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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » August 28th, 2011, 11:22 am

Buster go the the Trail Guide section click on CRPT it will show you a map and give you directions.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buster » August 28th, 2011, 1:57 pm

No, no, no I know where CRPT is.. I was asking where the garbage is in Lake St. Clair to scuba and explorer.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » August 28th, 2011, 4:02 pm

It is not hard to find it's clearly marked on any map of LSC. I can't recomend diving it anymore. Ever since the Zebra mussels too over LSC they are really thick in there and the weeds can be a b!t@h.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » September 2nd, 2011, 6:07 pm

Rode the trail this afternoon. It is in great shape and very fast. :D Thanks for filling in the wet spots.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » September 4th, 2011, 10:22 am

Rode it yesterday, trail is in great shape, I rode in the 90 degree heat on Friday, So I wasn't really in great shape... but the trail is perfect now...
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 5th, 2011, 12:50 pm

I've been meaning to get these pictures up of the bridges that I worked on, but been busy up north feeding my other passions hunting & fishing. The flooding we have had this year has taken it's toll on some of the approaches. Pictures are from the north heading south on the trail

before: This one was difficult because of the uneven surface which is concrete with logs laid into it.
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After: All the boards have a 45 cut into the faces to ease the transition.
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Before: This bridge was upside down and 10 feet off to the side of the trail after the last flood. The logs were a temporary fix.
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After: I found some 50# chunks of concrete and buried them snug against the bridge. Hopefully this will solve the
problem of it moving during flooding. Only time and another flood will tell.
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No before pics of this one. I had alot to do and forgot. Those of you who ride this trail know this bridge as the one coming into the "humps" that is angled and curved. It had a 6-8 inch step up to get on to the bridge. I also made a
new line coming into the bridge to take out the turn just before you got onto the bridge. Trail was built before the
bridge it worked then, not so well after the bridge was built.

Here is the new approach.
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This is the old line coming into the bridge.
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This is the new one a smoother line coming into the bridge and coming off it.
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Part of the new line looking up the trail to the bridge. From what i'm told it rides great. Thanks karl (kwings) for being my test rider and the first one to ride the new line and the approach.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby i69whitey » September 5th, 2011, 1:21 pm

wow, looks better than last time i rode...
saturday (nah, sunday too)
keep up the good work. jude loves this trail,
he even cleaned that curved bridge without a foot down.
the height scares dad, not him
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 5th, 2011, 3:32 pm

Thanks, Hoping to get out tomorrow morning and see how it's riding.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » September 8th, 2011, 9:29 am

Looks awesome, I like the look of the approach to the curved bridge - Great Job!!
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 8th, 2011, 9:52 am

It rides really nice now. The approach now matches the angle of the bridge which makes transitioning on to and off the bridge smoother. That and I did away with that turn just before you got on / off the bridge with out that turn the whole section rides better.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » September 12th, 2011, 9:46 am

Awesome! Can't wait until it dries out!!
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby mkow1234 » September 12th, 2011, 11:01 am

A lot of the paved pathway (and the lower flood plain areas) of Dodge Park were under water Saturday evening when I attempted to ride...
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Roy » September 13th, 2011, 6:06 am

I rode the trail yesterday (9/12).
It was very rideable. I just had to slow down for the wet spots. There was water over the tail near the start, just past the caution sign.
This is a great trail when you consider it is in a flood plane and it had just flooded.
I rode late morning and there were no bugs out.
The new bridge over the Clinton River is nice. The floating dock is badly designed, as it sticks out into the max flow of the river. There will be a lot of canoes overturned.
Go ride the dirt Clinton River Park Trail!

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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 13th, 2011, 8:14 am

If you are talking about coming out of/into of the humps depending which way direction your riding. We are going to build a bridge this fall if all goes as planned. The bridge will solve the issue of it being underwater when it floods back there.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 14th, 2011, 7:28 pm

After making an emergency vist to the dentist for a molar cracked down the root while eating breakfast this morning :shock: . Then having a root canal and prep work for a crown. I decided that work was not an option today since talking is vital in what I do. I sounded like a drunk Lou Holtz. Trail work though requires no talking so half a Vicodin and a slug of JD to wash it down and off I went. The log jump that we all wished was a bit bigger, well I aim to please it went from a 1 footer to a liget 2 foot jump. here are some pics.

Before.
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The empty box frame with a little dirt tamped in on the sides. I ended up extended it 3 ft more
to get the grade right.
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The box frame fillled. My back hurt's just looking at that dirt again. Having a wife who works in the
medical field does have it's perks, great drugs.
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Here is the finished jump a real 2 footer measured it myself.
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Then I got artistic with the blaze orange spray paint. I think that was the vicodin still working.
WOW that's alot of orange.
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