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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby grifter14 » April 27th, 2011, 8:16 pm

edit he beat me to it..
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby PK » April 28th, 2011, 5:12 am

Thanks for the tree report.
A message has been sent to the park.

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BTW the trolley trails were good last evening.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby cjn1014 » April 29th, 2011, 5:37 pm

Not bad, a couple of tacky spots on the RC, didn't make it into the pines, though.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » April 29th, 2011, 7:12 pm

Just got back from Stony Creek. The Snake and the Roller Coaster are both perfectly fine to ride. The single track segments heading up from F lot are also good. I didn't get near The Pines because the two track between the end of the Roller Coaster and the Sheldon Road area has standing water. I figured it wouldn't be worth the effort.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby jalopy jockey » April 30th, 2011, 5:22 pm

c0nsumer wrote:Just got back from Stony Creek. The Snake and the Roller Coaster are both perfectly fine to ride. The single track segments heading up from F lot are also good. I didn't get near The Pines because the two track between the end of the Roller Coaster and the Sheldon Road area has standing water. I figured it wouldn't be worth the effort.


It wasn't worth the effort. I turned back at the boardwalk.

A lot of the 2 track fenders needed.

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Trolly trails, snake, and coaster are great.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby RMXByker » April 30th, 2011, 6:33 pm

Wife and I walked both halves of the Coaster this morning. It was in great shape!!! Get out there and ride...

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby RMXByker » May 1st, 2011, 7:16 pm

Anyone get out to Stony today? I'm guessing it should be good for tomorrow afternoon on coaster and back nine. Seems like the Pines are most likely still out. Looking for some input!
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby HiptonRadcliffIII » May 1st, 2011, 9:19 pm

RMXByker wrote:Anyone get out to Stony today? I'm guessing it should be good for tomorrow afternoon on coaster and back nine. Seems like the Pines are most likely still out. Looking for some input!

I decided to give the pines a shot around 7 pm. it isn't really in great condition. there were about four puddles that made you feel like you shouldn't be riding in there. for the most part wet spots are fairly firm. I was by no means coated in mud, but little specs. its kinda your call, I doubt you'll add much damage to what already exists. If you feel bad about it, make it a point to fix it when it dries out a bit more.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Roy » May 2nd, 2011, 7:54 am

The pines still need a little more work. The water flow ditches we put in just before the bridge have filled with mud. The real wet areas that Pete worked last year are dry as a bone, and the banked curves are great.
Mud holes in the pines are not a big problem because there is no place for the mud to wash to. It just makes for a muddy ride.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby HiptonRadcliffIII » May 2nd, 2011, 8:34 am

Roy wrote:The pines still need a little more work. The water flow ditches we put in just before the bridge have filled with mud. The real wet areas that Pete worked last year are dry as a bone, and the banked curves are great.
Mud holes in the pines are not a big problem because there is no place for the mud to wash to. It just makes for a muddy ride.
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the berms are sweet! that will be so much fun when firmed up a bit and the pines is dry. I really love the flow of stoney, if your willing to keep your speed up, the trail becomes so much easier. I was riding a 32/13 single speed set up, while I had to hike a few hills, it really helped push me to keep the speed up and charge when I could.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby PK » May 3rd, 2011, 5:02 am

I am planning to be in the Pines after work today to do a some repairs to the trail.
Probably around 4:30....

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby RMXByker » May 3rd, 2011, 6:34 am

PK wrote:I am planning to be in the Pines after work today to do a some repairs to the trail.
Probably around 4:30....

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Must be your trying to get it in shape for the all important Wed. Group ride huh Pete?
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby PK » May 3rd, 2011, 5:36 pm

Did a couple of hours of work on the soft spots in the Pines today. It should be better now.

The berms which are showing up mysteriously have all been poorly built, mainly constructed from dead wood then covered in dirt. Once the wood rots, the berm will likely break down.
For now, I've been ignoring them but today I noticed that a drop has "developed" in the middle of one of the "S's". I filled the drop back in so it can be rolled by the majority of the Pines trail user group, and so as to stop further erosion around the exposed root that was the foundation of the drop.

All in all, the trail should be fine as long as it gets some dry weather.

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Enough with the all the berms already!

Postby luv2mtb » May 4th, 2011, 5:35 am

are we slowly turning Stony Creek into a BMX course? your dumbing up the trail!
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby PK » May 4th, 2011, 7:09 am

No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

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