CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby c0nsumer » May 18th, 2013, 2:22 pm

It was beautiful out there today, if not a bit dry in places. Trail seemed busy with lots of friendly people. Entire trail is clear.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby compacted_graphite » May 24th, 2013, 9:41 pm

Trail conditions for Friday, May 24th, 2013: trail is dry and has no obstructions. Some minor brush adjustments occured today. Thursday's rain has firmed up the trail, but as the weekend dries out, loose and dusty conditions will return.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby heavy duti » May 25th, 2013, 9:20 pm

I rode Pontiac today. Great ride. Problem was a 4 to 6 inch branch that was placed at knee high level at the bottom of the last hill just after the corner leading to the long straight dirt road leading to Gale rd. It was obviously placed there on purpose. The head ranger claimed he has not heard of any other similar incidents. Many riders ride that area with great speed. Just be careful. Over the years there have been a few similar incidents that I know of at Pontiac and Highland.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby amadkins » May 29th, 2013, 6:13 pm

Trees down about four miles in after the first of two rocky drops. One is about 10 inches in diameter and the other is about 4. Trail had a few greasy spots, but nothing too soft.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Archangel6 » May 31st, 2013, 6:36 am

Can any early morning riders comment yet?
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby MtnBikerMi » May 31st, 2013, 9:27 pm

Tried riding the trail at 8 tonight. Greasy, slimy, bailed at the park road. Trail really needs a day without rain, wonder if Mother Nature will let that happen.......
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Bellock » June 2nd, 2013, 1:08 pm

How is the trail today. Anyone ride!
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby amadkins » June 2nd, 2013, 1:13 pm

Bellock wrote:How is the trail today. Anyone ride!


Judging by how damp Commerce was this morning, I'd say it will need another day; especially if it stays cloudy all day today.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby KLydesdale » June 2nd, 2013, 9:28 pm

amadkins wrote:Judging by how damp Commerce was this morning, I'd say it will need another day; especially if it stays cloudy all day today.


Actually it was pretty damned nice when I rode it about 3 pm today (Sunday 6/2). Pretty firm overall, no standing water and just a few small soft spots.

There are a couple of trees down across the trail just past mile marker 3. A larger diameter one is laying on the ground with a smaller one suspended few feet high just past it that could make for a nasty encounter if you're not paying attention. They're at the end of the sweeping left down hill curve where you can have some speed going so keep your heads up.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » June 3rd, 2013, 6:06 pm

Trail is in good shape except for downed tree mentioned.

Gettin time for a haircut though.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby yz_387 » June 4th, 2013, 7:47 am

I lost a lezyne pump out there on Sunday 6/2. If anyone finds it, please PM me.

Thanks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby smartblast.org » June 4th, 2013, 4:11 pm

Took care of downed trees this morning and the face slapper on the last climb. Trail could use some trimming so feel free to carry some nippers in the backpack and take out the ones you hate the most. There are too many for the TC's to handle after all the rain last week.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby ChrisInYpsi » June 9th, 2013, 11:41 am

Lots of folks out on the trail today. Everything is in good shape except for some minor slappers.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » June 11th, 2013, 1:08 pm

Anyone ride since Sunday am rain?
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby oldkhs » June 11th, 2013, 3:51 pm

Monday am. Sorry.
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