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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » March 21st, 2010, 12:46 pm

All done.
Three of us got out there this morning and finished up with the "trail sweeping".
There was a little overnight snow out there but at least it didn't really rain much.
Saw some tire tracks that appeared to be pretty new.
Like stated before, only the last 3 miles were tire track free. The rest still is soft including the 2-track along Lk George rd.
If it stays dry all week, maybe the whole area will be good next weekend.

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby kcnado » March 30th, 2010, 8:34 am

Any word on the conditions @ Addison?
Thinking about trying this instead of Stony tonight....
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » March 30th, 2010, 9:21 am

Addison should be fine. It was really good last week, and it drains pretty nicely.

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby dirt » March 30th, 2010, 10:00 am

utabintarbo wrote:Please post up if I'm wrong. :D


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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » March 30th, 2010, 10:23 am

dirt wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:Please post up if I'm wrong. :D


Too easy, must resist.


Context, man! Context!
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby Steve_Kinley » March 30th, 2010, 7:38 pm

I rode the trail this afternoon. While not really muddy, there were still numerous soft spots that left tracks, sort of a shallow imprint. Nothing of long term consequence but more of an annoyance, especially when cornering. It should be dry completely in the next few days.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby kcnado » March 31st, 2010, 6:23 am

Agreed! It was still a little too greasy for my taste. I'll give it another week to dry out.
However, BIG THANKS to whomever is responsible for having the trail in as good of shape as it is this early in the year!
Can't wait till its 100% ready :wink:
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » April 1st, 2010, 5:25 am

As of yesterday afternoon, I have to concur with Steve's assessment generally. Only 2 really wet spots: one at the top of the initial hill just before the road crossing; one in the air field where the trail swoops out into the field. Otherwise the trail is uber-tacky to the point of being non-fast. Fortunately, there is a nice breeze, so this will help with the drying.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » April 2nd, 2010, 7:29 pm

As of today it was just great. Wonderful and fast, in fact. No mud / soft stuff to be seen if you take the entrance from near the banquet facility.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby kcnado » April 3rd, 2010, 3:40 pm

I assume it rained a bit over there today, making it sluggish again???
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » April 3rd, 2010, 9:30 pm

kcnado wrote:I assume it rained a bit over there today, making it sluggish again???


As it appears they only had a trace of precipitation, it is quite likely you won't notice any significant mud. There were a few soft spots, but I doubt we had enough rain to make any difference to those.

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » April 4th, 2010, 6:20 am

Bob, after riding the re-routed first right hander in the coaster at Stony yesterday it had me thinking. Any thought of doing the same thing to the last left hand up hill climb at Addison. The one just before the corner that is lined with the vertical boards. It will be cool if you could still use the hill, just make the left hand turn a lot loooooonger.
Just a thought. You're doing a great job out there. The trail is in great shape.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby D-15 » April 4th, 2010, 1:21 pm

A few trees and branches down and , I assume from the wind yesterday. Otherwise damp, but fine.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » April 4th, 2010, 2:39 pm

chris_werth wrote:Bob, after riding the re-routed first right hander in the coaster at Stony yesterday it had me thinking. Any thought of doing the same thing to the last left hand up hill climb at Addison. The one just before the corner that is lined with the vertical boards. It will be cool if you could still use the hill, just make the left hand turn a lot loooooonger.
Just a thought. You're doing a great job out there. The trail is in great shape.


Chris, I'll look into that with Pete. Thanks for the suggestion!

And thanks for the props! :D
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby Pauly » April 4th, 2010, 8:15 pm

There is two trees down on the first climb up from the paved trail . Lots of sticks down I pick a lot up , but I missed a few due to speed . The third tree that is down is in the south west corner by Lake George were Bald mountain and upland hills farm meet up . Me Mike and Carrie moved it most of the way out of the trail so we can ride around it . The other tree is still sticking out into the two track a half mile from the cell tower .
Someone dismantled some of the rocks you guy put back in place just before the uphill high speed corner . If you put the rocks back in put some dirt around them and that will hold the in place . I put the fat side up so riders who run tubes don't pinch flat .
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