CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby AaronEvan » August 28th, 2013, 2:33 pm

Has anyone been out today or in the surrounding area? Was thinking of hitting it today around 6. I work out by the Palace and it hasn’t rained all day, but I’m not sure what the rain was like out this way last night. Thanks!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » August 28th, 2013, 3:46 pm

Go for it. Addison didn't get hit that hard.

Report back if I'm wrong. Or if I'm right, FTM. :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby AaronEvan » August 28th, 2013, 6:39 pm

Trail was perfect! Got in two laps and a round on the paved path. Really nice out
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mtb_frk » August 31st, 2013, 5:14 pm

lawn dart wrote:
Did not see Pauly, but his handiwork was everywhere.


Special note!
All the sand is gone(!) from the loose, deep sand left turn at about mile 3.75.

http://mmba.org/library/maps/addisonoak ... Aug-09.pdf

Makes for a real different corner!


Rode the trail today. I wasn't sure what to expect after the deluge last night. The trail was in really good shape. The sand is back though in that corner.

What's up with the orange marker posts on the peninsula?
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 2nd, 2013, 11:39 am

The trail was in great shape this morning, trimmed back and very fast. It is also seems to be getting smoother each time I ride it.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby turbotoad » September 2nd, 2013, 2:32 pm

I also rode it today. Zero mud/water. Hardpack was fast and smooth :D Ran across a guy (Paul?) working on fixing some eroded hilly sections towards the end.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » September 2nd, 2013, 3:03 pm

mtb_frk wrote:
What's up with the orange marker posts on the peninsula?


Those appear to be emergency vehicle guides for access to the peninsula area. After the issue a couple weeks ago, it appears they are being proactive in not having to hunt for a way to get back there. Generally speaking, it will affect the actual trail very little, only widening it (sufficient for Gator/golf cart access) in a couple of places.

And yes, that was likely Pauly trying to iron out some of the brake bumps on that last downhill before the race. :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Steve_Kinley » September 2nd, 2013, 6:13 pm

And yes, that was likely Pauly trying to iron out some of the brake bumps on that last downhill before the race.


I fear that the downhill will need some major work or rerouting to eliminate the braking bumps permanently. Adding jumps and fill on the downhill prior to the last right hand corner before the split log is not going to help, but it does make it fun :D I think you need to look at alternative solutions to that area, including rerouting if necessary. It has been a problem area for years.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » September 2nd, 2013, 7:41 pm

Steve_Kinley wrote:
And yes, that was likely Pauly trying to iron out some of the brake bumps on that last downhill before the race.


I fear that the downhill will need some major work or rerouting to eliminate the braking bumps permanently. Adding jumps and fill on the downhill prior to the last right hand corner before the split log is not going to help, but it does make it fun :D I think you need to look at alternative solutions to that area, including rerouting if necessary. It has been a problem area for years.


Agreed. One of a couple areas we are considering for reroutes over the next year or so.

Of course, that would tend to be seen as "dumbing down", so.... :roll:
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mrbikester » September 2nd, 2013, 7:56 pm

My wife Rita and I rode Addison today and it was in PERFECT shape. Saw Pauly working hard on the trail as always. Thank You Pauly.
Amazing how well this trail recovers from rain.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby 2slo2endo » September 3rd, 2013, 8:29 pm

Is there a free place to park near Addison? I can't think of anywhere closer than the Bald Mountain Trail head... How far is that?
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Sortaslow » September 3rd, 2013, 9:57 pm

Oakview middle school. I just buy the combined metro park and Oakland county parks pass.

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby AaronEvan » September 3rd, 2013, 10:40 pm

It's just over two miles from Bald Mountain North
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » September 4th, 2013, 5:05 am

We no longer need to use the middle school for external parking.
Use the completely legal parking at the Cranberry lake north lot on 32 Mile rd.
It's right at the end of the Addison Oaks connector trial. (About 1 1/2 miles east of the main park entrance)

Also, give some serious thought to buying a parking pass. All parks are in need of the $$.
The Metro park / Oakland county combo pass works well for some of us.

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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » September 4th, 2013, 6:27 am

Sortaslow wrote:Oakview middle school. I just buy the combined metro park and Oakland county parks pass.


This,

PK wrote:We no longer need to use the middle school for external parking.
Use the completely legal parking at the Cranberry lake north lot on 32 Mile rd.
It's right at the end of the Addison Oaks connector trial. (About 1 1/2 miles east of the main park entrance)


and this,

PK wrote:Also, give some serious thought to buying a parking pass. All parks are in need of the $$.
The Metro park / Oakland county combo pass works well for some of us.


and especially this. :D
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