Mid-State: Ella Sharp

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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » March 26th, 2013, 5:09 pm

I haven't been out there yet, but I do plan to take a look soon to see what needs to be done. I know Pat is planning to revive the Monday night rides. I think he is planning to push back the start time a little this year.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » March 28th, 2013, 4:59 pm

MLKuhl wrote:Anyone been out walking or riding the trails this winter? Wondering what condition they are in and if any clean up is being planned for this spring. I am so ready to start riding....


Sloppy in a lot of places. There are dry spots, but they are just not ready to ride on yet. I tried the north and some of the 3-4 and it is just not really ridable yet.

There are some trees down from what I seen and I cleared some off. Overall, the trails that I rode seem to be in fair shape. People just need to stay off them (including me) until they dry thoroughly.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » March 28th, 2013, 6:03 pm

Thanks guys, hard to believe last year this time trails were dry and I had in quite a few rides by now. Good to hear about the monday rides, hope to make a lot of those this year.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 4th, 2013, 4:38 pm

The trails are nearly dry. I rode the north and 1-4 trails. Quite a few trees down on the 1-4 and 1 on the north. Not sure about the other trails, but I am sure they are in similar shape, except for the tunnel.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » April 9th, 2013, 8:27 pm

Ran into a couple of guys Saturday who cut a tree in the Schoolhouse trail. They also mentioned they have a new bridge they are planning to put in the North trail to replace the sketchy bridge that is there now. Does anyone know if the big tree down in the museum trail has been taken care of. If not I can probably get to it on Sunday.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » April 23rd, 2013, 11:53 am

Got a ride in on Mueseum, Hedgerow and School house last night after getting some miles on the rail trail. Trails were pretty dry, had way more dust then mud on my bike afterward. Still one tree down on Mueseum and 2 or 3 on Schoolhouse. Also, a homewner on hedgerow cleared they're yard all the way to trail in one spot...dont know if they are going to give us trouble of just clearing that section of trail for us. I thought I had ridden off trail and into someones yard at first...
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » April 28th, 2013, 10:51 am

There are quite a few trees down on several trails in the park. 1 large on the north (where you turn off the back straightaway) that covers two parts of the trail. I can't remember if there were any other trees down on the north. Several on the 1-4 trails. 2 or 3 on the school and the one on the museum. I can't remember if there were any on probert. I don't think there were any on the golf trail.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby Laser4G63 » May 1st, 2013, 3:12 pm

I want to give a big thanks to whoever cleared the trees off the museum and 1-4 trails.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » May 1st, 2013, 5:19 pm

It was Dan from CCC.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » May 1st, 2013, 7:12 pm

Was just out there this evening and noticed museum was all clear. Also just one tree remained on school house and its in an awkward position, not quite sure how that one is gonna get cleared, just have to portage it. Also looks like a little work has been going on there, new berm and nice log pile over downed tree. I also rode hedgerow and driving range and those were clear as well. Thanks for all the clean up Dan.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » May 1st, 2013, 7:25 pm

The berm and log pile were compliments of a couple of riders I met out there a few weeks ago. I hope they stay, but the same person clearing trees also cuts out all of the log piles that have been put in the past.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby MLKuhl » May 8th, 2013, 11:21 am

One of the bridges are in rough shape on North trail, glad we didn't ride over it. We walked it and it seemed very unstable so heads up. Sorry, don't recall which one it was. 2 that cross stream aren't there?
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby jake » May 8th, 2013, 12:05 pm

I met two guys out there a few weeks ago. One of them said he has already built a bridge to replace that. He will be installing it soon.
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby glr » May 20th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Anyone going to the group ride tonight at 6:30? Looks like a good time, wish I could go!
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Re: Mid-State: Ella Sharp

Postby glr » May 21st, 2013, 8:38 pm

Was able to sneak out for a bit, checked out the trail for the first time. Managed to get lost a few times, sorry to the riders that I came up on going the wrong way! Thanks to the two locals I ran into that got me back to where I new I was. Loved the trail, will try to make it to the next group ride to get a good tour of the park. Jake, have you thought about trying to have people adopt a trail out there? With so many different sections I think it might be easier to have a some people sign up to do a few miles. Hopfully you'll get a few people to post up and give you a hand, it does need some tlc. A real cool trail to ride though, I'll be back for sure.
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