CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby compacted_graphite » April 9th, 2014, 5:34 pm

Steve, I use Garmin 450 oregon GPS and I have a Pontiac Lake file. I think that I can make a GPX file and send it to you on our TC file. DB
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby OldSchool » April 12th, 2014, 8:30 am

Any updates on the trail conditions at Pontiac after this recent warm weather?
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby KLydesdale » April 12th, 2014, 12:23 pm

OldSchool wrote:Any updates on the trail conditions at Pontiac after this recent warm weather?

Did some recon last night. Still some nasty muddy sections and patches of ice in shady/low lying areas. Lots of it was in good shape but it still needs a couple more days of warm sunny weather.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby parasurfore » April 12th, 2014, 12:27 pm

Did a drive by today and interviewed some people who rode a couple laps. There was no mud on their bikes and they mentioned the typical area of horrible drainage around mile 8.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby johnboy » April 12th, 2014, 4:07 pm

as of 4pm Saturday. trail was in real good shape! no down trees, no pizza cutters, and surprisingly real firm hard pac. 99% of the trail was super dry. only muddy spot was in the pine tree area around mile8. the usual muddy spot after the aircraft field was BONE DRY!
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby CraveSingletrack » April 12th, 2014, 4:26 pm

No crap! Didn't expect that. I'll be making some rides out there this week for the race.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby drmoorejr » April 13th, 2014, 9:01 am

Anyone going out to PLRA today? Wonder if there was a storm out that way causing trees down?
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby parasurfore » April 13th, 2014, 9:15 am

Not crazy winds like you guys got in Lake Orion. I don't think there will be that many down trees if any. I'll be there at 12 to ride a lap
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby KLydesdale » April 13th, 2014, 3:26 pm

Trail was in awesome shape this afternoon.

It's pretty wild that even with the near record snow and cold temps this winter, the thaw only took a few days longer than the latest date I've kept track of over the last decade.


PLRA Spring "Good to Go" dates.

2004: March 28
2005: April 3
2006: March 17
2007: March 25
2008: April 5
2009: March 28
2010: March 19
2011: April 10
2012: March 14
2013: April 5
2014: April 12
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby drmoorejr » April 13th, 2014, 3:47 pm

Awesome! I am bringing my son out there tomorrow to ride.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby jumbo » April 16th, 2014, 8:05 am

Pontiac Lake was in nice shape late yesterday afternoon. There was a little snow cover in spots but the trail was firm, not sloppy. Based on tire tracks through the snow it looked like only me and one other person rode the trail all day Tuesday. It should be perfect today.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby gman122889 » April 16th, 2014, 10:25 pm

jumbo wrote:Pontiac Lake was in nice shape late yesterday afternoon. There was a little snow cover in spots but the trail was firm, not sloppy. Based on tire tracks through the snow it looked like only me and one other person rode the trail all day Tuesday. It should be perfect today.


Took your advice and tried it out today. Trail tread is in great shape nice and tacky but there's just a bit of water in a few places from Tuesday's snow melt that makes it look a little worse then it actually is. I say go ride. Didn't leave any ruts and the trail is pretty clear except small debris you can ride over!
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby Jen_Smith11 » Yesterday, 1:38 pm

I appreciate the updates on the trail condidtions. I plan to ride next weekend and was worried it'd be a muddy mess!
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby watchmyradical » Yesterday, 5:44 pm

Just took a lap and the trail is in excellent shape... wish I could say the same about myself.
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