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Michigan Michigan Trail Condition Thread - Please post

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Saturday 03/12
65 | 37 °F
Saturday 0 % Precip. / 0 in

Mostly sunny skies. High around 65F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

 

cooler an

70% gonna rain sun

 

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Yeah I'm always watching the forecast.  So I knew it was going to be nice and warm tomorrow.  I'm just wondering if the snow has melted up there and if the trails are reasonably dry.  I don't mind some puddles but if it's all completely a mud bog, I wouldn't enjoy that.

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If ya haven't rode trails in a long time just take it easy,keep looking ahead about 20yards not at your front tire and don't have a death grip on the bars to avoid arm pump and you will be addicted like the rest of us nut jobs who will be on the trails tomorrow.lol

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Tomorrow is supposed to be really nice.  I'm toying with the idea of going up to Ambrose Lake.  I really wanted to ride there because this is my first trail ride in 20+ years so I wanted to make sure I do something really easy.   I've been watching the weather in the West Branch area and it's actually been a little warmer than is has been down here in S.E. Michigan.  On the other hand I'd hate to drive 2 hours to find out it's still snow covered or a complete mud pit.

 

Whatcha thing?  Is there any chance it'll be rideable tomorrow?

 

dont think i would try that tmrw, i bet still have a lot of snow covered trail. gladwin is perfect.

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My trials club has practice property in Flint. They just texted me that they are planning to ride tomorrow. I'll probably do that tomorrow and give the trails a little longer to thaw out.

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Rode significant portion of Big O today. Numerous branches and trees blocking trail but I was glad to be out, so I didn't mind too much. Now at Big O, motorcycle trail is mixed in with snowmobile trail (you are compelled to travel both). Wherever there was shaded snowmobile trail the trail was a  glaze of ice that not only slows one down but is dangerous. You had to really want to out to enjoy it, which I did nonetheless.

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Pretty sure Gladwin will always be whooped out. Usually comes back a day or two after grooming. I would say no ice or major trail blockage is likely the excellent to expect.

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Horseshoe had no ice/snow on sat morning. Not much for mud/water either. Has its whoops from last year (not surprising, singles tracks are the least likely to ever see grooming in that regard). Wasn't a LOT of downfall as I expected. This was just the orv only portion, im not plated.

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Rode Leota today, dry as a bone. Deeply whooped, otherwise in good shape.

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Can anyone "up-north" let us know how much snow you got? I had heard forecasts of up to 12 inches which is really going to suck.

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Around 4" in Bay city/Saginaw. Melting fast. Supposedly more the further north you go, someone else will have to chime in.

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Anybody know how the trails around St Helen are right now? I am interested in riding this weekend but I am afraid it is going to be a cold swamp.

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