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CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby 2niner » April 12th, 2015, 7:57 pm

I rode part of Addison and part of Bald North today. Addison is wet, Bald is in better shape than it was half of last season! The spots you think would be wet were dry, except for the mud pit out of the main parking lot, don't even try it!
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby 2niner » April 14th, 2015, 12:58 pm

It's great today. A few trees down but easy to get over. Lots of tracks out there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby mrbikester » April 14th, 2015, 10:05 pm

Trail is overall in good shape. Dirt is a bit damp in some spots. Looks like a couple berms are all mud with deep tracks so that needs some repair. A couple trees down. Sure felt good to be riding Addison trail again. I missed it.
A couple more dry sunny days and Pauly's magic and it will be back to Perfect.

Also noticed that all the big beautiful willow trees that lined the entrance road were cut down. Does anyone know why?
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby jreyst » April 15th, 2015, 8:32 pm

Rode 2 laps at Addison today also. 99% perfect but the one big berm before you end at the Lk. George Road entrance is pretty rutted up- enough that I opted to stay off of it. The grass past the berm and on the section of trail leading to the Lk. George exit was also a bit damp but the rest of the trail was dry and perfect. There's one tree you can hop over and one you have to ride around to the left of but other than that nothing major.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » April 19th, 2015, 2:15 pm

Addison Oaks is in great shape. As jreyst said above, that berm in the fast section is still rutted and soft. There's only one other damp area; the turn-off from the two track up to the Daisy Field climb. Most of the major ruts have been smoothed over, but the trail is still a little choppy. Completely clear, though, and it's obvious that the park has been doing work to the trail surface itself. Get out there and ride before the rain comes.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby vang9981 » April 20th, 2015, 7:43 am

Anyone been? How is it after the rain? :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » April 20th, 2015, 7:45 am

vang9981 wrote:Anyone been? How is it after the rain? :)


... it's still raining.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby vang9981 » April 20th, 2015, 7:45 am

Crud.. its clear where i am... thx
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » April 20th, 2015, 7:49 am

vang9981 wrote:Crud.. its clear where i am... thx


If you can find a way through the rain, I'd say give it a look. It was outright dry yesterday, so it may be okay today if we didn't get a lot of rain. But, if you are leaving any ruts, please head elsewhere. This trail took enough damage during autumn and the spring thaw, and it'd be nice if we can let the existing ruts heal and make it worse.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby vang9981 » April 20th, 2015, 7:51 am

No doubt. Thx. :) i heard it drains well but dont wanna drive 45 mins just to turn around. Mb another day.. :)
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » April 23rd, 2015, 8:40 pm

Just FYI, Oakland County Parks and Recreation will be conducting a controlled burn in Addison Oaks East tomorrow starting at 12 to 1pm. While this isn't anywhere near the mountain bike trails, don't be alarmed if you see smoke coming from this area during that time.
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