CRAMBA: Holdridge

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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby lawn dart » August 10th, 2014, 8:33 pm

SAuge wrote:I tried something with the east log since it was pretty perpendicular to the trail...The approach
http://amduus.com/1/2014-08-10_18-46-27_596.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. :)

Personally, I think that's brilliant, and believe the same thinking and techniques could be used to bridge some of the chronically wet areas on other parts of the system.
Good Job, Scott!
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » August 10th, 2014, 10:09 pm

Well, I tried to do that on the west in an area and someone tore out the logs - the mud stays a lot of the season.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » August 11th, 2014, 10:57 am

Scott looks good. Now that all the trails are mostly free, maybe we can do some of these projects. Certainly plenty of cut trees available. You might throw some dirt between the logs as to solidify and keep the logs from moving particularly when riding over. I may try to get out there, but pouring the rain now!
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » August 12th, 2014, 9:43 pm

And pouring down rain and pouring down rain and pouring down rain and pouring down rain.smh
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SteveF » August 13th, 2014, 6:51 am

r21954 wrote:And pouring down rain and pouring down rain and pouring down rain and pouring down rain.smh


Whoops, I was afraid of that. I was thinking about heading over to ride Grubers this saturday but maybe too wet?
Sometimes the squeaky wheel gets replaced.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » August 13th, 2014, 7:35 am

If any of the trails would be dry at that time, it would be Grubers. However, the Meadows and Orchard loops would most likely be wet and should be ovoided.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Ramborage » August 13th, 2014, 8:00 am

Not supposed to rain today and warm up. No rain until Saturday at least. Should be ready by tomorrow hopefully!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby r21954 » August 14th, 2014, 3:48 pm

All of Holdridge is dry and in excellent shape.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SteveF » August 15th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Thanks guys! Heading over there tomorrow morning.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Mucky » August 15th, 2014, 8:55 pm

Although I didn't ride Holdridge today, my daughter and I met Ron at ILRA. Great person, and we had a nice chat. I would like to thank him again, for all the hard work he has done on this trail, along with all the others that have helped.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby turbotoad » August 16th, 2014, 4:32 pm

West and North loops were perfect today! Not too dry but nice and tacky for some great cornering grip. Lots of people in the parking lot, but funny that I saw nobody on the trail during the ride.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby AllMountin' » August 16th, 2014, 8:38 pm

Road West and East today. Pretty darned stellar! There is a leaner at mile marker 10, but I got under it at 6'2" on an XL frame, with a bit of hydration pack rub, so most everyone should be able to fit under it. Its been awhile since I've been out here, but I'm pretty sure the entry to the mile 14 drop has changed. Seems more direct, and it rides real nice now, but it surprised me a bit. I was on it before I knew it! :-)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby SAuge » August 19th, 2014, 10:24 am

The leaner on west should be cut or the trail should be moved in front of it. I am sure it is turning into quite the head smacker. (Since the tree is alive, I am more inclined to moving the trail.)
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby turbotoad » August 19th, 2014, 10:43 am

My left shoulder is nearly back to normal and the past few times I've been on the West loop I have been kinda freaked out rounding that turn. Yesterday I came into the turn really hot and felt my shoulder and helmet graze the tree as I tried to duck down enough to rail the corner. I'm not sure but I swear it has gotten a little bit lower. It's an awsome corner and can be extremely fun at speed if the tree wasn't there (banked and on a downward grade). So I would hate to change the charactor of that turn. But I'd also hate to destroy a perfectly healthy tree.....Is there a trail day still scheduled for this Saturday? Perhaps this can be put on the list to decide/do.
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Re: CRAMBA: Holdridge

Postby Jim O » August 19th, 2014, 10:57 am

So where on the West is the tree/leaner?
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