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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby SteelIsReal » June 14th, 2016, 11:58 am

c0nsumer wrote:There are fountains all around the parking lot.


All around what parking lot? That's pretty vague.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby santaclausersolo » June 14th, 2016, 12:01 pm

SteelIsReal wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:There are fountains all around the parking lot.


All around what parking lot? That's pretty vague.

Well, there's really only one parking lot near the trail head.....unless you were referring to the shooting range down the street, or the boat launch all the way down on the other side of the park, or the campground, or the equestrian parking, or the RC air field parking....

but, if one were to use common sense they'd probably figure out that he was talking about the parking lot that people use for mountain bike riding....just a hunch.

There's also a bathhouse down by the beech....
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby KLydesdale » June 14th, 2016, 1:01 pm

SteelIsReal wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:There are fountains all around the parking lot.


All around what parking lot? That's pretty vague.



Yeah, come on Steve.... how dare you not provide a Strava route right to the fountains.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby ihateplaindave » June 14th, 2016, 4:21 pm

Also, yes there is water at the restrooms. All of them.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby c0nsumer » June 14th, 2016, 4:30 pm

It's real fun times when you ride early enough in the year the water isn't on. I was lucky to find an employee who let me fill up at a slop sink vs. the warm water in the bathroom sinks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby jumbo » June 14th, 2016, 4:32 pm

You guys drink water when you ride? Huh.


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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby BLOOMIS914 » June 19th, 2016, 5:10 pm

I hope this is still the PLRA trail conditions forum....Rode there for the first time today. Great trail, first climb was a good challenge...rest of trail is a great combination of smooth, rocky, rooty flowy single track with a nice combination of short climbs with nice rewards after each. Basically a nice roller coaster pace. I can't wait to ride this again. Nice trail with a few leaners / low hanging large tree branches - watch your head.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby jer091 » June 22nd, 2016, 3:14 pm

PLRA Trail day Sunday June 26th!!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/983134718428856/

Join in this amazing opportunity to help improve one of SE Michigan's most prestigious Mountain Biking Trails.
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Meet at the new sign for The Mountain Bike Trail Head at 9:00am. We will work until noon and then share lunch.

What to expect: Good times while helping improve the trail conditions.
Trail trimming main goal.

What to bring: work gloves and something to drink. Safety glasses if you'd like. Biking gear for after working. Swim gear to take a dip. Hiking stuff if you'd prefer to stay on foot. Bug spray is a good idea. And so is bringing a friend.

Dress: recommended pants and a long sleeve shirt.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby SteelIsReal » June 22nd, 2016, 7:26 pm

I'm going to try and be there. I almost got killed today by a vine that reached out an grabbed my bars at about 22 mph.

All I had to do was go thirty feet past the Pontiac trail sign and there is a huge water fountain thing and nice bathrooms. Wow.
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Re: CRAMBA: Pontiac Lake

Postby KLydesdale » June 25th, 2016, 9:02 am

If either of the two guys who stopped to help me after I crashed at PLRA read this forum, I'd like to thank them. It was my worst MTB crash ever but all I ended up with was some nasty trail rash and some sprained ligaments in my shoulder. Not too bad considering how fast I was going. I think what may have have caused me to crash is that I sideswiped a rock or root on the drop on that downhill and it burped air out of my front tire. The tire was completely flat after the crash and had a tell-tale mark on the sidewall.
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