CRAMBA: Stony Creek

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » December 3rd, 2014, 8:32 pm

Stony was in fine shape. I rode the 6/12 Hour route tonight and the usual two track wet spots were wet (but freezing), and everything else was nice and dry. The park appears to have added crushed limestone to the eroded hills and smoothed them out, likely for the coming skiing. This was pretty soft in places and unfun even on a fatbike.

There's a tree down on the small downhill single track segment used for the very end of the 6/12 Hour route and another on the two track just east of the entrance to The Snake (top of the climb before the snake on the 6/12 Hour route). The former pretty much blocks the trail, the latter can be ridden under with care.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » December 4th, 2014, 5:38 am

The fallen tree up on top of the single track downhill section Consumer mentions has a nice bypass that I'm thinking will be better than removing the tree.
I'd like to see how it works-out before I see about re-opening the original drop-in to that hill.
The bypass is just about at the very beginning of the trail, to the right (East) as you start into the trail..
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » December 4th, 2014, 7:42 am

I could see that being nice. The straight-down-the-hill route that has been there for a couple years wasn't that great anyway.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby csvineyard » December 6th, 2014, 3:17 pm

Just finished a lap and the trail is in perfect condition. No down trees and only 1 puddle. Get out there and have some fun!!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » December 7th, 2014, 11:42 am

Frozen fast this morning. Likely will get a little greasy as temps rise.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby madmike23 » December 13th, 2014, 12:43 pm

Would Stoney be ok to ride this afternoon?
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Sortaslow » December 13th, 2014, 1:03 pm

My bet would be definitely. Pretty sandy base trail. Pines???
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » December 13th, 2014, 2:02 pm

Ride it and report back.
I'm planning a warm Sunday afternoon ride myself...
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby mikewoods » December 13th, 2014, 4:00 pm

Was all frozen under foot this morning, saw a few bikes as well.
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » December 13th, 2014, 7:07 pm

I rode the Wednesday Night Route this evening at about 5:30-6:30. Most of the trail was great, but there were a dozen or so really slick, greasy spots that were exciting on a fatbike. Nothing was trail damaging, but you'll want to keep on your toes. With the humidity, cool temps, and lack of sun I don't see it improving before tomorrow.

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby PK » December 14th, 2014, 12:22 pm

First lap around 9:30AM today was greasy in more than a few places in the R/C. The Pines was much better. Second lap seemed to be a bit drier.
The wider and knobbier the better for the tires. Nothing was "Wet", just greasy in quite a few places in the R/C.
Go out and enjoy the day...

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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby Toy529 » December 17th, 2014, 7:09 pm

Almost perfect tonight, should be nice and firm from this cold
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Re: CRAMBA: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » Yesterday, 9:45 pm

Stony was in tip-top shape at 3pm, everywhere but the long two track around the back. That was just simply wet and best avoided. There were a couple select greasy spots, with the worst being between the Grassy Knoll and Woohoo, but even these weren't bad if you watched out for them. The vast, vast majority of the trail was hard like concrete and almost no tire ruts.
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