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

Postby Sortaslow » September 14th, 2011, 8:20 pm

Awesome. Can't wait to try it!
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » September 15th, 2011, 6:04 pm

pmcallister wrote: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.


Dude, that sucks. Hope you feel better soon. I rode the trail this afternoon and think I was the first to hit the log jump. One thought is to move the sign further up the trail or add another sign. By the time I saw the sign, I tried to get up as much speed as possible and still felt too slow going over the jump. Of course it was wet out and the lead in to the jump was still soft so it will probably get better with time. It is a nice addition to the trail.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » September 15th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Bit mucky out there, to the point where some stretches are rather unpleasant to ride. :( Most of the trail is in great shape, but the unexpected swathes of slop that kept me from doing a second lap and instead sent me home via pavement.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 16th, 2011, 8:52 am

Yup have not rode it since we had all the rain. Been doing trail work instead, just no fun riding in that sloppy crap. Steve did you do the "2 footer" or take the bypass. I have not tried it myself yet to wet back there.

Put this sign up yesterday to give riders a heads up.
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I also finished this dual crib wall earthen bridge.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » September 16th, 2011, 9:02 am

pmcallister wrote:Yup have not rode it since we had all the rain. Been doing trail work instead, just no fun riding in that sloppy crap. Steve did you do the "2 footer" or take the bypass.


I took the bypass because I was riding north to south starting at River Bends. I usually ride that direction, then if the trail is good turn around and head back. Unfortunately I don't think I've been able to ride it in both directions this year.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 16th, 2011, 9:11 am

Thanks buckeyefan58 cant wait to ride it myself. The problem with moving the sign further up the trail is there's no tree to attach it to in that area. I will take a closer look at when I get to ride it. I may have to make a post & frame to put it on. This sign though lets you know there is a log jump.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby dirt » September 16th, 2011, 9:32 am

pmcallister wrote:Yup have not rode it since we had all the rain. Been doing trail work instead, just no fun riding in that sloppy crap.


You just have the wrong vehicle. :lol:

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

Postby Mack » September 16th, 2011, 12:00 pm

Been there done that. We spent 5 hrs trying to get it out, then we decided we better start gathering fire wood cause we were spending the night in the woods. 12 mile walk to the nearest seasonal road another 6 to Co. Rd 612.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby trebron » September 16th, 2011, 12:53 pm

c0nsumer wrote:
pmcallister wrote:Yup have not rode it since we had all the rain. Been doing trail work instead, just no fun riding in that sloppy crap. Steve did you do the "2 footer" or take the bypass.


I took the bypass because I was riding north to south starting at River Bends. I usually ride that direction, then if the trail is good turn around and head back. Unfortunately I don't think I've been able to ride it in both directions this year.


The drop is still rideable in that direction. Rode thru Wed. before the rain. More of a drop than a jump, maybe once the dirt packs in the log will provide a lip.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 16th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Ya pretty much a drop right now. Im going to leave it alone till next spring and see how much it settles over the winter. Then decide what if anything needs to be done to make it a bit more of a jump.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby c0nsumer » September 17th, 2011, 7:44 pm

North and middle segments of trail are drying out nicely. Didn't make it to the southern segment today.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby i69whitey » September 17th, 2011, 7:56 pm

The Jude and i rode it all
drier than i would have thought, very few muddy spots
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » September 18th, 2011, 10:44 am

Glad to hear it is drying out. Ill get out and ride it monday morning, anxious to see how the new and improved
log jump rides. Non riding weekend for me, up north do some bird hunting and getting our duck blinds ready for the up coming season. Im addicted to quack.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » September 22nd, 2011, 6:56 am

That would make you a Quackhead! I'm practicing drop riding by increasing the size of drops gradually by the Dodge Park sound stage (nice and grassy for the possible falls! That will get me ready for your 2 foot +? drop...
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby jer091 » September 25th, 2011, 8:25 pm

How is CRPT riding? Thinking about riding it tomorrow morning.
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