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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » June 12th, 2010, 8:54 am

fattyclark wrote:Party at Addison Oaks today, food shows up at 5:30pm keg is already tapped! all you need is 6 bucks and you can enjoy as much as you would like! Anyone can show up we are on Group Camp sites 5 and 6.

Again that is at Addison Oaks, Oakland county park,


You really should clarify that this is part of the Metro North campout.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby ninerhuyghe » June 15th, 2010, 9:35 pm

WARNING! there is a stump before the bigger downhill with all the bricks going down it. It is hard to see and most people probably don't hit it because they don't petal through that section. I was riding today nailed my pedal on it and totally jacked my *beep* up. that is not a fun place to fall, just ask my elbow and knee. I marked it with a water bottle I found on the trail so that people would see it. It maybe a good idea for it to be marked with paint or something bright so others don't wreck themselves on it. I just hope I can straighten out my brand new front wheel.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby jwhitey » June 15th, 2010, 9:42 pm

You hit your pedal on a stump and messed up your front wheel? Tell us more please.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby ninerhuyghe » June 16th, 2010, 9:25 pm

jwhitey wrote:You hit your pedal on a stump and messed up your front wheel? Tell us more please.


yeah I was hammering through the section, so instead of having my pedals level, which most people and I probably have done a bunch of times before. well there is a little stump there and on my up stroke my pedal nailed it, which bucked me off my bike. I think the front wheel got jacked up on the cement blocks. it's not a taco but it's not a straight edge either. The stump should be marked and so I marked it with whatever i could find.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby fattyclark » June 17th, 2010, 9:01 am

I have never seen a stump there . But what I worry about is clipping one of those trees that are only a few inches off your bars when you go through there. lol I am sure the pain you felt in your crash is about has bad as one would feel clipping those trees lol
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby Steve_Kinley » June 17th, 2010, 9:23 am

is that the stump from the tree that was cut out but not at the very base of the tree? I think the stump used to have an orange ribbon tied around it.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » June 17th, 2010, 9:30 am

I do not recall this stump. I'll have to go and have a look to see what can be done.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby wingzz » June 17th, 2010, 9:40 am

utabintarbo wrote:I do not recall this stump. I'll have to go and have a look to see what can be done.


just tie the stump to the black sheep and pull the thing out of the ground with all the extra power that bike gives you :shock:
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » June 17th, 2010, 9:43 am

utabintarbo wrote:I do not recall this stump. I'll have to go and have a look to see what can be done.


Riding around the stump, maybe?
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby ninerhuyghe » June 17th, 2010, 10:04 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:I do not recall this stump. I'll have to go and have a look to see what can be done.


Riding around the stump, maybe?


I don't think the stump really needs to be taken out just marked so people can see it because It is hard to notice, but can cause some major damage.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby ninerhuyghe » June 17th, 2010, 10:08 pm

Steve_Kinley wrote:is that the stump from the tree that was cut out but not at the very base of the tree? I think the stump used to have an orange ribbon tied around it.


yeah I think so. there was a small tree right next to it. I think it might have been safer and cooler if that tree was left there.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » June 18th, 2010, 5:26 am

I never noticed it because it is ~3-4" tall at best. :P In any case, I marked it with a couple of flags, and will ask the park about removing it.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby ninerhuyghe » June 18th, 2010, 7:55 pm

utabintarbo wrote:I never noticed it because it is ~3-4" tall at best. :P In any case, I marked it with a couple of flags, and will ask the park about removing it.


yeah it is hard to notice until it takes you out. I didn't even know what happened until I got up and saw the little *beep*
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby str8flush24 » June 21st, 2010, 7:20 am

Rode by that a couple times yesterday. Didnt notice any stumps but saw the flags and water bottle :? Probably going too fast to notice it. :D Trail was in excellent shape though. Great day to ride.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby kcnado » June 22nd, 2010, 12:58 pm

Except for a few face slappers and vines that tried to take my head off, the trail was in darn near perfect condition yesterday..... before all the rain :?
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