August 18th, 2017, 7:54 pm

This is a pretty cool park. Lots of trails everywhere. The green trail has some cool features and it's quite turny and technical just like the Wayne county riding I've been doing.
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