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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby gossamer » March 17th, 2011, 12:50 pm

They were taken down....
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby fizgig » March 18th, 2011, 3:16 pm

pretty much all teeters state-wide are down, insurance wouldn't cover it so it was a huge liability for everyone involved, state, counties, cities, parks, mmba, etc.

i used to referee hockey for 20 years, when somone gets hurt in a sport and if the injured person/their insurance company sue, everyone gets written in as a defendent, in hockey it was: the league, the refs, the players involved, opposing coach, the rink, the parks and rec dept, the city, the county, the state, any insurance companies for any of those, equipment manufacturers, any owners/investors, etc. I had to give a few depositions, we were covered through USA hockey and never needed to pay a lawyer or anything.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby wingzz » March 21st, 2011, 6:07 am

Well I was out there Sunday and see that there are already nice pizza cutter tracks in the mud, PLEASE stay off the trail during the thaw, if your going to ride Stony please do it when the trail is still frozen in the morning, by afternoon the top layer is thawed but the ground under that is still frozen so water has no where to drain, when you ride on the trail it loosens the layer of top soil and then with the first rain it washes away exposing more roots and damaging the trail.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby TomE. » March 25th, 2011, 10:07 am

wingzz wrote: PLEASE stay off the trail during the thaw


Just so I'm clear, is the "trail" the singletrack or 2-track as well?
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby wingzz » March 25th, 2011, 10:23 am

TomE. wrote:
wingzz wrote: PLEASE stay off the trail during the thaw


Just so I'm clear, is the "trail" the singletrack or 2-track as well?



This would cover any part of the trail system that has dirt as its base.
riding while it is still frozen is fine but if you've been out there lately you'll see what I'm referring to
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby TomE. » March 25th, 2011, 10:28 am

wingzz wrote:This would cover any part of the trail system that has dirt as its base.
riding while it is still frozen is fine but if you've been out there lately you'll see what I'm referring to



OK, cool. I didn't know if the 2-track eroded differently, being worn down by heavier vehicles and all.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby wingzz » March 25th, 2011, 1:36 pm

TomE. wrote:
wingzz wrote:This would cover any part of the trail system that has dirt as its base.
riding while it is still frozen is fine but if you've been out there lately you'll see what I'm referring to



OK, cool. I didn't know if the 2-track eroded differently, being worn down by heavier vehicles and all.


the issue is only for the next couple of weeks when the top layer of soil is thawed and under that is still frozen, the water has no where to go and will wash away that layer of soil if it has been chopped up by riders and hikers.
the other issue is that it leaves large tire tracks in the dirt that stay there for a long time
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby cjn1014 » April 8th, 2011, 2:08 pm

Any word? Have to imagine the RC is gettIng close...
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby jalopy jockey » April 9th, 2011, 8:05 am

cjn1014 wrote:Any word? Have to imagine the RC is gettIng close...


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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby wingzz » April 9th, 2011, 8:22 am

i'm planning on taking the dog out for a hike this weekend so I'll post the conditions after I get done
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby PK » April 9th, 2011, 11:02 am

Just got in a ride out there.
Rode all major singletrack.
RollerCoaster and Snakes are Tacky fast.
Pines is fine. Two or three short greasy sections, but no worries. Even Mt Pines was firm.
The two track is quite slow, although I avoided most of it.

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby mtb_frk » April 9th, 2011, 1:29 pm

Pete thanks for the update. I know what my route will look like for tomorrow now. :D
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Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby barroo » April 9th, 2011, 3:33 pm

I love armchair updates... Thanks for the accurate update Pete.
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Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby joeyjoejoe » April 9th, 2011, 3:52 pm

jalopy jockey wrote:
cjn1014 wrote:Any word? Have to imagine the RC is gettIng close...


With yesterdays rain this weekend is shot.

Please don't comment on trail conditions unless you have actually been out there. People will start ignoring legitimate avoid recommendations if you keep spreading lies.

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Rock N' Rolla » April 10th, 2011, 7:56 am

Thank you Pete!!!!! Finally, some Stoney to get the cobwebs outa my joints!!!! Suprised how nice Stoney was.I The two track off of Sheldon was good too... only my cursed breaking chain was the the only damper in the hamper I had.
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