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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby BMannRochester » August 14th, 2011, 8:58 am

Rode Bloomer this morning. First time using the map and going to correct direction. What a difference. A great track out there. No issues from the rain but a couple down trees as you head towards the ravine near the start.

I live nearby and there a few of us from my sub that enjoy riding so if anyone every wants someone to head out with drop me a line. B.a.manninen@gmail.com
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby weimie » August 25th, 2011, 7:33 am

Going out there tonight to see what the storms the last couple of days did to the trails, will report back. Might need to get the big chainsaw out there this weekend.....
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby weimie » August 29th, 2011, 6:23 am

As of yesterday afternoon, all downed tree's have been cleared.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby verbalkint99 » August 31st, 2011, 9:29 pm

Made it out to Bloomer for the first time in a few years yesterday. I was planning on just staying on the two track and doing some miles on the MOT. That was before running into an old friend. Pete, thanks for showing me around! From what I saw and what Pete explained it sounds as though the MMBA and its members have been hard at work! I cant wait to get back in shape and enjoy it!
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby turn_coat » September 10th, 2011, 9:05 am

The east end is a spongy and muddy, nothing serious.
After around 4-5 days of straight rain the trails aren't all that bad. Riding pretty fast. Turns are a bit slick.
Protruding tree roots on the single track are like slip n slides.
Only had to move one downed tree.
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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby PK » October 5th, 2011, 4:51 am

Trees down in many places, but mostly on the 2-track....
Chainsaw-sized trees...
The whole mapped trail was dry and fast yesterday.

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Re: Metro North: Bloomer

Postby turn_coat » October 8th, 2011, 6:13 pm

Downed tree on the single track trail that heads south at the sledding hill along the ridge. It's been there about a week now. A hulk or 2-3 people could probably hurl it down the ridge.
The switch backs at the north east end of the park has a huge tree down covering the trail in two spots. I saw that just in time to not end up over the bars or a with totaled front wheel.

Other than that I rode about 6,5 miles of trails. Riding real fast right now.
I didn't head over near the stairs so I don't know what is going on in that section but will probably know tomorrow.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Trail_Warrior » November 2nd, 2011, 10:09 am

Anyone ride bloomer lately? trail updates? Want to head out today... mid-60's partly sunny sounds perfect :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby lunge bob sweatpants » November 2nd, 2011, 11:04 am

Trail_Warrior wrote:Anyone ride bloomer lately? trail updates? Want to head out today... mid-60's partly sunny sounds perfect :D


Most of the trail has been cleaned off, which should highlight the new sections that were added in the spring. Trees are still down, however, I know that there are plans to remove them.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Monkeyman » November 11th, 2011, 4:23 pm

Rode today and spent about 30 minutes clearing deadfall from the trail, mostly on the eastern section of the mapped route before you get to the cricket field. Still some large deadfall on the two-track that will need two people to move.

Portions of the trail have a good coating of leaves, so be careful. Mud after post #23 in the usual places. The lasso-loop section to the west (along the old canal) was extremely muddy on the approach trail, so I bailed. Some deadfall that I couldn't move on that portion as well.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Mr. Bojangles » November 12th, 2011, 3:34 pm

bloomer is in great shape....

thanks to Dustin, BOB, KIM, DAN, and others who have cleaned the trails...
get out and ride bloomer, the entire trail is clear of leaves and trees, this makes for a fast fall trail.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby Mr. Bojangles » December 15th, 2011, 5:43 pm

Trail day this SAT and SUN at 9am... wear warm clothes and bring water... you will sweat your tush off.
we are going to build some new single track. Meet at the kiosk in the main parking lot.

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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby bergsteiger » December 16th, 2011, 7:36 pm

Mr. Bojangles wrote:Trail day this SAT and SUN at 9am... wear warm clothes and bring water... you will sweat your tush off.
we are going to build some new single track. Meet at the kiosk in the main parking lot.

D & D


specific tools to bring? I will toss an Axe my 4' bow saw a rake and shovel in my car unless something else is needed.
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby weimie » December 18th, 2011, 6:30 pm

Holy Moly! Got a ton of work done and the new trails that have been cut are awesome!

Still gotta clear a few tree's down on the river trail....

Can't wait to ride the new stuff :)

Here's a cool video made by Jason Scott of sections cut on Saturday:
http://youtu.be/p0-l1EIb2KA
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Re: CRAMBA: Bloomer

Postby PK » December 26th, 2011, 1:41 pm

The trail got too greasy to ride by late morning, but before that it wasn't too bad..

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