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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby cjn1014 » January 2nd, 2011, 1:39 pm

trail is very rideable at this point. some ice in the pines, avoidable with a bit of care, though. uphills in the rollercoaster are ice-free. probably the best trail conditions we'll get until after the spring thaw. rode with kenda klondike studs, could have gotten away with nevegals.

btw, rode in from sheldon road, to avoid the official open/closed trail issue.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » January 2nd, 2011, 4:07 pm

Was being intrepid after exiting the pines and.... whomp! On my ass I went. No studs of course. Tried a long patch if ice by not steering or braking, but once it got bumpy the front end went where it wanted to. Much different than smooth ice!

I also learned:
When the trail is fast like concrete, the fall is like falling on concrete.

Gloves, pants and jackets can prevent a lot of skin abrasion!

Overall, just patchy ice here and there. 95% perfectly rideable on normal rubber. Studs 100%.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » January 2nd, 2011, 8:53 pm

Rode today with the Nokians. As others have said, pretty darn rideable. The only downside is that baby-heads are to studded tires as ice is to regular tires. Kinda makes the ride interesting at times. :P
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Buck91 » January 3rd, 2011, 1:21 pm

What are babyheads??
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » January 3rd, 2011, 1:38 pm

Buck91 wrote:What are babyheads??


Small, round, smooth rocks. They kinda resemble baby's heads. :D
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Loren » January 3rd, 2011, 1:44 pm

That you ride on.

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » January 6th, 2011, 10:03 pm

Just wanted to thank Pete and the mmba dollars for the wire mesh on the pines bridges. I mumbled thank u pete as I rode quickly across them with light snow cover. Rubber, wood and snow = sucks.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » January 29th, 2011, 10:42 pm

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Stony Creek is in perfect shape right now...

...for XC skiing. There are set tracks on almost all of the two track, so until we get a goodly thaw and the snow starts to go away it's probably best to avoid the two track and leave it for the skiers.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby RMXByker » January 30th, 2011, 6:22 am

I'm jealous...wish the wifey wasn't sick yesterday and I could've gotten out there for a few miles! Looks like a good time...
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Di_bear » February 2nd, 2011, 6:16 pm

c0nsumer wrote:Stony Creek is in perfect shape right now...

...for XC skiing. There are set tracks on almost all of the two track, so until we get a goodly thaw and the snow starts to go away it's probably best to avoid the two track and leave it for the skiers.


I saw a while back that they were considering grooming the golf course for skate skiing. Have you seen anything like that? It would be fun to do a snowshoe or ski + Mills some Saturday.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » February 2nd, 2011, 6:33 pm

Di_bear wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:Stony Creek is in perfect shape right now...

...for XC skiing. There are set tracks on almost all of the two track, so until we get a goodly thaw and the snow starts to go away it's probably best to avoid the two track and leave it for the skiers.


I saw a while back that they were considering grooming the golf course for skate skiing. Have you seen anything like that? It would be fun to do a snowshoe or ski + Mills some Saturday.


Last weekend I didn't. It was just groomed for plain old stuff. I came across this groomer while out there as well, so if that's all they have I imagine they could remove the TRAKORS and make a skate route. I'm sure they'd get people just hiking on them then, so that'd make skating... difficult.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Di_bear » February 2nd, 2011, 7:41 pm

That groomer would do it. I see your point about hikers, though. :evil:
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » February 2nd, 2011, 8:02 pm

Di_bear wrote:That groomer would do it. I see your point about hikers, though. :evil:


Really, Stony Creek is so multi-use that there just tend to be people everywhere. I don't think you'd get quite the nice trails that one would find elsewhere. May as well stick to classic, eh?
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Di_bear » February 2nd, 2011, 9:39 pm

The problem is that I never really did classic. I have skate skis, which is why I was asking. I would eventually like to get some classic skis. Maybe I'll rent them, but it feels so awkward.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Roy » February 3rd, 2011, 6:56 am

At Stoney it is who gets there first.
This year the CC Skiers have established their tracks. Most years the the Dog Walkers beat then to it. It is strength in numbers. This year's snow has brought out the CC skiers.
The park can post all the signs it wants, but when they do not enforce the rules you get the Dog Walkers. If the CC Skiers yell at bikers or hikers, good for them. If they ski by a hiker walking in their tacks and say nothing, they will get pocked marked tracks. If we (MMBA) did nothing at the "Hick" when 4 wheelers tore it up, there would be no trail left.
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