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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby the jekyll » July 18th, 2011, 5:31 pm

We didn't paint them orange. Some other trail users did that. The trail was used for a foot race and the organizer of that event painted all the rocks and root. I don't think it is paint but chalk.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby wingzz » July 19th, 2011, 10:52 am

ok 1st, it is paint, chalk would have worn away long ago, 2nd runners and adventure racers painted all that crap, please complain to the park if you dont like it, I have requested they only use chalk in the future.
next up, it is mountain biking, if its too rough you either need to get a full suspension bike, let a little air out of your tires, or just accept that some trails will toss you around more than others
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Rock N' Rolla » July 19th, 2011, 7:44 pm

We'll the High Heat and Humidity asside.. its good. One baby puddle in the pines. The Snake and Coasters' kinda startin' to get a bit loose and sandy. Nice meaning you out there Steve and Steve's friend) sorry forgot yer name dude).Hope to ride with you guys again.Where do I complain about those painted rocks... that building in the turnabout at Shelby rd.?
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Roy » July 20th, 2011, 6:43 am

Exodus:
When you see a bump coming get your butt off the saddle and your weight on the peddles and relax your grip, just a little. Learn to let the bike float under you. This holds true on any bike.
I think Stoney is very smooth, because I know every bump and know when to get on the peddles.
But if you want a really smooth ride go ride Addison Oaks. Addison is so smooth you could ride it with a 10 speed.
Then send Pauly a thank you note for his great work!

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby pharus » July 20th, 2011, 8:22 am

Rock N' Rolla wrote:We'll the High Heat and Humidity asside.. its good. One baby puddle in the pines. The Snake and Coasters' kinda startin' to get a bit loose and sandy. Nice meaning you out there Steve and Steve's friend) sorry forgot yer name dude).Hope to ride with you guys again.Where do I complain about those painted rocks... that building in the turnabout at Shelby rd.?


Nice meeting you too, and my friend's (nephew) name was Mark. Stony was very enjoyable last night, and we followed it up with a lap at Riverbends, which was also great.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby M3 » July 20th, 2011, 10:34 am

Just a heads up to everyone, Woohoo hill's wash-out rut has gotten pretty large after Mondays heavy rain.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby VasaTrail » July 20th, 2011, 12:19 pm

DEER FLIES!!!!! Come prepared. I tried riding fast and slow, didn't seem to matter they were still swarming me. RRode must of the course one handed. The other hand was busy swatting them.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Exodus » July 20th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Roy wrote:Exodus:
When you see a bump coming get your butt off the saddle and your weight on the peddles and relax your grip, just a little. Learn to let the bike float under you. This holds true on any bike.
I think Stoney is very smooth, because I know every bump and know when to get on the peddles.
But if you want a really smooth ride go ride Addison Oaks. Addison is so smooth you could ride it with a 10 speed.
Then send Pauly a thank you note for his great work!

Roy


Thanks for the info. I dont really want a smooth course persay, It was just curiosity on my part having never ridden anything other than my 26 hardtail. It may also just be because I pulled a muscle in my back a week before so I wasnt doing what you said in your post. I try to follow your instructions, but being new, I bet I fall into bad habits easily.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby shenny88 » July 21st, 2011, 11:50 pm

I rode Stony for the first time about a week ago. Am i the only one who had a serious problem navigating the trails? I have to say, every other trails ive ridden (Pontiace, Island Lake, Novi, Milford, etc...) have marked much more efficiently. It was frustrating.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby RMXByker » July 22nd, 2011, 6:25 am

shenny88 wrote:I rode Stony for the first time about a week ago. Am i the only one who had a serious problem navigating the trails? I have to say, every other trails ive ridden (Pontiace, Island Lake, Novi, Milford, etc...) have marked much more efficiently. It was frustrating.


Stony is certainly a bit difficult your first couple times out there. It is probably best to have an escort once or twice. One main difference between something like PLRA and Stony is the fact that Stony is a network of sections of trails where PLRA is a loop. If you keep that in mind it makes sense why Stony is a bit more difficult to navigate. Many people here would be more than willing to show you around including myself. One of the best ways to get a feel for the best loop around Stony is to join in on the Wednesday group ride.
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Re: Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » July 22nd, 2011, 7:45 am

shenny88 wrote:I rode Stony for the first time about a week ago. Am i the only one who had a serious problem navigating the trails? I have to say, every other trails ive ridden (Pontiace, Island Lake, Novi, Milford, etc...) have marked much more efficiently. It was frustrating.

It's necessary to get a map and use that to follow the numbers. The park signs are clear and easy, but without a map they mean nothing if your intent is to stay on singletrack or do a specific route of your choice. Sometimes the maps are posted out there, sometimes they disappear.

I happen to like how stony is split by doubletrack. This gives a ton of riding loop variations and keeps rides fresh. With as little singletrack out there, stony's setup makes it feel a whole lot bigger.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby MalibuLX3 » July 22nd, 2011, 9:23 pm

Any idea what's happening in the Skills Park? Someone modified the second table top making it longer (thanks!) but also I looks like there are preparations of another jump maybe? There is a big bed of ash over newly cut grass. Any idea who is doing this work, and what they are planning, I doubt it's the park.

Not complaining at all, just excited for what might be to come.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby PK » July 23rd, 2011, 5:03 am

The "work" over at the jump line appeared to be done by a tractor...Not sure why???

The Dual slalom course construction has begun and when it's ready for shovel work, we'll post up. Right now, we're waiting on a tractor to do the heavy dirt work.

The normal spot to find more info on this project is in the Freeride forum.

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby bikerider12345 » July 25th, 2011, 6:20 pm

rode the roller coaster today. almost ate s*** on a very sandy spot. also had a very close call with a tree :lol:. also checked out the skills park and noticed all the new dirt for the dual slalom course. minus the sand, everything is lookin good out there
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby urbaindk » July 25th, 2011, 11:09 pm

PK wrote:The "work" over at the jump line appeared to be done by a tractor...Not sure why???

The Dual slalom course construction has begun and when it's ready for shovel work, we'll post up. Right now, we're waiting on a tractor to do the heavy dirt work.

The normal spot to find more info on this project is in the Freeride forum.

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Pete and I spent a few hours working at the skills park Sunday. We weed-eated the pump track so it's in good shape now, but more importantly met with Dave from the park who was driving a bucket loader to move dirt for us. He moved around the dirt for the features that will become the slalom course. Workday is scheduled for August 6th to do the hand work required for the track. As Pete says, see the freeride forum for details.

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