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Postby EPICEARTH » January 6th, 2007, 4:54 pm

Orion Oaks is dry in a thunderstorm. It is great having it nearby for riding in crappy weather. I hope the plans to add more technical single track gain some momentum.
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Postby drmoorejr » January 6th, 2007, 5:05 pm

EPICEARTH wrote:Orion Oaks is dry in a thunderstorm. It is great having it nearby for riding in crappy weather. I hope the plans to add more technical single track gain some momentum.


The last 3 months have been quiet.. Especially since the Addison Race, Jon Noyce seemed to be extra busy. I hope (with Pauly/Todd's) help we can get going on this!

Also I bought the new Metro/Oakland pass ($46) and the Brochure mentions the additional trails as a future addition. To me, this means at least Jon hasn't forgotten!
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Postby turbotoad » January 20th, 2007, 7:43 pm

This sounds really exciting. I ride Orion quite a bit and have always wanted to see some true "single-track" added. The trails are not bad as they are, but some more challenging hills & twisties would definetly be a plus and make this park much more enjoyable on a mountain bike. keep the updates coming!
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Postby Sofa King » March 15th, 2007, 11:23 am

Ran O.O. Wednesday night and IT IS NOT RIDABLE, but it is runable. :lol:
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Postby turbotoad » March 30th, 2007, 9:03 pm

Rode at Orion this evening and the trails were in in great shape. Just a couple muddy spots on the NorthWest section of trail between the parking lot on Clarkston road and the first bridge crossing.
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Postby almostolen » April 10th, 2007, 5:26 pm

conditions were great today.. hardly any muddy spots, and surprisingly a lot of dry sandy areas.
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Postby trifreak » April 11th, 2007, 3:52 pm

rode yesterday and it was fine found a sweet jump in the old motocross section.
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Postby almostolen » April 12th, 2007, 4:12 pm

where is the motocross section?
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Postby trifreak » April 13th, 2007, 10:25 am

umm if you make a left after coming off the big hill towards baldwin it is in there. There is some sweet potential singeltrack in there. It is just a hilly field with a retaining wall in the middle. Kinda hard to expalain Id have to show ya
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Postby dewman » April 19th, 2007, 5:02 pm

Walked it today with my new dog all was dry but one of the trails coming from the bladwin road entrance
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Postby gandalfthegrey » November 5th, 2007, 4:16 pm

The trails are in excellent condition. Rode it both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. Not too many people out now that the weather is cooling off.
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Postby RQ1 » December 14th, 2007, 11:39 am

Great ride out there this morning.

Some areas are a little icy, some are flat and fast, but most trails have about a 1" crust to break through. It makes it a pretty good workout. Even the little hills felt like big ones. If you live in the area but don't bother to ride Orion Oaks because it's not technical enough, give it a try now. Let me know what you think.

I didn't use studs, but I aired the tires down to "squishy" to try to keep afloat above the crust. Also left the clipless at home in favor of platforms. I think some of the icy spots can bite you.

Anyway, have fun and get out there!
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Postby RQ1 » March 7th, 2008, 2:54 pm

Did a trail run out here today, and wished I had brought the bike instead. The footpaths are all well travelled by dogwalkers, and they are at least reasonably flat. Pretty much all areas of the trail system would be perfectly passable on a bike without studs.
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Postby soccerjett » April 6th, 2008, 7:11 am

Are bikes allowed on all the trails here? Is it pretty easy to explore and learn if there's no set path?
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Postby Steve_Kinley » April 6th, 2008, 7:15 am

Yes, bikes are allowed at Orion Oaks. Just about every intersection is marked with both numbers and maps. Most of the trail dries pretty quickly. The hilliest part is in the NW corner but the trail through the woods there may still be wet.
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