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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Di_bear » November 9th, 2012, 5:12 pm

I think I'm gonna cancel my plans for tomorrow and ride it later. I don't think I've been on a bike for three weeks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby irishpitbull » November 9th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Di_bear wrote:I think I'm gonna cancel my plans for tomorrow and ride it later. I don't think I've been on a bike for three weeks.



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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby mr_opjones » November 9th, 2012, 6:17 pm

irishpitbull wrote:Heading out there sat morning if any of you want to shred. Never been there before. :mrgreen:

I'll be out there tomorrow, no bike but maybe we'll run into each other, I'll have a 2 1/2 yo in tow
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Di_bear » November 9th, 2012, 6:25 pm

irishpitbull wrote:
Di_bear wrote:I think I'm gonna cancel my plans for tomorrow and ride it later. I don't think I've been on a bike for three weeks.



Early bird gets the worm. :mrgreen:


Hibernation probably won't until 9. I'm thinking 1 p.m., Stony and Bloomer.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bh357 » November 10th, 2012, 4:01 pm

The reclaimed ridge trail and the new exit of the upper ridge are cool. The reversed section seems to be slower, and some of the roots will take some getting used to.

Today's newly constructed enterence to the reclaimed ridge trail is sweet. I'd say it's good; let it get grooved in and packed down, then evaluate if any tweaks are needed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby urbaindk » November 11th, 2012, 11:27 pm

Leaf blowers for the win! Thanks for blowing every single inch of single track!!!

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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby madmike23 » November 20th, 2012, 9:19 am

What time does Bloomer close the gates now? is it still 7PM?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby HuffyBoy » November 20th, 2012, 10:59 am

They close start clearing out the park about a half hour before dark.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby urbaindk » November 20th, 2012, 7:21 pm

What's the deal with night riding at Bloomer? Okay or not?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby CraveSingletrack » November 21st, 2012, 9:41 am

I don't know how they'd know if you rode in well after dark.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » November 21st, 2012, 9:51 am

kyleRIG29er wrote:I don't know how they'd know if you rode in well after dark.


Some parks (Stony near the road, Addison during the summer, CRPT many days, and River Bends occasionally) have police driving the two track. At Bloomer because the usual route puts you near the parking lot quite frequently, riding the whole thing would make you rather visible.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby CraveSingletrack » November 21st, 2012, 9:56 am

I would bet the cops wouldn't even mess with you riding. I would think they're more concerned with teenagers out there smoking pot or vandalizing stuff.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » November 21st, 2012, 12:34 pm

The front entrance is so far away from the any of the trail out there that I can't imagine that you would have any issues riding at night. I have seen the police parked on the east side of Bloomer (at John R) road waiting on traffic violations, but never going into the park after hours. While the front entrance closes at dusk (you can still able to get past the gates), the entry off of Letica/Clinton River Trail is wide open. There's no real way to impede people from getting in.

When I commute to work, I ride through the park with lights at 4:45am and hit some of the single track. Never had an issue. Of course, I also respect the fact that it's very early in the morning and do not purposely bring attention to myself.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby HuffyBoy » November 22nd, 2012, 11:43 am

Night riding at Bloomer is fine..We do it a lot

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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » January 8th, 2013, 9:59 pm

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An updated map of Bloomer was just completed by the Jason Scott and the Derek Wrathell, and it's now posted on the MMBA website and CRAMBA Trail Guide.

You can download it directly by clicking here.

This is a really nice looking map and should really help riders explore the myriad riding options in the park.
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