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Old 03-25-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Trail Conditions 3-25-13

Most trucks at the ice rink all year on Saturday, with 35+ in the South lot, and another 22 on the North end great to see! Trails got worked pretty hard over the weekend, and are still in good to excellent condition, with no major issues out there. A couple of small thin spots on the grade out of Iggy, and some gravel along the side of Brevort Lake road, S you jog over are about it. Cedarville connector may not last through next weekend where the loggers are plowing it, we will see if the ice holds up. The Mackinac Bridge trail to US-2 is in tough shape due to the side of the plowed streets for around a mile. Where I groomed, things look good, the gravel shoulders are really tough. Downtown St. Ignace is in good shape, with a 100yd section of pavement behind city hall, otherwise lots of snow on the trail.

Otherwise once you are on the trail, then things are looking good for the coming week. Moderate temps will have slight melting, with most of the damage coming from the sun. Freezing temps at night will hold onto most of what we have for now. Easter riding is a certainty at this point, and I will be putting in for extended grooming. I am going to reduce the grooming somewhat, and run about 3 days a week until the end of the season, which should keep things flat, and retain the most of the snow that we have.

This week is going to be great riding, next weekend some sort of storm, so get some miles down while you can.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Thanks for making me feel bad once again for living so far away. Not working today because we got 6" of snow last night and it's still snowing slightly. Might have to do a hot lap around the yard. Might even stop mid-lap and have a beer!!!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Might have to do a hot lap around the yard. Might even stop mid-lap and have a beer!!!!
Have one for me too. I had to drive through all of it so I could drive a desk all day.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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I don't know if this post is in the thread or not, sorry if it is not. Does anyone know if it will be possible to get from Iggy to Drummond Island Ferry this week? Planning on getting to Iggy on Thursday and riding to Drummond on Friday, spend the night, then head back to Iggy on Saturday. Is this possible? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #5
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Currently our trail on that side is in good condition. The loggers are plowing a section of it that is getting down to ice, and we may loose it by this weekend, time will tell. Cedarville's trails were reported to be in good condition a couple of days ago, but their trail next to M-134 may take a beating this week. Hate to tell you, but wait a couple of days before you decide on that run.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #6
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Thanks keep us updated through the week, heading up Thursday for Easter fun!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
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Yes, thank you very much. Keep us updated if you can. Would love to ride to Drummond. If not... Maybe paradise???
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #8
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As expected, we got pretty hurt today around towns. I would say that tomorrow is the last day for the Mackinac Bridge connector. Through Iggy is wet, has pavement, but passable for now. RR Grade is very wet in places. I will have better updates in the coming days.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #9
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RR Grade was pretty wet from Iggy to Moran area, other trails in surprisingly good condition. Everything is still very ridable. More to come...
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Thanks for the updates! Should be there by 5 pm Thursday. Planning on riding from the budget host west. How is Castle Rock rd trail holding up? I'll trailer out a ways...if I have too!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #11
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There will be some water on the RR Grade for sure, some of the ditches are filling up. Castle Rock was checked last night, and is in perfect, 10/10 condition. Going that way you will find some gravel along the edge of Brevort Lake Rd. They tried to groom it, but drag fell in the ditch. Working on a re-route for next year.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
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OK thanks for the info! Can't wait it's been about 8 years since I have ridden Easter. Love the spring riding!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #13
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FIxing up my acrhive, and adding the parking lot pics from last weekend
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:31 PM   #14
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Here's a few pics from last weekend on our trip to the falls.

Some eye candy for Floyd, too!
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