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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » August 24th, 2010, 10:54 pm

L1 was trimmed a few days ago (not by me) and most trimmings fell on the trail. The K_connector was mowed and has a few nice fast sections!
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby froggyrider » August 24th, 2010, 11:05 pm

great- I plan to ride out there Thursday.
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby froggyrider » August 26th, 2010, 8:41 pm

Trail was not as dusty as I would have expected for the lack of rain. Thus, the plops from the horses were also more prevalent. It made for a fun ride avoiding several obstacles. The connector was awesome going east to west... All downhill! We rode part of loop 2 and 4.
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » September 5th, 2010, 8:50 pm

L3 and 4 overgrowth is receeding as fall sets in. L3 also has 4x4 tracks which have pushed some of the 6 ft. tall grass out of the way.
Loop 1 is prime.
Many horse piles to plow over and through...
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » September 20th, 2010, 2:50 pm

Heads up everyone: on Sunday, October 3 the Proud Lake Trail Riders will be having a horse ride at the park. Please choose to ride another trail system that day to avoid hassle for yourself and the equestrians. Thanks.
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » September 23rd, 2010, 8:32 am

Loop 1 in good shape last night.

I found a dog! If you're in the area and see or hear anything about a lost dog, let me know. I came home from work yesterday and the dog was sitting on my porch. Sitting in the plastic chair on my porch. A female pit bull (mix?), brown with white belly, feet and tail tip, black nose. Black collar with no tags. Suspicious that it could have been dropped off; she is a little too friendly and high energy - likes to jump up on you... She pretty much kept up with me all through loop 1, though!

Also be aware that small game season began Sept 15. I am hearing a bit of blasting going on... Might want to wear orange or something bright while in the woods and expect to see folks tromping around with guns....

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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby WICCMB » September 23rd, 2010, 10:08 pm

J/C wrote:Also be aware that small game season began Sept 15. I am hearing a bit of blasting going on... Might want to wear orange or something bright while in the woods and expect to see folks tromping around with guns....


So true!! I was out there on Wednesday Sept. 15 (wearing my usual green jersey)....and was feeling a little vulnerable as I passed a father and son carrying their guns on the double track. A few minutes later, we heard numerous shots from their direction! :shock:
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby froggyrider » September 23rd, 2010, 10:14 pm

when does gun season end at PL? We were going to plan a ride event, but we want to steer clear of the hunters...
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby daffunda » September 24th, 2010, 6:53 am

WishIcouldcatchmybreath wrote:
J/C wrote:Also be aware that small game season began Sept 15. I am hearing a bit of blasting going on... Might want to wear orange or something bright while in the woods and expect to see folks tromping around with guns....


So true!! I was out there on Wednesday Sept. 15 (wearing my usual green jersey)....and was feeling a little vulnerable as I passed a father and son carrying their guns on the double track. A few minutes later, we heard numerous shots from their direction! :shock:


Angry equestrians, pile of horse crap on the trail, and now people with shotguns... :roll:
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby ibisman » September 24th, 2010, 8:27 am

Come on, my friends and I have ridden ILRA area during hunting season for 20 years Thursday and Tuesday mornings and only one time did we have a problem and that was the dude thought it would be funny to have his hunting dogs chase us. "get 'em dog he,he". Just make noise and there is nothing to worry about. Its the bow hunters.... :roll:
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby ssteinbe » September 25th, 2010, 3:39 pm

Cleared 3 trees from the trail today. Trail is now clear except for several small branches from yesterday's wind. Otherwise, trail is in great shape.
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » October 16th, 2010, 11:02 pm

L1 has a small tree down near wixom rd. L4 is good - saw a few hunters out there and a couple of horses. On the kensington connector I rode up on a woman on a grey horse - they were quite a bit ahead of me and moving fast - when she got to S. Hill Rd. she pulled the horse left onto the right side of the road facing away from me as I crossed the road behind them I said, "you KNOW you're on the wrong trail" - more of a statement than a question. She heard me but said nothing. The horse was obviously quite skittish and she was trying to calm it so I didn't stick around to discuss trail etiquette and the location of the horse trail which was about 30 feet in front of her. Other than that, it was an awsome ride as usual!
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby WICCMB » October 22nd, 2010, 7:36 am

Just rode PL last night....cleared 2 small trees from loop 1, and another from loop 2. Get on out and ride!
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby J/C » October 28th, 2010, 9:51 am

Loops 1 and 2 are in good shape despite the wind. Large tree down across the exit of Loop 4 where it comes out by the RR tracks.
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Re: Metro South: Proud Lake

Postby Spinwheel » November 16th, 2010, 1:25 pm

J/C wrote:Loops 1 and 2 are in good shape despite the wind. Large tree down across the exit of Loop 4 where it comes out by the RR tracks.
John


Thanks for allowing me to assist with that tree and the other 3 on Sunday... good to get out there!
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