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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby jalopy jockey » July 25th, 2011, 10:46 am

RMXByker wrote:Any chance of an updated map yet?


It was at the chapter meeting alst week and was stated it would happen soon after the tree farm relay so it should happen this week.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby weimie » August 4th, 2011, 6:41 am

Large tree is down on the lower ridge trail near the end, have to get off the bike to get over it. Another tree is down on the 2 track back by the stairs. Still a few arrows left up after the race.

River trail looks like it was flooded with the last rain, I'll probably be out there Sunday trimming and clearing.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Mr. Bojangles » August 5th, 2011, 3:20 pm

new map!!!! http://mmba.org/library/maps/bloomer/bl ... _draft.pdf

I will get the trees cleared this weekend.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby BMannRochester » August 5th, 2011, 3:52 pm

Awesome. I just went out yesturday and could have used this. Thanks for the work. I'll be heading back soon. Right in my back yard and I never knew how sweet it is back there.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Rock N' Rolla » August 6th, 2011, 7:06 am

Did two laps there yesterday... I'll have to go back Sunday with this new map! Other than the before mentioned downed trees, all was good. Few bugs, tacky trail... three "greasy" spots but no big deal. That Tree down in the ridge trail looks to be planted pretty deep in the trail... will leave a nice hole/soft spot. Happy trails ! :D
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby i69whitey » August 6th, 2011, 7:07 am

d,
thanks again for all ya do, bro
now if we could just knock those condos down and take back the rest of the trails
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby dinov » August 6th, 2011, 12:46 pm

Are referring the Cider Mill condos , if so I am all for that there was some good trails in that area.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Gear_Tooth » August 6th, 2011, 2:04 pm

I believe he is talking about the cider mill condos.
When I was little my dad and I took walks back in Bloomer, one time we walk over to that area and I remember seeing all of these cool looking hills.
As I got more bold I told my mom that I was going on a bike ride in the "sub", I would bike over to Bloomer and tried hard to find the trails but never did.
A few year after I gave it another shot finding the trails but it was to late construction already started. :cry:

Any ways the trail this morning were in great condition.
Two trees sit down as stated above.
Still can't figure out how to bike up the stair hill. :?
Also if possible we need to put down some dirt down by the river were the bench is to fill that mud hole.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby dinov » August 6th, 2011, 2:25 pm

When were kids that was the place to go ,we called it The Motor Cycle Hills , that is were would go to ride our bmx bikes we had a lot of fun back there in that area, this was back in the late 70's and early 80's.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Rock N' Rolla » August 7th, 2011, 6:59 am

Gear_Tooth wrote:Still can't figure out how to bike up the stair hill. :?

Are we supposed to go up that hill? I only rode up once and though I was going the wrong way.. now I just go down it. Or Start down an vere to the left in to that switch back about half way down.... have I been going the wrong way?
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby jalopy jockey » August 7th, 2011, 8:38 am

Rock N' Rolla wrote:
Gear_Tooth wrote:Still can't figure out how to bike up the stair hill. :?

Are we supposed to go up that hill? I only rode up once and though I was going the wrong way.. now I just go down it. Or Start down an vere to the left in to that switch back about half way down.... have I been going the wrong way?


From the map it looks like that loop goes most of the way up then down one of the smaller switchbacks. I like to got he whole way just to get in some good climbs.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby bh357 » August 7th, 2011, 11:37 am

Rock N' Rolla wrote:
Gear_Tooth wrote:Still can't figure out how to bike up the stair hill. :?

Are we supposed to go up that hill? I only rode up once and though I was going the wrong way.. now I just go down it. Or Start down an vere to the left in to that switch back about half way down.... have I been going the wrong way?


Are you referring to the hill just past the long staircase, with the RR ties crossing it, that ends at the top near the guard shack? If so, I've only ever gone up it. Brutal climb, but a good workout :twisted:
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby Steve_Kinley » August 7th, 2011, 12:25 pm

That climb is tough, we used to go even higher before turning right and coming down by the pump house. The decent was pretty sketchy as well :shock:
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby jalopy jockey » August 7th, 2011, 1:16 pm

bh357 wrote:Are you referring to the hill just past the long staircase, with the RR ties crossing it, that ends at the top near the guard shack? If so, I've only ever gone up it. Brutal climb, but a good workout :twisted:


I go down it regularly. Whenever I want to get on the CRT heading east and don't feel like a 30 MPH road decent. But up is my preferred direction.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby barroo » August 8th, 2011, 9:39 pm

A few trees down but other than that it is in good shape.
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