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Postby Travis W. » March 18th, 2007, 10:49 am

i just did some cleanup and Al Sabo....still a little rough yet, however, if we keep getting this kind of weather, it should be good to ride in a couple of weeks!
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Al Sabo looks good!

Postby kzoo_camp » April 16th, 2007, 11:51 am

I did a quick ride/run @ Al Sabo on Sunday and the trail looked great! No major mud, no major sand. Quick, fast track right now.
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Postby cdb3113 » May 14th, 2007, 2:06 pm

good conditions. rode Al Sabo last week, smooth and fast. still short though.
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Postby shredthepow » May 17th, 2007, 4:25 pm

The grass is too long and full, its like swimming upstream -- also really dry and sandy (had rained the past 3 days). This was my first time there and 6mi took about 25min.. seemed like a good place to get in shape for the season.
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Postby Joel1 » May 20th, 2007, 6:08 am

Road there twice this week for three hours total. Basically just wide, easy walking trails thru the pines. The trails are short, with alot of off-shoot trails, so you never know where you are going to end up. The trails in the pines are covered with needles and are ok, but the spots in the open and up and down all the hills are full of sand. Sand on every hill makes it kind of boring, just an ok place to get your heart rate up.
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Postby Travis W. » June 15th, 2007, 3:40 pm

grass is too tall
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Al Sabo

Postby TronCarter » July 10th, 2007, 4:28 pm

Al Sabo is still very dry and seems quite fast. The grass in the open areas is tall and you can't avoid it, but maybe that is part of the fun. Not too much sand and not too many people.

As for the people that think it is "short"... well, I hope to be in that good of shape some day, but for right now, I can't even complete the entire loop. Oh well, if you see me (i'm the one being passed by the turtles), I will try to pull over and let you pass easily.
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Al Sabo

Postby TronCarter » July 30th, 2007, 9:24 am

Al Sabo has finally been mowed back in the open areas along the trail. It is a much more enjoyable ride now.
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Postby x98myers7 » August 14th, 2007, 7:16 pm

i rode al sabo tonight. it's a great conditioning trail. a bit overgrown in some spots. no mud and in great condition. some sandy spots, but all are easily avoidable. some basic climbs and DH sections. overall a short and easy trail.
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Trees Down at Al Sabo

Postby TronCarter » August 25th, 2007, 2:54 pm

This week's storms have brought down some trees at Al Sabo. About twenty feet in from the parking lot is a large tree across the path. Lookout has a tree across the path just before you get to the lookout deck. The lower path of Lookout also has a tree across the path just before you get to the part where you can look up and see the deck. Moab is clear and I didn't do Atwater.

Is the city OK with people clearing the paths themselves? If so, does anyone have a chainsaw that they can take out there for some maintenance?
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Postby Travis W. » August 31st, 2007, 7:50 pm

Ya, the trees are still there...suggest taking the hill down at the lookout to avoid.
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Postby x98myers7 » September 5th, 2007, 7:15 am

i encountered only one down

i stepped on a few branches, then rode over it. no biggie
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Postby Dragoneyes » September 14th, 2007, 10:41 pm

Riley Trails.Very sandy. Almost to sandy in parts. But what isn't was enjoyable.
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Postby Dragoneyes » September 14th, 2007, 11:12 pm

Hofma park is fun little trail in Grand haven township. It is shared with hikers but during the week is used very little. Fun & easy and you can keep it on the big chainring most of the time.
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Postby Travis W. » September 17th, 2007, 10:46 am

that limb is still down in the back of the Atwater trail...did a nice 360 off the front of my bike!
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