MCMBA: Commerce - Hickory Glen

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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » January 28th, 2012, 6:59 pm

Tree is cleared
Trail is snow covered with about 1 inch.
Couple bike tracks and foot prints...seem to be some regular runners hitting the trail..
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 1/29/2012

Postby ibisman » January 29th, 2012, 12:36 pm

Did a couple laps this am and the trail was nice. snow covered and fast.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby galaxydean » January 29th, 2012, 3:40 pm

Hey Spinwheel, I'm a mt biker first but I run the trail quite a lot when it's too warm/wet to ride. It's a good way to clean up dead fall as I run. I know this is a mt bike forum but I run all the area trails inc Pontiac this time of year. The way I figure it we are 1/2 way to spring!
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 2/2/12

Postby ibisman » February 2nd, 2012, 1:00 pm

Took a chance and did a couple laps this morning....trail was nice. Several other riders out there too.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » February 5th, 2012, 11:32 am

Rode it last night after 8:00 - after the temp dipped below freezing, and the trail was fairly solid - a few sticks littered about, otherwise the trail was clear.

Lots of tire marks left earlier in the day by those who don't know any better or don't care.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ihateplaindave » February 9th, 2012, 8:51 am

Rode it last night. No mud, no ice, no grease, no nothin. Just perfect trail conditions (34F).
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 2/12/2012

Postby ibisman » February 12th, 2012, 12:40 pm

Did a couple of laps this morning...3-4" of fresh powder. The trail was fine after the fat tired bike rider bailed about 3/4 of a mile in. No ruts, trees down or other issues. Nice.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 2/15/2012

Postby ibisman » February 15th, 2012, 11:08 am

Did a lap this morning before the rain comes tonight. The trail was covered again with snow ...maybe an inch and was warming up so traction was great. The skinny 1.9 Nokians work great.
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all on teenie, tiny, normal sized wheels (well now fat bike tires too..but they are still 26")
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 2/20/2012

Postby ibisman » February 20th, 2012, 11:45 am

Well, I'm impressed. Someone has finally managed to tear up Hickory Glen. Must have been a chore to pedal through all that mud. It doesn't really hurt the trail as much as is a pain to navigate through the frozen ruts. Looks like they were going backwards too so the ruts are in the wrong spots in the corners. Nice. Oh well, I did manage to get 2 laps in this morning before it softened up.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 2/20/2012

Postby Spinwheel » February 20th, 2012, 9:58 pm

ibisman wrote:Well, I'm impressed. Someone has finally managed to tear up Hickory Glen. Must have been a chore to pedal through all that mud. It doesn't really hurt the trail as much as is a pain to navigate through the frozen ruts. Looks like they were going backwards too so the ruts are in the wrong spots in the corners. Nice. Oh well, I did manage to get 2 laps in this morning before it softened up.
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Dave, where was that picture taken please?
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby ibisman » February 21st, 2012, 9:23 am

somewhere before that small wooden bridge with the shingles on it. Maybhe 2 3/4 - 3miles in. Nice huh? There were many other spots just as bad.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce

Postby Spinwheel » February 24th, 2012, 10:00 pm

The paved path north to Dodge Park V was 90% snow covered and some ice and enjoyable.. There was about 1.5 inches of snow cover.
Not so much joy on the HG trail - rode the first 2 miles found 3 mudholes and dozen(s?) of tire ruts. Frozen tire tracks in front of me were like riding the edge of a glazed 2x4.
Area dirt roads were frozen slush / water holes were not frozen - just like the trail.
Threw in a few miles around the hood and managed 10.5 fatmiles in all.
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 2/26/2012

Postby ibisman » February 26th, 2012, 2:31 pm

Did a couple laps this morning. Trail was covered with maybe 3 inches of snow. For a change it was easier riding in the fat tire bikes tracks because the snow was hard, but the fat tire tracks didn't do the entire trail. As it warmed the trail got slippery so the secound lap was harder. started to melt when we finished around noon. Nice ride though.
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the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
31,071.9 total trail miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1648.9--miles for 2013... 1770.25 miles. 0 road miles
all on teenie, tiny, normal sized wheels (well now fat bike tires too..but they are still 26")
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 2/27/2012

Postby ibisman » February 27th, 2012, 11:17 am

What changes can happen in 1 day. Was going to do 2 or 3 laps this morning and it was looking good as the trail was solid with a lot of ice, but as I finished the 1st lap, the wind started blowing from the south/west and temps jumped up and the trail turned soft with in 1/2 hour so I bailed on the 2nd lap. nice and sunny though.
Martyrs or marines
who do you think gets,,
the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
31,071.9 total trail miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1648.9--miles for 2013... 1770.25 miles. 0 road miles
all on teenie, tiny, normal sized wheels (well now fat bike tires too..but they are still 26")
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Re: Metro South: Commerce 3/7/2012

Postby ibisman » March 7th, 2012, 12:18 pm

just got back from doing a couple laps. The trail was perfect. No sloppy mud. tree down at 4.2 miles in. The wind is drying the trail out nicely.
Martyrs or marines
who do you think gets,,
the virgins?
USMC 1968-1972
31,071.9 total trail miles since 2002
Miles for 2014--1648.9--miles for 2013... 1770.25 miles. 0 road miles
all on teenie, tiny, normal sized wheels (well now fat bike tires too..but they are still 26")
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