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Postby Guppie » September 13th, 2006, 9:11 pm

So, whats the latest condition on this trail.
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Postby Scotty » September 22nd, 2006, 10:29 am

It's a total wreck. That poor old trail needs some TLC. Until then, it's not much worth riding.
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Postby Crash & Burn » November 13th, 2006, 10:57 am

So with the Ski Area and the Game area closed, Has anybody ridden this recently? Any improvements since Scotty's last post? It sure would be nice to have this trail rideable this time of year.
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rode it a couple of weeks ago

Postby johnhugo71 » November 13th, 2006, 1:11 pm

it was my first time riding it so I don't have anything to compare it to but i didn't care much for it. it's pretty overgrown and very sloppy, the whole pit you might as well bring wadders, can't imagine what it's like after the rain we had friday. wasn't a whole lot in the way of deadfall out there but that was a couple of weeks ago, we've had a few good storms since then. for the most part pretty hard to follow, especially in the side away from the beltline.
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Postby Guppie » May 13th, 2007, 9:11 pm

Any updates?
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Postby ReidRules18 » May 14th, 2007, 4:22 pm

How is this trail? I have never been to it and it's only 5 miles from my work. Wondering what it is like and if it is easy to follow. What would you compare it to?

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Postby RickPlite » May 14th, 2007, 4:42 pm

the trail is pretty overgrown and in need of some re-routes or repairs. It is a short (3 mi) fun rolling course. Speeds never get to high, it is a grinder and will work you over pretty good. I heard that the new Grand Rapids Bicycle Company on East Beltline was going to adopt this trail and maintain it.

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Postby ReidRules18 » May 14th, 2007, 8:45 pm

I want to ride it here pretty soon, so ill have to see how it goes
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Postby Orejas » June 12th, 2007, 9:57 am

Any news on this trail? Has anyone ridden it lately?
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Postby paydirt_07 » June 16th, 2007, 6:47 pm

Orejas wrote:Any news on this trail? Has anyone ridden it lately?


I rode it this afternoon and I agree with RickPlite. The some field areas are badly overgrown.:roll::( The trail has some fun & challenging parts, but only if it could get some maintenance. I would not advise riding it until it does.
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Postby Guppie » June 16th, 2007, 7:59 pm

what kind of maintenance is required?
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Postby paydirt_07 » June 17th, 2007, 8:42 am

Guppie wrote:what kind of maintenance is required?


The main areas would be the fields leading in & out of the woods, which are really overgrown. The trails in the woods were a good time.:) There is a downed tree about 2.75 miles in, on a small hill climb, but that is about it.
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Postby Guppie » June 17th, 2007, 8:07 pm

What type of equipment would I need. I walked it a couple of years ago with a my dog and a chainsaw and cleaned it up. Depending on how bad, I wouldn't mind walking it again. No dog though, she passed away. :(
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Postby paydirt_07 » June 20th, 2007, 7:36 am

Guppie wrote:What type of equipment would I need.


chainsaw for the downed tree.
weedwacker for the overgrown field trails.
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Postby John_H » June 20th, 2007, 8:37 pm

Please make sure any trail work out there is cleared with the Robinettes that own the land. There are liability issues to be concerned about. I think that trail could be a good ride for locals, but we have to go through the proper channels.
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