MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby J/C » April 28th, 2012, 7:29 am

Connector is cleared, no more trees down.

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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Loren » April 28th, 2012, 7:47 am

Thanks!

(And thanks for reporting your time)
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby J/C » May 6th, 2012, 6:34 pm

Rode the connector on my way to Island Lake yesterday, there's a few puddles, but they had a solid bottom and I was able to slowly ride through the standing water without getting wet. Trail is good overall.
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby mwilson7 » June 9th, 2012, 9:56 am

Thank you to whoever keeps this connector clear as it's a great way to get from Island Lake to Proud Lake!

There is a small tree down on the trail approx .2miles from the DQ entrance.
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Mucky » June 11th, 2012, 1:20 pm

I rode this for the 1st time Saturday. It was really cool to go from Milford to Proud Lk. Trail is great. One thing I noticed being a 1st timer, was on the way back to Milford, I wasn't ready for the crossing at Old Plank Rd( I think it's Old Plank) and it comes up VERY quick. I had to lock em' up coming down the hill before the road crossing. What about a sign at the top of the hill before the road. Is that possible?
Otherwise the connector is awesome.
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spartan_Don » June 23rd, 2013, 1:53 pm

Rode this for the first time today. Fun track!
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby ihateplaindave » June 24th, 2013, 9:27 am

"What about a sign at the top of the hill before the road. Is that possible?"

Good idea! I've had other noobs to this trail tell me the same thing.
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » June 29th, 2013, 10:13 pm

With all the rail the last couple days, not to mention what seems like weeks or more of rain (yard's in great shape!) . . skipped the area single track today in favor of path & dirt rd. riding and stopped by the east section of this trail.. no good - lots of mud and standing water. Took Buno Rd. to Kensignton instead - its just south of the connector and gets you to Kensignton just the same...
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » July 4th, 2013, 11:46 pm

Still a few mucky spots - all in all a great ride. Appreciate the mowing on the west section.. Ride it and hit the DQ 8)
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Hermannator » July 5th, 2013, 2:11 pm

Just a thought on the connector. I usually ride it going west toward the DQ. As I bomb down that last hill, I am always afraid of hitting someone coming up the hill. That is a pretty blind downhill. Somebody will get hurt sometime on that 2-way section. Short of an alternate route, I wonder if a little bit of clearing of underbrush might make the sight lines a bit better to see if anyone is coming up the hill (or maybe I need to stop bombing down it!). I would be happy to volunteer my time to help in such a project. Just a thought.
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » July 6th, 2013, 10:24 am

Hermannator wrote:Just a thought on the connector. I usually ride it going west toward the DQ. As I bomb down that last hill, I am always afraid of hitting someone coming up the hill. That is a pretty blind downhill. Somebody will get hurt sometime on that 2-way section. Short of an alternate route, I wonder if a little bit of clearing of underbrush might make the sight lines a bit better to see if anyone is coming up the hill (or maybe I need to stop bombing down it!). I would be happy to volunteer my time to help in such a project. Just a thought.


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I sent a note to the Metro Park and cc'd the TC.

I would love to help however I'm putting my trail maintenance efforts in at the Hick and Proud Lake when I can.

Your point is well taken - it IS a TWO WAY trail - use caution.

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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Hermannator » July 6th, 2013, 11:42 am

Thanks, Tim and Proud Lake is great!
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Hermannator » July 6th, 2013, 8:00 pm

Tim- Talked to the TC today (my brother). Didn't realize it was him. All set. - TH
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