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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby i69whitey » June 16th, 2014, 12:11 pm

Isn't this the section we were asked to stay off?

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » June 16th, 2014, 12:27 pm

i69whitey wrote:Isn't this the section we were asked to stay off?

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Yes, The township asked us to let riders know that it's closed, scheduled through July 4th, for tower replacement.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby lawn dart » June 16th, 2014, 6:24 pm

i69whitey wrote:Isn't this the section we were asked to stay off?

Whoops, my bad. Sorry! :oops:
It was a ghost town when we were there, so I didn't consider that the place is bustling during the week.

Though buckeyefan mentioned a way to enter River Bends from the south, one would still have to cross the construction road at some point in order reach the whole trail system. *shrug*
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby InTeRnEt_RyAn » June 16th, 2014, 6:39 pm

So don't go that way. So should I just enter off parkdale or something off Auburn Rd? Into the nature center side and take the paved route over?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby madmike23 » June 17th, 2014, 6:41 pm

Did a couple laps at CRPT today. The trail was in excellent shape and it was very fast.

Don't forget your bug spray! Good lord were they thirsty!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » June 18th, 2014, 7:52 am

madmike23 wrote:Did a couple laps at CRPT today. The trail was in excellent shape and it was very fast.

Don't forget your bug spray! Good lord were they thirsty!


Can't remember them ever being quite as bad as they are right now. Makes it impossible to do any trail
maintenance, been trying to get that deadfall in "Big Skinny" removed. Evrytime I try they make me run
out of the woods :evil: .
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby madmike23 » June 23rd, 2014, 10:34 am

I rode yesterday mid morning. The trail had some muddy spots, but overall it was in good shape. There were several trees down.

I got this one and one other off the trail.
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The next three, I could not get by myself.

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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby jhmotard » June 23rd, 2014, 10:36 am

Beat me to it
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Wolfeman » June 23rd, 2014, 9:08 pm

Saw those two large trees. Tried to move the larger one and no dice. Might need two guys and a can of Off... I woulda tried pulling from the other end but the skeeters were dining on me...
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » June 24th, 2014, 8:56 am

Thanks for posting the pics of where the deadfalls are located, and for removing the ones you could.
I may be able to get out Wednesday night to get a couple of them. If not Aaron or I will get to them
this weekend.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » June 26th, 2014, 11:57 am

Anybody know if CRPT is dry enough to ride?

Also, If there is any interest in building a rolling bridge in the middle of the dragon's back (or mear M53), like the one in Rbends anytime, I would be up for that!

I love that feature.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » June 26th, 2014, 1:04 pm

2slo2endo wrote:Anybody know if CRPT is dry enough to ride?

Also, If there is any interest in building a rolling bridge in the middle of the dragon's back (or mear M53), like the one in Rbends anytime, I would be up for that!

I love that feature.


Im sure it will be wet in spots, but ridable...maybe. If you get out there and it's bad let us know. Our goal is to build another bridge
right after the long bridge, to solve a major problem spot in the trail. That is priority number one. I am also going to look into rerouting
the M53 straight closer to the fence, in the area where it stays wet.



I like the roller at RB, but as you know these kind of projects take funding, or donated wood such as the wood used to build the roller at
RB. The funding we have at this time is going to be used to build new bridge after the long bridge, and to put some kind of rails on the
long bridge where it is 3ft or more off the ground. The city gave us a choice, put hand rails on the spots where it is 3ft off the ground, or remove the bridge. Also where is the Dragon's back located at?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » June 26th, 2014, 1:14 pm

I think he is talking about the same spot as you...just after the long bridge before the rollers. The spot that is always wet and has the makeshift bridge laying in the mud.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » June 26th, 2014, 1:39 pm

buckeyefan58 wrote:I think he is talking about the same spot as you...just after the long bridge before the rollers. The spot that is always wet and has the makeshift bridge laying in the mud.


If that is the ares 2slo is talking about. I don't think that kind of feature would work well there, you are
carrying to much speed coming off the long bridge to roll through a roller section.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » June 27th, 2014, 9:29 am

Yep that is what I was talking about.. Long bridge... 2 rollers... wet area. I will watch for the work day when you build / add rails to the long bridge...
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