Michigan Mountain Biking Association
mwilson7 wrote:So I printed out the maps and decided to give Proud Lake another go. Came in from the Kensington connector side so I started on loop 4. Ended up making a wrong turn on loop 1. Couldn't find the enterance to loop 2 because it appears to start right next to the road when if fact it starts about 1/4 mile from it (or so). Also got turned around on loop 3 and then on loop 4 I ended up taking the horse trail back to the Kensington connector.
I will eventually learn this trail as it's really a fun trail but you would probably increase the traffic 10X if the trails were just clearly marked. It really is a shame because I was really surprised at just how fun this trail is but the frustration I experienced trying to find my way around really put a damper on my ride. Im not sure how one would go about properly labeling this trail but I'd be willing to help.
If it wasn't for the sand and horse crap everywhere this would be a great trail!
Dave - I'm going to send you an email with some suggestions on your map. I think it's a great idea and with the way this trail is set up a map is definitely needed.
Loren wrote:fwiw, it's not for a lack of trying. Signs that we've added have been removed and destroyed.
davedejonge wrote:I created a new map, thanks to Mark Wilson for the GPS data.
PM me for a pdf of same. You can zoom in much better on the pdf.
this has pretty much every side trail that is noticeable, If you noticed any major mistakes, let me know and I will update.
GPS data gives a total distance of 9.5 miles for all 4 loops.
Edit - if anyone can host the PDF I would be happy to send it to them so it can be linked in this thread.
Double T wrote:Went for a ride this evening at PL and ended up finishing with my night lamp on. I'm feeling Island Lake/Brighton Rec. burnout and am glad I tried something new. My only advice is to study the map before hand and approach Loop 3 with caution. Loop 3 had some monster hills that were too tough for my single speed.
Builder-Bill wrote: ....Surprise a wall is in front of you. Be careful just past the wall , as you drop into the field. .. that drop is rough. We already had one broken collar bone there this year...
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