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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby racer X » June 29th, 2013, 10:18 am

Any update on the Race sunday?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby berto2cj » June 29th, 2013, 2:59 pm

I was out there today - I'd say 75% of the single track is perfect. Muddy at bottom of hills and in deep turns - but really not bad. The back half of the course near the river is flooded. Running water flooded.

I saw the tailwind crew and gave them a heads up. They are planning on routing us around the flooded spots.

From what I know - race is on!
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » July 12th, 2013, 11:30 am

checked out Bloomer last night.
Some soft to mucky spots between the railroad bed and the cricket field. the worst was just before and after on of the bridges.
the area after the Cricket field was pretty firm.

the one seep on the big switch backs was mucky.

there was one tree down on the descent from the stair climb. hand saw + bug spray would do it there, but I did not have my saw with me yesterday.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » July 14th, 2013, 3:00 pm

Just got done riding Bloomer, first time in about 3 weeks or so. The River trail is a mess. Multiple trees down. Branches/tree trunks all over the place from the heavy rains/flooding a while back. One very large tree fell across the river and the up lifted root ball has made a portion of the trail disappear....major bummer.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby str8flush24 » July 16th, 2013, 10:39 am

Went through there yesterday and can confirm its a hot mess. Skeeters are hella bad too.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » July 16th, 2013, 11:54 am

Just a reminder, the River Trail is not part of Bloomer. It's actually unofficial trail located on Letica's property.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby c0nsumer » July 18th, 2013, 8:51 am

CRAMBA-IMBA would like to announce that Chris Schroeder (bucket) and Erik Silvassy (bergsteiger) have jointly taken over the CRAMBA-IMBA Trail Coordinator role for Bloomer Park from Derek Wrathell (Mr. Bojangles) and Dustin Cheney (HuffyBoy).

After years of working on the trails and overseeing the CRAMBA-IMBA relationship with Bloomer Park, Derek and Dustin have chosen to take a break from trail work. CRAMBA-IMBA would like to thank Derek and Dustin for all their work, and we invite everyone to welcome and thank Chris and Erik for taking on this role.

The Bloomer TCs -- Chris and Erik -- can be reached bloomer@cramba.org. Keep an eye out here and on the CRAMBA-IMBA calendar for information on upcoming Trail Days at Bloomer.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » July 22nd, 2013, 11:18 am

As of yesterday, multiple trees down.

Big pine tree down as you come out of Art's Lung Buster switchbacks right behind the velodrome. I think the park is going to have to take care of that one. Trees downs before and after the switchback climb out of the lower area moving towards the pines and cricket field.

There was quite a bit of deadfall out there too.

Mosquitos are terrible if you are not moving.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » July 30th, 2013, 10:29 am

The trees that were reported were removed last week.

Last night we checked out the trail and the worst are the spots near the bridge between the RR bed and the Cricket field just after the stretch in that power line clear cut.
mud and water near there. Other than that mostly smaller puddles and soft spots. No trees down yesterday, but some spots are going to need a haircut.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » August 2nd, 2013, 1:53 pm

sorry for the late notice
but Chris and i will be out at Bloomer working on some of the problem areas tomorrow morning at 10:30am

Right now the plan is digging some drainage near the bridge between the RR grade and the cricket field. We may do some trimming depending on time as well.
We are going to be meeting up at the main lot. If anyone is joining send me a PM or email bloomer @ cramba . org
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby madmike23 » August 15th, 2013, 9:43 am

Anybody ride Bloomer yesterday or this morning?
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby ihateplaindave » August 15th, 2013, 9:50 am

Rode it last night. It's excellent. A little mud. A lot of fun.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » August 20th, 2013, 6:39 am

Bloomer is in great shape right now other than the berms are getting pretty sandy and loose.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » September 6th, 2013, 8:38 am

Did some trimming to the first section past marker 22 (the begining of the singletrack leading from the RR grade to the cricket field) on wednesday.
Thursday I did a loop and tried to get any slappers hanging the the trail, I also cut out the down tree before marker 18 at the base of the stairs and another leaner.

So as of thursday evening the trail is all clear.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby ihateplaindave » September 6th, 2013, 1:36 pm

Great work. I owe you a beer.
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