CRAMBA: Stony Creek

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » April 17th, 2014, 8:16 am

tstorm wrote:There was also a power wire down at the entrance of the main trail head yesterday. A yellow barricade and caution tape across the double track. I used the other entrance where the races are usually located. As consumer stated lots of trees down and a few huge ones across the double track too. Most of the single track is covered with chunks of pine needles and sticks. I rode my single speed which was a good choice. I had to stop several times to clear sticks in my chain /seat stays and fork. I didn't want make the derailleur on the new Superfly much more vulnerable to damage. I'm guessing it will be a couple of weeks before all those big trees get cleared. I'll keep an eye out and help if there is another trail day soon. A lot of raking is needed along with clearing the trees.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » April 17th, 2014, 8:48 am

I plan to be out there Friday afternoon again to do more clearing.
As-of now, plan is to meet at Westbranch lot "F" around 1:00 PM.

The park has been notified about most all of the downed trees on the single track sections. The hope is, they get to it before we do. (Much easier that way)

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby madmike23 » April 17th, 2014, 8:49 am

So the rain and snow from earlier this week didn't muck up the trail? Wow!
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » April 17th, 2014, 9:13 am

madmike23 wrote:So the rain and snow from earlier this week didn't muck up the trail? Wow!


There were a couple slight wet/muddy spots, but nothing you'd sink into. One 30' wet spot in the Pines (not an abnormal place), a greasy uphill in the Back Nine, and... that's about it. The downed trees throw off the flow, but if you're willing to deal with that, get out and ride. Most of the trail surface is in great shape.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby madmike23 » April 17th, 2014, 9:16 am

Awesome! That's amazing, i thought it would be pretty jacked up after this week.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » April 17th, 2014, 9:18 am

madmike23 wrote:Awesome! That's amazing, i thought it would be pretty jacked up after this week.


There is a LOT of deadfall, so be wary of that. It's like riding a more remote northern Michigan trail. But, the surface itself is great.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » April 17th, 2014, 10:12 am

madmike23 wrote:Awesome! That's amazing, i thought it would be pretty jacked up after this week.
it was. Mark and Pete cleaned it up.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby watchmyradical » April 17th, 2014, 10:19 am

Thanks Mark and Pete and anyone else who has been working on the trails.
I hope to get a few laps in on Saturday.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby jalopy jockey » April 17th, 2014, 11:17 am

c0nsumer wrote:
madmike23 wrote:Awesome! That's amazing, i thought it would be pretty jacked up after this week.


There is a LOT of deadfall, so be wary of that. It's like riding a more remote northern Michigan trail. But, the surface itself is great.


Remote norther trail doesn't have all the pine needle litter that we dealt with last night. I kept thinking I had a flat as my rear felt so squirmy.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Stick » April 17th, 2014, 1:15 pm

I'm heading out there today.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Church » April 17th, 2014, 2:08 pm

I would say the 18" bar would work great 27 might be a bit of overkill.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Stick » April 17th, 2014, 8:21 pm

The Pines are all clear. There's still some hangars/widow makers in the trees so be careful. It's best not to shake trees :wink:
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » April 18th, 2014, 4:44 am

Thanks Chris and Nikki.
I'm heading out there this afternoon with my backpack blower and will clean-up the surface of the Pines trail.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » April 18th, 2014, 6:01 am

TRAIL DAY APRIL 26 2014
Westbranch lot "B" @ 9:00 am.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby i69whitey » April 18th, 2014, 6:27 am

jalopy jockey wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
madmike23 wrote:Awesome! That's amazing, i thought it would be pretty jacked up after this week.


There is a LOT of deadfall, so be wary of that. It's like riding a more remote northern Michigan trail. But, the surface itself is great.


Remote norther trail doesn't have all the pine needle litter that we dealt with last night. I kept thinking I had a flat as my rear felt so squirmy.
but the WHOLE trail sure smells pretty, not just the pines.
Us slow guys don't have that problem;)

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