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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby ihateplaindave » January 9th, 2013, 10:56 am

Are the numbers on the map posted on the trail?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » January 9th, 2013, 11:04 am

ihateplaindave wrote:Are the numbers on the map posted on the trail?


Yes, they are cut/painted into the white post markers.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby urbaindk » January 9th, 2013, 4:13 pm

I rode most of Bloomer this morning on my regular ol' xc bike. All double track was nicely packed and made for fast if not somewhat bumpy/choppy riding. The lower twisty stuff was also well packed and pretty easy to ride as long as you didn't veer off into the snow on the sides. As for the up-top twisty stuff, it seemed like very few hikers and or bikers had passed. I surprised to be riding on top of maybe only one or two other sets of tire tracks and only a hand full of boot prints. This made the going slow and wore me out pretty good. There are a few exposed spots where the snow has either melted or blown away along the south facing ridge that were pretty soft and spongy already by 10am. I skipped out after the second switch back descent and didn't do any of the stuff on the north facing ridge. WIth the thaw coming today and swinging into full effect by the weekend, I would ride very early or not at all.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby jalopy jockey » January 9th, 2013, 8:53 pm

Great work on the map guys.

For those people looking to take their kids, wife, or girlfriends out biking. Starting at the trail head riding until post 4 and hanging a right and picking up the trail again at the sledding hill is a great beginner loop.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby PK » March 26th, 2013, 4:41 am

The Stairclimb trail...Looking West. Monday evening, March 25th 2013....
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby i69whitey » March 26th, 2013, 7:30 am

Yep, the north side of that slope is going to be real late dryin' out, eh?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby jalopy jockey » March 26th, 2013, 10:03 am

Yep I'm thinking my ride a week ago was my last at Bloomer for a while.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby PK » March 28th, 2013, 4:44 am

Base of the stairclimb trail. Wednesday, March 27th 2013.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby AaronEvan » April 4th, 2013, 7:19 am

Is the trail pretty well marked? I've only been there once and it was a couple of years ago. I'd be coming in from the Clinton River Trail
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » April 4th, 2013, 7:33 am

AaronEvan wrote:Is the trail pretty well marked? I've only been there once and it was a couple of years ago. I'd be coming in from the Clinton River Trail


It is now; yes. Follow either the yellow carsonite posts with bicycle symbols on them, or black arrows painted on the white-topped wooden posts. An up-to-date map can be found here.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby CraveSingletrack » April 4th, 2013, 7:57 am

AaronEvan wrote:Is the trail pretty well marked? I've only been there once and it was a couple of years ago. I'd be coming in from the Clinton River Trail


Don't be heading out there anytime soon though.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby AaronEvan » April 4th, 2013, 1:44 pm

Great! Thanks!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby CraveSingletrack » April 4th, 2013, 2:58 pm

AaronEvan wrote:Great! Thanks!


Seriously if you pizza cutter my favorite trail...
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby AaronEvan » April 4th, 2013, 4:13 pm

kyleRIG29er wrote:
AaronEvan wrote:Great! Thanks!


Seriously if you pizza cutter my favorite trail...
Not sure if you're joking, but I had no intention of riding before the thaw and the trails dry up.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby CraveSingletrack » April 5th, 2013, 7:29 am

AaronEvan wrote:
kyleRIG29er wrote:
AaronEvan wrote:Great! Thanks!


Seriously if you pizza cutter my favorite trail...
Not sure if you're joking, but I had no intention of riding before the thaw and the trails dry up.


Your post made it sound like it could be soon. Thanks for waiting until it dries! If you have never been to Bloomer I ride it a lot and would be more than welcome to go for a ride with you when it's ready. (Although it's pretty straight forward now.)
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