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

Postby 2slo2endo » October 3rd, 2011, 9:19 am

rode part of the trail yesterday, from the trailhead to the whoops is in pretty good shape, tree down on the bridge at the north end of the whoops... rode the drop for the first time - landed it perfectly (this is a big deal for me), after practicing drops for awhile building up to it. From there trail got muddy enough that it should be avoided (did some walking)- got back to riding near the crane there is a multi trunk tree down... another tree down on the other side of the paved trail that leads to farmstead.. The winds were not too kind to us. Huge tree down further north, rode under it - but it made me nervous... trees down on the paved trail too near the south end.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 3rd, 2011, 3:52 pm

my advice would be DON'T. Unless you have a burning desire to trash your bike and have to do a complete cleaning of it.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 4th, 2011, 8:43 am

The tree that was on the bridge north of "the humps" has been removed. Still working on the others. Trail is to muddy to ride at this time, it should dry out by the weekend.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 6th, 2011, 4:55 pm

Has anyone rode CRPT inthe last day or two. I am thinking of riding it friday morning. Im not looking for a mud ride had that last time.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » October 7th, 2011, 6:28 pm

Any word on trail conditions? Looking to go out first thing in the morning.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 7th, 2011, 7:26 pm

It should be ok no rain a week, may have some greasey spots. Please report back on conditions and if and where
there are any trees down. Thanks.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby trebron » October 8th, 2011, 1:00 am

lots of trees down around the crane and some greasy spots.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 8th, 2011, 9:09 am

Thanks for the report treborn. Will work on the trees hopefully next week.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby buckeyefan58 » October 8th, 2011, 10:56 am

It was a nice ride this morning. The weather was beautiful and the trees have started to turn. The fresh fallen leaves made the ride interesting as I got tossed by hidden tree roots and rocks a few times. I actually used the red direction signs for the first time and they came in handy in a few spots. The usual spots are greasy but rideable. Headed north...just before the humps, just after the log drop, after passing the crane, and in the series of small wooden bridges. There are 2 trees down as mentioned. The first is just before the crane and has a bunch of smaller branches making it hard to pass. Image.

The 2nd tree is just after the series of small bridges and before the log pile. This tree is pretty large and about 12 inches above the trail. Image
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 8th, 2011, 1:23 pm

Thanks for the report buckeye. My chainsaw is on long term loan to a brother so I won't be able to get to them. I will
let Aaron know about them. Hopefully he can get to them this coming week.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 11th, 2011, 4:48 pm

I got a chance to ride CRPT today, the trail is dry with just a couple greasy spots. Aaron removed all the deadfall and put fill down in some low areas. I finally got to hit the "new and improved" log jump since I added a log and made it a 2 footer. All the fill that I put down has firmed up and it's riding fast now. It's one of the features at CRPT that I now really look forward too. The cool thing it rides differently depending on how fast or slow you ride it.
Ride it slow to medium and it's a drop, ride it fast to WFO and it's a jump. I rode it 10- 12 times in a row all different speeds the last 3 WFO and preloaded the bike. I ended up jumping almost to the right hander with the big tree. :shock: :D :D
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby 2slo2endo » October 12th, 2011, 9:31 am

Nice, huh? I rode the new segment at RBends with my son last night for the first time... it was soft and bumpy, but we had fun!
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby mkow1234 » October 17th, 2011, 12:45 pm

Dodge Park was surprisingly dry (with a few mud hole exceptions), despite the rain we had on Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby mkow1234 » October 22nd, 2011, 9:15 pm

Dodge Park is "pretty wet" right now. I rode there today (Saturday). While I was able to ride parts of the trail in the Dodge Park area, large sections were under water. I noticed the little bridge right at the start of the "Loch Ness Monster" section had logs laid across to block people from going furthwr. I walked up a bit and saw some pretty deep water over the trail. Same for the area back by the old construction crane, and then the "BMX section" along M-53 freeway was under water.
RiverBends was pretty nice, though, with only a few small muddy areas.
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Re: Metro North: Clinton River Park Trail (Dodge Park Trail)

Postby Mack » October 23rd, 2011, 10:20 am

CRPT is CLOSED unless you want to kayak it. I was there Friday hoping to get started
on a new feature that im going to build and this is what I found coming into "The Humps".

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I did manage to rework this turn I removed 2 dead trees. One of which was in the middle
of the turn. Doing so made it a nice burmed corner that you can now carry some speed
through instead of having to dive down into the corner to avoid the tree.
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