CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

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

Postby Mack » November 19th, 2012, 5:18 pm

lawn dart wrote:
Mack wrote:Thanks, from what i've heard you can really rail this section now.


Indeed! Before you had to almost tip-toe through it. Now you can carve it, peddling like mad the whole way. A really big boost in the fun factor.


The berms for the switchback section were planned from beginning, when I flagged that section. It just takes time and lots of help.
There is one more berm planned for that section. I also want to finally finish the berm around the huge oak tree on the south end. The retaining wall is already in place, it just needs to back filled. Those are a couple of projects on next years "must do" list.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby FLIPMODES » November 19th, 2012, 7:32 pm

Count me in! I can now see why you enjoy building. :D
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Di_bear » November 19th, 2012, 7:37 pm

Rode it today. :-) The helmet mount worked with the way I have it now. I kept the Lumina 650 on the handlebar, which is really a good place for it. *REALLY* enjoyed riding. It was nice going to the trail instead of home = less crappy traffic. Got home by 7:15 with a stop at Meijer.

Left the Edison lot at 6:50--no ticket. ;-) But, someone was driving down the paved path with a spotlight while I was making my way to the last stretch of singletrack on the way out. That's really a perfect starting point!

The trail was in awesome shape. :-)
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » November 19th, 2012, 11:13 pm

How late are you allowed to park there, or for that matter what time is the park closed?
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » November 20th, 2012, 8:29 am

FLIPMODES wrote:Count me in! I can now see why you enjoy building. :D


Your in! I do truly enjoy all aspects of the process of building a trail / feature. Trail days
are a riot, as you well know now :D :D .
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » November 20th, 2012, 8:36 am

2slo2endo wrote:How late are you allowed to park there, or for that matter what time is the park closed?


I don't know on the parking question, I will talk to Aaron and find out. The park is open April-September 7am-10pm,
October-March 7am-8pm. I ride well past 8pm this time of year, never had a problem...but I do not park at
Edison Ct. I ride to the trail head.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Di_bear » November 20th, 2012, 8:56 am

Mack wrote:
2slo2endo wrote:Edison Ct. I ride to the trail head.


Brag, brag, brag. ;-)

I haven't seen any hours posted for parking, so unsure. Aaron wasn't sure if it was 7 or 8. And, of course, the Sterling Heights website doesn't list park hours.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby mr_opjones » November 20th, 2012, 9:28 am

I like Jaycee park for parking
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » November 20th, 2012, 10:39 am

Di_bear wrote:
Mack wrote:
2slo2endo wrote:Edison Ct. I ride to the trail head.


Brag, brag, brag. ;-)

I haven't seen any hours posted for parking, so unsure. Aaron wasn't sure if it was 7 or 8. And, of course, the Sterling Heights website doesn't list park hours.


Ya, it's a whole 2 miles form home. It would take me longer to load the bike and drive there, then to just ride there.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » November 20th, 2012, 10:44 am

mr_opjones wrote:I like Jaycee park for parking


Nice place to park in the spring and fall...but that lot is a dust bowl in the summer. I park there to
do trail work on the north end, and in a couple hours my truck is dust brown in color, it was silver when I left it.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » November 23rd, 2012, 8:40 am

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. I was finally able to get out for a ride yesterday morning
and check out the new berms in the switcback section. They are really a great additon to the trail
and that section. They are firming up nicely. Im glad it rained last night it willl help them along in
the process. The trail is clear of deadfall and riding fast. Enjoy!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » November 23rd, 2012, 9:34 am

Mack wrote:Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. I was finally able to get out for a ride yesterday morning
and check out the new berms in the switcback section. They are really a great additon to the trail
and that section. They are firming up nicely. Im glad it rained last night it willl help them along in
the process. The trail is clear of deadfall and riding fast. Enjoy!!


Agreed, those berms are a HUGE improvement.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » November 23rd, 2012, 9:45 am

c0nsumer wrote:
Mack wrote:Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. I was finally able to get out for a ride yesterday morning
and check out the new berms in the switcback section. They are really a great additon to the trail
and that section. They are firming up nicely. Im glad it rained last night it willl help them along in
the process. The trail is clear of deadfall and riding fast. Enjoy!!


Agreed, those berms are a HUGE improvement.


One more is still needed in that secton....next spring.
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » November 23rd, 2012, 11:11 am

Aaron just had a impromtu cup of coffee with Rob Wedding. Who was at our last trail day,
and was part of the berm crew. He is so exited with what we are doing at CRPT, he was
inspired to make a $250.00 donation to our trail fund. This will help us with one of our spring
projects, building another bridge. This new bridge, will solve the problem in the low area after
the long bridge. Rob, it's people like you, who inspre us to do what we do. THANK YOU!!
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Re: CRAMBA: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » November 23rd, 2012, 12:51 pm

Thanks for the parking update! I usually ride to the trail too (brag brag brag... LOL Di bear)... but you never know! Took 2 buddies out and rode CRPT & Riverbends on Thanksgiving morning, The berms are way cool!
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