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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby Boogs182 » March 1st, 2019, 10:14 am

Anyone have idea about trail today - March 1 ?
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby sgraber » March 1st, 2019, 12:49 pm

Is there any way to determine if the trails are rideable on a daily basis? I'm noticing that there are not many postings regarding trail conditions this time of year. We;re looking to find out before heading down there.... Can we call the park to get an idea of the conditions? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated...
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby WICCMB » March 4th, 2019, 12:03 pm

sgraber wrote:Is there any way to determine if the trails are rideable on a daily basis? I'm noticing that there are not many postings regarding trail conditions this time of year. We;re looking to find out before heading down there.... Can we call the park to get an idea of the conditions? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated...
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Honestly, these forums do not see a lot of traffic. Your best bet is to visit the "SE Michigan Trail Conditions" page on Facebook. It gets much more frequent updates.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby frecher » March 4th, 2019, 12:03 pm

I use the SE Michigan Trail Conditions page on Facebook. There's a good amount of traffic on the page giving updates for many of the trails in the area

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby chisbang » March 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm

sgraber wrote:Is there any way to determine if the trails are rideable on a daily basis? I'm noticing that there are not many postings regarding trail conditions this time of year. We;re looking to find out before heading down there.... Can we call the park to get an idea of the conditions? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated...
Thanks!

Park Rangers don't visit the Mountain Bike trail regularly and aren't aware of trail conditions. Calling the park office won't help. We have to rely on each other. If there's not many postings it might mean that not many people are riding, a good indicator of trail conditions. Trail right now has a base of ice with some snow over it in spots. A small amount of dirt showing on a couple of North facing spots. If should be rideable but slippery from now until the next thaw on Saturday. Studded tires would be helpful. Watch for unplanned dismounts. If you ride from the main trail head you'll see the dirt right away, don't be fooled, lots of snow and ice to come.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby chisbang » March 4th, 2019, 8:13 pm

Don't forget : "The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting people to provide input on a draft general management plan that will guide the future of Maybury State Park (Northville Township) in Wayne County. The DNR will host a public input meeting Tuesday, March 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northville Community Center banquet room, "
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby sgraber » March 5th, 2019, 2:34 pm

chisbang wrote:
sgraber wrote:Is there any way to determine if the trails are rideable on a daily basis? I'm noticing that there are not many postings regarding trail conditions this time of year. We;re looking to find out before heading down there.... Can we call the park to get an idea of the conditions? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated...
Thanks!

Park Rangers don't visit the Mountain Bike trail regularly and aren't aware of trail conditions. Calling the park office won't help. We have to rely on each other. If there's not many postings it might mean that not many people are riding, a good indicator of trail conditions. Trail right now has a base of ice with some snow over it in spots. A small amount of dirt showing on a couple of North facing spots. If should be rideable but slippery from now until the next thaw on Saturday. Studded tires would be helpful. Watch for unplanned dismounts. If you ride from the main trail head you'll see the dirt right away, don't be fooled, lots of snow and ice to come.



Awesome! Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby steveracer » March 18th, 2019, 1:51 pm

Hey. Is there any way to categorize the rides and also see the “comments” on the posts on that Facebook page noted above? This from a public perspective for those without or xxx as a member of Facebook?

It would help greatly for riders to get specific trail information on trail use and not tear up trails without being a facebooker. At least on the forum, information is easy to see and available to all.


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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby chisbang » March 19th, 2019, 6:06 am

The spring thaw has arrived. Trail is muddy and easily damaged right now. The signs are up at the trail heads informing people that it's best not to ride now and in the near future.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby poirier » March 22nd, 2019, 8:51 am

steveracer wrote:Hey. Is there any way to categorize the rides and also see the “comments” on the posts on that Facebook page noted above? This from a public perspective for those without or xxx as a member of Facebook?

It would help greatly for riders to get specific trail information on trail use and not tear up trails without being a facebooker. At least on the forum, information is easy to see and available to all.


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Create a facebook account, join the group and you'll see the comments. Facebook is free. You can use a fake email address and a fake name. You don't even have to use it. Just sign in, view the trail conditions and go ride.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby mitechie » March 22nd, 2019, 10:08 am

poirier wrote:Create a facebook account, join the group and you'll see the comments. Facebook is free. You can use a fake email address and a fake name. You don't even have to use it. Just sign in, view the trail conditions and go ride.


Just to push back a little bit and support steveracer. The tracking and data gathering Facebook pulls doesn't rely on your real name or a fake email address. I'm a "no facebook"-er as well and I understand folks use the tools that work for them but sometimes a tool choice means it has limitations. I'm not going to see all the info on a facebook page. I deal with that. I'm not normally going to push folks to change just because of my preference not to facebook but I'm also going to push back on the "just do what everyone else does it's not that bad".

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby poirier » March 22nd, 2019, 3:01 pm

mitechie wrote:
poirier wrote:Create a facebook account, join the group and you'll see the comments. Facebook is free. You can use a fake email address and a fake name. You don't even have to use it. Just sign in, view the trail conditions and go ride.


Just to push back a little bit and support steveracer. The tracking and data gathering Facebook pulls doesn't rely on your real name or a fake email address. I'm a "no facebook"-er as well and I understand folks use the tools that work for them but sometimes a tool choice means it has limitations. I'm not going to see all the info on a facebook page. I deal with that. I'm not normally going to push folks to change just because of my preference not to facebook but I'm also going to push back on the "just do what everyone else does it's not that bad".

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby mitechie » March 22nd, 2019, 3:21 pm

poirier wrote:Ok. Be careful not to fall off the edge of the earth.


Funny, I missed where respecting science intersected with morality of company practices and voting with my dollars (or not by not joining facebook).

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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby b_b » March 23rd, 2019, 2:41 pm

Google does the same, but FB is in the hot seat after they had a data spill.
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Re: MCMBA: Maybury

Postby BLOOMIS914 » March 26th, 2019, 11:43 am

Any word on Maybury trail conditions? Last few days have been dry and sunny.
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