CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mrbikester » July 22nd, 2013, 5:13 pm

I rode Addison Oaks mid afternoon today and it was INCREDIBLY PERFECT. Nice and dry and FAST! This trail is so well maintained -THANK YOU PAULY! AND the others that trim out there.
Liked the new bridge at the 5 1/2 - 6 mile mark.
Also liked the new sign at fork that points to the Lake George Rd entrance and the mountain bike trail. Well done!
Glad I bought my season pass to ride Addison this year. This is one of the nicest flowing trails in Metro area. I live in Royal Oak and it's worth the drive.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby lawn dart » July 22nd, 2013, 8:06 pm

^^^ What mrbikester said. ^^^
Addison was flawless, fun & fast out there this evening. No issues whatsoever.

Ride, ride, ride!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mrbikester » July 24th, 2013, 8:58 pm

We rode Addison Oaks again this afternoon and it was in Perfect shape. No mud or pools of water anywhere.Saw Pauly again working hard on building up parts of the trail that had been washed out from the recent rain. He has done such a great job of building drainage ditches and plastic drainage tubes in wet areas to keep water away from the trail. Years ago this trail used to be awful after a heavy rain and now is a great choice to ride after rain due to the excellent drainage.
Man, that was a fun ride today. AND, this weather is PERFECT for riding!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby jallen317 » July 25th, 2013, 9:29 pm

It's the best place to ride right now IMHO. GO GET SOME!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » July 25th, 2013, 11:10 pm

Just a reminder, the CRAMBA-IMBA Addision Oaks Fall XC Classic is coming up in a bit over a month. Even if you haven't raced before, sign up as beginner or first timer and give it a go. It's fun, and the proceeds go to maintaining area trails.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby lawn dart » July 30th, 2013, 7:48 pm

Addison Oaks was flawless... again!

Saw Pauly out touching-up the trail... again!

We told him "Thanks!" as we rode past. His response?

"We want you guys to keep coming back!"

So we're going back tomorrow to ride it... again!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby jallen317 » August 2nd, 2013, 8:34 pm

Addison was just off the charts fast and fun today!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby lawn dart » August 3rd, 2013, 9:36 am

jallen317 wrote:Addison was just off the charts fast and fun today!

Yep. Even after a good strong rain!

Probably the best-maintained trail in Michigan. Go ride it!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mrbikester » August 3rd, 2013, 9:00 pm

I second that. I rode Island lake Friday and disappointed with all the mud and wet areas. My wife Rita and I rode Addison Oaks today and it was just the opposite.
It was dry and FAST! Such a perfect trail. Used to be a trail to avoid after heavy rains, but now with all the work done by Pauly, it is one of best trails after rain.
I love all the local trails and they all have their unique attributes but there is something so great about riding Addison. Security is also a huge plus when parking there. The Oakland County Sheriff has an office there and patrols regularly. Everyone that works there is always friendly and its just a feel good kind of place. I bought a season pass this year and am glad I did.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby AaronEvan » August 7th, 2013, 1:28 pm

Anyone have any idea how the trail is today? Or the surrounding dirt roads? Thinking about hitting something today after work around 5 if the weather holds
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » August 7th, 2013, 2:06 pm

Likely both will be in decent shape with the occasional puddle. But pop-up t-storms are fairly likely, so keep an eye on the skies!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby AaronEvan » August 8th, 2013, 9:11 am

Trail was perfect yesterday evening. Lake George was a little sloppy on the way back. Ran into Pauly, said hi, and got two laps in.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mrbikester » August 8th, 2013, 7:42 pm

We rode a couple laps today and it was in fantastic shape after the heavy rains last night. Man that trail recovers well after a rain. There were a couple washed out areas but on second lap they had been taken care of. Guess who was out there doing trail maintenance??? PAULY of course! That guy is so enthusiastic and cheers on every one that passes by. He works so hard out there. Every trail should have a Pauly. Love that new bridge in the lake loop. Looks like he has some more wood piled up to make another bridge back there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby lawn dart » August 8th, 2013, 8:10 pm

mrbikester wrote:We rode a couple laps today and it was in fantastic shape after the heavy rains last night. Man that trail recovers well after a rain. There were a couple washed out areas but on second lap they had been taken care of. Every trail should have a Pauly.

Nutshell. *applause*

Addison is awesome thanks to Pauly. I'm glad Oakland County Parks realized how valuable he is.
Imagine if ALL the Parks & Rec departments could afford a dedicated guy like Pauly. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Steve_Kinley » August 8th, 2013, 8:49 pm

Imagine if ALL the Parks & Rec departments could afford a dedicated guy like Pauly

Yes, then all of the volunteer trail workers at the other trails could ride more.
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