CRAMBA: Holdridge

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby lawn dart » August 2nd, 2014, 10:55 am

Jim O wrote:Snuck up on me too! What's up for tomorrow RON?


Argh! Snuck up on me too!

I wasted time at work when I could have been working on the trail?! :x
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » August 2nd, 2014, 4:24 pm

A big thank u to Mr. Owens for dragging a dr trimmer from 1.5 to 5 mile today on the East. 5 to 7 is all that is left needing a hair cut.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby turbotoad » August 2nd, 2014, 6:04 pm

Sorry I missed it. My shoulder is still a little sketchy. I managed to ride some sidewalks/bike paths for the first time since my AC Joint injury a month ago. It was still a little sore, but not too bad. Off road riding is still not in the cards as well as any heavy lifting/exertion. Hopefully I can make the trail day in a few weeks.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby EnRaz » August 3rd, 2014, 7:01 pm

Finally made the drive to check out Holdridge after hearing about it for years. What a trail! It may be my new favorite Southern Michigan trail. I rode all loops, but the East was definitely my favorite. Lots of debris on the trail I'm guessing from lack of riders on that loop, but awesome nonetheless. Great job to all who work on this trail. A true gem...
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » August 3rd, 2014, 8:55 pm

Thanks Nick! Sorry for the debris. The East was just trimmed yesterday. Did not have enough help to clean behind us. But you are right, there is not enough traffic to beat it down either. Ron and I were out there almost 7 hours. Only one rider passed us.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » August 3rd, 2014, 9:37 pm

Thanks again Nick, the plan was to do a quick run through the Orchard and first 5 miles on East with a leaf blower. Was just a little short on man power but we'll get it done. I know it is a lot more enjoyable when the trail is clean. Thanks: Ron HTC
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby EnRaz » August 4th, 2014, 7:40 am

Hey guys, thanks for the replies, but I fear you got the wrong idea from my post. I wasn't trying to highlight any negative aspect of the trail. Rather, I was mentioning the debris as a reference to the fact that the trail seems to get very little traffic, yet is very well maintained. I had a blast, debris or not, and just wanted to highlighted the fantastic work that has gone into this trail!
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » August 4th, 2014, 11:06 am

Thanks, however, the one guy I mentioned that passed us Saturday, he had to stop as to clear debris from his rear derailleur. Felt bad about that.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby fiddlestix » August 7th, 2014, 8:43 pm

Hey folks, I don't have the tools for the job or I would have taken care of this myself. Today on the east loop right at the 14 mile mark, there was a giant tree down over the trail. Probably a foot and a half in diameter or more. Hopefully someone's itching to swing a chainsaw around for a bit. Otherwise the trail's looking great!
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby michmtb » August 8th, 2014, 9:18 am

I was thinking about heading out to the East loop later today. Anyone know how the trail conditions? I don't get out there very often and I don't know how it holds up to rain.

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » August 8th, 2014, 10:12 am

The East should be great, Orchard may have a soft spot or two but excellent riding should be in the forecast.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby ChrisInYpsi » August 9th, 2014, 2:32 pm

Rode East and West today. There is a chainsaw worthy tree on East between (I think) 13.5 and 14.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby lawn dart » August 9th, 2014, 10:34 pm

Meadows & North loops were clear and dry today with a few face-slappers.

All the work done to maintain these trails was plainly evident. Everyone we spoke to said they really liked the trail system.

I heard there is a tree down across West at around 2.0 miles, and there is a bypass forming to get around it.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » August 10th, 2014, 3:59 pm

I'll catch the east tree today.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » August 10th, 2014, 7:11 pm

I tried something with the east log since it was pretty perpendicular to the trail...

Since it was by the saw mill...
With lots of logs piled up...
log pile...
hmmm...

The approach

http://amduus.com/1/2014-08-10_18-46-27_596.jpg

http://amduus.com/1/2014-08-10_18-46-36_660.jpg

The exit

http://amduus.com/1/2014-08-10_18-46-58_934.jpg

It's a try. I know I could do it and I'm approaching half a century. :)
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