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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby c0nsumer » September 14th, 2014, 7:38 pm

jreyst wrote:Huh. I rode Addison several times at night last winter. I believe folks here actually said that it was "technically" closed but that it's generally ok to ride at night there. I'm pretty sure I even posted here talking about it last winter. Either way though, if the TC says it's a no-go then I guess it's a no-go :(


I know it's been done, but the park has asked us (CRAMBA-IMBA) to discourage it, and I know someone who has been stopped by the police for doing so.

I just wouldn't bother there, when Stony is open until 10pm this time of the year.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby jreyst » September 14th, 2014, 7:42 pm

Accidentally posted this in the wrong thread (too many tabs open lol)

Ok, fair enough. If we've been officially asked to not do it I certainly won't. However, in the late part of the season I sometimes find myself with the only window of time available even after 10 pm. Last year I rode Novi (Tree Farm) quite often due to the 12 1/2 mile entrance being always available. Besides Novi, are there other parts that, while "technically" closed are common go-to night ride destinations that are generally acceptable to visit (past 10 pm that is.)
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Sortaslow » September 14th, 2014, 8:29 pm

jreyst wrote:Accidentally posted this in the wrong thread (too many tabs open lol)

Ok, fair enough. If we've been officially asked to not do it I certainly won't. However, in the late part of the season I sometimes find myself with the only window of time available even after 10 pm. Last year I rode Novi (Tree Farm) quite often due to the 12 1/2 mile entrance being always available. Besides Novi, are there other parts that, while "technically" closed are common go-to night ride destinations that are generally acceptable to visit (past 10 pm that is.)

It's like fight club man. We don't talk about it. No one has ever ridden stony or any other trail past the posted close times.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby jreyst » September 14th, 2014, 8:30 pm

Ah. Got it.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby Sortaslow » September 14th, 2014, 10:03 pm

jreyst wrote:Ah. Got it.

BUT of you happen to get stuck out in the dark riding trail from a flat or something, just make sure you aren't at Addison. From some accounts I've heard, they are strict about it. You don't want your car in the p lot at stony after close too.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby RMXByker » September 16th, 2014, 6:29 am

Anybody have any clue on conditions out there with last nights downpours? Was planning a ride tonight but want to verify its okay before heading out.
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » September 16th, 2014, 8:19 am

RMXByker wrote:Anybody have any clue on conditions out there with last nights downpours? Was planning a ride tonight but want to verify its okay before heading out.


By this afternoon, you will likely find minimal grease and maybe a shallow puddle or two. For a clay trail, Addison drains VERY well. No reason not to go. :icon_thumleft:
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Re: CRAMBA: Addison Oaks

Postby RMXByker » September 16th, 2014, 8:52 am

Thanks Bob. That is what I figured. Once Addison gets dried up in the spring/early summer it seems to be great 90% of the rest of the year. Thanks again!
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